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'A curly collection of churchy cartoons by Jim'
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TOUCHING A NERVE: A CURLY COLLECTION OF CHURCHY CARTOONS BY JIM.

Hi! My name is Brendan Boughen, a New Zealand based cartoonist, also known as ‘Jim’ (or @cartoonsbyjim on Twitter.)

Those who know my life story know that I grew up as the son of a preacher man (‘pastor’, ‘minister’, ‘priest’ … whatever you want to call that job) and have been drawing cartoons throughout my life, very often with religious themes inspired by my upbringing in the Christian Church.  

In 2006, I published my first book, called ‘Gone Astray: A collection of (sac)religious cartoons by Jim’, which chronicled my first 10 years of cartooning on ‘churchy’ topics. Since then, I have had a cartoon panel featured monthly in Touchstone magazine (published by the Methodist Church of New Zealand) – which has touched on wide range of topics relevant to church-going people … as well as those outside church walls who may look in through the windows wondering what the heck is going on inside!

This Kickstarter project is to create a book that will collect together for the first time 120 of these cartoons drawn for Touchstone and other media, that will appropriately be titled TOUCHING A NERVE: A CURLY COLLECTION OF CHURCHY CARTOONS BY JIM.

It’ll be an irreverent, often thought-provoking, and (hopefully!) laugh-inducing collection of cartoons that will touch readers’ nerves (and funny bones) on some big topics – life, God, religion, politics, social justice and spirituality in the modern world. 

The book will be about 136 pages in full colour, so I’m aiming to raise at least $3,500 to cover an initial limited print run and am offering a few different reward packs as incentives for you to pledge your support. 

Thanks for your consideration of this project, and I look forward to your help in bringing ‘TOUCHING A NERVE’ to life! 

Cheers, 

Brendan Boughen (Jim.)
www.cartoonsbyjim.com

Risks and challenges

This book has already been written, and now just needs the funding required for a print run, so I don't see any particular risks or challenges in completing this project.

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    Pledge NZ$ 10 or more About US$ 7

    Get your name in the book!

    No reward, thanks ... I just want to help fund this project and touch some nerves out there!

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    Basic ‘TOUCHING A NERVE’ Supporter Pack

    You will receive:
    o 1 x signed copy of ‘TOUCHING A NERVE’
    o Your name included on the ‘Acknowledgements’ page

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    'CHURCH MERCH' Collector's Pack

    You will receive:
    o 1 x signed copy of the ‘TOUCHING A NERVE’ book
    o Your name included on the ‘Acknowledgements’ page
    o 1 x LIMITED EDITION ‘Cartoons by Jim’ T-shirt (Black XL only, with 3 designs to choose from)
    o 1 x signed copy of Jim’s previous (sac)religious book ‘Gone Astray’
    o Pack of 12 x ‘Cartoons by Jim’ Christmas / Easter cards

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    Pledge NZ$ 250 or more About US$ 160

    Premium ‘NERVE TOUCHER’ Supporter's Pack

    You will receive:
    o 2 x signed copies of the ‘TOUCHING A NERVE’ book
    o Your name included on the ‘Acknowledgements’ pages
    o 1 x LIMITED EDITION ‘Cartoons by Jim’ T-shirt (Black XL only, with 3 designs to choose from)
    o 1 x signed copy of Jim’s previous (sac)religious book ‘Gone Astray’
    o Pack of 12 x ‘Cartoons by Jim’ Christmas / Easter cards
    o 1 x new, personally drawn cartoon by Jim on a topic of your choice! (Includes digital colour image file + original artwork for you to keep!)

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