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ALL WE EVER WANTED: STORIES OF A BETTER WORLD is a gorgeous, full-color anthology packed with stories told against the backdrop of a brighter future and featuring some of comics' hottest talent of today and tomorrow!  Curated and edited by Matt Miner (GWAR: Orgasmageddon, Poser) & Eric Palicki (No Angel, Orphans), and published by A Wave Blue World, the book's loaded with 25+ stories meant to inspire us and restore the belief that a better world is possible.  You won't find any dystopian nightmares here. 

Think more Star Trek, less Mad Max, more Caprica, less Battlestar Galactica.  More "San Junipero" Black Mirror and less every other Black Mirror.  You get it.

cover art by Ariela Kristantina
cover art by Ariela Kristantina
Sample page from "Everything I Own" by Lela Gwenn, Tony Gregori, and Josh Jensen
Sample page from "Everything I Own" by Lela Gwenn, Tony Gregori, and Josh Jensen
Sample page from "It Looked Like Our Dreams" by Maria Fröhlich
Sample page from "It Looked Like Our Dreams" by Maria Fröhlich
Sample page from "Owning up to the Past" by James Maddox, Gavin Smith, and Nick Wentland
Sample page from "Owning up to the Past" by James Maddox, Gavin Smith, and Nick Wentland
Sample page from "The Pilot" by Dean Trippe
Sample page from "The Pilot" by Dean Trippe
Bookplate art by Marie Enger.  Limited to 50 green and 25 orange.  Signed by many creators (see tiers on right for details)
Bookplate art by Marie Enger. Limited to 50 green and 25 orange. Signed by many creators (see tiers on right for details)

Everyone who backs the project will have the option to include their names in the "Thank You" section of the book.

The book has a publishing home at A Wave Blue World, who will cover pre-press and printing costs.

Special thanks to Clan of Xymox for letting us use their song "A Day" in the KS video: www.clanofxymox.com

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Between Eric Palicki, Matt Miner, and Tyler & Wendy Chin-Tanner, we have 12 successful Kickstarter projects that were funded and then fulfilled to backers. So while the biggest risk to most projects is flaky Kickstarter creators, that's not us.

We are incredibly comfortable with the Kickstarter platform and what it takes to deliver to our supporters and we have a long track record of success to prove it.

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    PDF of process work!

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    Digital AWEW book!

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    FLASH SPECIAL w/Anthony Marques sketch!

    If you're one of the lucky few who get on this level in the 24-hour window, you'll get the hot new AWEW anthology AND a headsketch of any one character of your choice from movies/TV/film/comics by Vampirella artist Anthony Marques, on a comic book backing board.

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    Signed bookplate edition of AWEW (Green)

    At this level you'll get this hot anthology with a bookplate signed by the bookplate artist Marie Enger, anthology contributors Robbi Rodriguez, Ariela Kristantina, Eryk Donovan, Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, Tyler Chin-Tanner, and editors Matt Miner and Eric Palicki.

    We'll also grab signatures from other contributors as we're able.

    The green bookplate edition is limited to 50 pieces.

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    Book plus THIS NIGHTMARE KILLS FASCISTS

    At this level you'll get a physical copy of the hot new All We Ever Wanted anthology, plus Matt and Eric's first anthology project THIS NIGHTMARE KILLS FASCISTS, featuring work from Vita Ayala, Chris Sebela, Ryan Ferrier, Tini Howard, Soo Lee, and many, many, more.

    TNKF is a collection of short horror stories in the style of EERIE or CREEPY, told against the backdrop of modern politics.

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    • This Nightmare Kills Fascists (Physical Edition)
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    Signed bookplate ed. of AWEW (Orange)

    At this level you'll get this hot anthology with a bookplate signed by the bookplate artist Marie Enger, anthology contributors Robbi Rodriguez, Ariela Kristantina, Eryk Donovan, Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, Tyler Chin-Tanner, and editors Matt Miner and Eric Palicki.

    We'll also grab signatures from other contributors as we're able.

    The orange bookplate edition is limited to 25 pieces.

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    • All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World (Digital edition)
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    Retailer Pack! 5 copies of AWEW

    For retailers only, at this tier you'll get 5 copies of All We Ever Wanted to sell in your shop!

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    Justin Zimmerman book pack!

    At this level you get a physical copy of the AWEW anthology, plus books from AWEW contributor Justin Zimmerman including: Love Is Love and the 27 Run hardcover!

    Love Is Love is signed by Justin Zimmerman and his artist partner on his story, Robbi Rodriguez. 27 Run is signed by Justin Zimmerman.

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    Eric Palicki book pack!

    At this level you get a physical copy of the AWEW anthology, plus books from AWEW editor and contributor Eric Palicki including: No Angel 1-4, Orphans trade paperback, Fake Empire trade paperback, and This Nightmare Kills Fascists.

    No Angel 1-4, Orphans, Fake Empire and TNKF will come signed by Eric Palicki.

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    • Fake Empire trade paperback
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    Book plus Sketch from Eryk Donovan!

    At this level you get a physical copy of the All We Ever Wanted anthology, plus an original pen and ink bust sketch of any one character from movies/tv/comics/etc of your choice drawn for you by comic artist Eryk Donovan. Please see example on the left.

    Sketch will be 1 bust of 1 character (your choice), on comic book backing board. This is a great chance to get a nice piece of original art suitable for framing!

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    Book plus Sketch from Tony Gregori!

    At this level you get a physical copy of the All We Ever Wanted anthology, plus an original pen and ink bust sketch of any one character from movies/tv/comics/etc of your choice drawn for you by comic artist Tony Gregori. Please see example on the left.

    Sketch will be 1 bust of 1 character (your choice), on comic book backing board. This is a great chance to get a nice piece of original art suitable for framing!

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    • All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World (Physical edition)
    • Bust sketch of one character from Tony Gregori!
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    Book plus Sketch from Dean Trippe!

    At this level you get a physical copy of the All We Ever Wanted anthology, plus an original pen and ink bust sketch of any one character from movies/tv/comics/etc of your choice drawn for you by comic artist Dean Trippe. Please see example on the left.

    Sketch will be 1 bust of 1 character (your choice), on comic book backing board. This is a great chance to get a nice piece of original art suitable for framing!

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    • All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World (Physical edition)
    • Bust sketch of one character from Dean Trippe!
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    Book plus Sketch from Chris Peterson!

    At this level you get a physical copy of the All We Ever Wanted anthology, plus an original pen and ink bust sketch of any one character from movies/tv/comics/etc of your choice drawn for you by comic artist Chris Peterson. Please see example on the left.

    Sketch will be 1 bust of 1 character (your choice), on comic book backing board. This is a great chance to get a nice piece of original art suitable for framing!

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    • All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World (Physical edition)
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    Matt Miner book (and record) pack!

    At this level you get a physical copy of the AWEW anthology, plus a bunch of books from AWEW editor and comic writer Matt Miner, including the GWAR: ORGASMAGEDDON trade paperback, POSER issue 1 (record bundle edition with original 7" soundtrack scored by Joel Grind from Toxic Holocaust), and the big the THIS NIGHTMARE KILLS FASCISTS anthology.

    Poser, GWAR, and TNKF will come signed by Matt Miner.

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    • All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World (Physical edition)
    • GWAR: Orgasmageddon Trade Paperback
    • Poser #1 (Record bundle pack)
    • This Nightmare Kills Fascists (Physical Edition)
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    Tyler Chin-Tanner book pack!

    At this level you get a physical copy of the AWEW anthology, plus books from contributor and head of AWEW's publisher, Tyler Chin-Tanner including: The huge and gorgeous BROKEN FRONTIER hardcover anthology and THIS NIGHTMARE KILLS FASCISTS.

    BROKEN FRONTIER and TNKF will come signed by Tyler Chin-Tanner.

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    • Broken Frontier hardcover anthology book
    • This Nightmare Kills Fascists (Physical Edition)
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    Original Cover art to All We Ever Wanted

    At this level you get the AWEW anthology book AND you get the stunning original cover art by Ariela Kristantina. You'll own both the lineart base piece and the watercolor piece to frame together or separately. 2 stunning pieces of 11x14 art to make this one incredible cover and it'll be yours alone.

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    • Original AWEW 2-piece cover art by Ariela Kristantina
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