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Ever wonder what life is like on the on the other side of the counter? THE VARIANTS is a retail web comedy at a comic book shop.
Ever wonder what life is like on the on the other side of the counter? THE VARIANTS is a retail web comedy at a comic book shop.
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SEASON THREE IS ON!

Hello fellow Variants! We want to deeply thank everyone that pledged to get us to our goal. You did it guys! The base six episodes are scheduled to shoot once this kickstarter ends on Memorial Day. Check out our update thank you video.

MORE EPISODES!

We have four more scripts completed and ready to add to this season! Watch our update video for info and details on these exciting episodes and find how to get them made!

INCENTIVES STILL AVAILABLE!

There's still time to get signed DVDs, Tees and art prints by pledging. These additional pledges grant us more funds to shoot the remaining four episodes! 

Our next goal is $10,000 in total which gets the Variants to an eight episode season and $12,000 gets a full 10 episode season of the Variants.

Again - thank you all so much for getting us this far! Watch the update video and share with friends. Let's keep going!

The Variants - it's like watching Iron Man and the Dark Knight,if those movies were about a bunch of kooky people who rana comic book store… and funny.  ~Robert Kirkman

Ink and color us impressed.  ~Quick DWF

What's going on?

Hi everyone. This is Richard Neal and Ken Lowery. We’re the executive producers and writers of The Variants, a comic series about life in a comic book shop.

For two seasons, you’ve laughed and watched us as we learn valuable lessons about life behind the counter at your local comic book shop. And today we’re bringing you our plans for season three.

After two seasons running as an all-volunteer production, we'd like your help to move forward to produce the next season. In this Kickstarter, we’re asking for $8,000 to make season three a reality. And once we tell you what we have in mind, we think you’ll be happy to contribute to making our goal a reality.

To give you a taste of what we want to do with season three, check out the season two finale, starring Chris Haley and Curt Franklin of the Web comic Let's Be Friends Again.

What's coming up?

Our biggest news for the new season is Curt Franklin and Chris Haley of Let's Be Friends Again are joining the cast. Curt and Chris showed up at the end of last season as potential investors in taking Zeus national.

But don't worry, you'll still get plenty of Barry, Keli, Richard, and Vlad. 

The goal!

Our goal is to make six of the funniest Variants episodes you've ever seen. But we'd REALLY love to make even more.

With this Kickstarter for $8,000 we can produce six episodes of The Variants you know and love.

If we reach our kickstarter goal, we'll continue! At $10,000, we'll produce eight episodes, and if we make it all the way to $12,000, we'll produce ten episodes and even produce extra content.

We've got fun incentives like signed DVDs, t-shirts, original art prints, and karaoke parties!

So there it is. Our Kickstarter campaign runs until Memorial Day, and we'll be updating you with special guest spots and videos along the way. 

So please, if you want more Richard, Keli, Barry, and Vlad, please, give generously.

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    Signed actual script page from Season 3 + Signed Season 3 DVD + Digital HD downloads of season three episodes + Contributor credit on the season three DVD and on the Variants website.

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    The unreleased Variants Season 2 DVD with bonus content (Kickstarter contributor exclusive!)
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    One of four signed and numbered Limited Edition Variants art prints by artists Joe Eisma, Chris Haley, RK Milholland or Robert Wilson (your choice) *Images soon
    + The unreleased Variants Season 2 DVD with bonus content (Kickstarter contributor exclusive!)
    + "The Variants" Logo T-Shirt
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    All four signed and numbered Limited Edition Variants art prints by artists Joe Eisma, Chris Haley, RK Milholland or Robert Wilson *Images soon
    + The unreleased Variants Season 2 DVD with bonus content (Kickstarter contributor exclusive!)
    + "The Variants" Logo T-Shirt
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    The original signed Variants art print by artist Joe Eisma *Image soon
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    + "The Variants" Logo T-Shirt
    + Signed actual script page from Season 3
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    + Digital HD downloads of season three episodes
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    The original signed Variants art print by artist Chris Haley *Image soon
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    + "The Variants" Logo T-Shirt
    + Signed actual script page from Season 3
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    The original signed Variants art print by artist RK Milholland *Image soon
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    + "The Variants" Logo T-Shirt
    + Signed actual script page from Season 3
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    + Digital HD downloads of season three episodes
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    The original signed Variants art print by artist Robert Wilson *Image soon
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    Karaoke party with the cast of the Variants! This incentive is for a group Karaoke party with the principal cast the of the Variants. It includes you and one guest. The current scheduled date for the party is the first week of June. It does not include travel for out-of-towners.

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    Be a Variant! This reward gets you a walk-on role with a line in a episode for season three! The current scheduled date for filming is the first week of June. It does not include travel for out-of-towners.

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    Become a credited Producer for Variants Season Three! This includes a credit on the episodes and DVD for Season Three plus the Variants wikipedia page!
    + An invitation to the cast wrap party! It does not include travel for out-of-towners.

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