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A five issue comic about cooking, crime, food carts and bad decisions by Christopher Sebela, George Kambadais and Lesley Atlansky.
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    #1 Issue - Digital

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    #1 Issue - Print + Secret Menu PDF

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    • The Secret Menu: A digital pdf/cbr with almost 100 pages of behind-the-scenes process and artwork. The Secret Menu will include the full script, as well as George’s inks and Lesley’s colors without lettering. Concept and sketch art, the original series pitch, character descriptions, a digital copy of issue 1 with notes and commentary and more. Almost all this material is exclusive to the Secret Menu. Perfect for completists or anyone interested in digging deeper into the comics creative process.
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    #1 Issue - Digital + Secret Menu

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    #1 Issue - Print + Bookmark

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    RETAILER - 3 pack (Issue #1)

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    #1 Issue - Print (Variant Cover)

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    Enamel Pin & #1 Digital

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    Enamel Pin & #1 Issue - Print

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    Crooks #1/Heartthrob

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    Crooks #1/We(l)come Back v1

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    Crooks #1/Dead Letters v1

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    RETAILER - 5 pack (Issue One)

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    Writer's Scriptbook + #1(Digital)

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    • A pdf collecting Christopher Sebela's scripts for the first issues of High Crimes, Heartthrob, We(l)come Back, Dead Letters including annotations and notes.
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    1st Look: Running Blood + #1(Print)

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    1st Look: Coffeeshop.Dog + #1(Print)

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    Crooks #1/Demonic

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    THE RUN: Digital

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    • All 5 issues of SHORT ORDER CROOKS delivered to you upon completion of each issue as .pdf/.cbr files.
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    Crooks #1 + Injustice Ground Zero Run

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    • All 12 issues of Injustice Ground Zero, signed.
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    Crooks #1/We(l)come Back v2

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    Crooks #1/High Crimes

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    Crooks #1/High Crimes

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    Crooks #1 & T-Shirt (Print)

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    THE RUN: All 5 Issues - Print

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    • A pdf/cbr of The Secret Menu.
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    THE RUN: Print (WAIT FOR IT)

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    Crooks/Dumbstronaut - Digital

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    • Pdfs of Books 1 & 2 from my Dumbstronaut series - I LIVED IN A CLOWN MOTEL, POOL DISASTER and the nonfiction prose book I LIVE IN A CLOWN MOTEL.
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    Crooks & T-Shirt (Digital)

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    Crooks/Dumbstronaut - Print Versions

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    • Print copies of books 1 & 2 from my Dumbstronaut series - I LIVED IN A CLOWN MOTEL, POOL DISASTER.
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    RETAILER - 3 pack (All 5 issues)

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    THE RUN: Variant Covers Print

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    • Variant Covers by Claire Roe, Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, Brian Level, Robert Wilson IV & Chris Visions.
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    THE RUN: Variants Print (WAIT FOR IT)

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    • Variant covers by Claire Roe, Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, Brian Level, Robert Wilson IV & Chris Visions.
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    THE RUN: Regular + Variant Print

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    • All five Variant issues, covers by Claire Roe, Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, Brian Level, Robert Wilson IV & Chris Visions.
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    Conversations with Christopher Sebela

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    Paintings of Your Favorite Food

    Artist Kelly Williams will paint a 9x12 watercolor of your favorite food. Suitable for framing, drooling over or starting strange conversations.

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    RETAILER - 5 pack (All 5 issues)

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    THE RUN: Regular + Variant Print (Wait)

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    • All five Variant issues, covers by Claire Roe, Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, Brian Level, Robert Wilson IV & Chris Visions.
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    • pdf/cbr copies of all 5 issues
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    THE RUN: Regular + Variant (Print)

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    • All five Variant issues, covers by Claire Roe, Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, Brian Level, Robert Wilson IV & Chris Visions.
    • pdf/cbr copies of all 5 issues
    • pdf/cbr of The Secret Menu.
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    Script Review

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    • All 5 digital issues of SHORT ORDER CROOKS in pdf/cbr format.
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    Cameo Appearance & Digital Run

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    Cameo Appearance & Print Run

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    • All 5 digital issues.
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    George Kambadais Commission

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    The Big Night

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    The Idiot's Special

    • I, Christopher Sebela, will come and stay with you for a weekend in Tonopah, Nevada. We can share a room or get separate rooms. I will show you around the town and we can hang out and do whatever. No weirdos. Dependent on my scheduling, but if you're dumb enough to get this, we'll figure it out.
    • Print copies of all 5 issues of SHORT ORDER CROOKS.
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