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A two-fisted, occult, historical adventure about the strange war between famed former friends Arthur Conan Doyle & Harry Houdini.
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    The Thanks

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    The Digital Issue

    - A DRM-free PDF/.cbr of THE DEATH DEFYING #1. 30 pages. Comes with extra backmatter not in the print edition.
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    The Print Issue

    - A print copy of THE DEATH DEFYING #1, signed and numbered by the writer. 30 pgs of comics and essay by noted mentalist/magician Terry Tyson.
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    The Variant Issue

    - A print copy of THE DEATH DEFYING #1, signed and numbered by the writer. 30 pgs of comics and essay by noted mentalist/magician Terry Tyson.
    - Variant cover by Tyler Crook. Signed and numbered by the writer. This variant is limited to this campaign only and any future DEATH DEFYING campaigns.
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    The Digital Issue + The Grimoire

    - A DRM-free PDF/.cbr of THE DEATH DEFYING #1. 30 pages. Comes with extra backmatter not in the print edition.
    - A pdf copy of THE GRIMOIRE, over 100 pages of thumbnails, inks. colors, script and other behind the scenes looks into the making of THE DEATH DEFYING #1.
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    The Retailer Level

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    - 3 copies of The Death Defying #1 shipped to your store. Signed by the writer.
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    Tyler Crook Variant Print

    - 11x17 print on good-ass paper of Tyler Crook's Variant Cover, suitable for framing. Ships rolled in poster tube.
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    The Regular + Variant Covers

    - A print copy of both the series cover by Gavin Guidry and variant cover by Tyler Crook of THE DEATH DEFYING #1. Signed and numbered by the writer. 30 pgs of comics + backmatter including essay by noted mentalist/magician Terry Tyson.
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    The Enamel Pin Set

    - Exclusive to this campaign, a set of three enamel pins: The Spirit Altar, The Spirit Box & The Crystal Ball. Never available again! Each pin comes bagged & boarded.
    - A DRM-free PDF/.cbr of THE DEATH DEFYING #1. 30 pages. Comes with extra backmatter not in the print edition.
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    The T-Shirt

    - The Death Defying, now in t-shirt form. Sizes up to 5XL, in Black or White, Unisex tee.
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    The Clown Motel Deluxe

    - A DRM-free PDF/.cbr of THE DEATH DEFYING #1. 30 pages. Comes with extra backmatter not in the print edition.
    - A Clown Motel-branded pen from the Clown Motel bought while I was living there. I bought a bunch and these are the last 5 pens I have.
    - Clown Motel postcard (blank or filled out by me, you specify) bought while I was living there.
    - a print copy of the I LIVED IN A CLOWN MOTEL zine.
    - a scrap of fabric from my clown suit, worn at the Clown Motel.
    - PDFs of the Clown Motel zine and prose books.

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    The Short Order Crooks

    - A print copy of THE DEATH DEFYING #1, signed and numbered by the writer. 30 pgs of comics and essay by noted mentalist/magician Terry Tyson.
    - All 5 print issues of Short Order Crooks, previously available only via the Kickstarter.

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    The Script Consultation

    - I, Christopher Sebela, will consult on your single issue script. Send me the script and I'll go over it however you want me to. Just want to see if it's good? Done. Want notes on how to maybe make it better? I'll do my best. Want someone to proof it and make sure it's spelled and punctuated right? Okay, I can do that. No OGNs. Consult doesn't expire, so if you don't have a script now, you can hold off until you do.
    - I was nominated for two Eisners, so that's kinda fancy, right?
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    The Two Headed Press Digital Bundle

    - A DRM-free PDF/.cbr of THE DEATH DEFYING #1. 30 pages. Comes with extra backmatter not in the print edition.
    - You also get a digital copy of all my Two Headed Press books: 1) I Lived in a Clown Motel 2) Pool Disaster 3) Coffeeshop. Dog. 4) I Live in a Clown Motel (nonfiction prose) 5) All 5 issues of Short Order Crooks. 6) Running Blood 7) Fugue Writing Volume 1 8) Fugue Writing Volume II
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    The Commission

    - A commission by Gavin Guidry of your choice. 9 x 12 original art, simple background, single figure.
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    The Cameo Appearance

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    The Short Story

    - A DRM-free PDF/.cbr of THE DEATH DEFYING #1. 30 pages. Comes with extra backmatter not in the print edition.
    - I'll write you a story of your choosing. You pick the subject matter or prompts or just a genre and let me wing it. Will print it up on nice paper, sign it and mail it off to you, yours and yours alone. Not sure about the length, but it'll be worth it.

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    The Design

    - A DRM-free PDF/.cbr of THE DEATH DEFYING #1. 30 pages. Comes with extra backmatter not in the print edition.
    - I used to be a graphic designer. I will design a single piece for you. Need an ad for your comic? Your book? Your unnamed creative endeavor? Need an abstract back cover? Need someone who sorta knows how to use creative suite? That's me! I sorta know!
    - While I'll tackle stuff right away, this offer is redeemable whenever, no need to have a project ready to go.

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    The Co-Writer

    - A DRM-free PDF/.cbr of THE DEATH DEFYING #1. 30 pages. Comes with extra backmatter not in the print edition.
    - I will co-write an issue of your book with you. You can throw out everything I can do, you can take all the credit, you can claim I wrote the whole thing and cash in. I don't take money after you pay your pledge.
    - Limited to up to 24 page scripts. No OGNs. No porn. May require working around my schedule, but you'll get my best. No half-assing, guaranteed.

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    The Mystery Box

    - Print copies of THE DEATH DEFYING #1, regular and variant covers, signed and numbered by the writer. 30 pgs of comics and essay by noted mentalist/magician Terry Tyson.
    - As much stuff as I can fit into a box and ship to you. Some comics, some books, some stuff that makes no sense, something cool, something awful, a lot of odds and ends and a map to explain it all. Guaranteed to delight and unsettle you.

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