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Bears Want to Kill You

Created by Ethan Nicolle

Bears Want to Kill You
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506 backers pledged $30,328.00 on Kickstarter

Raised in Kickstarter
$30,328.00 / 506 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$2,164.59 / 486 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

NEW Stretch Goals
5 months ago – Tue, May 01, 2018 at 11:54:45 AM

Thanks for all your input on the stretch goals. I think the slipcase and the leather bookmark seem to be the most popular choices.

I talked to the printer and they are going to throw in the Spot U/V gloss with the order, so the softcovers and hardcovers will have spot gloss. Fancy!

The next step is to do a foil stamp on the hardcover beneath the dust jacket. Here's a mockup of what it could look like, though if we hit this goal, I think I'll do a few mockups and get a vote going.

The foil stamp is the one on the right. How the book would look without the dust jacket on.
The foil stamp is the one on the right. How the book would look without the dust jacket on.

 To achieve foil stamping we only need to hit $22k. We are really close to that!

Next stretch goal to add another level of snazzy to the book is to add a fold-out page that would either be a map or a chart of bear moves. To get a fold-out page, I need to hit $25K.

Like this but better, like, more panels hopefully.
Like this but better, like, more panels hopefully.


Next, and more spendy, is the slipcase. I have come up with two potential mockups (for now):

The hope is that this would be a faux leather with printing on it, but I don't know exactly how possible that is
The hope is that this would be a faux leather with printing on it, but I don't know exactly how possible that is
This one would be printed, no faux leather. The lettering would be in a metallic silver.
This one would be printed, no faux leather. The lettering would be in a metallic silver.

There's plenty of time to come up with different designs for these. To achieve this stretch goal I'd need to hit 30k. These would be available ONLY to Kickstarter backers who bought the hardcover. 

Custom leather bookmarks seem pretty expensive. If we get anywhere near 30K I'll start looking at prices.

So, if you want to see these customizations, please share this Kickstarter with anyone you think might be interested! Thanks for getting me this far. We have 20 more days to go!

Ethan

Live Stream Wednesday and International Shipping
5 months ago – Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 03:38:32 PM

Hey Bear-Backers!

I'll be going live Wednesday, April 25th at 1:30pm pacific time on the one-week launch-iversary! If we hit the 20K stretch goal by then (we're close!) then I would like to discuss further potential upgrades as the budget increases.

If you can't be on at that time, leave a question on this post if you have one and I will address it on the broadcast. The video will remain on this page or two days after it is live if you want to watch it later.

Also, international backers, I know the shipping costs are insane. Trust me, I am not putting any profit on that, that is the cost with packaging. One deal I would like to make with international backers who are being held back by shipping costs is to offer a digital reward that doesn't add to the weight of the shipment. 

This would be a zip file of a bunch of PDFs of other works of mine:
-A high-resolution version of Bearmageddon (the comic) from page one all the way to the current page online (over 200 pages)
-A high-resolution version of Dickinson Killdeer's Guide to Bears of the Apocalypse.
-A collection of my three out of print sketchbooks
-PDFs of my Eisner nominated comics Chumble Spuzz

If you ordered internationally at the softcover or high tier, let me know and I will throw in this digital package for you.

Ethan

Pick you favorite Stretch Goals (comments needed!)
5 months ago – Sat, Apr 28, 2018 at 10:39:55 AM

OK Bearmageddon preppers,I'm going to be pricing out potential upgrades. Here are items I will be looking into. If any of these stand out to you as something would really like me to add as a stretch goal, please vote in the comments.

  • Spot gloss on hardcover: This means part of the image on the cover will have a glossy look to it and the rest of the cover will be matte. It's fancy looking.
  • Dust jacket: right not he hardcover has no dust jacket.
  • Dust jacket with foil impront on hardcover: The dust jacket will have 
  • Bear fur slip case
  • Slip case with Majestic Piledriver painting and metallic foil border.
  • Bear fur bookmark.
  • Leather bookmark with images of Basic Bear Attacks
  • Leather slipcase with bear claw marks
  • Bear claw necklace (faux)
  • Severed bear head with every purchase (faux)
  • All pages printed on tanned bear hide (faux)
  • Cyanide capsules for when the bears come (real)
  • Pressed flowers
  • A massive fold-out page with EVERY bear move on it

I'm open to other ideas too, if you have them. I'll post new Stretch Goals hopefully by tomorrow!


Ethan

Quick answer needed!
5 months ago – Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 08:05:07 PM

How did you find this Kickstarter?

If it was on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, what was the post?

This will help me decide how to promote!

Thanks in advance!

Ethan

OMG HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT! THIS is BIG.
5 months ago – Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 05:01:28 AM