Bears Want to Kill You

Created by Ethan Nicolle

Bears Want to Kill You
161b0f058e098da0b12408104899d702 original
506 backers pledged $30,328.00 on Kickstarter

Raised in Kickstarter
$30,328.00 / 506 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$2,086.64 / 469 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Live Stream Wednesday and International Shipping
3 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.


Pick you favorite Stretch Goals (comments needed!)
3 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!


Quick answer needed!
3 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!


3 months ago – Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 05:01:28 AM

3 months ago – Sat, Apr 21, 2018 at 03:49:22 AM

I'm thrilled to have made it into the FUNDED category.  

The truth about the initial 12k is it will cover my expenses at a a basic level. After I make all the bonus materials, buy all the shipping supplies and pay all the shipping, it'll be close to breaking even. Of course, I will have leftover books. I have to print around 800-1000 books to make it worth my while, so there will be future money to be made on those. But stretch goals determine the quality of those books.

So, to start, the book at the 12k level will be a black and white interior. 

Basic level, Black and White interior
Basic level, Black and White interior

 If we hit 15k, I'll do a red and black ink interior.

15k we get red and black. WE'RE CLOSE!
15k we get red and black. WE'RE CLOSE!

 If we hit 20k, I'll do full color.


  From there we'll upgrade the exterior. 

At 25k I'll do a spot gloss on the hardcover which will make it look extra snazzy.

I need to crunch some numbers, but I would like to aim for a goal of making a slipcase for the hardcover, something really cool, maybe covered in fake bear fur.

I would love to hear your ideas. Point is, the most money this Kickstarter makes, the cooler these books will be. So please share it often! 

Thanks so much for getting me this far.