Books With Pictures Eugene

Books With Pictures is an intentionally inclusive, community-centered comic book shop opening in Eugene, OR. Help us get up & running!

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Project Ends on November 29, 2019

Project Description

Eugene, OR has an annual comics convention, an active community of artists and creators, and we even have a dedicated Comics Studies program at the University of Oregon! Just two hours from the comics hub of Portland, Eugene has the potential to be a great comics town on its own. But Eugene's comics community needs a center, a heart; someplace where everyone who likes comics can feel at home.

That's where we come in! We're Books With Pictures Eugene, and we can't wait to be your new local comic shop. For more info about Andréa, check out the FAQ!

 

Comics for Everyone

Community is our driving purpose. We want to support existing communities by providing a space that feels safe and comfortable for all fans of comics, and providing a wide-ranging selection that offers something for everyone. We want to build community by hosting a lively roster of events: author and artists signings, reading groups, release parties, you name it!

Images of our sister store: Books With Pictures in Portland, OR

We believe in the power of pop culture, of reading, of imagination, of representation, and of course, of community. We're thrilled to be a beacon of this positivity in the heart of downtown Eugene.

You might have heard "Books With Pictures" before--Books With Pictures Eugene is the new sister store to Books With Pictures, a comic shop in Portland, OR run by Katie Proctor. Maybe you heard about it because it was a finalist for the 2019 Spirit of Retail Eisner Award or voted Portland's best comic shop of 2019 by Willamette Week. Our shops share a name and philosophy (one that obviously works!), and can't wait to hold some joint events! However, Books With Pictures Eugene is owned and operated by 11-year Eugene resident Andréa Gilroy, and tailored to Eugene's community.

 

Where's The Money Going?

We are taking over a space that was previously a convenience store, which means there's lots of renovation to be done. We want to make the place bright, cheery, and welcoming, which means taking down a few walls, replacing lighting, painting, and updating the flooring. The most expensive work is around the bathroom, which is currently not ADA compliant. We want to open it up and make sure it's accessible for everyone. On top of that, there are almost no pre-existing fixtures we can re-use or adapt for a bookstore, so we've got to purchase shelving, furniture, tables, and all that stuff.

Our future location--pre-renovation!

We've been working with a trusted contractor, who's estimated about $35K for the buildout and permits. I've estimated around $15K for the furniture and fittings. We've raised the minimum necessary capital; this crowdfunding campaign will help us bridge the gap between the funding we have and what we need in order to avoid taking out substantial loans...and make sure that we aren't overwhelmed by an unexpected cost. Your pledge will help us hit the ground running.

 

Thank You!

We're thrilled you believe in our project, even if you can only throw in $1.00. We can't wait to thank you in person--get your palm ready for an EPIC high five!To that end, all pledges, regardless of level, come with a 10% OFF coupon redeemable at Books With Pictures Eugene! The coupon will come by email, so be sure to provide a working email address with your pledge.

 

Rewards

We have several tiers of rewards, including many unique rewards. Below we've listed a brief description of the tiers and rewards. Check out the section to the right for more detail on each item!

 

GET YOUR SWAG ON

Wanna rep your new favorite comic shop? We've got some cool options for you including a vinyl sticker, tote bag, and t-shirt.

 

EUG ❤ BWP

We're thrilled to join the local Eugene small business community! In this tier, you'll see some familiar names...These beloved local businesses have offered product or gift cards to folks willing to help us out.  In addition to the brief description below, all rewards in this tier come with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. This tag features rewards from:

  • Akira Sushi & Omakase - $100.00 gift card (1)
  • Brails Restaurant - $20.00 gift card (1)
  • Falling Sky Brewing - $20.00 gift card (1)
  • Oregon Art Supply - $50.00 gift card (1)
  • Tailored Coffee - $10 gift card & 1 bag of coffee (5)

 

COMICS FOR EVERYONE

Rewards with this tag feature rare, hard-to-find, and unique comics goodies! It might be sets of signed books, original art, limited edition memorabilia, rare prints, and all that cool stuff. ALL rewards in this tier come with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag.

  • Vox Machina SIGNED Comics - $25 - 3 variant covers of Vox Machina: Origins II #1 signed by Jodi Houser
  • Pretty Deadly SIGNED - $25 - Pretty Deadly: The Shrike signed by Kelly Sue Deconnick
  • The FLUTTER Collection - $35
  • Super Mario Odyssey Art Book - $40
  • The ESCAPIST: Amazing Adventures - $40
  • BITCH PLANET Super Pack SIGNED! - $50 - Bitch Planet, vol 1; Bitch Planet: Triple Feature; NC decal; and NC temporary tattoos. Books signed by Kelly Sue DeConnick
  • SLEEPLESS vol 1 & 2 SIGNED! - $50 Sleepless volumes 1 and 2 signed by Leila del Duca
  • Shoujo Legend MOTO HAGIO Reward Pack - $50 - A Poe Clan manga signed by Moto Hagio, a Poe Clan proof print, a postcard pack, and furoshiki
  • Sex Criminals XXL MAGNUM Pack – SIGNED! - $55 - Sex Criminals volume 1 and 2, Just the Tips, and a brimple decal. Books signed by Matt Fraction
  • OUT OF THIS WORLD Alien + Halo Comics - $55 - Aliens: The Essential Comics and Halo: Lone Wolf
  • YOKAI PARADE! Japanese Folklore Pack - $60Yokai StoriesKaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of JapanKitaro Meets Nurarihyon, Kali the Kappa pin, Ken the Tanuki pin, and Yokai Parade socks. Books signed by Zack Davisson
  • DEAL!! Elfquest GALLERY EDITION - $75
  • How to Talk to Girls…SIGNED & SKETCHED - $75 How to Talk to Girls At Parties, signed by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá; colored sketch by Fábio Moon
  • MAKING COMICS Reward Pack - $85 - The Art of Comic Book Inking and $50.00 Gift Certificate to Oregon Art Supply
  • SPOOKY! Horror Comics Rewards Pack - $85Eerie Archives vol 27 and City of Others
  • Signed/Sketched GRENDEL Super Pack - $100Grendel Omnibus volume 1-4, signed with sketches by Matt Wagner
  • USAGI YOJIMBO Ltd Ed Wristwatch - $115 - Numbered, limited edition (of 1000) Usagi Yojimbo wristwatch 
  • LAZARUS Collections SIGNED Rucka & Lark - $135 - Lazarus Collection 1-3 hardcovers; all three signed by both Greg Rucka and Michael Lark
  • SIN CITY 10th Anniv LE (500) Hardcover DEAL! - $150 - Numbered, signed limited edition (of 500) 10th anniversary hardcover of Sin City with tip-in art
  • Ultra rare MARTHA WASHINGTON LE HC - $200 - Numbered, signed limited edition (of 100) hardcover of the complete Martha Washington series with tip-in art
  • CAMEO in a Lazarus Comic! - $350

 

The Project FAQs

About Us

Who are you? 

Hi! I'm Andréa Gilroy, and I own Books With Pictures Eugene. I earned my PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon (UO) in 2015. My dissertation examines the way comics as a form is uniquely suited to represent identity. Since graduation, I've kept busy in comics education: I acted as Interim Director of the UO Comics & Cartoon Studies program, regularly taught courses on comics and popular culture at UO and Portland State University,  served on the executive committee of ICAF, spoken at conferences and conventions, was associate curator of Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, curated the 2019 Special Exhibition at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, “Origin Stories: Comics and Identity," regularly speak at conferences and comics conventions, and run the educational YouTube series “Comics Crash Course."

It might seem strange to transition from of academia to retail, but I really believe in building community--and especially building community in Eugene, OR. I really do believe in the power of comics as a medium to tell stories and connect people. So for me, opening a comic shop actually feels like the another step in my journey.

When will the shop open? 

We're aiming for early 2020! Construction hasn't started yet, but as soon as we know the exact date, we'll let you know!

Where will you be located? 

We will be located in downtown Eugene. We're still working on the final steps of signing the paperwork. As soon as it's official, you can be sure there will be an announcement!

 

Platform & Payments

What exactly is my money being used for? 

With a project like this it's impossible to tell you exactly what transactions your exact dollars are going toward. However, funding raised for this project is especially going toward two major costs:  remodeling/renovating our space (especially updating the bathroom to ADA compliance), getting proper permits, and purchasing fixtures/furniture.

The estimate for the renovation is $35K and $10-20K for the fixtures and furniture. 

Why iFundWomen and not Kickstarter or indiegogo?

We support Kickstarter United's campaign to unionize. Because we were able to move away from Kickstarter as a platform in time to launch, and aren't uniquely dependent on Kickstarter's platform, we felt it was important to move away from Kickstarter.

At the same time, we actively chose iFundWomen for several reasons:

  • iFundWomen is the only rewards based crowdfunding platform that is owned and operated by women with females entrepreneurs in mind. Everyone is allowed to use the platform, but I appreciate the support of communities that frequently lack support in the world of business (especially startups).
  • They have built-in coaching and networking resources that results in a much higher success rate for campaigns than other platforms.
  • Flexible funding makes sense for our needs, and iFundWomen is a flexible funding crowdfunding site.

Why have a deadline or goal when everything is flexible?

Well, our bills still have a due date! We also want to get your rewards to you in a reasonable time, and that will be easier once the campaign is wrapped.

Our goal is not chosen out of thin air. We've chosen the lowest possible amount that will cover our needs.

I made a pledge! When will I be charged?

Unlike an all-or-nothing campaign, which charges at the end of a successful campaign, in a flexible funding campaign you are charged immediately. 

So...will I get my reward immediately?

For the sake of streamlining the shipping process, we will ship rewards when the campaign is completed. If you would really like to expedite the shipping process (except for t-shirts and tote bags--see more info in "Can I get my reward before January?" below)

What happens if you don't hit your goal?

It's not the worst thing in the world; we'll still be able to open. This is a big part of why we're interested in flexible funding--if we don't hit the goal, we'll still get the money we raised, and we'll still use it toward the same goals. We just will also have to take out some additional loans to cover start-up costs and our timing might get moved back a bit.

Can I make a pledge by cash or check?

Unfortunately, no. We accept direct credit card payments through Stripe and payments through Paypal.

If you have other general questions about backing, check out the site's FAQ.

 

Rewards & Shipping

I don't want a reward, but I'd like to throw in buck. What should I do?

First of all, THANKS! More pertinently: choose the first option, "$0 or more/Reward: Monetary Contribution/Just Because I Care." You can write in the amount you'd like to donate there!

Say I'd like to grab a sticker but also throw in $10. How do I do that?

When you choose your reward you can adjust your support amount. It can't go lower than the minimum required for the reward (i.e. $5 for a sticker), but you can always add on more. Thanks!

I saw a reward that I wanted, but now it says "none available." What happened?

Many rewards are unique or limited. Once they're gone, they're gone. I'm sorry! I will try to move those rewards to the bottom/mark that they're taken to make it clearer...but throughout the day there's bound to be some that I miss.

I think a reward would make a good holiday gift. Any chance I can get it before January (the estimated delivery date)?

We hope to take care of things quickly! The estimated delivery date of 1/2020 is for safety's sake. If you want to make sure something gets to you by the holidays, get in touch with us and we'll see if we can work out an arrangement to be sure.

The exceptions to this are t-shirts and tote bags. We have to wait until the end of the campaign for the official order numbers. Once we have those, we we can put the order in with the print shop. They're local, and it shouldn't take too long to fulfill the order, but I can't guarantee it will be fulfilled by Hanukkah/Christmas/other December gift-giving holidays.

I live in Eugene. Can I pick up my reward in person?

Yes! We plan on having some pick-up events at the shop location once the campaign is complete. That way you also get a sneak peek of how the shop is coming along! If you're not in a rush, you can pick it up when the shop opens, too!

 

Other Stuff

What are you gonna do if you EXCEED your goal?

We've got a couple ideas for stretch goals! No counting chickens before they're hatched, though!

I want to know something that hasn't been answered yet. Where do I go?

Up at the top right, under "About the Entrepreneur," there's some links to the shop's Facebook and Instagram page, and more contact info there. You can message us there or send the shop an email at bookswpicturesEUG [at] gmail [dot] com

Chris Burton
11/18/2019
SPOOKY! Horror Comics Reward Pack
$85
Ezra Daniels
11/18/2019
TAILORED Coffee Pack
$40
Lydia and Tigre
11/17/2019
BWP-EUG Swag Pack!
$75
11/16/2019
BWP EUG Tote Bag & Sticker
$20
11/12/2019
BWP EUG Tote Bag & Sticker
$25
11/12/2019
Comics Are For Everyone! BWP T-Shirt
$30
MishaMoonT4T
11/12/2019
Comics Are For Everyone! BWP T-Shirt
$50
Miriam G
11/09/2019
BWP EUG Tote Bag & Sticker
$20
Alex McRitchie
11/08/2019
TAILORED Coffee Pack
$40
11/07/2019
MAKING COMICS Reward Pack
$85
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

7 Supporters
Contribute
$5
BWP Eugene Vinyl Sticker

GET YOUR SWAG ON

Get yourself a die-cut, weather-resistant vinyl sticker featuring Books With Pictures Eugene's logo. Stick it on your car, laptop, or water bottle and show your shop pride! Approximate size: 4" x 2.5"

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$20
BWP EUG Tote Bag & Sticker

GET YOUR SWAG ON

This workhorse tote is worthy of any classic fundraising scenario! Measuring 15.75" high x 15.25" wide, the tote has 100% cotton sheeting, and reinforced stitching on handles (which are 21.5" long). One side has the "Books With Pictures Eugene" logo, the other side has the "Comics Are For Everyone" design featured on the t-shirt.

For this pledge you receive a Books With Pictures Eugene tote bag and a BWP Vinyl Sticker.

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$30
Comics Are For Everyone! BWP T-Shirt

GET YOUR SWAG ON

Our shop motto--"Comics are for Everyone!"-- is emblazoned on a t-shirt (Bella+Canvas 3001CVC Heather Green), designed beautifully by local artist Alayna Sabille of Threadbare Print House.  On the back, our sweet new logo.

Threadbare Print House exclusively uses water-based and discharge inks and hand screen prints each t-shirt. 

Bella+Canvas shirts are produced entirely sweatshop-free, in the US and with virtually zero waste. Their production practices are WRAP certified. Check out their website for more information! The 3001CVC Heather Green is a lightweight, soft t-shirt made of a 52% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% poly blend.

Our t-shirt is available in sizes XS - 5XL. When you choose this reward, be sure to include your preferred size! (More detailed measurement information is available on the Bella+Canvas website link above)

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$40
TAILORED Coffee Pack

EUG ❤ BWP

Tailored Coffee is a micro-roaster in Eugene, OR fueled by hip-hop and kimchee, tempered by science, and driven by an unending search for exceptional coffee. They’re also Andréa’s favorite coffeeshop in town, so we’re thrilled they’ve decided to partner with us to offer these coffee packs as a pledge reward.

Each reward comes with a $10.00 gift card to Tailored and one 680 gram bag of your choice of coffee ($15.00 value).

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

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$35
The FLUTTER Collection

COMICS FOR EVERYONE

The entire Flutter series, which The Advocate praised as  one of the best LGBT graphic novels of 2013, is finally collected in one volume!  This saga, written by Jennie Wood and drawn by Jeff McComsey, follows fifteen-year-old Lily who shape-shifts into a boy to get the girl. Chaos ensues from pretending to be someone she’s not.

This reward comes with The Flutter Collection, and with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size.

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$85
SPOOKY! Horror Comics Reward Pack

COMICS FOR EVERYONE

Warren Publication’s Eerie is, without a doubt, one of the most acclaimed comics magazines of all time. Eerie Archive volume 27 is an oversized hardcover collecting Eerie #132-139-- the final volume of the Eerie Archive series. This includes Eerie #135, a Steve Ditko Collector’s edition—reprinting ten classic stories written by Archie Goodwin and drawn by Steve Ditko! Each Eerie issue is an anthology of short stories, so you don't have to have volumes 1-26 to enjoy these comics!

City of Others has a horror comics pedigree like no other: Written by Steve Niles, the author of 30 Days of Night, and drawn by Bernie Wrightson, the artist who created Swamp Thing! City of Others follows killer Stosh Bludowski, born with the capacity for no apparent human emotion other than rage. Killing comes easy for Blud, and he makes a good living doing what's easy--until the day he meets two jobs in an alley who just won't die…

This reward park includes Eerie Archive volume 27 and an oversized hardcover of City of Others.

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size.

1 Supporter
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$115
Usagi Yojimbo Ltd Ed Wristwatch

COMICS FOR EVERYONE

This limited edition wristwatch celebrates the one of the greatest samurai to ever grace a comic panel: Usagi Yojimbo! From the publisher:

Each watch is packaged in a sturdy, hand-made, collectible wooden box with the Usagi logo on the cover, and a full-color image of Usagi on the inside of the lid, reproduced from a painting by artist Stan Sakai. The watch itself features Usagi in silver etching against a black watch face background. The watch face is circled by embossed silver numbers and an etched metal panel with the Usagi Yojimbo logo. The strap is black leather. A numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

This box was only opened to photograph the watch, and contains all original packaging. Original MSRP was $49.95, but this this rare piece of memorabilia (numbered 20/1000) regularly sells between $200-300 on internet auction sites.

This pledge reward comes with the limited edition Usagi Yojimbo wristwatch.

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

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$35
Breakfast at BRAILS

This reward includes a $20 Brails gift card.

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

1 Supporter
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$35
FALLING SKY Gift Card

This reward includes a $20 gift card good at any Falling Sky location.

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size.

1 Supporter
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$65
Oregon Art Supply Gift Card!

OAS has generously donated to our cause. With this pledge reward, you will receive a $50.00 gift card to Oregon Art Supply.

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

1 Supporter
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$115
Akira Sushi + Omakase Gift Card

This pledge reward comes with a $100.00 gift card to Akira and a "Comics Are For Everyone!" t-shirt.

1 Supporter
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$25
Vox Machina SIGNED Comics

Critters unite! This pledge reward features a cornucopia of rare loot! You’ll get three copies of Vox Machina: Origins II #1—the original cover by Fiona Staples, the con-exclusive variant by Babs Tarr, and the Forbidden Planet exclusive variant by Kit Buss—all signed by the award-winning writer of this series, Jodi Houser!  MSRP for the issues is $3.99

Your pledge also comes with a “Comics Are for Everyone!” t-shirt.

1 Supporter
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$25
Pretty Deadly SIGNED

This reward comes with a copy of Pretty Deadly vol. 1: The Shrike, signed by Kelly Sue DeConnick.

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

1 Supporter
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$40
Super Mario Odyssey Art Book!

Your pledge comes with a copy of The Art of Super Mario Odyssey (at a deal!).

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

1 Supporter
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$40
The ESCAPIST: Amazing Adventures

This reward comes with The Escapist: Amazing Adventures AND either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size.

1 Supporter
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$50
BITCH PLANET Super Pack SIGNED!

The reward comes with a copy of Bitch Planet, Vol 1: Extraordinary Machine and Bitch Planet Triple Feature, Vol 1 (both signed by Kelly Sue DeConnick); and an NC (non-compliant) decal; NC temporary tattoos. 

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

1 Supporter
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$50
Shoujo Legend MOTO HAGIO Reward Pack
  • A SIGNED copy of the 2017 manga Poe Clan: Spring Dream (ポーの一族 ~ 春の夢) 
  • A set of eight postcards featuring illustrations by Moto Hagio
  • A purple furoshiki featuring an illustration by Moto Hagio
  • A proof print of a page from Poe Clan on heavy cardstock

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

1 Supporter
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$50
SLEEPLESS vol 1 & 2 SIGNED!

Your pledge reward comes with both volumes, signed by artist Leila del Duca.

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size.

1 Supporter
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$55
Sex Criminals MAGNUM XXL Pack - SIGNED!

This pledge reward includes a copy of Sex Criminals, vol 1: One Weird Trick; Sex Criminals, vol 2: Two Worlds, One Cop; Sex Criminals: Just the Tips; and a Brimple decal. All the books are signed by Matt Fraction.

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

1 Supporter
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$55
OUT OF THIS WORLD Alien + Halo Comics!

This reward comes with Aliens: The Essential Comics volume 1 and Halo: Lone Wolf. You can also choose either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size.

1 Supporter
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$60
YOKAI PARADE! Japanese Folklore Pack
  • Yokai Stories, a collection of sixteen Japanese folktales written by Zack Davisson and illustrated by Eleonora D'onofrio book
  • Kaibyo: The Supernatual Cats of Japan, a tome that explores a particularly feline variety of yokai;
  • Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon, the second volume of Kitaro stories by legendary manga-ka Shigeru Mizuki, translated into English by Davisson. (Kitaro books are episodic, you can follow it without reading other Kitaro stories)
  • Yokai Parade Merch! - Art by Lili Chin in collaboration with Zack Davisson. You'll get two enamel pins - Kali the Kappa and Ken the Tanuki - and a pair of Yokai Parade socks

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

 

1 Supporter
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$75
How to Talk to Girls...SIGNED & SKETCHED

This book has a full-page, unique colored sketch  by Fábio Moon, and is signed by both Moon and Bá.

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

1 Supporter
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$75
DEAL!! Elfquest GALLERY EDITION

The ElfQuest Gallery Edition is an oversized, hardcover book featuring high-quality scans of Wendy Pini’s original art. 

To make the deal EVEN SWEETER, this reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size.

1 Supporter
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$85
MAKING COMICS Reward Pack

Reading comics is great, but so is MAKING comics! This reward pack comes with The Art of Comic Book Inking—a book discussing the techniques, tools, and approaches of some of the finest inkers in comics. This expanded edition includes new art and text by Gary Martin and a bonus chapter on digital inking. This reward ALSO comes with some help to get started—a $50 gift card to Oregon Art Supply!

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

1 Supporter
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$100
Signed/Sketched GRENDEL Super Pack

This reward features Grendel Omnibus Trade paperbacks 1-4, a high-end Grendel print created for the CBLDF, pictured below. This reward also comes with a "Comics Are For Everyone!" t-shirt.

1 Supporter
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$135
LAZARUS Collections SIGNED Rucka & Lark

This includes the first, second, and third volumes of the hardcover Lazarus Collection hardcovers--all three signed by writer Greg Rucka and artist Michael Lark

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

1 Supporter
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$150
SIN CITY 10th Anniv LE (500) Hardcover

This reward includes the Sin City 10th Anniversary limited edition Hardcover for a deal (its MSRP is $175).

To sweeten the deal, this reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size.

1 Supporter
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$200
DEAL! Ultra rare MARTHA WASHINGTON LE HC

Want to be one of the one hundred people on earth who own this book? For this pledge, you can own it for a DEAL (regular MSRP is $250.00)! This pledge reward comes with The Life and Times of Martha Washington in the Twenty-First Century limited edition hardcover.

Sweeten the deal! This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. and a "Comics Are For Everyone!" t-shirt.

1 Supporter
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$350
CAMEO in a Lazarus Comic!

This pledge reward gets you a cameo in a Lazarus comic book and a "Comics Are For Everyone!" t-shirt.

2 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

7 Supporters
Contribute
$5
BWP Eugene Vinyl Sticker

GET YOUR SWAG ON

Get yourself a die-cut, weather-resistant vinyl sticker featuring Books With Pictures Eugene's logo. Stick it on your car, laptop, or water bottle and show your shop pride! Approximate size: 4" x 2.5"

2 Supporters
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$20
BWP EUG Tote Bag & Sticker

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This workhorse tote is worthy of any classic fundraising scenario! Measuring 15.75" high x 15.25" wide, the tote has 100% cotton sheeting, and reinforced stitching on handles (which are 21.5" long). One side has the "Books With Pictures Eugene" logo, the other side has the "Comics Are For Everyone" design featured on the t-shirt.

For this pledge you receive a Books With Pictures Eugene tote bag and a BWP Vinyl Sticker.

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Comics Are For Everyone! BWP T-Shirt

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Our shop motto--"Comics are for Everyone!"-- is emblazoned on a t-shirt (Bella+Canvas 3001CVC Heather Green), designed beautifully by local artist Alayna Sabille of Threadbare Print House.  On the back, our sweet new logo.

Threadbare Print House exclusively uses water-based and discharge inks and hand screen prints each t-shirt. 

Bella+Canvas shirts are produced entirely sweatshop-free, in the US and with virtually zero waste. Their production practices are WRAP certified. Check out their website for more information! The 3001CVC Heather Green is a lightweight, soft t-shirt made of a 52% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% poly blend.

Our t-shirt is available in sizes XS - 5XL. When you choose this reward, be sure to include your preferred size! (More detailed measurement information is available on the Bella+Canvas website link above)

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TAILORED Coffee Pack

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Tailored Coffee is a micro-roaster in Eugene, OR fueled by hip-hop and kimchee, tempered by science, and driven by an unending search for exceptional coffee. They’re also Andréa’s favorite coffeeshop in town, so we’re thrilled they’ve decided to partner with us to offer these coffee packs as a pledge reward.

Each reward comes with a $10.00 gift card to Tailored and one 680 gram bag of your choice of coffee ($15.00 value).

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

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The FLUTTER Collection

COMICS FOR EVERYONE

The entire Flutter series, which The Advocate praised as  one of the best LGBT graphic novels of 2013, is finally collected in one volume!  This saga, written by Jennie Wood and drawn by Jeff McComsey, follows fifteen-year-old Lily who shape-shifts into a boy to get the girl. Chaos ensues from pretending to be someone she’s not.

This reward comes with The Flutter Collection, and with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size.

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SPOOKY! Horror Comics Reward Pack

COMICS FOR EVERYONE

Warren Publication’s Eerie is, without a doubt, one of the most acclaimed comics magazines of all time. Eerie Archive volume 27 is an oversized hardcover collecting Eerie #132-139-- the final volume of the Eerie Archive series. This includes Eerie #135, a Steve Ditko Collector’s edition—reprinting ten classic stories written by Archie Goodwin and drawn by Steve Ditko! Each Eerie issue is an anthology of short stories, so you don't have to have volumes 1-26 to enjoy these comics!

City of Others has a horror comics pedigree like no other: Written by Steve Niles, the author of 30 Days of Night, and drawn by Bernie Wrightson, the artist who created Swamp Thing! City of Others follows killer Stosh Bludowski, born with the capacity for no apparent human emotion other than rage. Killing comes easy for Blud, and he makes a good living doing what's easy--until the day he meets two jobs in an alley who just won't die…

This reward park includes Eerie Archive volume 27 and an oversized hardcover of City of Others.

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size.

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Usagi Yojimbo Ltd Ed Wristwatch

COMICS FOR EVERYONE

This limited edition wristwatch celebrates the one of the greatest samurai to ever grace a comic panel: Usagi Yojimbo! From the publisher:

Each watch is packaged in a sturdy, hand-made, collectible wooden box with the Usagi logo on the cover, and a full-color image of Usagi on the inside of the lid, reproduced from a painting by artist Stan Sakai. The watch itself features Usagi in silver etching against a black watch face background. The watch face is circled by embossed silver numbers and an etched metal panel with the Usagi Yojimbo logo. The strap is black leather. A numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

This box was only opened to photograph the watch, and contains all original packaging. Original MSRP was $49.95, but this this rare piece of memorabilia (numbered 20/1000) regularly sells between $200-300 on internet auction sites.

This pledge reward comes with the limited edition Usagi Yojimbo wristwatch.

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

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Breakfast at BRAILS

This reward includes a $20 Brails gift card.

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

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FALLING SKY Gift Card

This reward includes a $20 gift card good at any Falling Sky location.

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size.

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Oregon Art Supply Gift Card!

OAS has generously donated to our cause. With this pledge reward, you will receive a $50.00 gift card to Oregon Art Supply.

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

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Akira Sushi + Omakase Gift Card

This pledge reward comes with a $100.00 gift card to Akira and a "Comics Are For Everyone!" t-shirt.

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Vox Machina SIGNED Comics

Critters unite! This pledge reward features a cornucopia of rare loot! You’ll get three copies of Vox Machina: Origins II #1—the original cover by Fiona Staples, the con-exclusive variant by Babs Tarr, and the Forbidden Planet exclusive variant by Kit Buss—all signed by the award-winning writer of this series, Jodi Houser!  MSRP for the issues is $3.99

Your pledge also comes with a “Comics Are for Everyone!” t-shirt.

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Pretty Deadly SIGNED

This reward comes with a copy of Pretty Deadly vol. 1: The Shrike, signed by Kelly Sue DeConnick.

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

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Super Mario Odyssey Art Book!

Your pledge comes with a copy of The Art of Super Mario Odyssey (at a deal!).

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

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The ESCAPIST: Amazing Adventures

This reward comes with The Escapist: Amazing Adventures AND either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size.

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BITCH PLANET Super Pack SIGNED!

The reward comes with a copy of Bitch Planet, Vol 1: Extraordinary Machine and Bitch Planet Triple Feature, Vol 1 (both signed by Kelly Sue DeConnick); and an NC (non-compliant) decal; NC temporary tattoos. 

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

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Shoujo Legend MOTO HAGIO Reward Pack
  • A SIGNED copy of the 2017 manga Poe Clan: Spring Dream (ポーの一族 ~ 春の夢) 
  • A set of eight postcards featuring illustrations by Moto Hagio
  • A purple furoshiki featuring an illustration by Moto Hagio
  • A proof print of a page from Poe Clan on heavy cardstock

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

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SLEEPLESS vol 1 & 2 SIGNED!

Your pledge reward comes with both volumes, signed by artist Leila del Duca.

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size.

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Sex Criminals MAGNUM XXL Pack - SIGNED!

This pledge reward includes a copy of Sex Criminals, vol 1: One Weird Trick; Sex Criminals, vol 2: Two Worlds, One Cop; Sex Criminals: Just the Tips; and a Brimple decal. All the books are signed by Matt Fraction.

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

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OUT OF THIS WORLD Alien + Halo Comics!

This reward comes with Aliens: The Essential Comics volume 1 and Halo: Lone Wolf. You can also choose either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size.

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YOKAI PARADE! Japanese Folklore Pack
  • Yokai Stories, a collection of sixteen Japanese folktales written by Zack Davisson and illustrated by Eleonora D'onofrio book
  • Kaibyo: The Supernatual Cats of Japan, a tome that explores a particularly feline variety of yokai;
  • Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon, the second volume of Kitaro stories by legendary manga-ka Shigeru Mizuki, translated into English by Davisson. (Kitaro books are episodic, you can follow it without reading other Kitaro stories)
  • Yokai Parade Merch! - Art by Lili Chin in collaboration with Zack Davisson. You'll get two enamel pins - Kali the Kappa and Ken the Tanuki - and a pair of Yokai Parade socks

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

 

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How to Talk to Girls...SIGNED & SKETCHED

This book has a full-page, unique colored sketch  by Fábio Moon, and is signed by both Moon and Bá.

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

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DEAL!! Elfquest GALLERY EDITION

The ElfQuest Gallery Edition is an oversized, hardcover book featuring high-quality scans of Wendy Pini’s original art. 

To make the deal EVEN SWEETER, this reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size.

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MAKING COMICS Reward Pack

Reading comics is great, but so is MAKING comics! This reward pack comes with The Art of Comic Book Inking—a book discussing the techniques, tools, and approaches of some of the finest inkers in comics. This expanded edition includes new art and text by Gary Martin and a bonus chapter on digital inking. This reward ALSO comes with some help to get started—a $50 gift card to Oregon Art Supply!

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

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Signed/Sketched GRENDEL Super Pack

This reward features Grendel Omnibus Trade paperbacks 1-4, a high-end Grendel print created for the CBLDF, pictured below. This reward also comes with a "Comics Are For Everyone!" t-shirt.

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LAZARUS Collections SIGNED Rucka & Lark

This includes the first, second, and third volumes of the hardcover Lazarus Collection hardcovers--all three signed by writer Greg Rucka and artist Michael Lark

This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. 

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SIN CITY 10th Anniv LE (500) Hardcover

This reward includes the Sin City 10th Anniversary limited edition Hardcover for a deal (its MSRP is $175).

To sweeten the deal, this reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size.

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DEAL! Ultra rare MARTHA WASHINGTON LE HC

Want to be one of the one hundred people on earth who own this book? For this pledge, you can own it for a DEAL (regular MSRP is $250.00)! This pledge reward comes with The Life and Times of Martha Washington in the Twenty-First Century limited edition hardcover.

Sweeten the deal! This reward ALSO comes with either a “Comics Are For Everyone!” t-shirt or a Tote Bag. In the notes, please let us know which one you’d prefer. If you choose the t-shirt, tell us your size. and a "Comics Are For Everyone!" t-shirt.

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CAMEO in a Lazarus Comic!

This pledge reward gets you a cameo in a Lazarus comic book and a "Comics Are For Everyone!" t-shirt.

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