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NOOK - a WWII Ghost Story (Hardcover Graphic Novel)

A project in Hudson, OH by Caleb Thusat

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A family escapes WWII Germany only to discover their new home on the border of France is haunted by a dark past and a cat named Nook.
Backers: 249
Average Pledge Per Backer: $40

Funded: $10,011 of $7,500
Dates: Mar 3rd -> Apr 3rd (32 days)
Project By: Caleb Thusat
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Latest News

$420 to Unlock Pin

April 3rd - via:
Holy cow. What a day.... We are getting suuuuuper close to unlocking that pin! Just 2 hours left, so the end is nigh. So damn excited to see so many people wanting this book. Thank you again, and make sure you stop back at 10:45 EST for the live... (Read More)

12 Hours Left!

April 3rd - via:
This is it. 12 hours left. I wasn’t planning on doing another update before the end, but we are getting crazy close to unlocking that enamel pin! As of this moment, just $690 left and those pins are yours. I think we can do it. Join me live at... (Read More)

$906 to Unlock the New Pins!

April 2nd - via:
Well, I'm off to bed just before we hit 24 hours to go. We have just $906 to rasie to unlock those pins, so keep your eyes on the prize! I can't find the words to express my gratitude for all of your support. Regardless of whether we hit the final... (Read More)

Breaking Records and Getting Pins

April 2nd - via:
Amazing.  You all are amazing. Thank you so much for making this my most back project yet. I can't believe how much love this book is getting, and I am beyond humbled by all of your support. So... just for hitting $9,000, every physical back will be... (Read More)

Final Stretch Goal Announcement!

April 1st - via:
Ok, so here’s the deal. I want to give you all one more amazing thing to push for in these last few days. So, if we somehow get to $10,000 by the end, the Vinyl sticker design will also become a killer Enamel Pin! This will be sent to ALL PHYSICAL... (Read More)

$8,500 Stretch Goal Unlocked!!

March 31st - via:
Here is it!  We broke through $8,500, so here is the 3" Vinyl Sticker ALL physical backers will now get included for FREE along with the two amazing pinups below!! I also wanted to share an interview I did on the Wanye's Comics Podcast this week.... (Read More)


March 31st - via:
Hello again all of you fine readers of comics. First of all, thanks as always for the support and love for Nook.  If are reading this before 8:00 a.m. EST, join me on Kickstarter LIVE at 8! you can also watch the replay here:... (Read More)

Followers Join Us!

March 28th - via:
This is how many people are currently following Nook! This update is to you comic fans out there waiting on the sidelines; watching the beauty of Nook pass you by. There are just 6 days left to get a fantastic deal on this book. $20 gets you the 100... (Read More)

Add-ons are Now Available

March 27th - via:
As requested, the pinups, buttons, and stickers are now also available as add-ons to any other tier. $5 for a set of the 3 pinups (these are unsigned) and $5 for each separate button and sticker. You can also purchase additional Nook enamel pins for... (Read More)

Dan Fraga Pinup Reveal

March 27th - via:
Just got this gorgeous piece from Dan Fraga. A pinup for ALL physical backers of Nook. This pinup is already unlocked!! Once we hit $8,000, all $20 tier or higher backers will be getting the Oddling print as well.  (Read More)

Oddling Pinup Reveal

March 26th - via:
Here is the reveal of the $8,000 stretch goal. When we hit 8K, every Nook physical backer will  be getting this print by Angela Oddling! It will be 8" x 10" and printed on a thick, durable paper.  I love it, and I hope you all do too!!... (Read More)


March 25th - via:
Well, we did it. Nook is 100% funded and still counting! We still have 9 more days to blow past this goal and unlock some amazing stretch goals. Just for hitting the goal, everyone gets a pinup by Dan Fraga, but I have yet to even reveal that... (Read More)

Week 3 Progress - Just $839 Left!!

March 24th - via:
I'm going LIVE at 8:00 p.m. EST on Kickstarter at: If you miss it, you can watch the replay, but feel free to drop in and ask questions about Nook or anything else you are interested in... (Read More)

Angela Oddling Pinup!!

March 22nd - via:
Hello again Nook backers! There are a lot of new backers rolling in today, and I wanted to take a moment to announce another planned stretch goal. I have been talking with a couple amazing artists, and Angela Oddling as a fun, quirky style that I... (Read More)

80% and 150 Backers!

March 21st - via:
Great news! We just broke 80% funded with 150 backers! I just wanted to reach out and say thank you again to all of you for supporting Nook. It's amazing to think that there are 150 people waiting to read this story and I can't wait to hear how much... (Read More)

Comic Frontline Q&A with Caleb Thusat

March 19th - via:
Just wanted to share the awesome interview I did with Comic Frontline. Nicole has done this for us before, and it's always a pleasure to answer her questions! Read the article here:... (Read More)

Kickstart the Week with NOOK - a WWII Ghost Story (Hardcover Graphic Novel)

March 19th - via:
In a home on the border of France during WWII, a family finds a dark past and a cat named Nook. For the first time, the hardcover version of Nook is available on Kickstarter, and I (Read More)

Grawlix Podcast Interview

March 18th - via:
I did an interview over the weekend with Grawlix Podcast. First they review the indie comic Blood Realm by Robert Geronimo, published by Alterna Comics. Then Randy talks with me about Nook, running my 9th Kickstarter, and much more.... (Read More)

Week 2 Progress (Video)

March 17th - via:
Here is the latest update video for Week 2 of the Nook Campaign. I talk about new rewards, explain a few of the old ones, and answer questions. Make sure you tune in next week for the Week 3 update, and feel free to ask me anything about the campaign... (Read More)

Recommended Rewards

March 15th - via:
In an attempt to keep our numbers rising and get to our goal early, I want to introduce a new bonus reward for backers.  If any backers can bring someone else to the project and get them to back it too, I will throw in a free item of your choosing... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Announcement

March 14th - via:
Big News!! I won’t have the art piece available to share for another week or so, but every single Nook physical backer will be getting a print by Dan Fraga. I can’t wait to see what he creates for us, but I can assure you it will be fantastic!!... (Read More)

Week 1 Progress

March 12th - via:
In case you missed it, you can watch a video about Week 1 here: I took Nook, ZED, and Alter-Life to Fantisticon Toldeo this weekend and was met with a ton of excitement for Nook.... (Read More)

5 More Figures!!

March 5th - via:
5 More Nook Resin Figures are Available! I talked it over with Marcelo and we have decided to release 5 more figures. Depending on the demand, we may add 5 more after that, but that's it. We can't really mass produce these resin figures, so at the... (Read More)

New $100 Reward Tier

March 4th - via:
Sorry to bug everyone again, but we sold out of the Resin figure tier already!  I'm talking with Marcelo about the possiblity of adding a few more if anyone else is interested, but I'm not sure if it's feasible for him to produce too many while... (Read More)

Day 1 Success!

March 4th - via:
Thank you all so much for backing Nook and backing early! The first day of this campaign has been the biggest we've had yet, and we truly are humbled by how excited everyone is about this story. We broke through 40% funded over night last night,... (Read More)

NOOK the Complete Trade Edition is Coming to Kickstarter March 3rd

February 15th - via:
Nook will be coming to Kickstarter beginning March 3rd and ending on April 3rd with amazing rewards and stretch goals including; enamel pins, rare pinups, and an extremely limited edition vinyl figure. (Read More)

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