The Refuge: Terror from the Deep

Love, Joolz: Manic Pixie Nightmare Girl - Graphic Novel

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Jules Rivera

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Print the first Love, Joolz graphic novel!
Backers: 107
Average Pledge Per Backer: $33

Funded: $3,517 of $5,000
Dates: Jan 28th -> Feb 23rd (26 days)
Project By: Jules Rivera
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Latest News

100 Backers! Manic Pixie Nightmare Girl Stickers Unlocked!

February 22nd - via:
DING DING DING! Manic Pixie Nightmare Girl Stickers unlocked at 100 Backers!  New Sticker Unlocked! At 100 Backers, this sticker gets unlocked and distributed to all physical backers of the Kickstarter! YES! Look what we did!  Readjusted the backer... (Read More)

WE GO TO VALHALLA! Krampus and the Waves!

February 22nd - via:
Before I begin the festivities, a word.  TODAY, WE GO TO VALHALLA!  Today is the day great things were done and great community came together to show their love for Love, Joolz: Manic Pixie Nightmare Girl. This has been such an insane ride taking... (Read More)

Surf Nerd Enamel Pin and the Rebirth of Ethnocentric!

February 21st - via:
I hope you don't mind it's going to get noisy here till tomorrow. Let's talk about Surf Nerds. An explanation is in order Gosh I guess I move too fast for people.  So I designed these enamel pins but I never bothered to explain why bitches would be... (Read More)

Nature's Pest Control! (Also, We're almost getting pogs)

February 21st - via:
And now for a classic...  Being a giant bitch is a handy life skill. Okay, this is an oldie but a goodie (and one of my favorite strips in the MPNG book).  You need a bitch.  You really do. This is a world that is socialized to be very nice to... (Read More)

Story of the Phoenix: I live I die I live again!

February 20th - via:
So we smashed 50%!  Fucking righteous. Let's all talk about how cool that is.  We need to keep the faith around here and that's exactly what I intend to do.  I've seen turnover happen.   Look up a project called Afroella.  Came out a few years... (Read More)


February 19th - via:
We've Unlocked Come to the Waves! Right on! We've now unlocked the rewards for the smaller Love, Joolz book, Come to the Waves now added to the Kickstarter.   Love, Joolz: Come to the Waves is a collection of just the surfing strips in the Love,... (Read More)

NEVER SAY DIE! And Mortal Kombat 3-Way

February 18th - via:
Yeah, I know this Kickstarter doesn't look like the most sunshiney thing right now.  Has that ever stopped me before?  A lot of you are new to me, so let me help you with that: no.  I plan to drive this motherfucker full speed ahead.  I plan to... (Read More)

Being Latina: A Dramatic Reading.

February 15th - via:
I wanted to start off the day right. I wanted to do a reading from the book itself.  Here's what one of those chapter headers will look like in the book itself... See? Real live layout!  So I wanted to give you guys a feel for more what the *book*... (Read More)

Happy Valentine's Day! Love, Joolz

February 14th - via:
First, let's have some tea. Today, you get to enjoy a bonus Love, Joolz!  Happy Valentine's I guess? I was going to save this until next week, but then I thought "It's Valentine's Day. It's THE day to share this thing." So here we are. My Tantra... (Read More)

Lady Role Models Good and Bad: Boston Metaphysical and Cathy

February 13th - via:
Hey hey shout ouuuuuuut Boston Metaphysical was cool enough to send Manic Pixie Nightmare Girl a shout out on her Kickstarter update today.  First, sorry for the mess.  Second, here's some artwork I did of BMS' lead, Caitlin a few years back.  I... (Read More)

The Real Story behind Float of the Valkyries

February 12th - via:
It's story time today over at camp Love, Joolz! I wanted to talk a bit about one of my Moar Joolz books, Valkyrie Squadron.  Now you all know this has been my series for a minute, but what you don't know is the story the Emerald City Comic Con... (Read More)

Original Artwork Battle Royale Unlocked! 222's Day!

February 11th - via:
Original Artwork Now Available for Pledging! Love, Joolz, as a webcomic doesn't actually have any "original" art per se. It's all cheap digital crap I barf up over my Surface in two hours or less. Not exactly gallery worthy shit over here.   But in... (Read More)

The Manic Pixie Nightmare Girl Media Tour Continues

February 9th - via:
This is just a friendly reminder that I will be doing an interview with Kurt Sasso at TGT Media this Saturday, 2/9, 9AM PDT.  If you'd like to see me shoot the breeze and get grilled by someone who knows where my skeletons are buried, check out this... (Read More)

Hi, Phylecia! Now 30% funded

February 8th - via:
And now for something completely different.  It's not a terribly well-known fact about me that I've illustrated for Barbie comics. Nah, really. I drew two of their books. It was a lot of fun. I'm sad I don't have this job still.  The greatest... (Read More)

I See You - Custom Drawn Avatars!

February 7th - via:
So there's a right and a wrong way to end up in  Love, Joolz strip.   Right way: Be my cool homey friend. Wrong way: Be a fucking asshole. To those who ended up in the right way, thank you for being wonderful.  To those who ended up on the wrong... (Read More)


February 7th - via:
If this campaign has taught me anything, it's that riffing and mixing it up with your friends can make the best magic.   No, really, I mean that.  Anthony, the Sparkle Wolf, and Me Take, for example, Antonios Christou, who recently gave me a shout... (Read More)

Streaming Heaven

February 6th - via:
Crossing the Streams was a success! Christie and Me Yesterday, I did a livestream with my home girl, Christie Shinn, who is running her own campaign for Demon Bitch: The Freedumb Tour. We split an ungodly amount of whisky while doing ridiculous... (Read More)

Bookmark Designs Unveiled! Let's talk about religion and torture!

February 5th - via:
Good morning! Have some complicated feels while you're here! Ha! So, I've been holding out on the "great unveiling" of the bookmark design because I didn't actually have one. You called my bluff, internet.  Good show.   Obviously, I fixed that,... (Read More)

An Hour Comic a Day Keeps the Metal Away (No, It Doesn't)

February 2nd - via:
So I got the idea to make one of those Hour a Day comics that blew up yesterday. I loudly proclaimed the idea out on social media that if I had made such a comic, I'd be in a ball of blankets the entire time.  And then greatness was born.  So,... (Read More)

The Story of BDE - Find out What it Means to Me

February 1st - via:
The Story of BDE Published in Mid October, just after New York Comic Con A couple months ago, I had published this strip, BDE. It made such a huge impact when it came out.  No pun intended. I mean it's sort of intended. Yeah. So anyway, I wanted to... (Read More)

Love, Joolz vs. Making Metal with George

January 31st - via:
First, let's take some tea with a classic Love, Joolz  We truly are the pest control of the world. Ah, doesn't that feel better? Now the good news!  Manic Pixie Nightmare Girl is approaching 25% funding! That is hella cool, people.  Also, make... (Read More)

Approaching the First Milestone!

January 30th - via:
First, have some comicky goodness! You can't digest news on an empty stomach.  There ya go. Now you're full.  So, big news!  Nearly $1000 Raised! First Milestone Bonus Cracking! Let's check the leaderboard, shall we?  We're about to get taped up!... (Read More)

Love, Joolz goes off the Deep-Ender!

January 29th - via:
15% Funded! Halfway to first backer bonus! Fuck yeah! That's a pretty solid start to a campaign that got sand-bagged by Kickstarter's red tape process.  See? They couldn't keep us down!  That's how cool we are.   Half way there! I wanted to take a... (Read More)

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