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Marooned - the Graphic Novel

A project in West Dundee, IL by Tom Dell'Aringa

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The story of Captain John, a self-centered space pilot, and his sidekick Asimov, garbage can turned witty genius robot.
Backers: 273
Average Pledge Per Backer: $49

Funded: $13,249 of $5,250
Dates: Jul 21st -> Aug 20th (30 days)
Project By: Tom Dell'Aringa
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Latest News

24 Hours(ish) to go!

August 19th - via: kickstarter.com
With a bit more than 24 hours to go, I wanted to send you one final update during the campaign. I really appreciate all the support and word of mouth that everyone has been bringing to the table. You've made this project an amazing success!  The... (Read More)

Final Weekend! Payload Preview

August 16th - via: kickstarter.com
This is it folks! The campaign ends on Monday night. There's still time to help get the word out - that last goal could be within reach. Thank you so much for the wonderful support you've shown the project. I can't wait to move on to the next... (Read More)

Book Plate & Getting Things Going

August 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Regarding the book numbering and sketches, I wanted to share the bookplate so you could see what it will look like. A bookplate, also known as ex-librīs [Latin, "from the books of..."], is usually a small print or decorative label pasted into a... (Read More)

FINAL WEEK! 2 Special Rewards...

August 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Ok, this is it - 7 days left! You folks have been UTTERLY AWESOME. Thank you so much for making this such an amazing success. Holy Cow! But let's keep going :) First, about the slipcovers - I've got a quote, it's crazy expensive, but I will add the... (Read More)

Home Stretch!

August 10th - via: kickstarter.com
With 8 days to go, we're in the home stretch. The $10k stretch goal is tantalizingly close - the free upgrade to hardcover for everyone who receives the Spare Parts book. If you have not yet upgraded your pledge to receive Spare Parts, you should... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals!

August 8th - via: kickstarter.com
You asked for it, you got it! I've got new goals, and I have some things to show you. First - goals: At $9,000 - LOTS of stuff as a thank you: FREE digital wallpaper - the full wide scene of the cover (see below). I'll make many sizes. FREE digital... (Read More)

Webcomic Artists Pay Tribute to the Mars Curiosity Rover

August 8th - via: comicsalliance.com
After the tense clicking of cameras, the victory hugs and Bobak Ferdowsi’s awesome mohawk, I came away from Sunday night’s Curiosity rover landing with a lingering rush of excitement. We’re back on Mars! We’re looking for the building blocks of life on another planet! Humanity just accomplished a truly amazing feat of engineering! Go humans! (Read More)

Hardcover UNLOCKED!

August 7th - via: kickstarter.com
You did it! Holy cow, you guys are amazing! What seemed like a long way away only a couple days ago has been achieved. The hardcover version of the book is now unlocked. That's a 280-page, comics filled hardcover you can treasure for a long time.... (Read More)

Closing in on Hardcover! More about Spare Parts...

August 6th - via: kickstarter.com
We are now less than $300 away from being able to upgrade to hardcover! Feels like we can make it, but you can help by spreading the word. Post to social media and email your friends! We CAN make it happen! Spare Parts ContentI wanted to give you all... (Read More)

"Spare Parts" book reward levels added.

August 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi backers! Wanted to let you know I decided to add new levels for you to get the Spare Parts book. These new levels have a "II" (2) after them and are named the same, but you get both books. In the graphic descriptions they have purple backgrounds... (Read More)

NEW Mission Control Award, & Closing in on Stretch Goal 3!

August 5th - via: kickstarter.com
We did pretty well over the weekend, and the numbers are closing in on the 3rd stretch goal - the printed version of Spare Parts! I've decided to reformat that book to be the same size as the graphic novel, so they will sit nicely together. Here's a... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals & Add Ons!

August 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Forgot to mention the contest! The person who ups their pledge the most gets the original art from the cover of the first book Out of Orbit in their package FREE! Covers for the books:  (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2 Unlocked! What's Next?

August 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Watch the video at the bottom! Link to Poll! http://poll.fm/4ccxk Book Cover  (Read More)

The Ocuoctopod - Page 2!

August 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning! First, I'm not sure I officially mentioned it last time but: FIRST STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED!  Everyone who ordered a physical copy of the book gets the Lian bookmark - drawn by the talented Steve Ogden! (I posted a preview of it in the... (Read More)

[PRESS RELEASE] Comic Artist Takes to Crowdsource Funding for Latest Project

August 1st - via: prweb.com
Tom Dell'Aringa's “Marooned – A Space Opera in the Wrong Key,” has kept readers on the edge of their virtual seats for five years, and now its author is working hard to offer a 280-page book funded by Kickstarter supporters as a final farewell. (Read More)

To Funding... And beyond!

July 31st - via: kickstarter.com
All I can say is, WOW! You people are amazing. You funded Marooned in 9 DAYS! I didn't know what to expect, but I didn't expect that. So first, THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart, for making this happen. As an artist, this is extremely gratifying... (Read More)

Crowdfunding robot roundup

July 30th - via: robotguide.com
I’m back from the Humanoid Soccer School and have returned to find some really exciting personal robot related projects on the crowdfunding sites. There is a ‘real live supertoy’ like in the film AI, a painting robot you can buy for your kids, a robot sidekick graphic novel based on a popular web cartoon, a sex with robots festival (!) and a great example of why drones are revolutionising film and photography. (Read More)

90%! Commander & Scout Preview Page 1

July 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Monday and holy cow! Day 8 and we just hit 90%! I'm flabbergasted and I'm all kinds of other adjectives, too. Hopefully we'll steam on through to the goal this week, and start working on some of those stretch goals.  Speaking of which - I have... (Read More)

Episode 179 – Tom Dell’Aringa

July 29th - via: talltaleradio.com
Tom Dell’Aringa has wrapped up a cool and successful 5-year run of his comic “Marooned: A Space Opera in the Wrong Key,” and it’s been a heck of a road! Find out how the strip developed over the years, his Kickstarter to make a comprehensive graphic novel of it, and a great discussion on the problem that all comic creators will one day face; do I continue on, do I change things up, or is it time to end my comic? (Read More)

Sci-Fi Favorites on Kickstarter

July 27th - via: roadapplesalmanac.com
Two Great Science Fiction Books are now on Kickstarter: My friends Christopher Baldwin and Tom Dell ‘aringa are wrapping up their Sci-fi webcomics and now you can own them. Christopher has the final book of his epic Spacetrawler series up on kickstarter and Tom has concluded his castaway Mars adventure Marooned. (Read More)

70%! Stretch Goals!

July 25th - via: kickstarter.com
70%! You guys are AWESOME! I could never imagine that in 5 days we'd make this much progress. Thank you so much for jumping on early and making this an exciting project for everyone.  Stretch Goals!I've been asked about stretch goals, so I've come... (Read More)

Marooned - the Graphic Novel (Video)

July 25th - via: examiner.com
Marooned is the entertaining story of Captain John, a self-centered space pilot, and his sidekick Asimov, garbage can turned witty genius robot, and is the creative child of Tom Dell’Aringa. (Read More)

Project Update #1 - Marooned

July 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Big Milestone: 50% Funded!Hello everyone! I wanted to give you a quick update, and thank you all for your timely support. After only 3 days, we've hit the 50% mark! In fact, right now we're sitting at 53%. Amazing! As great as that is, there's still... (Read More)

Webcomic News – Kickstarters for The Hues, Marooned, and YU+ME

July 23rd - via: tangents.us
Coming off of Megatokyo’s grand and insane Kickstarter that managed to earn just shy of 300K dollars (which sadly does mean Fred Gallagher won’t be drawing the “excessively romantic content” which is a shame seeing Mr. Gallagher had teased his readership by stating that he’d have a Conscience chiding you every step of the way – I’d have played that path merely for the Consciences!), along with a Guilded Age Kickstarter that reached 20K dollars, we have three new webcomic Kickstarters (that I know of) that recently launched. (Read More)

Marooned Kickstarter

July 22nd - via: cptwayne.com
To be perfectly honest, I hadn't planned to make a blog post this Monday because I am on a short holiday, away from all work for the first time in a loooong time. But how could I not tell you about Tom Dell'Aringa's Marooned Kickstarter? (Read More)

Rain Delay

July 15th - via: ellieonplanetx.com
Planet X, in the vicinity of the Jungle Oasis, is experiencing some weather. So while we’re waiting for that to clear up, I’m going to be taking a few weeks to catch up on some other projects that need some doing. (Read More)

Episode 124 – The Tom Dell'Aringa Interview

August 22nd - via: comicscoasttocoast.com
Join us this week on Comics Coast To Coast as we talk to Tom Dell’Aringa of Marooned about his comic and career. Thanks to all! (Read More)

Guest Comic Time!

February 28th - via: remindblog.com
Check out my first guest comic by Tom Dell’Aringa who has a great webcomic called Marooned. Tom was quick on the draw when I announced the need for guest comics and I loved what he came up. Check it out by clicking the thumbnail below and definitely go over to Marooned to see what Tom’s working on. Thanks again Tom! (Read More)

Guest Art For Tom Dell’Aringa’s Marooned!

January 9th - via: michaeleregina.com
A few months back, Tom Dell’Aringa of the webcomic, Marooned, asked if I would be willing to contribute a piece for the art gallery in his first book. Being a fan of Tom’s I obviously said yes! I had a lot of fun working this piece and learned a lot as well. If you haven’t checked out Tom’s comic… Go do it already! It’s a fun story and it’s awesome to see how far Tom’s work has progressed since he first began. (Read More)

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