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UNIT 44 - Issue #1 :: Area 51! Conspiracy! Humor!

A project in Port St Joe, FL by Wes Locher

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When Area 51 employees Gibson & Hatch forget to pay the rent on their storage unit, the secret contents are sold at public auction.
Backers: 105
Average Pledge Per Backer: $26

Funded: $2,753 of $2,000
Dates: Aug 28th -> Sep 27th (30 days)
Project By: Wes Locher
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Latest News

Stretch Goal Met!

September 26th - via:
We did it! Stretch goal met. Thanks to everyone who pledged today, or pledged a little bit more. None of this would be possible without you. Congratulations to our $20+ backers. This beautiful 11x17 print will soon be coming your way (along with the... (Read More)

24 Hours Left!

September 26th - via:
WOW!24 hours left! It's the last chance for people to get in on the ground floor of UNIT 44! Can you believe that we're finally at the end of the road? It's been a wild ride and I'm ready to ween myself off of thinking about backers and numbers and... (Read More)

3 More Days!

September 23rd - via:
Whew! It's been a long road to get us to this point, but here we are in the final 3 days of the UNIT 44 issue #1 Kickstarter! Once again, a big thanks to everyone who has come on board and pledged hard-earned money to see my crazy idea about storage... (Read More)

The Final Week!

September 19th - via:
Friends! We've entered the final week of our campaign to bring the first issue of UNIT 44 to life! I know, it feels like we've been Kickstartering (I'm making it a word) forever, but now we're just 7 days away from going full steam into the... (Read More)

New Faces

September 17th - via:
Greetings, friends! For me, the best part about working on UNIT 44 has been adding our backers into the book. We all watched backer Rich Sparber get digitized for his speaking role in the comic and we recently had another valiant backer grab a reward... (Read More)

The Final Countdown

September 16th - via:
Hey, everyone! We're entered the final 10 days of the campaign and Ed and I are so excited to be bringing you the first issue of our upcoming funnybook, UNIT 44. I have seen new pages and they are amazingly drawn and absolutely hilarious. Ed is on... (Read More)

Halfway there!

September 11th - via:
Hey, everyone! I hope all is well in your world. Today we reached the mid-point for the UNIT 44 issue #1 campaign! We have 15 more days to raise additional funds beyond our goal which will allow us to do all kinds of cool stuff. For instance... We're... (Read More)

18 Days Remaining

September 8th - via:
Hey, everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! We still have 18 more days in our campaign, and even though we made our funding, the party doesn't have to stop there! We're only $332 away from unleashing our 11x17 print on all of our $20+ backers.... (Read More)

Backers Only Preview

September 5th - via:
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September 4th - via:
Friends of UNIT 44: Hello and thank you to the new post-funding backers! You all are in for some cool stuff headed your way in the next few months. I received a question from one of our backers and I thought the answer might be important for all of... (Read More)

There was Dancing.

September 2nd - via:
Hi again. I can, in fact, verify that Ed did dance when he got the news that we made our funding. See Figure 6-B below. Figure 6-B.  (Read More)

We Did It!

September 2nd - via:
We've reached our goal! Thanks everyone for pledging to UNIT 44 and helping make it a reality! I was so happy that I danced. I'm don't know if Ed danced, but I'm pretending that he did. Big thanks to backer Jesse Young, who pushed us over the edge to... (Read More)

The Tipping Point

September 2nd - via:
If you're celebrating...Happy Labor Day! We're celebrating over here because UNIT 44 is at 98% funding with just $35 separating us from our goal. Do you have a friend who was thinking about backing the project? Now's the time! Thanks to everyone who... (Read More)

Almost there...

September 1st - via:
Hey there! Welcome to all the new UNIT 44 backers who have joined the party over the last 48 hours! Because of your generosity, we're well on our way toward meeting our goal. We've hit 83% with just $340 to raise. Last update I mentioned that we were... (Read More)

The First 48

August 30th - via:
Have you ever seen that TV show...The First 48? It's crazy and slightly depressing, but I promise that this UNIT 44 update will be anything but. The first 48 hours of our campaign are quickly coming to a close, but I'm ecstatic to report that we've... (Read More)

53% in under 24 hours!

August 28th - via:
Greetings! I spent my yesterday amazed, shocked and humbled as I watched the donations come in to support the creation of the first issue of UNIT 44.┬áLess than nine hours after the campaign opened we had collected 53% of our funding. That's amazing!... (Read More)

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