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Michael Jantze launches campaign to fund The Norm

Tne Norm Indiegogo campaign
Michael Jantze is back at the drawing board and ready to knock out a special edition book of his comic strip The Norm.

Here’s part of his pitch on Indiegogo:

“Knocked Out Loaded” is a story I pitched and sold to DC Comics in 1990 – along with another graphic novel titled “Rave On” – but when DC went through a rough patch in the early 1990’s, I retrieved my rights and we parted ways. KOL sat in a file folder until 2007 when I decided to make it a storyline for “The Norm”.

Ten months and 250 strips into “Knocked Out Loaded”, life imitated art when my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, beginning a journey so many women and their families are familiar with. In 2009, my wife and I decided it was important to give her a break to heal properly and I accepted a position teaching at the Savannah College of Art and Design, a great school that took wonderful care of my family (I hope I did the same for its employees and students).

My wife (yes, she’s Reine) is now healthy and we’re getting back to the norm again. Ha.

I want to finish this book this year and I’ve cleared the decks to do it – I resigned from teaching, I’m not consulting with any companies and I’ll get back to writing comics – but I need your help.

I want to raise money to fund not only the production of the ebook, but also the design and production of a limited edition print book. And, if we go past the initial goal, I hope to restart “The Norm” comic strip for your viewing pleasure, but more on that if we get there. Right now…I want to finish this book!

Looks great. If you have the means, head over and donate.

Community Comments

#1 Michael Jantze
July/8/2013
@ 2:55 pm

Thanks for the plug, Alan. I’ll get some of the 90+ finished pages up this week.

#2 Frank M Hansen
July/8/2013
@ 3:11 pm

Michael is always trying to ways to get cartoons out to the public. Great to see.

#3 Michael Jantze
August/10/2013
@ 11:55 am

Frank M Hansen is both handsome and frank.

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