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Help Premiere "Casino Son" comic

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Raised by 29 people in 12 months
My name is Mark Campos, and I'm a comics creator based in Seattle, Washington.

I'm working on a new comic titled Casino Son, which will be a collection of autobiographic vignettes from my childhood in Reno, Nevada. The stories will center on reconciling my Mexican family heritage with American life and culture in general, and Reno's casino culture in particular (both my parents worked in the clubs). My stories are funny and sad and 100% true.


Above: The "Star Trek" end credits terrified me

Casino Son will be twenty pages long, on 28 lb. Mohawk paper, with a full color cardstock cover. The book will premiere at the 2017 Latino Comics Expo, in Long Beach, California, November 11-12, 2017.

I need your help to raise the funds necessary to both produce the books and travel to the the Latino Comix Expo.


Currently, the only way to get the book is to get one from me in person, at the Latino Comix Expo--or to contribute here, through the Casino Son Go Fund Me campaign.

Contributors can get signed copies of Casino Son as gifts for helping out. You could get custom sketches, original art pages from the book, even a hand-painted reproduction of the cover! And your donation will help make the book a reality, as well as assist in travel expenses to the books premiere

One last thing - Casino Son is family-centric, portraying several generations of my family maneuvering their way through American life. My journey to Long Beach will include a visit with family members I have not seen in years.

Thanks in advance for your consideration -- together we can bring Casino Son to the Latino Comics Expo.
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Hey now. Thanks to my gracious and loveable donors, I got the book printed! We're here now at the Latino Comics Expo -- see, here's our table --
Remember, until I figure out Etsy or get a distro, the only way to get a book, if you aren't already a donor or at the show this weekend, is to make,a contribution to the camapign .. we're still on the trail of funds, since the travel part of the expenses is still coming in. Send a pledge, get a book and original art! Only you.
Te vaya, --MC
Th' table! Note "Casino Son ", in the display, upper left
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I'm in love with it all. I send thanks, again, to everybody who has chipped in here and there to make this book and tour a success. I'm putting the books together in the next couple of days, making sure everything looks best and bright.

There's still time before the show to contribute and help me reach my goal, friends. I'll have the books at the Latino Comics Expo, but the only place to get them otherwise, until I can get a distro deal together, is through this campaign. As little as ten bucks will get you a copy, as little as twenty five gets you spiffy extras, and as much as two hundred gets you an entire house of treasures. Check it over, look me up, and send in if you can -- you'll be part of a good group of wonderful folks, for true. Thanks, hearts, me.
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UPDATE ... the art for the book is finished! Now comes the production tasks: scanning and cleaning, layout .. printing ..

Thanks to all of my friends who have contributed! There's still time to get in on the rewards that contributors to this campaign can get -- here's an excerpt from the print that donors of $25 and up will receive -- our special guest, Prince!

So yeah, send in your donation today and reap the rewards, and together we can get Casino Son into print and into the Latino Comics Expo. Thanks for your assistance! Love, me.
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