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Last year, I came home to a Facebook message from a guy named Derek who claimed to be my long lost cousin. My first thought was that it had to be a scam.
My second thought was, “Denis.”
In my late grandfather’s apartment, my dad and I had an old family rumor confirmed—he’d been married before my grandmother, and had a son named Denis. We found a hidden stash of photos, telegrams, and hand-drawn Father’s Day cards, all from before 1950.
At some point, his wife left him and took the son.
My grandfather spent 30 years trying to track him down.
Denis changed names, professions, and wives at the drop of a hat. He’s been a seminary student, a cop, a folk musician, and a helicopter pilot. Most of his 7+ children have never met him.
Recently, my dad and I went to Long Beach to meet three of Denis’ wives and four of their kids.
[Denis lives nearby. It’s time to decide what to do next.
There’s been an amazing surge in backers since yesterday. The support for Delicate Lies has been tremendous. We are so close!
We just need 17 more backers and we’ll be golden.
This is the last email call to spread the word to friends and family. Share this link if you can:
Hopefully the next thing you’ll receive is the first page of Delicate Lies!
Thanks again for everything.
We’re into the final 24 hours everyone, and we’re starting to pick up some steam.
Please take a minute to help make Delicate Lies happen by sharing this link to friends and family on email, facebook, and twitter:
Thank you so much for your support!
We’ve hit 50% of our goal with just under a week left!
I’ve been overwhelmed with the support from you guys and I’m excited to get started on Delicate Lies.
A big thanks to everyone who came to our comic reading/preview event at Beacon last week too!
Now we’re in the home stretch so we need one last big push to make this happen.
If everyone would recommend just one friend to back the project, we’ll make it in no time!
So please, if you have a minute, forward this email or share this link to friends and family: http://www.beaconreader.com/projects/delicate-lies
Thanks so much for all your support!
PS: If you’d like to hear more about my story, tune in to the Derek and Romaine show TONIGHT (Tuesday) at 7 on Sirius! https://www.facebook.com/DerekAndRomaine
Derek isn’t just my mysterious long lost cousin—he’s also the host of a popular radio show. Crazy, right?
We’re more than 25% of the way there! Thanks so much for your support!
This week, I’ve decided to throw in little mini-portraits of the folks who are pledging. You can check ‘em out on my instagram: http://instagram.com/kaneicarus
If you pledged earlier and would like one, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So please help me spread the word about this fun extra offer and help bring in more backers. Share this link:
Also! If you’re in the Bay Area, Beacon is hosting a comics reading with me and some of my favorite local ‘toonists!
Stop by next week May 22nd to 2141 Broadway around 7pm for drinks, snacks and comics!
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