I’m so excited to finally get to write this: 5500 Miles of Comics is crowdfunding right now!
What is it?
With over 250 pages of humorous and heartfelt comic journals, Betje Ton chronicles family life in Los Angeles and her move to the Netherlands during a global pandemic.
One evening, I picked up a pen and drew about my day. For five years I didn’t stop: I drew with my hand in a cast and I drew when we moved internationally during a global pandemic. I drew about homeschooling my kids while trying to work and I drew about that time I almost set the house on fire. My home changed, the kids grew and my drawings improved. And then, all this drawing ended. I drew about that too. Finally, I had a chance to have a good look and make a selection.
That’s what this book is: the very best of roughly 5500 miles of comics.
What do others say about it?
We the reader are invited to accompany Betje through everything from a trip to the emergency room to expat tears to moments of pure bliss with old friends.
Betje uses her humor, honesty, and charming artwork to bring significance to small, human moments we all recognize.
- Natalie Nourigat, Director of Far From The Tree and author of I Moved to LA to Work in Animation
Betje’s daily comic journal is such an honest and real look at life’s moments—the ups, the downs and everything in between. And her drawings! They are wonderfully humorous and bring the whole thing to life. I love reading these every day!
- Adrienne Hedger, Cartoonist for Hedger Humor
Can I get the book after the crowdfunding?
I can’t promise you that. I love the idea of crowdfunding, because it allows us to print as many books as we need. On the other hand, if we don’t meet our funding goal, no books will be printed so really NOW is the time to get your book and anything else we’re offering!
Can I support in some other way?
Yes! Regardless of whether you’re getting the book for yourself, sharing about this campaign with your friends and family is very helpful. Please consider forwarding this email or posting about it on your socials.
If you have any suggestions, ideas or encouraging words, please comment below or hit the reply button. This crowdfunding campaign is both extremely exciting and incredibly scary to me. Your words mean a lot!
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so exciting! what an amazing achievement!