old gum wrappers and grocery lists

Interview: Kevin Budnik, "Old Gum Wrappers and Grocery Lists" - Comics on Kickstarter

Kickstarter can be an excellent way to self-fund your project. As often as I can, I’m going to bring you short interviews with people using Kickstarter to get their work out there for the world to see.

Today, I bring you Kevin Budnik, speaking about his project Old Gum Wrappers and Grocery Lists.

Interview below.

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Kickstarter Stretch Goal: Flower Grow, Collected Stories


Flower Grow - Collected Stories

24 pgs 8.5/11 color & b/w

Between the time Dust Motes and Old Gum Wrappers and Grocery Lists were being drawn, I was working at a YMCA and drawing comics on and off. It was a really gross, humid summer. A lot of friends got married in that period, and I was stressed out a lot of the time from my job.

If Old Gum Wrappers and Grocery Lists is able to fund an additional 1,000 by September 1st, I’ll use the money from that to print Flower Grow a collection of journal comics and one page stories (several of which were originally printed in New City, a Chicago-based weekly free publication).

Anyone who pledges $20 or more will receive a copy of Flower Grow: Collected Stories

The comics in Flower Grow are a mixture of FULL COLOR and black and white water color and are presented in semi-chronological order.

Flower Grow also collects Good Weather for Bad Poetry, a series of strips partially created for The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago’s student newspaper.


Dave Scheidt and Jess Smiley, some comics pals of mine, are running a kickstarter at the moment to fund their new collection of all-ages horror-humor comics: SPOOKY SLEEPOVER

I did a pin-up illustration of the main characters to help them promote it


Also, my Kickstarter, OLD GUM WRAPPERS AND GROCERY LISTS is so close to meeting it’s goal. Check it out if you have a minute, as well.

Kickstarter update!

Old Gum Wrappers and Grocery Lists the book is just over the half way mark. Twenty-Seven days to go, and about 1,500 dollars left.

I’ve finished laying out the book, and I’m starting the cover this week. If you haven’t had a chance to donate yet, please take a second to look - I posted the url at the bottom

Thank you guys so much!