by David F. Walker

From the neurotic mind of writer David F. Walker, the Eisner Award-winning co-creator of BITTER ROOT and NAOMI, comes IMPOSTER SYNDROME, a 100-page collection (*now upgraded to 120 pgs) of six short comics, one prose short story about zombies, and some other random nonsense that must be seen to be believed.

For fans of: well-drawn comics that are brutally funny, honest, and short


supported of $5,500



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Digital PDF, 120 pages


Paperback copy of IMPOSTER SYNDROME

70 claimed

Softcover, 120 pages


Signed paperback copy of IMPOSTER SYNDROME

45 claimed

Softcover, 120 pages, signed by David F. Walker


Retailer Bundle

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3 copies of IMPOSTER SYNDROME at wholesale price.
Retailers only.


Retailer Virtual Visit

For Retailers - get two bundles (6 copies) of IMPOSTER SYNDROME at wholesale price, and David will do an hour-long virtual visit!


Tip Jar

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If you want to add a little something extra for us hard workin' folks - you can increase in increments of $1 by simply pressing '+' in the quantity field during checkout until you reach your desired amount. Much appreciated!


Add ons are only available once you have selected at least one Primary Reward listed above.


NAOMI: Season 2, #1 – signed by David F. Walker and Brian Michael Bendis

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Limited to 25


BITTER ROOT #13, 14, and 15 Variant Cover Bundle – signed by David F. Walker

13 / 15 claimed

Limited to 15


SOLID! – rare 2003 comic anthology published by David F. Walker

17 / 75 claimed

Limited to 75



Signed IMPOSTER SYNDROME + Signed Bitter Root Vol. 1 Variant

10 / 10 claimed

David will sign a copy of Imposter Syndrome as well as copy of this limited edition variant version of Bitter Root Vol. 1!



Written by David F. Walker and drawn by an incredible line-up of talented artists that includes Steve Willhite and DJ Parnell, IMPOSTER SYNDROME runs the gamut from comedy to science fiction to urban action (and of course, zombies). Featuring all-new stories “Attack of the Depression Monster,” “Crash Landing,” and “Bully,” IMPOSTER SYBDROME is some of the best, most personal work from Walker. The collection also includes two old classics, “Black Santa’s Revenge” and "The Legend of Stagolee" (both presented in color for the very first time), sample scripts, behind-the-scenes process pages, insightful confessions, writing tips, and more. Reading IMPOSTER SYNDROME is the next best thing to hanging out with David F. Walker…only without having to listen to him talk too much.


“IMPOSTER SYNDROME is a cross between a cry for help and exorcism of the demons that haunt me.” – David F. Walker




David F. Walker is an award-winning comic book writer best known for co-creating Bitter Root (Image) and Naomi (DC). He has written for Marvel Comics (Luke Cage, Occupy Avengers, Power Man and Iron Fist, Nighthawk, Fury, Deadpool) and DC Comics (Cyborg, Young Justice). 

Stretch Goals

The new short story is "How Will Eisner Changed My Life and Harlan Ellison Almost Got Me Arrested." This is a true story, and it will be drawn by my good friend Jim Hill (who was there when Will Eisner changed my life and Harlan Ellison almost got me arrested).
The set of trading cards are three limited edition trading cards featuring Reklaw the Ravager (see Update on 4/29 below for more details).


Four of the stories are completed. Two are fully drawn and are currently being colored. 

April 2022 – crowdfunding campaign

May 2022 – campaign ends, print-ready file delivery 

June 2022 – print completion

July 2022 – books shipped to supporters


3 months ago

Almost There!


Hi all,

Wanted to update you all that we have received the books from the printers!  However, there were damages to some of the books, and we are looking to re-print a significant number of them.  We are still waiting on final counts of what is damaged (signed vs. unsigned, etc). But, once we clear all of that up, we'll have the fulfillment team start sending out what they can.  

Then, we have to wait for an expedited print run to reach the fulfillment house for any items we still need in order to make sure all supporters receive their books!  

We thank you for your understanding.  Everyone in the supply chain tries to do their best job to bring you your books, but as you know, sometimes things can go a little wrong.  Nothing earth shatteirng, we just have to wait a little bit longer.  

Thank you for your patience, and your support!  Once we have more information, we'll be sharing it with all supporters!


6 months ago


Thank you everyone for supporting IMPOSTER SYNDROME!
Because of all of you this project is able to move forward, and to show my appreciation there will be a bit more to IMPOSTER SYNDROME than originally planned. Because we hit our initial goal and the stretch goal, I've added an additional story to the collection, as well as a set of limited edition trading cards featuring Reklaw the Ravager. But that's not all...there will also be a second, all-new, never-before-seen-by-human-eyes-other-than-mine additional story, this one featuring Reklaw the Ravager...because some of you are wondering who he is.
6 months ago

Final Day!


The project is fully funded and about to unlock its second stretch goal - Trading Cards!


We're so excited that this 100-page collection is fully funded -- let's give it a boost in its final hours! The campaign ends at midnight PST!

7 months ago


Thank you! With your support, IMPOSTER SYNDROME has hit its funding goal, and while the campaign continues, I want to announce two separate stretch goals we're posting in the STRETCH GOALS section:
First, is the addition of a new short story, "How Will Eisner Changed My Life and Harlan Ellison Almost Got Me Arrested." This is a true story, and it will be drawn by my good friend Jim Hill (who was there when Will Eisner changed my life and Harlan Ellison almost got me arrested). The inclusion of this story means more content for all you wonderful supporters of IMPOSTER SYNDROME.
The second stretch goal is a series of three limited edition trading cards featuring Reklaw the Ravager. Some of you may be wondering, "Who is Reklaw the Ravager?" Well...Reklaw the Ravager is a character I created when I was a kid, who will be making an appearance in IMPOSTER SYNDROME, before getting his own book in 2023. Everyone who backs the physical version of IMPOSTER SYNDROME will get these three trading cards. 
7 months ago



Hi everyone! We tried a little 'soft launch' over the weekend to give all of the WonderCon attendees a little head start, but now we're off & running! 


We're excited to bring this very unique collection to you, from the warped mind of David F. Walker. Today, AIPT posted a great interview with him where he goes into more detail about how this book came together. Go check it out, and spread the word!  AIPT Interview


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