Today my next comic went up on Kickstarter, you’ve probably read about it in this newsletter before, so let me tell you why you should hit the link above [or here] to back it in the next 36 hours.
Y’see, SKYSCRAPER is a one-shot murder mystery comic I’ve put together with Mitchell Collins on art, and Simon Robins on colours, and Dan Hill edited this business to get me into shape. The comic is funky and unreal and we’re in love with it, which is why we’re hyped to get it out into the world.
One of our favourite parts of the book is that every page has the same basic layout/design. It’s the front of a building. But through the magic of Mitchell’s art, and the power of panel borders and gutters, we play with pacing and time and movement on every page to tell a story that spans decades, and paints a whole epic while only ever taking the one angle on it.
I love how comics work, and this is one of my biggest leaps forward in using the comic medium. I think you’re going to dig it.
To respect this concept, we’re printing the comic in newspaper size just so you can appreciate all the work Mitchell and Simon have put into making this wild idea come to life. Just look at this page and see how gorgeous it is.
Now imagine a whole comic of that madness and majesty.
So, why should you back in the next 36 hours?
Well, I’m having a little First 48 Hour Backer Party. For everyone that gets in during that time frame, I’m also going to send them PDFs of:
- A PDF of BEAUTIFUL CANVAS #1 [art by Sami Kivela], and
- 2 PDFs of my short comics about a prison for supervillains and a guard with size manipulation powers, LITTLE MAN IN THE BIG HOUSE [art by Paul Tucker, and Francesco Iaquinta]
Plus, you’d be joining into an experience that’s good enough for Brian Michael Bendis, and you know he knows good comics, so hit the campaign up now and then sit back and let the good times roll!
Kickstarter works well when projects launch strong, they work well when people get involved and get invested, and they work well only through the involvement of you. This comic won’t exist unless we cross the line, so have a look at the link below and work out what pledge level you wanna get in on.
A $4 pdf is easy, but a discounted early bird print copy of this oversized beauty will be something to really hold for life. Have a browse, find the level that’s right for you, and if you can…please share the link around, I’d greatly appreciate it :]
If you have any questions about the whole Kickstarter malarkey, or you want to ask about the comic, or suggest something, just hit me with a reply. Happy to chat to help you across the line to make this Kickstarter my biggest opening day, my biggest launch overall, and my biggest print haul of comics out to readers yet.
And here’s another page, just for being patient!