Today's post is to let you know that the Devil's Pool is off to a killer start in raising the funds for Issue #1! Looking at my last post (I'm REALLY busy with three "real" jobs!), you'll see that #0 was released through the support of kick-ass backers!
If you're not familiar with the idea of Kickstarter, I'll fill you in. Kickstarter is an AWESOME way for artists of all kinds to get their projects funded. This is ESPECIALLY good for the "little guy" looking to get the attention of the big names. On top of that, being funded through Kickstarter lets you, the big guy, and anyone looking at getting a copy of the project know that the public wants this...after all, they FUNDED it! I think it's good all-around because you know what you're doing is valid and wanted.
And trust me...TDP is definately wanted and valid. That's evident by the backers on their current KickStarter campaign! But they're not done yet! They haven't reached that goal to raise the funds for Issue #1!
With your help, they can, though!
If you're interested in helping the guys out and helping an AWESOME comic make it to the top, click here.
this article on a new graphic series, "The Devil's Pool". The project was funded through KickStarter, and today, I logged in to email to find...No. 0! How exciting! Of course I immediately opened and absorbed the intensity that No. 0 is! The story opens with an introduction of the area, the weather, and lore. Benton Carver (so you discover his name to be later) runs through the forest, and it's very obvious that he's being pursued (maybe all the bullets? Hmm...). The narration offers some insight into what's going on, and what we can determine is that Carver's messed with the wrong dudes. The chase continues and becomes a confrontation in a clearing. Personally, it really makes me sick when, in graphic works, the "good guy" is outnumbered by a slew of "bad guys". That's what happens here. You can't help but feel anxious for Carver as you watch the scene unfold. Just as the group is about to finish him off, Carver reveals that he has fight left in him yet.
I am WAY too excited about this. I literally screamed when I got this press release.
"What gives, Ashleigh? Why suddenly with the fangirlness?"
Danger Days (The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys) is possibly my favorite album of all time. I'll write a review on it later, but trust me...it means a LOT to me. People say that certain music speaks to certain times in life...this is my album. This is the album that gave me hope when everything else seemed hopeless. I know it sounds dramatic, but it snapped me awake. It may have saved my life...
Now that all that mush is out of the way...did I mention that this album is AMAZING?!?!
To get the technicalities out of the way, "Cherubs" is Bryan Talbot and Mark Stafford's gift to the graphic novel world. :) What a gift it is, too! And of course, it's made possible in part by Dark Horse.
Without giving a lot away, I'll just say that this was a FUN novel to read.