No better way to start the week than with a Doonesbury comic about Kickstarter.
All children, except one, grow up.
Comic-book artist Renae De Liz has long adored J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan — and felt that most adaptations leave far too much out.
An award-winning illustrator and the creator of the Womanthology Kickstarter project, De Liz is turning her talents to her favorite children’s story, promising a beautifully drawn and faithful adaptation. Backers can follow her to Never Never Land and bring back a new vision of this classic tale. Peter Pan: The Graphic Novel is our Project of the Day.
The latest chapter of Alex de Campi’s Kickstarter-funded comic, Ashes, is out now. De Campi has plunged a chunk of her savings into the series to cover additional printing costs — and despite rave reviews, her new work still lacks a trade publisher. Somebody knows someone, right?
Second Quest is a stand-alone graphic novella inspired by the popular video game Zelda. Specifically, the disappointment that video gamers David Hellman and Tevis Thompson felt after playing one of its more recent sequels. Where was the sense of discovery? they lamented. What was left to explore?
Second Quest became their remedy. It tells the story of a girl growing up in the sky who begins to suspect that the legends she’s heard about her home may not be true. Her subsequent adventures will contain some familiar tropes to avid fans of Zelda, but even if you’ve never picked up a controller, you’ll still find plenty of thrills. Sound the Ocarina: Second Quest is our Project of the Day.
Sailor Twain is a graphic novel set aboard a Hudson River steamboat in 1887.
The story begins with the discovery of a wounded mermaid clinging to the side of the ship and slowly evolves into an intricate mystery that ties together the ship’s passengers and its unexpected guest. The author just finished sending backers their final few rewards and he’s celebrating the book’s publication with a costume party at the New York Public Library
Curious for a taste? The entire book is available online in serial form.