Hello, world. There's a new comic on Kickstarter that I thought you should be made aware of. It's an anthology titled "Imaginary Drugs" and it features a number of stories by different creators and it looks just swell. Oh, and I'm involved in it. Does that render my evaluations meaningless and this very post overly self-serving and egomaniacal? No. No, of course not.
This new collection is spearheaded by Michael McDermott and features a number of FUBAR alum, such as Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, Christine Larsen and K. Michael Russel. For my part, I've got two never-berfore published stories, and I also did some lettering work on the flagship story, "Saint in the City" by McDermott, Sawyer and Russel.
Included in this comic is "Eternal Flame", a two-part story drawn by the inimitable Paul Tucker:
Paul really put a lot of work into making this story look both futuristic and old fashioned at the same time. It's the space ballet that I've always wanted to write and I'm always happy to work with Paul. He doesn't disappoint, if I can say so.
My other inclusion is a brand new Teddy and the Yeti short story drawn by the incomparable Pietro. In the below preview, we see Ted, the Yeti, and a familiar pooch. This is one of my favorite stories of all time, for reasons that should seem obvious if you know anything about me.
There are a number of great rewards in the offering, including prints, shirts, and even a set of coasters, one of which features the lead character from Eternal Flame:
There are a couple me-centric rewards, for those who are looking to see just what I'm coughing up to make this book a reality. I'm offering issues of Teddy and the Yeti, some trading cards and a print with image of the cover to Teddy and the Yeti #2. If you're super impressed by my lettering "skills", you can even hire me to letter your eight page comic. Interestingly enough, three people have put a pledge down on the Teddy and the Yeti reward...I have no idea who these
So if you're looking for a fun comic and are so inclined to click on links to Kickstarter pages, I hope you'll consider Imaginary Drugs for a comic purchase-y buy. You can find the campaign here:
We'll find out in about a month if this project gets funded or not. I'll post updates here when I think it's prudent. Wish us luck!