The Kick-Watcher takes a break from Kickstarter to show you what indiegogo projects you should be supporting.
By: Henry Barajas
Project: The Garlicks
Talent/Project Manager: Lea Hernandez
Days to Go: 4 (RED ALERT)
A full-color graphic novel about Pandora Garlick, a teenage vampire who is NOT going into the family business!
Pandora, with no answers for why she isn’t a proper vampire, turns to her passion, making comics, and chooses her family as her muses: the exhausting Ham, her vampire father Vourdain Garlick (a flower-eating barista), her human mother Olive Garlick (a baker-turned-butcher), and their home/business, Orange Espresso and Meats.
The money raised for THE GARLICKS will go towards the production and printing of the first of four planned volumes and to make and mail out incentives. I’ll be writing, drawing, and assembling THE GARLICKS full time for about five months, then shepherding it through printing, THEN signing and mailing them for another two months! (It takes a LOT of hours to address and stuff and post books. I have to start making packages in November to be ready when THE GARLICKS is printed next year!)
“Lea’s stuff is terrific.”— Neil Gaiman (Coraline, The Graveyard Book)
Project: True Patriot
The Talent: Adrian Alphona (Runaways), Andy B. (Kill Shakespeare), J. Bone (Super Friends), Jack Briglio (Scooby Doo), Scott Chantler (Two Generals), Tom Fowler (Hulk: Season One), Agnes Garbowska (Girl Comics), Faith Erin Hicks (Adventure Time), Tim Levins (Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes), Ramon Perez (A Tale of Sand), Ron Salas (28 Days Later), Jay Stephens (Secret Saturdays), J. Torres (Teen Titans Go), Howard Wong (After the Cape).
Days to Go: 15
The spiel: Canada has some of the most talented people in the comic book industry, now what-if they all got together and made an anthology and needed your help to make it happen?
True Patriot is a comic book anthology featuring Canadian superheroes written and drawn by some of your favourite Canadian comic book creators. Most of us working on this project grew up reading Alpha Flight, Captain Canuck, or Wolverine comics and we’ve always thought that there should be more Canadian superheroes out there. So, we’re putting together a 100-page, full-colour anthology for your reading pleasure (and ours)!
Project: Jaybird comic book
Talent/Project Manager: Laul Ahonen
Days to Go: 103
Hello, my name is Lauri Ahonen. I’m an illustrator from Finland. Me and my brother Jaakko made a comic book, “Jaybird”, that tells the story of a very small and very scared little bird, who lives alone in a great big house with his mother. He’s never been outside the house, and won’t, as long as his mother has a say about it.
I will be covering more indiegogo projects in addition to my Kickstarter coverage. If you think your project is worth the attention, don’t be shy and email me at kick.watcher at gmail dot com.
Henry Barajas is the co-creator, writer and letterer for El Loco and Captain Unikorn. He has also written and lettered short stories for two successful Kickstarter SpazDog Press projects: Unite and Take Over: Stories inspired by The Smiths and Break The Walls: Comic Stories inspired by The Pixies. He is the Newsroom Research Assistant for The Arizona Daily Star and was nominated for the Shel Dorf Blogger of the Year award for his work at The Beat. You can follow him on Twitter @HenryBarajas and Google+.