Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray debut their second Kickstarter project of the year, SEX AND VIOLENCE Volume One.
Project: SEX AND VIOLENCE Volume 1
Talent/Project Manager: Jimmy Palmiotti
Days to Go: 22
The spiel: Palmiotti and Gray riding the success from their last project RETROVIRUS and currently 3-for-3 on successful Kickstarter projects. If you didn’t pledge for RETROVIRUS back in May, you can head over to your local comic shop and buy a copy TODAY.
SEX AND VIOLENCE volume 1 is a 64 page graphic novel about crime, lust and redemption split into two distinctively different stories sharing similar themes written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray and drawn by Jimmy Broxton and Juan SantaCruz. Excessive nudity and violence makes this an adults only title.
PORNLAND, OREGON strikes me as a Showtime or HBO series. The book has a big theatrical presence and I wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up being one the first Kickstarter comics adapted to film or television.
The first story, PORNLAND, OREGON, is written by Justin Gray [ All-Star Western, Retrovirus, Creator-Owned Heroes] and drawn by Jimmy Broxton [The Unwritten, The Engine] . When his runaway granddaughter is murdered, Rick embarks on a bloody trail of revenge through Portland’s internet porn community only to discover he may have inadvertently had a role in her death.
GIRL IN A STORM has that Franco-Belgian style for an American audience. Their work lead me to discover artists like Jordi Bernet, Antonio Segura, Horacio Altuna and Domingo Mandrafina. One of the things that’s so great about Gray and Palmiotti is that they can work with artist all over the map and play to their strengths.
The other story, GIRL IN A STORM, is written by Jimmy Palmiotti [ Painkiller Jane, Queen Crab, Jonah Hex] and illustrated by Juan SantaCruz [The Resistance, Fantastic Four, The Hulk] and is a story about a NYC female police officer that becomes fascinated with a lesbian couple that has moved across the courtyard from her apartment. What started out as a curiosity out of boredom has become a full fledged obsession that starts her questioning her own life.
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+.