Writer/artists Matt Kindt (Dept. H, Mind MGMT), Brian Hurtt, and Marie Enger have a launched a Kickstarter campaign for a 100-page comics anthology.
There’s actually more than 100 pages, but that’s a nice neat number to hang this all on. Anyway, the anthology is titled The HEK Treasury. It will be a hardcover, curated and created by the three, who are billing it as Twilight Zone meets McSweeney’s. The stories will be experimental, the format over-sized, and the genres closest to sci-fi/fantasy.
The anthology is not just experimental in terms of content. Format will also be unique. It will deploy “full color art, a tri-fold narrative poster and loose-leaf story cards,” according to the press release, much like the literary magazine, McSweeney’s.
Matt Kindt’s contribution to the anthology is The Great Mech Wars. That piece consists of three inter-connected 10-page chapters about an aging and sad war mech.
Brian Hurtt is also creating three interconnected stories. They are dystopian, with weaponized flaura and fauna, mutants, and suspended animation.
Meanwhile, Marie Enger’s stories (also dystopian) will involve death cults, telepathy, and ruined worlds.
Matt Kindt, Brian Hurrt, and Marie Enger also announced another new venture with HEK Studio. It’s named for them — Hurrt, Enger, Kindt — and it will be located in St. Louis, where the group has been an informal collective since 2015.
They will be housed in a vintage Route 66 garage, built in 1953 and purchased by them last summer. The idea is to establish a space in the city for visiting artists and, eventually, workshops.
Here’s a trailer for the campaign. There are, of course, stretch goals that yield incentives such as stickers and other fun touches. Preview art from the anthology can be found below: