Kickstarter Spotlight – A.K.A.
We haven’t really officially done this in a while, but expect to start seeing this more often. Kickstarter is a website that allows individuals to go directly to individuals to raise funds for various projects. It’s a great opportunity for comic book creators to get projects created without the help of publishers.
This week’s highlight is A.K.A. which has a goal of raising $6,000 by 5:46Pm EDT on May 27. The series definitely looks interesting as I’m a huge fan of “grindhouse,” exploitation, crime comics and B movies. More me, definitely something of interest and they got my $30 towards their goal. The project is by Rob Reilly and Steven Walters. The money will help pay the letterer, Jeff Powell and colorist, Giuseppe Pica.
A.K.A is an adrenalin-fueled, action packed, “grindhouse” inspired 4 issue crime comic that explores what happens when you double-cross the wrong man. Brought together by the writer/artist team of Steven Walters, and Rob Reilly, A.K.A is the story of Guy Doyle, a ruthless bodyguard of one of the most notorious crime bosses in New York. When he gets the order to kill Adrian Truelove, a famous gang leader who fathers a child with the mob bosses daughter, a hunt for Truelove ensues and a story that’ll leave you wanting more with each tension filled issue begins.
The book is also supplemented by 4 page, faux upcoming books by some of today’s hottest creators like: Mike Oeming, Joe Kelly, Bryan J.L Glass, Neil Vokes, and John Broglia