It’s been over six months in the making but today sees the announcement of a new comic book company, 44FLOOD. Thew new publisher is founded by Kasra Ghanbari, menton3, Ben Templesmith, and their friend Nicholas Idell, who runs a comic book shop in Chicago. Their focus is to create incredible art-driven books, both straight-up art and sequential narratives, and then penetrate markets outside of comic books while maintaining a direct relationship with end-buyers. Sounds like a hell of a task at hand.
They’ve also launched a Kickstarter campaign this morning for their flagship book Tome, which is an annual anthology at around 11×17″ and 180 pages with world-class artists from many different fields and disciplines exploring a single theme. The folks involved so far include Ashley Wood, Ben Templesmith, Bill Sienkiewicz, Chet Zar, David Stoupakis, George Pratt, Guillermo Rigattieri, Kasra Ghanbari, Matthew Bone, menton3, Riley Rossmo, Scott Radke and Steve Niles. The campaign runs for 44 days and has a goal of $18,400. I’ve already chipped in my $90, but there’s some great levels at a much lower price.