Dynamite Brings ERF by Garth Ennis and Rob Steen to Comic Shops
Dynamite is proud to announce their partnership with bestselling writer Garth Ennis and celebrated artist Rob Steen to bring their creative collaboration, a children’s storybook called ERF, to comic shops in October. Originally announced as a project on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter in 2012, ERF received steadfast support by dedicated fans and saw publication initially as a hardcover available to consumers directly. The Dynamite partnership marks the first time that Ennis and Steen’s project will be available through hobby and book market distribution channels.
Set at the dawn of time, ERF introduces its titular character and his three amphibious friends – Figwillop, KWAAAH, and the Booper – as they take their first nervous steps out of the ocean. Their exploration of exciting new lands beyond the shore leads to a confrontation with the mighty Colossux, a terrifying creature lurking in the prehistoric jungle. What follows is an evolutionary tale of love and loyalty for readers of all ages.
While numerous publishers took interest in ERF from its inception, Ennis and Steen chose to self-publish the project, thereby maintaining creative control over the story. They turned to Kickstarter to raise funds, setting a goal of $12,000 to aid in the printing costs. Thanks to the considerable support of almost 500 backers, the Kickstarter fundraiser was easily met within the forty-day funding period. The successful venture resulted in a hardcover storybook measuring 8″ x 10″, with 48 full-color pages to tell the tale of Erf and his friends.