In a Christmas miracle of sorts funding of Everything Dies through Kickstarter has reached over 100%! What does this mean? Well, funds will be relinquished to me (or taken from backers' accounts) until Jan. 15, the original end date. People still have the opportunity to donate if they would like some of the special offers they can get though donating. Any extra money will go towards making the new books look beautiful and raising the amount of books published. If the extra money reaches about $700-$800 it will also fully fund the printing of Everything Dies #3!
My name is Box Brown. I created the webcomic Bellen! (http://boxbrown.com ) a few years back. Bellen! is published 5 times a week. Now, I love webcomics and love creating my webcomic but I also have a passion for print comics. So, I publish print comics every few month that do not appear on the web. I keep a blog documenting the progress of my print work (http://pagesinsequence.blogspot.com ). My current project is called Everything Dies. I've always envisioned the project to be ongoing with the first two issues being companion pieces.
The three basic stories within Everything Dies:
"The Book of Job": A modern adaptation of the story of Job, from the old testament of the bible. I got the idea for this story after seeing the Coen Brothers movie A Serious Man. God urges Satan to punish Job in order to test his faith. The story is really interesting to me because it portrays God as a gambler.
"Heart of Stonework": A series of shorts about a young Buddhist monk and his master. I started this series as a Sunday-sized comic strip a few years back (http://www.webcomicsnation.com/boxbrown/hos/series.php) recently I was contacted by The Times of India about rerunning the strips in their paper. It lead me to revisit the strips and I've created a few new longer stories that will appear in this book.
"Alpha/Omega": Two companion pieces. "Alpha" is about the many different myths about how the world was created. Omega is about many different myths about how the world is to end.
Two Comics? Why not just one?
I want to print these comics as two separate 32 page comics. They were originally conceived to be companions and that's how they will be done. Floppy comics have fallen out of favor in recent years for indie comics and I really think that's sad. Mainstream comics come out EVERY WEEK! Imagine if you could go get an issue of Seth's Palookaville or Adrian Tomine's Optic Nerve every week? It would be incredible. But the world has moved on and graphic novels are where it's at. This project is designed to be a throwback to the days of the floppy comic.
Will you publish Everything Dies #'s 3, 4, 5 etc.?
Hopefully the series will continue and eventually be collected into a graphic novel sized book.
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