ES*EF is a collection of short S.F and futuristic stories written by Darryl Cunningham, Glenn Dakin, Paul Duncan, Phil Elliott and David Thorpe, all illustrated by Phil Elliott.
UPDATE 17 August 2018 - We have reached our stretch target and an extra 20 pages will be added to the comic!
It sits in your kitchen! It hums! But what weird world lurks within? 3 single-page strips written by Glenn Dakin...
Oscar Nobbs decides what lives or dies in his garden! Join him in a Post Apocalyptic future, written by Phil Elliott.
Join Darryl Cunningham’s Buck Zero as he travels through time and space to avenge a murder…his own!
Are you prepared to take a taxi ride in Paul Duncan’s City of Angles? One poor sucker from out-of-town did and... BOY! did he have the sight-seeing tour of his life!
Two people meet in a café and fall in love, except they're mutants and their relationship doesn’t go smoothly. Experience Mutant Love in David Thorpe’s skewed love story.
How does it feel to be the cleverest man in the world? Phil Elliott hasn’t had personal experience of this but has contemplated what it'd be like.
WHAT IS THE CAMPAIGN?
We wish to release a 32-page black and white comicbook with colour covers. (now a 52-page comic after reaching our stretch goal!)
The artwork is all prepared so it will just be a case of getting it printed.
The money we are looking for is for printing and shipping costs alone.
The first 100 backers of the physical pledges will receive an A4 text free print of the front cover, signed and number by Phil.
For £10 you will get a postcard-sized sketch of some kind of robot(s), doing some kind of stuff. If you pledge more then you'll get A4 sketches (B/W or colour depending on your pledge).
Here are some of the postcards..
Here are a couple of examples of the kind of A4 B/W sketch you can expect to receive...
COLOUR CITY OF ANGLES PAGE
I originally had the idea of painting Paul's story in full colour but abandoned this idea after the first page. A page which you can have if you back the project for £65 - see details on the right. This is hand-painted with lettering on an acetate overlay...and it's big - A2 size.
THE BACK COVER
This will be the back cover of the comic. The original is an acetate with black line printed and hand-coloured underneath, now available as a reward.
WHO ARE THE CREATORS?
Phil Elliott is a UK artist who has been active in the comic book industry since the mid-70’s. He launched and co-edited the Fast Fiction fanzine in the ‘80s where he introduced his bequiffed character, Gimbley. Phil was a regular contributor to the influential Escape magazine and his other work includes Illegal Alien and Bluebeard written by James Robinson; Lucifer with Eddie Campbell; writing Absent Friends for Paul Grist; Tupelo with Matt DeGennaro; The Real Ghostbusters and illustrating Glenn Dakin’s Rockpool Files.
Darryl Cunningham is an acclaimed British author and cartoonist who has written the books Science Tales, Psychiatric Tales, Supercrash and Graphic Science.
Glenn Dakin is a British cartoonist and author of children's books. He is the author of the Candle Man book series, and has contributed to a number of British comics magazines including Escape and Deadline and was part of the British small press comics scene in the 1980s. His main creations are Temptation and the semi-autobiographical strip Abe.
Paul Duncan wrote the graphic novel, Second City and adapted Damon Runyon’s short story, Princess O'Hara for the online comic, Aces Weekly both of which Phil illustrated. Paul is also a film historian whose TASCHEN books include The James Bond Archives, The Charlie Chaplin Archives, The Godfather Family Album, Taxi Driver, Film Noir, and Horror Cinema, as well as publications on film directors, film genres, movie stars, and film posters.
David Thorpe is a novelist, screenwriter and comics writer. His fiction is for adults, young adults and older children.
He's the author of YA novel Hybrids, in which a virus causes teenagers to merge with technology in a terror-filled near-future world. Hybrids is "a stunningly clever novel" (-The Times) and was winner of the HarperCollins-Saga Magazine 2006 Childrens Novelist competition.
His latest novel is the futuristic romantic tragi-fantasy, Stormteller.
KEEP WATCHING THE SKIES!
Risks and challenges
The comic is finished. Once the funds clear the comic will be printed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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