good stories, well drawn
good stories, well drawn
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, September 14 2019 3:59 AM UTC +00:00.
Paradigm Drift is a collection of short stories in comics form. All of the stories are written by Andrew Scott and drawn by established professionals with decades of experience and talented newcomers whose futures look promising.
Supporting this project means your money will go directly to the creation of this book. Most of the stories are 5-6 pages long. A few will be much shorter. But Paradigm Drift should end up somewhere around 32 pages.
The book is black and white. Right now, the plan is to include the following stories:
- "Trouble at Kadarva Cave"
- "Our Line of Work"
- "The Boy Who Loved Kiana, Queen of Wonder"
- "The Dog Next Door"
- "Hwy X"
- and possibly one or two more!
Andrew Scott is the author of Naked Summer, named a Notable Collection by the Story Prize. He has worked as an English professor and editor for years, and his writing has been published by Esquire, The Writer's Chronicle, and many literary journals, as well as pop culture websites like Polygon, 13th Dimension, and Comics Bookcase. Naked Summer spent some time on Amazon's list of "Hot New Releases in Short Stories" when it was published, ahead of one of Stephen King's books.
Praise for Andrew Scott and Naked Summer:
- “Andrew is an author who will create an exciting body of work.”—Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin, winner of the National Book Award
- “Andrew Scott’s stories are streamlined, intense, and unsettling. His characters don’t quite know themselves, but the author knows them well. They teeter in the margins of safety, in a way that many Americans have been pushed off the path to the dream. I recommend these stories highly.”—Alice Elliott Dark, author of In the Gloaming
- “Naked Summer by Andrew Scott has reminded me that I love short stories. Read the collection, people. You will care about his characters.”—Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook
- “Scott writes with a rare synthesis of sensitivity, even delicacy, and matter-of-fact bluntness. It’s a tremendously effective and affecting combination.”—American Book Review
- “Andrew Scott’s stories take place in the Heartland, and they will land squarely in your heart. Unflinching but sweet-tempered, they ring as plaintive and pure as ballads.”—Michael Parker, author of The Watery Part of the World
Patrick Zircher has drawn most of the major Marvel and DC characters in his famed career, which includes stints on Action Comics featuring Superman, Green Arrow, Cable and Deadpool, Nightwing, Thunderbolts, Iron Man, Mystery Men, Terror Inc., New Warriors, and many more. You can find examples of his work on Twitter: @PatrickZircher.
Peter Krause has produced comics for three decades, including various Superman titles and The Power of Shazam! for DC Comics, as well as Irredeemable, Insufferable, Daredevil: Road Warrior, Archie 1941, and the graphic novel, The Millionaires’ Magician.
Jacob Edgar is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design. His work has been seen in James Bond: Moneypenny for Dynamite and Fantastic Bandits, which he co-created with Nate Cosby. He will next be featured as the artist for Savage Tales: Red Sonja, coming in October 2019. You can find more of his art on Instagram.
Josh George is an American comic book artist and freelance illustrator with an MFA in painting and drawing from Louisiana State University. He is currently teaching in China. Some of his published work includes art for 2000 A.D.and Grimm Tales of Terror (Zenescope). For more information visit his website: Art of Josh George.
Håvard S. Johansen is the critically acclaimed author of STOP. REC. FFWD andStumtjener. He co-wrote the screenplay for Troll Hunter and created various visual elements in the film, including the creature designs. Some of his most recent work includes Trolljegeren and a short biographical comic about Willie Nelson for NBM. He lives in Norway. You can find more of his art on his blog and his Instagram account.
Eduardo Herrera is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. He lives in Indiana. You can find more of his art on Instagram.
Andrew Krahnke is an illustrator from northern Michigan currently living on Long Island. He graduated from The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in 2002 and has been working full-time as an illustrator ever since. Visit his website to see more of his work.
Deron Bennett is the Eisner- and Harvey-nominated owner of AndWorld Design, a lettering and design studio. He has worked for DC, Marvel, Vault, Boom!, IDW, and other publishers. He offers a range of services that comic book creators and publishers need to deliver a comic book to readers, including logo design, font creation, page layout, graphic design, and more.
Risks and challenges
Andrew says: "I have supported at least one project in every Kickstarter category, so I know that sometimes things go awry and projects get delayed. How can I assure you that this project will be completed? What are some of the known risks? The first is that more than one person is involved with this project, which adds a layer of complexity each time. That said, this is a book of SHORT stories, so each artist is not completing 80 or 100 pages of line work. And some of the short stories are already completed, which reduces the chance of problems down the road. It's possible, of course, that something might fall through the cracks after we are funded. Perhaps one of the artists will have to abandon this effort in favor of higher-profile or better-paying work. If so, I will coordinate with the other creators, or with other creators, to find new solutions and make sure the project continues in a timely fashion. I have managed a lot of large-scale projects as a writer, editor, and educator. And, for what it's worth, I have already led a few successful Kickstarter projects in years past, including the funding of a comics anthology with a lot of moving parts. You can support this project with confidence, assured that this project will get done, too. But if there are delays, I will remain in touch with backers."Learn about accountability on Kickstarter