This just in:
We've got a STRETCH GOAL!
If/upon us reaching $2,000: every backer who pledges (or has pledged) $25 or more will also receive a signed copy of THE LOCUST MOON COMIC, a 24-page, full-color, sorta-semi-autobiographical romp through young imagination as illustrated by Quarter Moon artists James Comey, Farel Dalrymple, and Rob Woods.
Quarter Moon #2: "Locust Man vs. Monster" will be 48 pages and contain 5 complete stories, by cartoonists Steve Lafler (Bughouse), Kate Farquhar (Zodiac & friends), Dave Proch (Once Upon a Time Machine), Bodie Chewning (IdN Extra 02: Neo York – Mightnight Sessions), and Daryl Seitchik (Smarter Child). It will also include 3 one-page strips by James Comey (American Monster Buffet), illustrations by Lindsey Wavrek & Steven Bradshaw, and exclusive peeks into the sketchbook of Farel Dalrymple (Pop Gun War, It Will All Hurt). Providing this issue's cover - and title - is Ulises Farinas (Gamma, Catalyst Comix).
Locust Moon is undertaking a lot this fall, between the publication of this issue of Quarter Moon and Rob Woods' 36 Lessons in Self-Destruction, our second comics festival, and all of our various other comic projects currently in production. That's why we're asking for a hand on this book - we've got a lot riding on October 2013, and we hope you can help us make it through in one piece!
These are the stories that we're proud to be sharing with you guys:
Bodie Chewning's "Bow to the Wizard" or "Don't Get Your Diapers in a Twist It's Only a Cthuloid" stars a narcissistic Wizard who may need a little more help from his assistant than he thinks.
Dave Proch's "A Hard Boiled Heart" teaches us that underneath every hard shell is the wrong man who will go to the ends of the Earth for the right woman.
Steve Lafler will introduce us to an expat family in Oaxaca, where Steve currently lives. There's a wannabe superhero Luchadora (female Mexican wrestler), an existential encounter with death, and a 2500-year-old vampire. Chickens are involved.
Kate Farquhar is uncovering some secret, fantastical histories of Philadelphia.
And Daryl Seitchik will take us on a semi-autobiographical jaunt through a cartoonist's dreams.
Here's a little preview:
Like the first issue of Quarter Moon, "Locust Man vs. Monster" will be partially in color and partially in B&W, depending on how each artist wishes to present his or her art.
But unlike the first issue, "Locust Man vs. Monster" has no single theme. The guys & gals are running wild here.
Quarter Moon #1, "Silence" (56 pages), spotlighted wordless comics from Charles Fetherolf, Alex Eckman-Lawn, Sophia Wiedeman, Jeremy Baum, Alexandra Beguez, Chris Stevens and Rob Woods, along with sketch pages by Farel Dalrymple and a wraparound cover by Jeremy Baum.
Locust Moon is a retail store, art gallery, and small press based in West Philadelphia. Our first book, ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE (published through Dark Horse in the fall of 2012) has been nominated for a Harvey Award for Best Anthology. In addition to QUARTER MOON, Locust Moon’s other current and upcoming projects include the October-debuting 36 LESSONS IN SELF-DESTRUCTION, a collection of the mini comics of the infamous underground Philadelphia cartoonist Rob Woods, and LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM, a giant tribute comic to Winsor McCay's masterpiece by many of today's greatest living cartoonists (including Paul Pope, Neal Adams, Brandon Graham, Bill Sienkiewicz, J.G. Jones, and Farel Dalymple). We also host an annual comics festival, to be held this year on October 5.
Risks and challenges
The work is on track to being finished by September 1st, and we have worked with our printer before (on the debut issue of Quarter Moon), so we know what to expect from them.
This is our first Kickstarter, so we are keeping the rewards simple because we still need to feel out the system and how the costs will add up in the shipping department. By staying pretty conservative, we are trying to sidestep some risk there.
Hopefully once we have a good idea of how these things can shake out, any future Kicks we may Start can have more adventurous rewards.
- (20 days)