Now with an extra 8 pages! - 44 pages + covers.
Behind the pseudonym, Charlie Trumper, Eddie Campbell and Phil Elliott created over 100 comic strips between 1984 and 1985 for the UK weekly music paper, Sounds.
During their stint at Sounds they produced 3 unique series and The Wonders of Science was their first, with Eddie and Phil creating their own strips every other week.
The Wonders of Science is testament to the fact that Phil and Eddie are not merely skilled comickers but are also visionaries, up there with Hawking, Sagan, Asimov and Homer.
In these comic strips they ruminate about the philosophical, moral and downright bonkers state of the modern world. They do not profess to having any solutions but we are sure you will enjoy reading their theories.
We originally sought funding for a 36 page + covers, A4 landscape comic, but are now adding an extra 8 pages making a total of 44 pages + covers. The interior will be B/W with colour covers (and colour inside front and back covers). Everyone who pledges will receive a digital pdf version of the comic.
Now that we have passed our target we can now offer a print of the front cover, free, to everyone who pledges for a physical copy of the comic.
Eddie has written a new introduction for the comic.
This comic will only be available through this Kickstarter campaign or direct from Eddie and Phil. It will not be on sale in comic shops.
By completing the coursework in this book you will be entitled to a Diploma of Scientific Wonders from Prof Bean's University of Scientific Wonders...
The Wonders of Science features a huge cast of characters...Including...
...and many more weird and wonderful characters!
We are also offering you the opportunity to purchase an A4 print of Eddie's inside cover - check out pledge details on the right. Here's the illustration...
SOUNDS was a music paper published between 1970 and 1991 and initially covered progressive rock but by the mid-seventies was championing Punk Rock and New Wave. Later, it was the first UK paper to interview Nirvana (Kurt Cobain was often seen wearing a Sounds t-shirt).
SOUNDS already had a good tradition of featuring comic strips in its pages, with work by Alan Moore (under the name Curt Vile), Bryan Talbot and Savage Pencil before Phil and Eddie made their debut.
The Wonders were first published in Sounds tabloid-size, This new collection will be A4 landscape which will present the strips as close to the original.
Risks and challenges
All the artwork and design for this comic has been completed and we expect no problems in fulfilling this project once our goal has been reached.
Phil has already run two successful Kickstarter campaigns - ES*EF and Rodney - The Premonition (also with Eddie Campbell).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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