This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, March 31 2019 12:00 PM UTC +00:00.
Hey there, Comics Party People (and other non-comics people who still like to party)!
Comics creators Claire Connelly and Erica Schultz are known in both indie and mainstream comics circles as the second coming of Kirby and Lee. Maybe not, but at least in their own heads. They've partnered MANY times to bring the world such delightful stories as The Unauthorized Biography of Winston Churchill: A Documentary and Cheese: A Love Story, as well as "Bishop Takes Rook; Knight Takes Pawn" in the anthology This Nightmare Kills Fascists and Space Man (available here).
Well, they're collaborating again for STRANGE TAILS, starring the sci-fi space opera Eve: The Immortal Lobster!
Eve is an oversized tale of alien lobsters fighting for freedom! YES! Lobsters and Freedom!
A Captain in the Jastogian Navy on the normally peaceful planet of Uisce, Eve's life is turned upside down when the warmongering Beurre invade her planet in search of Asin (salt). Eve assembles a small group of rebel fighters that make a last ditch effort at survival. The losses are many. Was the price of freedom too high?
Claire and Erica are asking for help to fund a print run of Strange Tails, a book not only collecting the brand new, colorful comic Eve: The Immortal Lobster, but ALSO including new TECHNICOLOR editions of the popular favorites The Unauthorized Biography of Winston Churchill: A Documentary and Cheese: A Love Story .
You heard that right! Claire and Erica have enlisted the help of Liana Kangas, Matt Emmons, Gab Contreras, and Cardinal Rae to give these stories the Wizard of Oz treatment! (Minus the flying monkeys.)
That's 94 pages of full color awesomeness from these two incredible creators, rounding out what is lovingly known as the "Tail Trilogy."
A better look at Claire's INCREDIBLE cover!
Claire Connelly (Co-Creator/Artist) is a cryptid that roams through the suburbs of New Jersey. She is best known for her off-beat mini comics and zines. Connelly has written, drawn, and published the mini series Black Eyes, Down with the Ship: A collection of Comics, The Long Year, and Bird Song, and is the artist on the series Animals written by Eric Grissom. Claire has illustrated several short stories for mini comics and anthologies, as well has drawn several covers and pin-ups for comics floating in the comic-verse.
Erica Schultz (Co-Creator/Writer) is a comic book writer and editor best known for writing Xena: Warrior Princess and Charmed for Dynamite Entertainment, her participation in DC Comics' first Talent Development Writers Workshop, and the award-winning, creator-owned crime series, M3 with artist Vicente Alcázar. Her latest work includes the Daredevil Annual for Marvel Comics with artist Marcio Takara and Twelve Devils Dancing with artist Dave Acosta for Action Lab Danger Zone. She just might be the Jersey Devil.
Liana Kangas (Colorist) is a freelance comic artist and a self proclaimed edgelord dog mom, working in both digital and traditional formats. With a lifelong love of comics and a professional background in marketing and outreach, she combined the two to pursue a full time career in comics; including being published in 2000 AD's 2018 Sci-Fi Special, Comic Mix's Ringo Award Winning anthology graphic novel Mine! to support Planned Parenthood, Black Mask Studio’s Black AF series Devil’s Dye, and Image Comic's Where We Live.
Matt Emmons (Colorist) is an up and coming comic artist and writer based in the Boston area. Raised on a healthy diet of 80s sci-fi and horror movies, these genres became an integral part of his work. Matt is currently a freelance illustrator that also self publishes his own comics, primarily Gardener, with several shorter self-contained comics. He also runs a small clothing brand under the name Second at Best, using illustrations for screen printed and embroidered apparel.
Gab Contreras (Colorist) is a graphic designer, colorist, and illustrator from Lima, Peru. She has worked on several books for various publishers, most notably All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World (A Wave Blue World), 2000 AD Summer Special 2018 (2000 AD), A Princess Of Mars, and others. She is also the layout artist and letterer for Editora Vuk, a Peruvian publisher of the Spanish editions of U.S. comic books such as The Walking Dead, Locke & Key, Invincible, Hellboy, and Star Wars.
Cardinal Rae (Letterer) is a letterer and graphic designer with Fenix Works, Inc. in New Jersey. They've worked with Image Comics (Crowded, Rose, Where We Live), DC Comics (The Coming of the Supermen), Dynamite Entertainment (Xena: Warrior Princess), A Wave Blue World (This Nightmare Kills Fascists), Dark Horse (Once Upon A Time Machine), Oneshi Press (Pack, Tracy Queen), and other publishers. They also designs logos for comic books and other comics related things.
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Risks and challenges
As of this launch, all the line art for Eve: The Immortal Lobster is completed, and both The Unauthorized Biography of Winston Churchill: A Documentary and Cheese: A Love Story are completely colored. There could be unforeseen issues that come up during fulfillment, but we believe we've budgeted enough time to deal with anything that might arise. Should issues arise, all backers will be notified as soon as possible. Claire has run several successful Kickstarter campaigns on her own, and Erica has been a contributor to many others. Between the two of them, they're prepared to get this book out when promised.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter