About this project
Pre-order Barry Linton's new comic Aki in Tiko, a chronicle of teenage explorer Lucky Aki's further adventures through the islands and cultures of a re-imagined past. Aki in Tiko features the finely delineated black and white line work of one of New Zealand's most dedicated cartoonists, having honed his skills over forty years of making comics.
Barry Linton on Lucky Aki:
"What if there was a time, now out of mind, when there were many more islands of all sizes, and few or no continents, with busy island groups, trading, fishing, herding, farming and lots of seasonal voyaging, eh?"
"A youth might dream of a life sailing the myriad island trade ways, exploring the unknown fertile shores, and a youth might get lucky, then as now."
Barry Linton Biography by Dylan HorrocksBarry Linton has been a key figure in New Zealand comics since days of the underground press in the early 1970s. His stories and art have appeared in many books, magazines and newspapers, including Strips, the Ponsonby Rag, Razor, Landfall, Pavement, White Fungus and the New Zealand Listener. He has created iconic posters and album covers for Red Mole and Herbs, among others. His comics have explored Auckland street life, music, sex and politics; relationships and parenthood; ancient history, UFOs and the future of humanity. One of his most ambitious projects to date is the adventures of Aki, a series of comics set in a carefully researched, lovingly reimagined neolithic Oceania.
Preview pages from Aki in Tiko:
Below: Lucky Aki in the New Stone Age, 44 pages, colour cover, colour centre fold, black and white interiors.
Below: 20th Century BC, 20 pages, colour covers, colour and black and white interiors.
Below: Instant Distance A3 prints, 350 GSM Card.
Conversations with Barry Linton zine. Thirty-six pages, black and white, A4 zine featuring art and interviews with Barry. (Not final cover.)
THE COMIC BOOK: Aki in Tiko by Barry Linton, chronicling teenage explorer Lucky Aki's further adventures through the islands and cultures of a re-imagined past.
INSTANT DISTANCE PRINTS: Four A3 prints from Barry's series of UFO illustrations for White Fungus magazine. Detailed hand coloured cross-sections and illustrative views of UFO technology created from Barry's extensive research. Printed on high quality 350GSM card. (Prints mailed flat.)
THE TWO COMIC BOOKS SIGNED WITH A SKETCH BY BARRY: Aki in Tiko by Barry Linton and Barry's first Aki comic, Lucky Aki in the New Stone Age. (Both books signed with a sketch in Aki in Tiko)
THE COMPLETE LINTON: THE THREE COMIC BOOKS SIGNED WITH A SKETCH BY BARRY + FOUR INSTANT DISTANCE PRINTS: Aki in Tiko, Lucky Aki in the New Stone Age and Barry's mini-comic 20th Century BC (All three comics signed with a sketch in Aki in Tiko). A copy of Conversations With Barry Linton zine and also the four INSTANT DISTANCE prints: four A3 prints from Barry's series of UFO illustrations for White Fungus magazine. Printed on high quality 350GSM card. (Prints mailed flat)
Risks and challenges
Pikitia Press has successfully been publishing small runs of comics by Australasian cartoonists for three years.
We've allowed a three month window to mail out rewards, Aki in Tiko is all set up for printing. Allowing two weeks for the printing process we should be able to start shipping rewards in early August. We'll keep supporters informed on progress through updates should any delays be experienced.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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