About this project
Taft Sturgeon is a 35 page, single issue story by David Crispino and Tony Gregori, originally printed as a 6-part serial debuting in the pages of Shutter by Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca.
Taft is an intergalactic social worker who's had enough of all the red tape and rules. He decides to go it alone, quitting his job at the United Coalition of Galaxies. Taft embarks on a solo investigation to uncover a child slaving ring in the bowels of the Planet Joom. He quickly discovers going it alone ain't all it's cracked up to be and finds some unexpected help from an underground gang of runaways.
Scroll further for a 5 page sample, rewards descriptions, and pin-up gallery artists!
Taft is for fans of Science Fiction, Comedy, John Candy, Starlight, Space Usagi and Calvin and Hobbes (specifically the Spaceman Spiff serials).
Writer: David Crispino @DCrispino
Illustrations: Tony Gregori @TonyGregori
Colors: Jasen Smith @Jasen_Smith
Colors: Simon Gough @Spidey2099
Letters: Nic J Shaw @Ironbark_
Letters: Rachel Deering
Stickers designed by Mike Riley!
Choose a die-cut sticker designed by Mike Riley.
Taft's first appearance in Shutter!
Commuters Trade Paperback!
Commuters - A dark, psychedelic comedy following Matt's adventures of waking up late, soggy seats, the tragedy of traffic, his neighbors and their robotic car, and the sinister forces behind all his road rage! Carnage and comedy fill every page.
This trade collects all three issues of Commuters by Mike Riley and David Crispino.
Tony's original linework, fully inked, 11x17 art page!
Rafer Roberts Pin-up!
Justine Jones Pin-Up!
Leila del Duca Pin-Up!
Tony's original cover design!
Here are some incredible commission samples by co-creator and illustrator, Tony Gregori! All 11x17!
Some incredible artists are lending their skills! Art will be showcased throughout the campaign! Featured artists include:
Risks and challenges
Taft Sturgeon is complete and ready to be collected for this Kickstarter. I've run five successful Kickstarters; I learn something new each time and continue to grow and make subtle and effective changes to every project I work on.
Tony and I (David) have been working on projects together for a little over 3 years now and we are, if anything, consistent with problem solving and delivery.
Of course there can be unforeseen glitches, but as you know I'll be honest with you if anything happens that would impact your shipping date. I guarantee your receipt of backed items regardless of any production issues.
Thanks again for your support!
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