About this project
Shaky Kane and Dead Canary Comics present an action packed, fun-filled book of danger, witty one-liners and sublime art.
In a world riddled with death, mayhem and giant monsters, meet Frank Sudden, a no-nonsense thrill seeker who’s just trying to enjoy life… despite the end of the world! Nothing but good vibes, ambitious dreaming and nail-biting driving fill Frank's head, but the world has other ideas and fate throws obstacles in the road.
LAST DRIVER is a full colour, 60+ page graphic novel guaranteed to break speed limits and leave you wind-swept.
Often described as both hallucinatory and psychedelic, Kane’s work has appeared in countless comic books, including 2000 AD, Judge Dredd the Megazine and Bulletproof Coffin (published by Image Comics).
Shaky Kane is a professional artist who has spent over a year of his life pouring his heart and soul into Last Driver and now the man needs to get paid! He's very kindly given us a hugely reduced rate but this is his livelihood and ultimately he needs to make ends meet.
The full £5500 will be going directly to Mr Kane to pay him retrospectively for his time and effort and Dead Canary Comics will be paying all other costs ourselves (including printing, lettering, marketing, reward fulfilment and kickstarter fees). Any funds received beyond the £5500 will go towards covering these additional costs.
We sent a digital preview copy of LAST DRIVER to some of the indie comics scene's loudest voices. Here's what they had to say...
"With its pulpy, post-apocalyptic appeal Last Driver is a riotous, raucous road movie of a comic from Baker and Kane. The end of the world never looked so cool!"
-Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier
"A lot of fun"
- Pat Mills, 2000AD
"Wow! What a read! Each page is packed full of crazy detail and eye-popping colour!"
- Alex Thomas, Pipedream Comics
"With burgers, beer, twins and a sweet ride, Last Driver shows the end of the world doesn't have to suck."
- Ryan Johnson, ReviewOrDie
"Last Driver feels like a book from a big publisher... C.S.Baker & Shaky Kane bring us the newest action hero that you’re going to be quoting and cosplaying very soon in the shape of Frank Sudden. 10/10"
- Gary Watson, Comics Anonymous
"It’s got a ton of energy, it’s constantly hilarious, and Frank Sudden is a creation of genius."
- Robert Porter, A Place to Hang Your Cape
"Last Driver will appeal to readers who gravitate towards the humorous, post-apocalyptic stories that don't take themselves too seriously while giving nods to popular '80s films and well-worn tropes. It's another notch in Dead Canary Comics' publishing belt, further establishing their presence for solid indie titles worth one's time and money."
- Michele Brittany, Fanbase Press
"Dead Canary Comics have developed a knack for creating quality, and Last Driver doesn’t buck the trend at all."
- Kieran Fisher, That's Not Current
"Kane at his best."
- Tony Esmond, Awesome Comics Podcast
Listen to the full 5 minute Awesome Comics Podcast review below:
Here's a taste of some of the great rewards on offer for our backers. For full details check out the sidebar and decide what's right for you.
LAST DRIVER is our most ambitious graphic novel to date. It has been a labour of love for Shaky, Chris and the whole Dead Canary Comics team. For those of you who have supported Dead Canary Comics over the years - you have our sincere thanks. And those of you about to support us by backing us on Kickstarter? Well... Thank you, without you we couldn't make these books.
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges are extremely low with LAST DRIVER because the art is complete, the printer has given his final quote, and we're ready to rock n' roll.
Dead Canary Comics has been producing comics, books and graphic novels for almost 4 years and we'll be putting all that experience into making Last Driver as good as it possibly can be.
We'll be printing the book as soon as the campaign ends to ensure that you all get your copies as soon as possible!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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