About this project
Written by Marjee Chmiel and illustrated by Sandra Lanz, *Luci's Let Down* is about the alienation that creative and skilled professionals face in corporate culture, a culture that too often devalues craftsmanship and holds profits over principles. It’s also about the creation of the universe, the extinction of the dinosaurs, and the other side of the canonical dispute between God and Lucifer.
As art director for God, Luci has found herself let down again and again with the tasks entrusted to her: creating life is tough stuff, and for a boss as critical and unappreciative as the Big Man himself, it’s particularly difficult to remain in the spotlight for long. Yet with this latest project, she intends to realize her vision, and ensure her place in the echelon of time-honored creators. Witty, funny, and certainly touching, *Luci’s Let Down* is a familiar story told before, but never like this.
The book is pages away from being finished, and by completion will run a total of 58 pages in black and white with full color front and back covers. We've been working on the book for just under a year now, and so far the effort has been largely self-funded.
We'll publicly debut the book at the wonderful Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD, and we’d like to have the work bound by then. Your contribution will help defray the cost of off-set printing, which will begin as soon as we finish the book this July!
I've got a few random teaser pages below, but check out a preview of the book here: http://www.comics.marjee.org/
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I'd give the comic a solid PG rating. There are a few naughty words in here, as well as some toads "hugging".
Since I'm not the illustrator, I can just say this: the illustrations are beautiful. The quality we can get through old-school, offset printing is just miles beyond what we'd get through a print-on-demand service and the art is be-fitting of such top-notchery.
Yes, we'll have an Etsy shop and you an look for the book wherever fine, independent comics are sold.
The track is called Fast Eddie by Anitek. It's catch, no? You can see more of his Creative Commons work here: http://www.jamendo.com
The actual cost is closer to $4,000, so every bit we can raise really helps. It is expensive, but I know it will be worth it.
Not really. You can preview the story on the web (see comics.marjee.org) but the story really is meant for print. That's just how Luci wanted it.
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