Kickstart The Art: Here We Go (A Collection of Short Comics) By Jesse Young
Welcome to another edition of Kickstart The Art, the semi-regular feature where we talk about some Kickstarter projects that are well worth your time and attention. Today’s entry is for a writer we’ve covered a lot here on CBTthe past year. Short story writer extraordinaire Jesse Young is collecting some of his work into a collected edition for your reading pleasure. Young is rounding up seven of his short stories with art from an incredible group of people into a 62-page, full color softcover paperback. The project launched a few days ago and is already at the halfway point for funding.
The seven shorts included in the collection are Here We Go, Forbidden Love, The Daring Adventures of Android Jones Parts 1 and 2, Ex Occultus- The Sword of Peleus, He’s Heating Up, and The Devil You Know. The book itself is actually finished, so the pledges will go to printing costs. There is no risk to the project, which is always great to know going in. Young explains why he launched the Kickstarter:
I’ve been working hard to create the best short stories possible and now with Kickstarter and backers like you, I can actually get them printed. The reality is, being an independent creator, I simply don’t have the money to front the printing of these books. Kickstarter has proven to be a great way for people to pre-order books they like and for me to gauge interest in the project. The best part is I don’t receive any money unless the project goal is hit. So you don’t have to worry about spending money on a project that might not actually happen.
So the book is done, it just needs to be printed. The stories themselves are all great and span a variety of genres, from sci-fi, action/adventures, western, crime noir, sports, and more. In fact, I’ve reviewed a good chunk of them and raved over the vast majority. You can see the reviews for Here We Go, Ex Occultus, The Daring Adventures Of Android Jones #2, Forbidden Love, and The Devil You Know by clicking the respective titles. You can check out Jesse‘s site by clicking right here. And of course you can read all about the Kickstarter on the official page right here. Young is a writer I’ve said you’ll be hearing more and more about, so this project is a perfect sampler platter of his and his artistic collaborator’s talents. I’ve gotten to take a look at the book, and it’s packaged and presented very well. I highly encourage you to check out the Kickstarter and see if it’s a good fit for you. What do you think about Young‘s presentation? Have you been checking out the shorts on his site?
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