Kickstart The Art: Life Through The Lens


Life through the lens bannerWelcome to yet another edition of Kickstart the Art. We’re bringing you yet another great project you should be aware of that’s looking for funding. This crowd sourcing feature  is different from all of our other features, this is an indiegogo  project. I guess you could say this is another Kickstart the art, but the first indiegog-a-go-go entry. Life Through the Lens is the story of film critics Richard and Jerald from Chicago. It is written by Kent Olsen with the illustrations of Sabine ten Lohuis. Olsen described the story as setting up “a world full of film references and looks into how film critics view films, and in doing so, how film influences our lives.” The project may ring a bell for our regular readers. I was lucky enough to get a copy of the first issue to review late last year. You can check out the 4* review for the great series by clicking here.

Life through the lens coverThe indiegogo project is to cover the costs of the second issue. The summary:

After years of studying philosophy and film the two passions combined to create the first issue of my graphic novel.  I’m seeking funds to help with the second issue that will be completed in conduction with my illustrator, Sabine ten Lohuis, and professionally printed.

Life Through the Lens is a very character driven story, so it’s important you know a little bit about the characters. Here’s a brief sketch of Richard and Jerald:

  • Richard Winston is the inner child of film, a person who sees himself and the world separately. He’s a follower in real situations, but a leader in the mind.
  • Jerald Freestone lives out film, a person who sees himself not separated from the world. He’s a leader, but lost in his own deception.

This is a project you should really get behind because it’s a great indie story in the comics medium. Film buffs or philosophy students will dig it, it’s that type of scene. Read the review to get a good idea of the story and be sure to check out the indiegogo page by clicking here to help out a great series.

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