Welcome to yet another edition of Kickstart the Art, where we continue to look at cool and interesting Kickstarter campaigns that you should know about. Today’s Kickstarter is a jumbo pack of goodness that comes in an anthology package. NOBODIES Volume 2 is brought to you by Victor Ochoa and showcases some great art and stories by relatively unknown artists, hence the title. The mission statement lays it out pretty clearly:
This comic anthology is a full color 120+ page perfect bound comic by comic creators from all around the world. Creators contribute all new original stories to the book to go with our theme of “nobodies.” We want to create art because we love it. We aren’t scared of the bumps and bruises (that comes with the territory). We’re here to make the work we want to read. There are no restrictions and anything goes.
This anthology is used to be a platform for relatively unknown comic creators to come together and show everyone else in the industry that we aren’t meant to be taken lightly and we’re here to stay.
This is a great project because it showcases some great talents who are still looking for that one big break. You have a collection of creators from around the world showing what they do best and sidestepping the industry all together. Now more than ever, you see creators going off and doing creator owned projects. The market is flooded with people showing off their skills. What sets this anthology apart is that it’s clearly a labor of love and wanting to show off what each and every contributor can do. The DIY, no rules feeling is contagious and you have a pretty good looking book to back it up.
The anthology, and part of the team, will be at the 2012 New York Comic Con in artist alley. You can learn a lot more about the project and the full list of contributors to the book by heading over to the Kickstarter page if you click here. PLUS Victor Ochoa was kind enough to let us take a look at the anthology. We will have a full review later this week, so stay tuned!