Kickstart The Art: UNIT 44

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44UNIT 44 is giving it another shot on Kickstarter. You can see the new page by clicking here. Original story follows.

Welcome to another edition of Kickstart The Art where we shine a spotlight on cool and interesting crowdfunding projects that you should know about. Today’s entry is a neat sci-fi/comedy called UNIT 44. The comic answers the question “What would happen if Area 51 employees forgot to pay the rent on their off-site storage unit, and the secret contents were sold at public auction?” The project was created by Wes Locher with Eduardo Jimenez providing art.

Locher says in his pitch video (which you can check out below) that he got the idea for the story while watching an episode of Storage Wars. That reality show is a guilty pleasure of mine, so it definitely piqued my interest. The characters of the crazy tale are Agents Gibson and Agent Hatch. They forget to pay the rent on the storage locker for their secret government agency, so it’s put up for auction. After two local yokels buy the locker they find the locker is chocked full of alien tech and artifacts. With an impending alien invasion, Gibson and Hatch have to gather the locker’s contents to do their job. They messed up with the locker, but they can stop an alien invasion…right? It is MIB meets reality TV with a dash of buddy cop comedy.

UNIT 44 is a proposed four issue miniseries. It’s a weird, wacky, and wonderful concept with some impressive art. The five page preview pages had me hooked. You can check out the first couple of pages below. You can click right here to check out the rest of the preview on the Kickstarter page.

This gets the Kickstart The Art seal of approval. You need to check this one out and see if it tickles your fancy as much as it did mine. There’s something for everyone in the five preview pages. With an interesting concept with some perfectly fitting art, UNIT 44 is worth Kickstarting. What do you think?

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