I’ve read the Kickstarter and there’s no way I can improve on their copy; So here’s the pitch from the Space Bastards Kickstarter :
When you were growing up did you have a dream? Did you want to be a writer, a musician, President of the United States, an astronaut?
Whatever. Point is, are you living that dream now? No? Working a job but barely making ends meet? Is your white picket fence not quite as sparkly as you once thought it’d be?
That’s the rub, ain’t it? Well, let’s talk about dreams for a second…
Look, there were these two kids who once dreamed of making a comic for adults that was the most balls-to-the-wall kinetic action sardonic sci-if story of all time. A story, as luck would have it, about being master of your own destiny. No joke, the very first drawing of a Space Bastards character happened when one of the writers was only 13 years old! In college, that same kid built spaceship sets in his backyard, and made movies about the Intergalactic Postal Service.
Flash forward ten years, and you have right at your doorstep SPACE BASTARDS VOLUME 1.
This is a massive tome of a book. Just over a foot in height! This is the only way to read SPACE BASTARDS and is exactly how the authors intended — presented in a huge over-sized book so you can pour over every detail!
That’s right. And these guys didn’t stop after making one comic. They didn’t stop after making the first hardcover. So far, they have produced a year’s worth of content (over 500 pages) in collaboration with their artistic heroes, namely:
- Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys, Happy!)
- Simon Bisley (Lobo, Slaine)
- Boo Cook (Elephantmen)
- Colin MacNeil (America, Judge Dredd)
- Clint Langley (ABC Warriors, 2000AD)
And more to come!
So if you’re interested in backing this amazing project, go check out the Kickstarter page here.