So, crawling back to the blog from the pandemic wreckage to announce that I’m doing a Kickstarter for my new comic! Starting on September 1st!
Excited? Yes. Scared? Yes.
The new one is called And It Snowed, it’s a crime/magic fable with my good collaboratory buddies Robert Ahmad (of The Catalyst) and DC Hopkins (of Moonframe).
What’s it actually about? Well, picture the scene…
Ever walked home at night in the snow, long past the last bus, wrapped up in cold and loneliness? Staring up at the sky, wishing you’d gone home earlier as you trudge your way through slush?
Sam and her brother Luke are out too late in London, caught between a rock and a cold place. On one side, a loan shark demanding they repay their debt by stealing a magical artefact. On the other, the icy fury of its original owner – Jack Frost himself.
Scrambling away into the night, they find themselves prey in a desperate chase, caught in a hellish supernatural snowstorm.
A chill hit the air, a hulking figure emerged —
AND IT SNOWED.
I had two main goals with And It Snowed – first, to capture my own experiences trudging across London on a snowy night – the endless, sometimes unsettling loneliness of it. Secondly, to play to Robert’s amazing ability to draw haunting noir-ish storybook cityscapes. I’m thrilled with the outcome on both counts.
I’m also marking this as the end of my trilogy of black and white one-shots, along with Little Deaths of Watson Tower and Moonframe, and I think it’s a fitting, fast-paced, emotional end to this phase of my comics self-publishing. So, yeah, I’m throwing this as a small celebration.
In short – next week, we kickstart, at this web address: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nickbryan/and-it-snowed
You can go there now and register for notifications, and some of the rewards are limited – we’ve got original pages from the new comic, and commissions from not just one but all three trilogy artists – Rosie Alexander, Lucas Peverill and, of course, Robert.
It’s gonna be fun, I hope. If you go right there on the launch date and help us roll through the funding goal quickly, you can get me to the fun stage a lot quicker. Hope you’ll join us, I’m terrified, but also keen to get going.