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Steve Bryant, the creator of Athena Voltaire, put the creator-owned project on the backburner so he could focus on higher-paying work — but now he’d like some help so he can start working on it again.
“That’s the great thing about Kickstarter,” he writes on the fund raising website. “With your help, I can set aside the time to work on Athena Voltaire—and ONLY Athena Voltaire. And that’s the best way to get the book done; to schedule it just like any other project and work on AV without other deadlines pulling me away from the book.”
Launched in 2002 as a webcomic, Athena Voltaire received an Eisner Award Nomination for Best Digital Comic in 2005, while Bryant was nominated for the 2007 Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award. It has since gone on to be published by Ape Entertainment in two collections –- The Collected Webcomics and Flight of the Falcon.
After collaborator Paul Daly left the series, Bryant produced half of the 2009 Black Coat/Athena Voltaire One-Shot. Bryant intends to follow it up with a two-issue mini-series, Athena Voltaire and the Volcano Goddess.
He’s offering several “prizes” for those who pledge to support the book, from access to .pdf copes of the new comic to original cover art from previous editions, as outlined on his Kickstarter page. You can find out more about the book at its official website, and read it online at Webcomics Nation.