EXCL. PREVIEW: "Avatar: Smoke & Shadow" TPB Threatens the Fire Nation
Written by Logan Giannini and drawn by George Kambadais, this six-issue series has turned to Kickstarter to drum up funds for the first issue. It’s an interesting-looking project that falls out of the action-oriented superhero mainstream that’s an easy sell to publisher, but I think it deserves a look.
Soulless starts when Neill wakes up in a drawer at his local morgue with a cannonball-sized hole through his chest. With no memory of how he got into that deathly predicament, he dusts himself off and re-enters a world that thought him dead. From dealing with his mourning girlfriend to his vampire buddy Bradley, a ghost girl tagging along, and even the real life worries of why his TV was repossessed while he was dead, Neill’s got a lot of catching up to do. Here’s three sample pages from the book:
I learned about this project from Kambadais, who is a frequent contributor over at Project: Rooftop which I co-founded. Kambadais’ work, combined with the plot, gives me a feeling not unlike Eric Fogel’s long-gone MTV animated series The Head from the late 90s.
The creative team are looking to raise $3,500 for the production of the first issue, and as of this past weekend they’re already 25 percent to their goal with only five days of donations. They’ve got a unique set of rewards to give backers as well, from simple good karma at the $1 level to the top-level getting a custom song and a personal visit by Giannini no matter where you live. If there are space aliens reading this, donate just to let me hear the story of Giannini trying to reach you.