Kickstart My Art | Bryan Q. Miller and Marcio Takara’s Earthward
As he promised Monday in his interview with ROBOT 6’s Tim O’Shea, Smallville writer Bryan Q. Miller has launched the Kickstarter campaign for Earthward, his all-ages graphic novel collaboration with artist Marcio Takara. Only hours into the drive, the project is already $5,401 toward its $30,000 goal.
“From inception, it was always intended to be all-ages, in a sense that I wanted it to live in a space where 7-year-olds could enjoy it, as well as 35-year-olds,” Miller told ROBOT 6. “Often, all-ages winds up meaning “watered down for child consumption.” That isn’t the case with Earthward.”
The 110-page adventure, characterized by the writer as “Goonies in space,” follows six children who set out to find their missing parents, scientists working on a secret project. Their only clue is a warning recorded on their trusty Teachbot: “DON’T COME LOOKING FOR US.”
Incentives range from limited-edition prints and pencil-and-ink commissions from Takara to a Skype writing workshop with Miller, Sterling Gates and Kyle Higgins, to art commissions from Dustin Nguyen, Kelley Jones and Jamal Igle. The campaign ends Feb. 17.