Last spring I was fortunate enough to be chosen to be a part of a Comic Collaborative Class to create volume 1 of a comic entitled "Ultrasylvania". This class was led by Jeremy Saliba who acted as our art director, and Brian Schirmer who wrote the comic. Eleven students were hand chosen by these two to illustrate 6-8 pages each of this 75 page graphic novel. The official synopsis of the comic is as follows:
"In the 19th century Europe of ULTRASYLVANIA, Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, and a certain Egyptian resident don't lurk in the darkness - they're world leaders, struggling to hold their nations together amid assassination plots, romantic betrayals, and political intrigues. That’s the world of our story. The setting. And a couple of the major players. But, it’s about a great many things – love, loss, mistrust, espionage, the murkiness of “truth” – and hope in the face of all of that."
I'm sure most of you who have been following me through Facebook or Twitter are well aware of this project as I have been rattling on about it to help get it printed. It is currently being released as a web-comic over at Ultrasylvania.com and now is currently seeking funding on a site called Kickstarter so we can print physical copies of the book. This Kickstarter site works by offering you rewards (copies of the final comic, original art, etc.) so that you can contribute funding toward getting this book printed. There is a certain funding goal set that we have to meet within 30 days, and you will only be charged once we reach that goal. As of right now the campaign is going very well. We've hit 57% of the funding goal within 6 days, but we still need help making it the rest of the way. We ask for help anyway you can, whether it be by buying a copy of the book or just by sharing the Kickstarter link and getting the word out about the comic. For anyone that has already supported us in any way, THANK YOU!
You can find the Kickstarter campaign at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/955965154/ultrasylvania-the-graphic-novel?ref=category