The El Grande graphic novel Kickstarter project is only $800 from funding… maybe even less by the time you’re reading this! If you’re interested in reading a unique science fiction story with some A-MAZ-ING artwork, check out some of the behind the scenes artwork that Joe and Elio have released since the KS began.
You can read my original post here, but below you’ll find a quick summary of the story:
An ominous figure has cast a shadow on Earth’s lone remaining city, Bramacas: El Grande is a god prophesied to return and wipe the planet clean of all life. Although there are many religious zealots who terrorize the city’s occupants in the name of El Grande, not everyone lives in fear, but will the only man standing in the face of terror be around long enough to save us?
We follow the life of a man calling himself El Gusano—The Worm. He lives on the verge of suicide, though not by his choice—he’s trying his best to kill himself. Aided by a motley crew of futuristic eco-engineers, our hero finds himself at the center of a potentially world-ending event.
What’s really cool is that the project is almost funded (target is $10,000) at the 50% mark, meaning it’s quite possible we might reach the $20,000 goal where the graphic novel will be printed as a hardback. And they’ve got even more stretch goals that are possible.
If you like what you see on the official Kickstarter page, please consider backing Joe and Elio’s project. Watch the video and take a look at just how cool the artwork is and how it is made… a mix of styles and methods that complements the story perfectly.