A. Quinton — Jan. 27th 2014
As reported by PDX Werewolf earlier today, N.A.S Studios has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the first two issues of their six-issue “werewolves vs. zombies vs. everyone else” comic series “The Cursed and the Damned“. The end of the world is near, and I’m guessing the only move left to humanity is to decide which supernatural creature we’d prefer to have gnawing our bones.
The comic was written by Luis M. Cruz, based on a story by David Sandoval, with art by Francesco Iaquinta, colours by Jasen Smith, flats by Josh Jenson, and letters by Austin Janowsky. The funds raised will go to pay these folks and send out backer rewards, which are plentiful: as little as $3 gets you the first issue, and starting at the $20 tier, backers will become eligible to receive items from an array of kick-ass swag: wrap-around covers, shirts, prints and posters, custom art and even original covers. All of the art looks great, and I’m sorely tempted to pay the International Backer Shipping Penalty of $10 to get some prints.
With a modest goal of $2,500 and almost $500 raised in four days, their success seems certain, and if you contribute, the campaign’s “Risks and Challenges” section makes it clear that you’ll get that first issue pretty quick: “The Cursed and the Damned is a project that has been fully written and illustrated. All that is needed to complete the project is coloring and lettering.” You can read a 5-page preview on the campaign page, or peruse the various covers and prints on the N.A.S site. Best of luck to Sandoval and crew!