A. Quinton — May. 10th 2015
Kel McDondald‘s Kickstarter comic projectÂ The Better To Find You is an 80-page story about a small-town veterinarianÂ enlisted by a werewolf to help track down another werewolf â€“ a rookieÂ in the sights of a hunter who’s packing silver ammunition.
McDonald is a prolific and dedicated creator with a ton of projects to her nameÂ (her ongoing comic Sorcery 101 has been running since 2005)! The Better To Find You is her latest projectÂ â€“Â an 80-page “goofy short mystery” set in the near future.Â The first eight pagesÂ are available to read on her site right now.
The previewÂ hooked me like the cold open of a good action / adventure / mystery TV show. ItÂ does a great job of setting up the story and demonstrating herÂ art style. Longtime readers of this site will know I’mÂ not a fan of the “werewolf = oversized wolf with a human brain” thing, but I also don’t like cilantro or olives, so my tastes are suspect at best. An interesting story trumps details like that anyway, and The Better To Find You definitely interests me â€“ I’m curious to see how the near-future setting fits into things, aside from the hovercraft cars.
The Kickstarter’s $6,000Â goalÂ will go towards printing and shipping. Rewards include increasingly fancy versions of the book, original art and copies of other kick-ass comicsÂ McDonald has had a hand in (oh yeah, she’s already created and delivered on six otherÂ Kickstarter projects). The campaign ends on June 22nd and as of this post it’s over 30% funded. Check it out!