Kel McDondald‘s Kickstarter comic project The Better To Find You is an 80-page story about a small-town veterinarian enlisted by a werewolf to help track down another werewolf – a rookie 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 name (her ongoing comic Sorcery 101 has been running since 2005)! The Better To Find You is her latest project – an 80-page “goofy short mystery” set in the near future. The first eight pages are available to read on her site right now.
The preview hooked me like the cold open of a good action / adventure / mystery TV show. It does a great job of setting up the story and demonstrating her art style. Longtime readers of this site will know I’m 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 – I’m curious to see how the near-future setting fits into things, aside from the hovercraft cars.
The Kickstarter’s $6,000 goal will go towards printing and shipping. Rewards include increasingly fancy versions of the book, original art and copies of other kick-ass comics McDonald has had a hand in (oh yeah, she’s already created and delivered on six other Kickstarter projects). The campaign ends on June 22nd and as of this post it’s over 30% funded. Check it out!