With just under two weeks to go until our Kickstarter deadline, we wanted to share some artwork and details from CROSS, our new anthology of poking fun at politicians… sorry, important political satire.
There are some names you’ll know, and some you won’t, but all of them have done great work on our behalf. If you like what you see, then head to http://kck.st/ZgiFuU and sign up to buy a copy of the book for £10 including postage. That way, you’ll find 64 pages of comics and satire dropping through your letterbox before Christmas.
So here they are: most of the cast of creators who have made CROSS far far better than we could ever have imagined:
David Baillie and SPINX: 2000AD writer David Baillie and SPINX bring flair, imagination and a healthy disdain for the powerful to their story The Archaeology Inspector.
Rob Williams and PJ Holden: A dynamic duo from the 2000AD stable, their story for CROSS tracks the progress of an earnest and serious young man who is determined to do good in the world by becoming an MP.
Howard Hardiman: One of our favourite indie creators, whose book The Lengths combines humour, erotica and dogs in a totally legal way. Now he turns his attention to squirrels and fascism. Obviously.
Mary Talbot and Alwyn Talbot: Costa Award winner Mary Talbot brings us the early years of many of our favourite political figures, with some amazing caricatures and a very cute teddy bear provided by artist Alwyn.
Richmond Clements and Nick Dyer: Small press superstar Richmond and 2000AD artist Nick team up to place an unexpected character on border patrol duty at the Channel Tunnel.
Cy Dethan and Matt Timson: From the creator of Cancertown Cy Dethan and internationally published artist Matt Timson comes the story of an individual’s battle against the system.
Emma Beeby and Gavin Mitchell: Judge Dredd writer Emma Beeby and fantastic emerging talent Gavin Mitchell team up to explore the coalition of Heaven and Hell.
Owen Johnson and Conor Boyle: British Comics Award nominee Owen Johnson brings a dark edge to this story of our surveillance society, illustrated by Disconnected’s own Conor Boyle.
Tom Eglington and Verity Glass: 2000AD writer Tom Eglington and Dr Who cover artist Verity Glass channel everyone’s favourite Christmas movie to explore the way life turns out if you vote… and if you don’t…
Tom Foster: Emerging 2000AD star Tom brings us a story of the sacrifices we all need to make for austerity – we are all in it together, after all.
We’ve also got a cover by the amazing Pye Parr, illustrations by small press dynamo and all-round good egg Matthew Soffe (who created the caricatures to the left), lettering by Jim Campbell (because letterers deserve more credit) and a couple of surprises that we’re keeping up our sleeve for another few days….
Tempted? Of course you are! Head on over to http://kck.st/ZgiFuU and sign up to buy a copy of the book for £10 including postage. You won’t pay anything until after 8 November, the book comes out a week later, and you’ll have a copy of cross through your letterbox in time for the Queen’s Speech.
Thanks for reading!