Kickstarter is a great idea to help burgeoning comic creators get their work noticed and produced through crowdsourced fundraising. Pozible is the Australian version of the same general service, and here's one campaign you'll likely want to take a look at.
It's called Wynter Dark, from writer Pete Ford and artist Jed Dougherty of Resolution Independent, and this could very well be something special, judging by the breathtaking art we've seen from it so far. It's a graphic art series on an epic scale designed specifically for e-readers and tablets, aiming for a June 2013 release date, but they're hoping to get a little help along the way.
Check out their Pozible page for Wynter Dark. Ford explains the whole process.
As far as what the story's about, here's their blurb.
The world is the grip of the next ice age brought on by the reversal of the Earth’s magnetic poles – billions died, the survivors concentrated in the last great cities in an effort to rebuild the frozen world. Technology ceased to work with the pole reversal, the world having to rely on steam and animal power to carve out a new civilisation.
But trouble is afoot, the Kingdom of New York is beset upon by the other Kingdoms that have forces advancing on the great walled city and unbeknownst to the New York King there are plans from within his own kingdom to bring his reign to a bloody and terrible end.
It’ll be up to an unlikely trio, a Banished Knight, a Woman Technocrat and a Wayward Teenager to thwart the forces that work to bring down the world’s last great democracy but first they have to travel through the dangerous lands of the great expanse, brave the perils of NOMANS LAND and face off against the legions of the invading forces before facing the greatest danger of all, their own demons, in a quest to bring the world back from the brink and out of the cold into a brighter future.
I did mention some breathtaking art - take a look at some of what they've shown so far.
And the folks at Resolution Independent were kind enough to share with us an page of art from the project as well. Check this out, exclusively here at Crave Online.
As you can see, this looks pretty damn amazing. So if you want to give this holiday season in order to receive next summer, when we're no longer emphasizing selflessness, Wynter Dark might be the thing to drop some coin for.