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The Kickstarter Report: Agent 88

Agent 88Kickstarter campaigns have enabled thousands of independent creators to bring their work to a larger audience, and with so many worth projects in need of funding, it can be difficult to choose which projects to fund.  Well, if having the support of Heavy Metal Magazine and Diamond Select Toys is any indication, the Kickstarter campaign for the web series Agent 88 is a sure bet.

With only 12 days remaining in their campaign to reach their goal of $88,000, Agent 88 creators Digger T. Mesch of Dig Deep Entertainment and Producer Jan Utstein-O’Neill of Hurricane Entertainment have good reason to be excited by their web series.  For those unfamiliar with the project, Agent 88 is a web series that introduces the world’s most deadly poster assassin: an 88-year-old British woman with Alzheimer’s disease.  In this odd-ball, kung fu epic described by the creators as Kill Bill meets Mr. Magoo, London theatre actress Kay D’Arcy (Criminal Minds) will star under the guest direction of director/producer Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, Grimm Fairy Tales).      

The web series launched its Kickstarter campaign with a bang, having been announced just before San Diego Comic-Con 2012 in association with Heavy Metal Magazine‘s 35th anniversary.  In honor of the collaboration, Heavy Metal will be publishing its very first Kickstarter exclusive book, Heavy Metal Presents: The Art of 88, featuring industry greats like Simon Bisley (Lobo, Dredd), Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles), David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil), and Jim Mahfood (Spiderman, Kevin Smith’s Clerks).  In addition, you will recognize a few familiar names and faces attached, including Kevin Grevioux (Underworld), Carlos Gallardo (El Mariachi, Desperado), Damion Poitier (The Avengers, True Blood), Joseph Gatt (Thor, Star Trek 2013), Peter Mayhew (Star Wars), Alexis Cruz (Stargate), Satine Phoenix, and Jason Charles Miller!  Diamond Select Toys, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, will also be releasing limited edition Minimates for the Kickstarter campaign.

With so many powerhouse creators attached to this project, you will definitely want to visit the web series’ Kickstarter campaign, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages. Remember, there are only 12 days left! 



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