Through the vast sea of comic book crowdfunding campaigns, it’s always a delight to find a project that has that certain hook that makes it stand out from the bunch. Whether it’s phenomenal artwork, a captivating lead character, or a premise that truly captures your attention, those comic book gems are always worth your time and attention – and, hopefully, your donation. For today’s installation of The Kickstarter Report, one such project caught my eye and is bending all conventional rules to gain audiences’ attention – literally. Outliner is a graphic novel about a comic book creator with the power to redraw reality by bending the outlines of his own creation. This comic-within-a-comic story sees the down-on-his-luck character fall into his own comic book, battling a relentless superhero and his own shortcomings in the process. In order to make this graphic novel a reality, the creators have turned to Kickstarter to raise the necessary funds for a professional letterer and the printing costs.
Written by Arthur Delaney and illustrated by Jon Reed, Outliner is based on a true story about an unemployed man who was so angry at his bank for charging him overdraft fees that he threatened to rob the bank. While the real-life individual was fortunate enough not to fall into a comic book reality, Outliner‘s main character, John, is not so lucky, and his exciting and bizarre journey will be one chronicled by the graphic novel.
The script and the artwork for the graphic novel have already been completed, and Delaney and Reed are more than halfway to reaching their crowdfunding goal of $3,000. With your help, they hope to bring John’s pseudo-reality to life!
Be sure to visit the Outliner Kickstarter page, and don’t forget to check out the backer rewards, which include printed editions of Outliner, original artwork from the graphic novel, an original piece of cover art, and more! The Kickstarter campaign will close on Saturday, December 5, so be sure to donate soon!