Area 51 employees forget to pay the rent on an off-site storage unit, leading to it’s contents being sold at public auction! Inspired by an episode of Storage Wars, writer Wes Locher came up with the sci-fi/comedy Unit 44, a four issue mini series collected in an 88 page graphic novel with art by Eduardo Jimenez. Government secrets spilled on an unsuspecting public? With all the real life news coverage of our so called “traitors” spilling the beans, I think this is the hilarious reprieve we all need! Check out the project video below!
What’s the Money for? All funds for the initial goal go toward the very basics: Paying the artist and printing the issues and collected edition!
The Rewards: To take full advantage of this project, you’ll want to get started with the $15 digital reward. This will get you the entire trade in PDF format. Want a little more bang for your buck? $18 will give you a digital behind-the-scenes script book in addition to the PDF. If you like your comics in print, then pledge $25 to get a physical copy of Unit 44 collected in trade paperback, delivered right to your door! If you’d like to go above and beyond the call of comic book goodwill, you can nab rewards that will get Wes and even Yannick Morin (editor of Epic Kill) to proofread and edit your own comic script. You can even get the artistic talents of Jimenez to create your own 5 page comic if you have pockets full of cash.
Sign Me Up! If you’re ready for all the crazy fun Unit 44 has to offer, just visit the project page and make your pledge! While you’re there you can check out the preview of the first 5 pages to help seal the deal. Want to keep up with future project announcements? Be sure to follow Wes Locher on Twitter (@weslocher) to see what’s up! Now go back this project before it ends on August 25, 2013!
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I’m currently working on the graphic novel, METAPHASE – Inspired by my son and other little heroes with Down syndrome. A 10 page preview is now available for FREE on ComiXology from Alterna Comics with art by Kelly Williams! Please read, rate and share!