Every week, the Seattle Review of Books backs a Kickstarter, and writes up why we picked that particular project. Read more about the project here. Suggest a project by writing to kickstarter at this domain, or by using our contact form.
What's the project this week?
Drive Hardcover. We've put $20 in as a non-reward backer
Who is the Creator?
What do they have to say about the project?
A hardcover collection of DRIVE: 200+ pages of the full Act One! (And now that we're in stretch goals, the page count is growing!)
What caught your eye?
Dave Kellett is an industrious dude. He co-directed the ambitious, and successful, Kickstarter to create the great documentary Stripped: the comics documentary, about comic strips (really, if you love comic strips, it's worth watching), writes the comic Sheldon, and he's also the force behind Drive, a humorous sci-fi strip he's now collecting into a hardback edition.
Maybe all you need to know is that he named one of his characters Captain Taneel (that was enough for me), but if you need a bit more convincing, go read the entire comic online for free. Talk about knowing beforehand if you're going to be happy or not.
Why should I back it?
Because you like sci-fi comics, or funny comics (or both), and because you like supporting indie comics creators, or perhaps, like me, you were a backer of the original Stripped Kickstarter and you want to see Dave succeed.
How's the project doing?
Totally rocking it. 113% pleged with 25 days to go, and a bunch of stretch goals in sight.
Do they have a video?