We’ve talked about Kickstarter projects over on Paperkeg West. I thought I would start a new column showing off different Kickstarter projects when one appears that is interesting. Today I bring to you one that everyone needs to check out. The title is Sparrow and Crowe: the Demoniac of Los Angeles.
Sparrow and Crowe is an offshoot of the audio drama “Wormwood: A Serialized Mystery,” which of course follows the adventures of characters, Sparrow and Crowe. Wormwood has been around since 2007. I will be honest; I never got into it. The reason being is that I’ve never been a big fan of books on tape or audio dramas. They’re not my thing. I usually give them another try, and I’m sure I will with Wormwood, especially now that it’s completed.
On the other hand, I love me some comics. And I was given the pleasure of actually getting a print copy of the preview book for Sparrow and Crowe. The first little bit reads like something from an issue of Hellblazer. We get a glimpse at a girl that Crowe once tried to save who was possessed by a Demon. Quickly from there we move to the backseat of a cab where Crowe is being dropped off in front of a Gym.
Which leads to my favorite three panels:
Sure we’ll most likely find that Xander Crowe has layers to him, all characters do. But these three panels are our first real interaction with him and it’s delicious. It says a lot about the character. He’s slightly aloof and well educated. This is almost the type of introduction I could see Sherlock Holmes delivering. It was a good way to hook me.
It was a quick and fun read. It’s also right up my alley being a crime/mystery/occult style book. I seriously eat these kinds of things up. This is why I am sharing this with you, because I would love to see this book be published.
Currently the project is close to $3,000, which is very close to their goal of $4,000 and they have 20 days to go. I know that the creators are hoping to push for $3,000 by the end of this weekend. If you’re looking for some new and also want to check out the Kickstarter experience they have some pretty great packages. Ranging from a Thank You in the book all the way up to an original Acrylic Painting of the wrap around cover for issue 1.