My pal Travis is a comic book creator. He is probably best known as the writer/artist of “Jeff,” a comedy/fantasy mini-series that came out a couple years ago. Well, he has now completed a new project and has created an IndieGoGo campaign to raise the funds to get it printed.
It’s called “Billy Love Nibbles.” Here’s the (slightly edited-down) pitch:
It’s a graphic novel about a simple-minded young man (Billy) who lives in a dilapidated part of the city with his Momma. He is imbued with the ideas of treating all things smaller than himself with gentleness and compassion and , most importantly, if you make a mistake you should apologize and make it right.
Fate drops in and delivers a cold and hungry pug puppy into their lives. Nibbles changes everything, and now Billy doesn’t feel so alone and the world around them isn’t so bleak.
But things can change fast in the city… one day a local drug dealer, while running from a rival gang, accidentally hits Nibbles with his car. Billy was always taught to make things right if you make a mistake, so he decides to ask the dealer (Bump) to do the same. But when he confronts Bump, it begins a chain reaction of violent encounters that could threaten not only Billy’s life, but the lives of those around him.
But Billy knows no fear and he is unrelenting in his quest to bring his little friend back home to him. He only knows “Billy Love Nibbles” and will stop at nothing to make things right.
If you’re on the fence about it, this might push you over: a percentage of every book sold will be donated to the ASPCA and the Humane Society.
So if you wanna read a tale of a simple man’s love for a dog (and also some rather gory violence), then you should support this project!
You can help BOTH of those things happen by pre-ordering his soon-to-be-finished upcoming album, The Sadness Will Last Forever! You can pay what you want for an album full of excellent, authentic country music. Like this sample (from his previous album, Alcohol and Isolation) here:
You know you want more o’ that. Three Ninjas is running a GoFundMe for this pre-order. Go there now and become overwhelmed with anticipation (until the end of the Month, when the album will prolly be released).
Do you like Science Fiction? Do you like good Metal music? Well, then let me introduce you to Olympia’s Gunslinger. They’re a three-person metal band. In their own words:
We are Gunslinger. A particularly lethal combination of beer, science fiction and METAL!
They’d like to record their first album, and like most indie bands nowadays they’ve turned to Kickstarter to help with the funding. Here is their pitch video:
Gunslinger only has 10 days to meet the goal, and they have quite a long ways to go, so kick in what you can! If you’re undecided, you can listen to some demos and watch some videos at their Reverbnation page and follow them on their Facebook Page. Plus, look at the art they’ve had made up for the album cover!
I, for one, staunchly believe that the world needs more sci-fi metal music, and I’ve put my money where my mouth is (as much money as I can spare seeing as how I currently am taking care of a wee beb) and have spread the word here. SO CAN YOU!
Fools Play’s very own mostly-retired Jade Fool, Taisha McFall, has had a rather grueling Fall quarter at college. But for Winter quarter she’s been accepted into a very prestigious program called “Animal Behavior and Zoology.” This is some awexome science.
But six weeks of the quarter will take place in Ecuador. Getting everything one needs to spend six weeks in Ecuador ain’t cheap.
So Taisha has created a GoFundMe campaign to help her with her substantial financial burden. EVERYONE should help her as much as possible this holiday season, whether by chipping in a few dolla-dolla-billsz or by sharing this campaign, because Taisha is awexome and works hard and is awexome. And this is the opportunity of a lifetime for her.