Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Kickstarter: Crazy Cal's Tales of Mystery and Adventure

I've mentioned Rob Peter's Kickstarter briefly in a news round up thingy on FPI, but it really deserves a post of its own. He's proposing an 180 page, full-colour, hardback book- Crazy Cal's Tales of Mystery and Adventure. It collects 8 of his short comics, which were originally published online here, so you can try before you buy. I really want to see this funded- for selfish, sentimental reasons: Peters' style and the stories remind me of the beloved Usborne Puzzle adventure books I used to read when I was a kid. Here's a sampler of some of the stories included in the book:


Charlie Croc, Private Eye: Charlie Croc and Will Whitefeather, an overly enthusiastic newspaper reporter, solve a complex mystery in a dark, but slightly oddball swamp.


Quest for the Cloud Castle: When the Princess is kidnapped, only a disgraced, washed-up knight and his squire can hope to rescue her in this fantasy/fairy tale story.


Life of Jimmy: 12 year old Jimmy will do anything to avoid shopping with his mother, even if it kills him.


Molly and Her Mongoose: Young Molly and her pet Mongoose are lost in a cave.


A Moment of Culture: Reciting Shakespeare becomes dangerous.
And one new story... tentatively a mystery featuring a robot detective in a Victorian mansion.

You can find out more at Rob's Kickstarter page.

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