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.