Backing A Book You Can’t Read

My cover artist, Rapha Pinheiro, launched his crowd funding project for his next comicbook:

Salto is a Fantasy Steampunk, written and drawn in France when I was living in Angoulême to study comics. The book tells the story of Nu, an inhabitant of an underground city where everyone is made of fire. They live in this city for fear of the rain that plagues the outside world and rely on an oxygen factory to keep their flames burning.

After witnessing something he should not, Nu is bound to leave civilization and venture into the cave where he discovers a secret that can change the life of the entire city.

Since I don’t speak Portuguese, I’ll never be able to read this comic book.  It doesn’t matter, because I’ll still be able to enjoy the pretty pictures.  If you live outside of Brazil, you can’t get the hard copy, but the digital copy will only set you back R$20, which is about six bucks.  As I type this, I’m one of 38 backers who have brought the project to 1/8th funding in five days, so Rapha has made good progress on funding already.
So if you like steampunk, and you like weird, alien vistas populated by creatures of living flame, give it a shot.  I backed it just because I like the art, and Rapha has been such an easy artist to work with.
Just wait until you see what he worked up for my forthcoming space princess story – this space princess is a lot more helpless than Karenina, but you’ll have to wait to find out why.
[EDIT:  Found out the comic itself is actually in English – it’s just the Not-KickStarter that’s in Portuguese.  So my headline is fake news.  Oops.  We regret the error.]

About Jon Mollison

Jon Mollison was weaned at the literary knee of Tolkein, Howard, Moore, and Burroughs. He spent decades wandering in the wilderness of modern genre fiction, wondering when the magic and wonder went out of the world of dragons and space ships. In his darkest hour, he encountered a wise man who handed him the open secrets to crafting works that emulate the stories of the great authors who built the genre. They are easily summarized in but two words: Regress Harder. Now one of the twelve champions of the Pulp Revolution, his self-published works represent a more direct lineage to the tales of action, mystery, romance, virtue, and pure unalloyed adventure than the bland imitations churned out by New York City publishing houses in recent decades.
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