Following their misadventures across the Northeastern United States and Canada, a tale of desperation, disorder, and survival emerges.
Our War, from Under Belly Comics, is a unique series about revolution and the consequences thereof. Set in a not-too-distant and all-too-possible future, where the 2008 global economic crisis was taken to its logical conclusion, Our War relates the story of the measures ordinary people will take to maintain a semblance of normality in chaotic times. Through financial collapse, political polarization, widespread violence, and the abandonment of law and order, Our War follows a former farm boy and reluctant activist named Nestor and Emma, his unlikely travel companion. The pair quickly realizes that they will need each other’s help to survive in a place where everything that was once ordinary and mundane is now vicious and unpredictable. Addressing the threat of ideological dogmatism, the morality of violence, and the possibility of a better world, Our War asserts that while extreme situations breed extreme responses, all hope is never lost.
Under Belly is a new Canadian comic book and graphic novel publishing company that is dedicated to bringing the freshest and most innovative comics from around the world. It was originally the brain child of Adam Jack and Kyle Joseph McEwan and was intended to promote and distribute their own work, Under Belly is now pushing forward with producing and publishing some of world’s newest up and coming creator owned/independent comics.
They are follow a “Kickstarter first” methodology of publishing, so they will often have more than one project running on Kickstarter at a time. A challenge for them will be managing multiple campaigns at once. But delivering books to their backers will never be a problem. They have different creative teams assigned to each book to make sure they get finished in a timely fashion.
Their biggest challenge will be trying to go above and beyond their goal of $3,000 which is the absolute bare minimum they can create this comic book. Ideally they would like to raise closer to $5,000 — $10,000 in order to put out higher quality books.
This project will be funded on Thursday, April 9, 2015.