Drive Hardcover: Kickstarter Fund Project #35

Every week, the Seattle Review of Books backs a Kickstarter, and writes up why we picked that particular project. Read more about the project here. Suggest a project by writing to kickstarter at this domain, or by using our contact form.

What's the project this week?

Drive Hardcover. We've put $20 in as a non-reward backer

Who is the Creator?

Small Fish Studios.

What do they have to say about the project?

A hardcover collection of DRIVE: 200+ pages of the full Act One! (And now that we're in stretch goals, the page count is growing!)

What caught your eye?

Dave Kellett is an industrious dude. He co-directed the ambitious, and successful, Kickstarter to create the great documentary Stripped: the comics documentary, about comic strips (really, if you love comic strips, it's worth watching), writes the comic Sheldon, and he's also the force behind Drive, a humorous sci-fi strip he's now collecting into a hardback edition.

Maybe all you need to know is that he named one of his characters Captain Taneel (that was enough for me), but if you need a bit more convincing, go read the entire comic online for free. Talk about knowing beforehand if you're going to be happy or not.

Why should I back it?

Because you like sci-fi comics, or funny comics (or both), and because you like supporting indie comics creators, or perhaps, like me, you were a backer of the original Stripped Kickstarter and you want to see Dave succeed.

How's the project doing?

Totally rocking it. 113% pleged with 25 days to go, and a bunch of stretch goals in sight.

Do they have a video?

Kickstarter Fund Stats
  • Projects backed: 35
  • Funds pledged: $700
  • Funds collected: $600
  • Unsuccessful pledges: 2
  • Fund balance: $340