“The Element of Surprise” Webcomic Launches Kickstarter Campaign
Toronto artist Shain Minuk, co creator of the comics and pop culture website Mister Kitty and Friends (http://misterkitty.org/), has launched the website’s first Kickstarter campaign this week with the target of funding a deluxe, 268 page collection of her webcomic, The Element of Surprise. Described by the comic’s creator as “similar to Starsky and Hutch, only a little less gay”, The Element of Surprise details the relationship between two men, Mark and Ben, in a nameless but crime-ridden city somewhere in America’s “rust belt”.
The Kickstarter campaign, located here, has a variety of rewards for pledges that range from $1 to $200. Readers of the webcomic, which updates weekly at http://www.misterkitty.org/
comics/element/elementintro. html , have been hoping for a print version for quite some time, and Mister Kitty and Friends have finally responded.
With the help of crowd funding by Kickstarter, Minuk intends to publish the first two story arcs of The Element of Surprise, while a third arc is currently running in weekly updates on the Mister Kitty website. The collected volume of the webcomic will detail the two men in the early stages of their relationship, struggling with their own internal conflicts while facing up against corrupt politicians and various violent miscreants, in a story providing plenty of action and romance.
The Element of Surprise Kickstarter campaign is on until July 17th 2015.