I have been fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of an incredible amount of kindness and support from friends far and wide. I think a big big part of what helped push my Moby-Dick illustration project from a simple personal blog to a published book was the online word-of-mouth about the illustrations, which seemed to grow and multiply astoundingly fast. Because of this, I think it is essential to repay some of that kindness by assisting my own friends whenever I can, hence this post.
My good friends, writer Dara Naraghi and artist Brent Bowman are working on the first of a trilogy of creator-owned graphic novels to be published by NBM Publishing next summer. The graphic novel draws heavily on Dara's experiences growing up in Iran and his great love of Persian mythology.
Although the graphic novel has already been accepted for publication, any money the two of them earn will come at the back-end, and that may be small. Basically, they are both doing this for love, and because of that Dara has started a Kickstarter page to try and raise $3000 to compensate Brent for the the incredible amount of time and research he is pouring into these pages. Dara is a really generous guy.
If you like comics and mythology, take a look at the Kickstarter page and read more. And if you like what you see, perhaps you might be able to help the two of them meet their goals. Thanks.