The new book from ‘I Am Fire’ creator Rachael Smith has been funded!
A few days ago I was pleased to discover details of the new project being launched on Kickstarter by Rachael Smith, creator of ‘I Am Fire’ which I read last year and really enjoyed.
‘House Party’ tells the story of university graduate twentysomethings Michelle, Siobhan, and Neil, who are having trouble adjusting to life in the big wide world. They hatch a plot to throw an old-style house party which would get them back into feeling like the rock stars they were at uni, but things don’t quite go to plan.
What I loved about I Am Fire was the mix of realism and surrealism, a balance which Smith struck brilliantly with quirky characters and real-life issues coming together to make for a memorable read. If anything I think this more ambitious project will turn out even stronger for it.
I‘m looking forward to reading the next slice-of-life offering from Rachael Smith, and the good news is – it’s already been funded! At the time of writing it’s achieved the goal with almost a month left for additional funds which, according to an update on the Kickstarter Page, will go towards “adding pages, producing extra goodies and making the finished product even more beautiful.”
The 92-page graphic novel is being published by Great Beast Comics, the ongoing concern founded by Adam Cadwell and Marc Ellerby, who it gives me great pleasure to disturb and annoy each year at their usual table at Thought Bubble – and are pretty psyched to be helping out on what’s sure to be a great read.
If you wanna get involved, get over to the Kickstarter page above and stump up to be a part of it!