The crowd-funding website Kickstarter may have only started up a few years ago, but it keeps on being in the news as graphic novelists use it to cover the printing cost of their books. Our latest example is that of comic book writer Garth Ennis, known for his work with Preacher and Punisher. He’s using the site for his new project, ERF.
ERF, which is written by Ennis and illustrated by Rob Steen, is a children’s book taking place way, way, way back in time. According to the description: “ERF is the story of four friends at the dawn of time; Figwillop, KWAAAH!, the Booper, and Erf himself, and their adventures in the primordial world of long ago. The four take their first nervous steps out of the ocean and onto the shore, and are soon exploring the exciting new lands beyond. But danger lurks in the prehistoric jungle, and soon our heroes come face to face with the mighty and terrifying Colossux . . . An evolutionary tale of love and loyalty for children aged four and up.”
The project will be on Kickstarter until March 18 and needs to earn $12,000 to be funded. They’re hoping to print 1,500 to 2,000 copies, though it might be more if they earn enough money. This is Ennis’s first children’s book, and the complete book will be just under 50 pages and comprising of full-color illustrations.