Good evening El Moochadores! Right now there is a new Kickstarter for a fantastic looking science fiction comic book called Outcasts of Jupiter! Created by brothers Shof (artist) and Shobo (writer) Coker, this science fiction epic takes us 1000 years into the future where Earth is a dump and Jupiter is the cultural center of our galaxy! Here’s the synopsis:
A thousand years into the future, earth is a very different place. Catastrophic quakes and natural disasters have devastated the planet, wreaking havoc on our civilization and swallowing whole cities as nature reclaimed hers.
Our planet, now a harbor for outlaws, ash-runners, gangsters and vagrants, is no longer the crown jewel of the Sol System, that honor belongs to Jupiter, a hub of interstellar trade, commerce and the seat of politics. The titular Outcasts of Jupiter are just that, a group of four vagabonds deemed persona non grata on most civilized worlds, bound by a common purpose – the promise of roaming the fringes of an untamed and wild galaxy, identifying unique and unusual jobs that spark their collective interests and challenge their unique abilities.
We meet Stein, Sulesh and Denarii in the middle of attempting a jailbreak. The reasons for Persio’s abduction become clearer over the course of the comic’s run, but it’s up to the rest of the team to get him out of the Burj, a mysterious tower located in the courtyard of a heavily fortified clifftop palace.
The kickstarter still has plenty of days left, so if you’re interested in seeing new, wonderfully illustrated, science fiction (and you should be…) hop on over there and contribute a few bucks. The Coker brothers (…’kind of sounds like old west outlaws, huh?) have some great rewards for supporting their comic, some of which include original art by Shof and sculptures by their own personal sculptress, Funlola! But better still: you’ll be helping bring more science fiction into the world and we here at Atomic Moo are very much in favor of that!
Below I’ve posted some sample illustrations and pages from the book as well as the Kickstarter video. For more information you can visit the Kickstarter for Outcasts of Jupiter or the Coker’s website, Coker Co Op.