March is here and we’re getting a little closer to the release of our “Desire” issue. The layouts are slowly coming in, and from what we’ve seen so far we’re confident that the stories are going to turn out really well.
One of the creators behind these yarns is Glenn Matchett, a writer from Northern Ireland. We haven’t mentioned him yet, but you can be sure to see him (and the rest of the creators involved) featured in one of our creator spotlights in the weeks leading up to the release of Outré #5: Desire.
The reason we bring him up now is that he’s currently running a Kickstarter campaign that could use your help. It’s for a four issue mini-series titled Living with Death: Murder at Oxford. As the title suggest, it’s a mystery series, about two girls trying to solve a brutal murder of a student of Oxford University. The talented artist on board is Antonio Brandao, and Glenn is looking to pay him to draw the entire series with the funds received from the Kickstarter.
In other Outré-related news we can tell you is that Nic J. Shaw recently launched a fun comic experiment called The Prompt, where he encouraged creators to come up with a one-page story. The stories were to be about “coming home”, a theme which the creators could approach in any way they wanted (sounds like a cool idea for an anthology!).
The experiment attracted many creators from all world. A few of them were members of the ever-expanding Outré family, like K. Michael Russell, Dan Hil and Brett Uren (Even editors Glenn and Magnus contributed with a story each).
Head on over the Prompt tumblr to see the cool results that came out of this experiment. Don’t forget to bookmark the site, as the project is only going to continue, with new challenges and stipulations the artists and writers will have to find to find their way around in fun ways.
Magnus & Glenn