This week we’re pleased to share news of an exciting new creative venture in the world of comics. My brother, Matt Dursin, is in the final hours of a campaign through Kickstarter, an awesome new way to fund creative projects from comics to films, music, art, etc. Here’s what he has to say about his project:
“We all know the story of Robin Hood. Personally, my introduction was from the classic Disney animated movie. Most of us have seen the Kevin Costner or Russell Crowe versions as well, but I realized that I have never seen an updated version: a modern-day Robin Hood, where he doesn’t exactly “rob from the rich to give to the poor,” as the saying goes, but he instead steals medical supplies and gives them to those in need, or those who can’t afford them or have no health insurance. I am sure a lot of people can identify with how expensive health care is in the U.S. these days, and this comic book is a commentary on this, and other, issues. But don’t be fooled, it’s also a straight-up adventure story that, hopefully, captures the spirit of the Robin of old.
Creating comics is a costly venture these days. I wrote the words, but the true masters bring it to life; the artists, letterers, colorists, and cover artists (industry stalwarts Jason Baroody and Mark McKenna) all did amazing work on the book, and should be paid accordingly. There are also printing, distribution, production and other assorted costs That is where you come in! If this Kickstarter project is funded, I will pay the creators, and hopefully earn enough to create future issues. If that happens, then the next goal is a four-issue series which can be collected into a trade paperback edition. Beyond that? Hopefully many, many more adventures for Robin Hood and his modern-day merry men.”
If you’d like to learn more about Matt’s endeavor, click here.