I’ve been busy yelling all over social media about Explosion High being on Kickstarter that I’ve forgotten to make a post on my own blog about it. To be honest, this poor blog’s been so neglected that I only remembered when I had the notification for it’s renewal. With that in mind, here’s the announcement…
EXPLOSION HIGH IS LIVE ON KICKSTARTER!
“Join gods, aliens, sidekicks and a flying shark with robot arms as they navigate the highs and lows of a school run by a mad scientist!”
[Runs around in circles flailing arms, hyperventilates, lies down for a few minutes and then returns to keyboard]
I am so proud of this comic and everything that ‘s been achieved from the near manic state which I achieved to finally get the script finished, Matt Hardy’s persistent support and threats and the artists who coped with me randomly posting questions about whether “Dr Mousefist” should have whole mice for hands or like, giant mouse heads. I also realised later on I have a “Professor Mousehouse”; a large man filled with evil mice who speak through him. I’m still not sure which I’ll use… possibly both and then there can be a mouse-themed double act of teachers. So yeah, that.
You can see some art on the campaign page and shh… here’s an exclusive page by the Najestic Norrie Miller (sorry, I couldn’t think of a superlative beginning with N just then, so I’ve worked with what I’ve got… all the writing got used up when I made the comic, apparently).
The comic hit the funding level of £2,000 last Sunday and is currently well on its way to unlocking the first stretch goal. If you’re somehow one of the people who read this blog and haven’t checked it out yet, please go over to explosionhigh.com where you can back a digital copy for only three pounds. For a little more, you can get a physical copy which you’ll be able to hold in your hands, along with a lovely sticker of my sweet boy Skyshark and a print by Gustaffo Vargas which is based on the music video for Smash Mouth’s All Star, which is scientifically proven to be one of the best music videos of all time.