The Kickstarter Report: ‘Torsobear’

Thanks to the ingenuity of Toy Story, humans have caught on to the hijinks that toys and stuffed animals have been causing right under our noses.  No longer will we be fooled by their cute and fluffy exteriors.  Now, thanks to comic book writer Brett Uren and a host of other comic book creators, we will get a more in-depth look into the dark and gritty lives of toys when they are left to their own devices.  Today, The Kickstarter Report will be highlighting Torsobear: Yarns from Toyburg, a collection of eleven grisly crime stories written in the style of film noir and set in a world of toys.  What happens to the toys when they are not being played with? Do they have cute adventures like in children’s books, or is there something more sinister afoot? You can get a peek into the dismal world of Toyburg by taking a look at the Kickstarter campaign for this upcoming comic book anthology.

Torsobear will be a graphic novel featuring over 100 pages of violence, corruption, and murder in the land of toys. In this story, the dismembered bodies of teddy bears are being found in back alleys of Mindy Mile district, and it’s up to the hero, rookie detective Ruxby Bear, and his partner Officer Hazbrow to solve this string of murders, no matter how high and far the clues take them. 

The first volume of the series will feature the writing talents of Cy Dethan (Cancertown), Janos Honkonen (Finnish novel Kaiken yllä etana), Glenn Møane (Fubar: American History Z, Outré), Brockton McKinney (Ehmm Theory), Kieran Squires (The Shadows of Vicenti), Frank Martin, Jake Young, and Grainne McEntee (Apes 'n' Capes). Art will be provided by Pete Mason (Cancertown), Carlos Nick Zamudio (The Remains), Saoirse Louise Towler (Discworld stamps, Whispers magazine), Joel Cotejar (Toxic Storm), Randy Haldeman (The Jacket), Matt Rooke (Apes 'n' Capes), and Jon Scrivens (Little Terrors).

Be sure to visit the Torsobear Kickstarter page, and don't forget to check out the backer rewards, which include printed copies of the book, Torsobear t-shirts, Torsobear plush dolls, and more! The Kickstarter campaign will close on Wednesday, July 2nd, so be sure to donate soon!

Last modified on Wednesday, 26 December 2018 19:34

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