62 backers with less than 71 hours to go! Only 7% left until Zip is funded! PLUS: indie comics showcase – Kaijus & Cowboys



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Zip’s Kickstarter is Ending

Zip’s Kickstarter is so close to reaching its goal with only 7% remaining. As of this update, it’s got just 71 hours left to go. I think one last big push will get us there. It may take as little as a few Mach 4 pledges to reach £3k, so if you are excited to see this campaign be successful then I would encourage you to make your pledge now, or if you already have, share it with your friends! Let’s get make that goal and I can send everyone their comics!

Find the campaign here!

Kaijus & Cowboys 

Following in the footsteps of beloved cult series Firefly, today’s showcased comic, Kaijus and Cowboys, blends sci-fi and giant monsters made popular by Japanese cinema (like Godzilla, Mothra and Gamera) with good old fashioned spaghetti westerns. I’ll leave you, once again, with the creators’ synopsis:

KAIJUS AND COWBOYS is a twelve issue mini series written by Matthew Blair and illustrated by Frankie B. Washington. The comic is about a group of robots on an alien planet who are attempting to build a new home for humanity, but are continually attacked by massive and deadly kaiju who threaten to destroy everything they’ve built.

Fortunately for the robots, there is the Hunter: a robot cowboy who wanders the planet hunting kaiju and protecting his fellow robots!

“It’s a lot of action… really cool art!” – Maser Squad 

About the creators:

Matthew Blair

lifelong fan of comics, science fiction, and everything pop culture related, Matthew graduated from Stetson University in 2012 with a BA in History. His first published work was a self published webcomic with the excellent Frankie B. Washington entitled ‘The Secret Lives of Villains‘. At the moment, he works as a staff writer for Multiversity and while the journey has been long and exhausting, it has been incredibly fulfilling and a lot of fun.

Frankie B. Washington

Frankie is an alumnae from the Butera School of Art with 30 years of freelance experience in the art industry as a commercial illustrator. He’s worked on two Miramax films, an animation studio, advertising agencies, print & comic book publishers, sketch & trading card companies and others. A love for the super robot/kaiju genre led to him co-creating the 2013 graphic novel Robot God Akamatsu, a homage to the 70’s & 80’s film/anime/toyline that shaped his childhood. Kaiju & Cowboys will be his 27th leap into the comic book creating fray which began in 1993 with his first self-published title ‘Peace‘. His journey is ongoing and the art is flowing.

You can back Kaijus and Cowboys here.

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Zip is self-published by Mike Scrase, Bristol UK. © Mike Scrase 2023. ISSN 2976-8721 (print) 2976-8721 (online). No similarity between the names, characters and institutions depicted in Zip with any real life names, persons, or institutions is intended. Any such similarities are purely coincidental. Printed in the UK by Stuart Lloyd Gould.