Got a fragrant potpourri of Kill All Monsters updates for you this morning, starting with a look at some of the cards Jason made last year for the Kickstarter levels that include sketches. Rather than just sketch in the books, Jason went all out and had special cards printed so that he could do something a little nicer.
Speaking of Kickstarter, we’ve talked about doing another Kill All Monsters comic a little sooner than expected. Before we release Volume 2, we’d like to put together a one-shot single issue (around 30+ story pages) that expands on the world a little while also tying into the story we’re telling in the graphic novels. We thought about doing it as a Kickstarter project, but we’re not sure that’s the best way to get a single-issue comic printed. It’s all written though and we want to do it, so it’s just a matter of figuring out the best way to go about it.
I don’t want to give too much away about it except that it’s inspired by this:
That’s a piece that Jason drew for the Monstrosity anthology and it’s not the only giant robot pinup he’s done lately. He also did this one for last year’s Baltimore Comic-Con yearbook, which had a Usagi Yojimbo theme. Mike Spicer did the colors and it looks great.
Finally, Jeff Bouchard from Comic Spectrum wrote a very nice review of Kill All Monsters giving it 4 out of 5 stars. He said that he got a Kamandi feel from it (very cool) and wrote that it “provides a visceral experience from the over-the-top battles between monster and mech at the same time weaving deeper plot points that leave you thinking and wondering where the story will go.” Thanks, Jeff!