Less than 24hrs separate right now and the end of my current Kickstarter campaign!
If you’re following this Substack, chances are you’re already a Backer, but if not please jump in and get a TON of free swag just for backing this project! We’re giving away free metal bookmarks, a bunch of free PREMIUM digital comics, 6 extra pages of story (46 pages total), and more!
If you are already a Backer, then share this project with everyone you know who likes fun comics or just likes cool shit! LINK: www.spidersquirrel.com
This campaign being successful has already translated into more great, fun comics for you! Vito has written two full issues of Milestone which spins directly out of Spider-Squirrel volume one, and Ariel Medel is finishing that issue soon (he just sent me Page 13 of 24). In fact, Saul (our colorist) is already working on catching up to Ariel! We’re rolling!! Here’s a tease:
As you can see, this book is all kinds of FUN! It’s great, classic cosmic comics goodness that gives you the sense that this little Xion Universe is bigger than you think (because it is)! This book will lead us into a bigger story, introduce a new hero seeking redemption for his past, and show you just how much story and talent we have here at Xion Studios! AND WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED!!!!!
Dude… I’m so blown away at the talent that has signed on or already submitted a script for the upcoming Spider-Squirrel Annual! Kat Calamia, Tom Belcher, Morgan Quaid, Russell Nohelty, Dale Yaddow, René Cordova, JC Carter, Tom Stilwell, Dez Ingram, Joe Pantalleresco, Daniel Kalban, Stanton Fink… and DEAN HASPIEL!!
Dean is creating a special character exclusively for this Annual, and this character may even make its own title appearance in the near future — you don’t wanna miss our first dive into the weird, dark, odd corners of the Xion Universe! The main story will features Spider-Squirrel written by me, but the rest of the book is a veritable anthology by guest creators featuring characters from across the entire expanse of our universe! Some of these stories will lead right into new titles, one-shots, and back-up stories.
If you’re enjoying Spider-Squirrel, great! There’s a lot more coming and planned from our little indie comics universe. While Spider-Squirrel is the flagship title, full of fun, silly, classic antics in true comic book form, we have books that go into the introspective, the cosmic, the bizarre, the horror, the expansive, the mysterious… there’s a book in the plans for just about every kind of reader! Stay tuned for more!