Following a recent publishing deal with Canadian publisher Zeta Comics, Nich Angell - artist and writer of musical graphic novel 7String - has become one of a handful of British people to launch a Kickstarter campaign, to fund the second instalment of his book.
Online PR News – 21-November-2012 – Salisbury, Wiltshire – 7String Volume 1 has already received rave reviews from peers and critics alike, likening the musical universe and manga-european art style to Star Wars crossed with Guitar Hero, and Avatar the Last Airbender crossed with Jet Set Radio.
Now the Salisbury-based creator is hoping to continue the success of the first book by appealing for fans worldwide to collectively donate £10,000 to fund the making of Volume 2.
Kickstarter only opened its doors to UK projects in early November, and so Nich is hoping to be one of the first few comic creators in the country to successfully achieve his target goal before the month-long opportunity closes on 9th December.
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The Kickstarter Project can be found at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/234373302/7string-volume-2?ref=live
For more information on Nich and his work, visit http://www.nichangell.co.uk
Notes to Editors
Nich Angell is 27 and lives in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Asides from his own work he also produces work for Titan Magazines, VS Comics, Mattel, features in various exhibitions, and has worked with the BBC.
7String is a full colour adventure graphic novel about a boy with a guitar sword, heading out on an epic quest into a world of music. Wielding a guitar-sword, Zach fights to defend everything he loves by using tempo, volume and genre against instrument-wielding foes. 7String is targeted at the 12+ market, but is enjoyed by people of all ages.
Nich has been touring comic conventions to promote 7String since the beginning of last year, and has received fantastic feedback from consumers, reviewers and fellow comic creators. 7String is currently stocked in a number of stores nationwide.
Nich signed on with Zeta Comics, based in Canada, in August 2011, and the first volume of 7String was published in July 2012.
Kickstarter is a crowd-funding website that can be used to gather any sum of money to fund a range of projects and products.
Kickstarter only opened its doors to UK-based projects in November 2012. Previously it was primarily for projects in America.
Funding is normally open for 1 or 2 months, and curators are able to set their own target amounts. If they fail to reach that amount, the project is not funded and nobody is charged. If the project surpasses its target, there is no ceiling on how much can be raised in the time limit.