A Lot To Think About
We always like to support comic kickstarters and here’s some information on Phil Eliot and Eddie Campbell’s The Wonders Of Science campaign now that they have a stretch goal as they have funded their initial campaign…
Behind the pseudonym, Charlie Trumper, Eddie Campbell and Phil Elliott created over 100 comic strips between 1984 and 1985 for the UK weekly music paper, Sounds.
During their stint at Sounds they produced 3 unique series and The Wonders of Science was their first, with Eddie and Phil creating their own strips every other week.
The Wonders of Science is testament to the fact that Phil and Eddie are not merely skilled comickers but are also visionaries, up there with Hawking, Sagan, Asimov and Homer.
In these comic strips they ruminate about the philosophical, moral and downright bonkers state of the modern world. They do not profess to having any solutions but we are sure you will enjoy reading their theories.
Our goal is to raise funds for a 36 page + covers, A4 landscape comic. The interior will be B/W with colour covers (and colour inside front and back covers).
Eddie has written a new introduction for the comic.
This comic will only be available through this Kickstarter campaign or direct from Eddie and Phil. It will not be on sale in comic shops.
The Wonders of Science features a huge cast of characters!
We are also offering you the opportunity to purchase an A4 print of Eddie’s inside cover – check out pledge details on the right. Here’s the illustration…
SOUNDS was a music paper published between 1970 and 1991 and initially covered progressive rock but by the mid-seventies was championing Punk Rock and New Wave. Later, it was the first UK paper to interview Nirvana (Kurt Cobain was often seen wearing a Sounds t-shirt).
SOUNDS already had a good tradition of featuring comic strips in its pages, with work by Alan Moore (under the name Curt Vile), Bryan Talbot and Savage Pencil before Phil and Eddie made their debut.
The Wonders were first published in Sounds tabloid-size, This new collection will be A4 landscape which will present the strips as close to the original.
We’ll be adding an extra 8 pages to The Wonders of Science! This will be at no extra cost to yourselves but if we can raise some more of the lovely horrible stuff this will help me and Eddie pay for Prof Bean’s residential care and continue research at his University of Scientific Wonders. So if you can twit, facepalm and instacoffee this link https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1715620850/the-wonders-of-science-by-eddie-campbell-and-phil-elliott?ref=cb8puy that will keep 2 old men very happy (oh, and Prof Bean as well, of course).
Risks and challenges
All the artwork and design for this comic has been completed and we expect no problems in fulfilling this project once our goal has been reached.
Phil has already run two successful Kickstarter campaigns – ES*EF and Rodney – The Premonition (also with Eddie Campbell).
here’s the link to the campaign