I want to tell you about the weird journey of how MONSTER ELEMENTARY: An All-Ages Graphic Novel, came to be a Kickstarter project. It started out as a simple, insignificant snowball and became an avalanche! The awesomest, most amazing avalanche ever!
It Started with DC Comics’ web imprint, Zuda. When I first heard of Zuda, I set 2 goals for myself.
1 – Be the first ever Zuda contest winner!
2 – Be the first ever 2-time Zuda contest winner!
I (sort of) completed the first goal! Zuda’s first contest was populated entirely with solicited creators. My pals David Gallaher and Steve Ellis won that contest with their comic, HIGH MOON. Daniele Serra and I won the second contest with PRAY FOR DEATH, thus making me the first user submitted contest winner! I count this as a win. But that second goal was ever present in my mind.
A few months later, I was on a panel with other Zuda creators at San Diego Comic-Con. Caanan Grall was one of the other creators on the panel. During the panel, he told the audience that he wanted to be the first ever 2-time Zuda contest winner! “Game on!” I thought, for the briefest of moments before realizing that he would almost certainly beat me to it. So I devised another plan. I would convince him to join forc