Two-time British Comic Award nominated writer and artist Owen Michael Johnson, co-creator of the critically acclaimed Beast Wagon, which our own Kieran Fisher sung the praises of the series throughout, has released his latest title “Reel Love” into the world of crowdfunding, having been picked up by Unbound.
A coming-of-age graphic novel that is a love letter to the silver screen
Following a traumatic first-visit to the local cinema with his father, a young boy returns to see a movie which will ignite his imagination, fill his head with fantasy, and change the course of his life. Now convinced it is his destiny to pursue his dream of becoming a famous film director, he ropes a street-smart classmate into producing their first stop-motion animation during the school holidays.
Told in three acts, each taking place over the course of a British summer at fateful points in his life, this bitter-sweet coming-of-age story chronicles the triumphs and heartbreaks of childhood friendship, first romance, and the realities of early adulthood set against the backdrop of rural Cumbria.
The passion project of two-time British Comic award nominated writer and artist Owen Michael Johnson, this intimate and personal graphic novel sprinkled with magic realism is a love letter to a home-town movie theatre and the inspirational power of the silver screen.
As with all crowdfunding campaigns, how much you wish to pledge will dictate your perk. Starting with £10 you’ll get yourself a digital copy of the graphic novel, £20 will see you gaining a First Edition hardback copy of the Graphic Novel, a digital copy and you name in the back of the book as a backer. These perks continue to grow all the way up to £1,500 where you receive pieces of original artwork, five signed copies of the graphic novel and you’ll find your name in the front of the book as a patron.
To back Owen Michael Johnson’s “Reel Love” go to the Unbound crowdfunding campaign website here.