Where Is Zog? was pitched as a webcomic for the Heavy Metal website in the summer of 2015, ran on the site from November 2015 to November 2016, and will now see print in November 2017!
I’ve wanted to do a printed collection of Zog for a while now, and have finally decided to test the Kickstarter waters to make it happen.
Where Is Zog? is the story of Grum and Zill, who are the survivors of a crash landing on an uncharted planet. They latch onto the idea of finding Zog to give themselves hope and direction, but that’s only useful if they don’t get themselves eaten by space monsters.
Grum and Zill’s fast-paced misadventures combine punchy comedy and the after-effects of alien colonialism. As our bumbling heroes encounter (and accidentally offend) various cultures, they learn more about the impact of a Kultaari science expedition on the planet’s inhabitants. How much that information will help them in the desperate search for Zog is another matter entirely.
Inspired by the music of GWAR, ’70s sci-fi, and colonial histories, the book will be a 92 page, 9″ x 6″ landscape format softcover trade paperback which collects the 52 HeavyMetal.com strips and “Survivors,” a 16 page short story, along with a 15 page prose section, “Zill’s Field Guide.” Printing will be handled by PageMaster in Edmonton, and the files are already good to go. Not sure if it’s something you’d be into? You can read the Heavy Metal strips online before you decide whether you want the glorious print book to grace your shelves (you totally do, FYI).
About the Creator:
Jeff Martin has been writing and drawing comics full-time since 2013. He’s going to stop talking in the third person now, because we all know he’s the one writing this. The first notable work of my comics career was Redcoats-ish: Jeff Martin’s War of 1812, published by Renegade Arts Entertainment. It’s what I’m drawing in that picture! That was followed by the first brick in the foundation of a self-publishing empire, Hockeypocalypse Season 1: The Battle of Alberta. There are three volumes in the Hockeypocalypse series now. It was followed by the all-ages graphic novel Wrestlemon, and, now, Zog. I’ve also drawn a webcomic about space wrestlers for many years – HEAT: The Space Age of Pro Wrestling. What I’m saying is I’ve got a ton of experience putting books together and getting them into the hands of readers, which is going to be a great help during the Kickstarter fulfillment process.
Support this Kickstarter HERE
Where to Buy once it’s released: https://jeffmartinart.tictail.