Daryl Toh, known for the popular webcomic The Misadventures of Tobias and Guy, and Ryan King, the comic writer behind Nico’s Fortune and The Games We Played, have returned to Kickstarter to fund their latest project: Cricketsong! This oversized horror comic is a mysterious new crime thriller about a couple of strangers, Emile and Barry, setting forth on a road trip across the southern California desert. The story is in the same vein as Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s From Dusk Till Dawn and the ’80s horror classic The Hitcher. Say no more! Sold!
Read on for all the details!
Abandoned by his friends at a bar across the Mexico border, the millennial Emile begins to wonder if hitching a ride back home with Barry, a smuggler twice his age, was the right decision. From there, the two set forth on a road trip through the Southern California desert and into a world of prosperity, unknown criminal horrors, and the marginally thin divide.
The Kickstarter launched on May 7 and it runs through June 7, 2019. Their goal is to raise roughly $7000 to complete the project. Every little bit helps, and contribution rewards start at just $3! For full campaign details, hop in your old truck and drive on over to their campaign on Kickstarter.
These guys have done some fun stuff together. Cricketsong marks the third horror comic collaboration from King and Toh. Their previous two horror comics, Nico’s Fortune and The Games We Played, were both successfully Kickstarted back in 2017.
Sounds like a fun story! What do you think? Will you kick them a few bucks to get this horror comic project off the ground? Tell us in the comments!