by BK Munn
The Toronto Comics gang is back with another Toronto-centric anthology. They just need some money to print the thing and pay the contributors. Thus, the latest Kickstarter has launched in support of “Osgoode as Gold”. As far as I can tell, the title is a reference to Toronto landmark, Osgoode Hall, but the stories don’t have much to do with it? The book features comics by Kat Verhoeven, Saffron Aurora, Robert Pincombe, Casey Parsons, Marcia Iwasaki, and many many more creators. $5 gets you a digital copy of the book and $20 gets a physical copy, if the $15000 goal is met.
Here’s the blurb:
In a city of competitive wizard barristas, nervous werewolves and scoundrel Trash Pandas, you’ll find some of the best upcoming comic creators! We’re back again with 24 fresh comics from local indie veterans and first-time creators. From the strange giants that prowl Kensington at midnight, the vengeful Pacific Mall dance mafia, or the dragon-hunting wannabes working Queen Street, we’ve got stories inspired by every part of the city we love.
Toronto Comics: Osgoode As Gold is 220 colour pages of all-new comics, brought to you by 50+ local indie veterans and first-time creators. You’ve helped us fund four previous Kickstarter campaigns, and we’re excited to bring you another instalment in our ongoing series!
With a cover by Irma Kniivila (Ms. Marvel, Deadpool) and a foreword from Chip Zdarsky(Jughead, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man), this book is a celebration of the talent and diversity of Toronto’s comics community.