Fantasy Western graphic novel “Six-Gun Gorilla” fully funded on Indiegogo
Over the weekend, the crowdfunding campaign for Six-Gun Gorilla: Long Days of Vengeance ended successfully, raising nearly $4 thousand from a total of 90 backers. The Six-Gun Gorilla graphic novel collects the first 6-issue arc for a simian-sized total of 144 pages.
Written by Brian Christgau and featuring illustrations by Adrián Sibar (Batgirl, Star Wars), Six-Gun Gorilla is described as a “brain-blasting, bone-crunching, nerve-snapping old-school escapist Pulp adventure with heart.”
Here’s the pitch taken from the Six-Gun Gorilla Indiegogo campaign page:
East Congo, 1849: A baby gorilla is orphaned when a big-game hunter slaughters his entire tribe. Placed aboard a boat to Europe, a kindly circus owner, Malloy, wins him in a card game and raises him like a son next to his daughter, Abigail, who names the tiny simian Kumba (an African word for “roar”),
Texas, 1866. Kumba has grown to maturity and become the star attraction of Professor Malloy’s Traveling Circus, putting on a spectacular show as the most novel trick shot artist West of the Pecos, the Six-Gun Gorilla! Abigail and Kumba yearn to see the big cities in the East, but Malloy wants to put as much space as possible between them and the Civil War.
The war, however, comes to them in the form of Giuliano Schmidt, a Union spy wounded and on the run from hired gun Gravesend and his gang of cut-throats. When Gravesend discovers that Malloy and his circus family have been helping Schmidt, he exacts a terrible revenge. Now Kumba takes up his guns sets out on the vengeance trail, a journey that will take him unexpected places, old friends and a conspiracy that could change the course of history.
Sad that you missed out on the crowdfunding period? Don’t fret! Like many other Indiegogo campaigns, the Six-Gun Gorilla page has transitioned to an in-demand store, so you can still buy into the project if for a limited time.
Backers can get a digital version of Six-Gun Gorilla for $10, while physical copies (all signed) start at $25. For those looking for more bang for their buck, you can also pick up extra copies of the book or a special “convention pack” which includes a six-foot cardboard standee, a convention banner, promo cards, and even a prototype Six-Gun Gorilla action figure.
Still on the fence? The creators are so confident that you will want what they’re selling, that they’re allowing you to read the first issue completely free, which you can view here. Otherwise, you can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Six-Gun Gorilla: Long Days of Vengeance campaign page here.
Congratulations to Christgau, Sibar, and the rest of the Six-Gun Gorilla creative team!