The “Battle Brick Road” is paved with cash! Eric Weathers’ Oz-inspired comic is raking in big Indiegogo bucks
On Friday, independent comic book creator (and quite possibly the most prolific letterer in indie comics) Eric Weathers launched a crowdfunding campaign for Battle Brick Road: Operation Zephyr. At the time of this writing, the project has already raised more than $13 thousand, smashing its initial funding goal (which it surpassed in the opening minutes of the campaign).
Written by Zeb Hatfield and featuring illustrations by Eric Weathers (Flying Fortress) and colors by Farah Nurmaliza, Battle Brick Road is a 52-page action adventure take on the classic (and public domain) Wizard of Oz tale. Here’s the plot summary taken from the Battle Brick Road Indiegogo campaign page.
All of her life Dorothy Gale has searched for her missing father in a world of destitution and dust. Now, an unexpected message will send her on an unbelievable journey through a mysterious and colorful land.
Welcome to OZ.
Welcome to the Battle Brick Road.
Backers can get a signed copy of Battle Brick Road and a poster for $25. If you’ve got more cash to throw around, you can also pick up extra copies of the book, original artwork, a t-shirt, a supplemental book titled The Unsealed Files of Operation Zephyr, and even the chance to have your likeness drawn into the final book as a citizen of Oz.
Congratulations to Weathers, Hatfield, and the rest of the Battle Brick Road team. Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Battle Brick Road: Operation Zephyr Indiegogo page here.