Brian Christgau’s Six-Gun Gorilla Returns in “Cemetery Without Crosses” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)
Earlier this week, the crowdfunding campaign for Brian Christgau’s fantasy western comic book Six-Gun Gorilla: Cemetery Without Crosses achieved its initial funding goal, having raised more than $3 thousand at the time of this writing.
Written by Christgau and illustrated by Preston Asevedo (Rockabilly Roadtrip), Cemetery Without Crosses is the eighth installment of the Six-Gun Gorilla series.
Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Cemetery Without Crosses 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 known as the Hellbenders. When Gravesend discovers that Malloy and his circus family have been helping Schmidt, he exacts a terrible revenge. Now Kumba takes up his guns and sets out on the vengeance trail, a journey that will lead him to unexpected places, old friends and a conspiracy that could change the course of history.
Backers can get a digital version of Cemetery Without Crosses for $10, while physical copies start at $15. For those with more money to spend, you can also receive multiple copies of the book, variant covers, and also issues 1-7 if you want to catch up on the Six-Gun Gorilla saga so far. It is also worth noting that there is an additional shipping charge starting at $5 for those in the United States.
Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Six-Gun Gorilla: Cemetery Without Crosses Indiegogo campaign page here.
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