Jason Orfalas’ “Octopus Cowboy” has Eight Arms to Kill You (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Jason Orfalas recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Octopus Cowboy #1, a 100+ page graphic novel intended to be the first installment of an ongoing series.

Written and illustrated by Orfalas, Octopus Cowboy tells the story of an unconventional Wild West adventure featuring an octopedal invertebrate protagonist. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Octopus Cowboy Indiegogo campaign page:

Slade is a highly evolved pacific octopus endowed with an intelligent spirit. Captured by humans and taken miles away from the ocean…

…he is forced to fight in a vicious bloodsport where animals are pitted against each other for entertainment.

His captor and caretaker is ex-fighter Charlie Knox, a heavy-handed broken man and killer, exploiting animals to make a living.

After what should’ve been a highly profitable match, Charlie is cheated out of his payment.

Now he has no choice but to return to the town where he fell from grace and risk it all in a high-stakes bout that Slade can’t possibly win.

Backers can get a digital version of Octopus Cowboy for $15, while physical copies start at $25. For those with more than just a fistful of dollars, you can also pick up multiple copies of the book, variant covers, a sticker, bookmark, and trading cards. It is also worth noting that there is an additional shipping charge starting at $10 for those in the United States.

Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Octopus Cowboy Indiegogo campaign page here.

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