Morgan Quaid Tells a Henchman’s Tale in “Idle Thuggery” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Australian comic book creator Morgan Quaid launched a crowdfunding campaign for the first three issues of Idle Thuggery, a mishmash of the crime and superhero genres strictly intended for mature audiences.

Written by Quaid and featuring illustrations by Rain Art Studios, Idle Thuggery will come in two formats: three separate issues (114 pages total) or a collected graphic novel with bonus material (132 pages total).

Here’s the official pitch taken from the Idle Thuggery Indiegogo campaign page:

Idle Thuggery looks at the superhero genre from the perspective of an up and coming henchman struggling to survive and get ahead in an industry dominated by death and mayhem.

After a an oddly fortuitous encounter with an old school friend in a dark alleyway, Frank Grey finds himself suddenly working as a low-level henchman for one of Kenton City’s rising arch-villains. Frank is thrust into a world of intrigue and excessive violence, where promotion is a matter of survival rather than skill. On his second mission the newly-made henchman receives a fatal wound, but does not die as he should; a fact which raises some intriguing possibilities.

Backers can get a digital version of issue 1-3 of Idle Thuggery for approximately $11 (converting from Australian dollaridoos) while physical copies start at approximately $22. The graphic novel version (which comes with a bonus soundtrack) is $15 digital and $30 physical. You can also add additional digital books at checkout, including:

  • Shadows Daughter
  • Enmity issue 1
  • Rust Chronicles Anthology

It is also worth noting that there is an additional shipping charge starting at $7 for those in the United States.

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

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