Hours Left for Martian Comics Kickstarter!

Martian Comics #5Our Kickstarter for Martian Comics #5 is currently in its final hours and needs your help!

The comic focuses on how Mars has seen Earth through the ages, from Martian prehistory to that planet’s space age. In that process, we see Martian mythology, in which Earth was a goddess, and explore Martian science fiction, in which Martians imagined an Earth with inhabitants that looked like them, often eager to invade Mars.

The 23-page color comic is written by Julian Darius, with art by Mansjur Daman and colors by Diego Rodriguez (who worked on Ballistic). The cover is by David A. Frizell.

We’ve previously released the first page of the comic (click here for a larger version), and you can see more art on the Kickstarter page!

The Canals of Earth, page 1

We’re convinced this is a major milestone in sci-fi comics. Be a part of making it happen on Kickstarter now!

If you’ve already backed the project, many thanks! If not, please consider pledging $3 to get a digital download. And if you get a chance, please share the project with others — spreading the word is really life and death for any Kickstarter campaign! Thank you!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Dr. Julian Darius founded what would become Sequart Organization, which publishes non-fiction and documentary films on comic books and promotes the medium as a legitimate form of art. After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), he obtained his M.A. in English, authoring a thesis on John Milton and utopianism. In 2002, he moved to Waikiki, teaching college while obtaining an M.A. in French (high honors) and a Ph.D. in English. In 2011, he founded Martian Lit. He currently lives in Illinois.

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Also by Julian Darius:

Shedding Skin: Two Tales of Horror and Identity

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And Still Your Fingers on Your Lips

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The Slave Factory

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Watching People Burn

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