I was asked by the lovely Madeleine Holly-Rosing if I would help spread the word about the Kickstarter campaign to fund the final three issues of her steampunk themed webcomic mini-series, Boston Metaphysical Society, and of course I said yes! The first three issues of the comic can be read on the website, which is great because that way you can make an informed decision about becoming a backer. And I hope you do because I want to find out how it ends! In the “About” section of the website, the comic’s storyline is described like this:
The year is 1895…An evil from a parallel dimension escaped and now roams the city of Boston.
Our world has developed along the lines of Steampunk technology, but with a modern twist.
Here exists steam driven rudimentary computers and electronics. And dirigibles rule the sky. But with it comes social and political upheaval as not everyone is comfortable with change.
In fact, many people fear it.
That fear and the violence that followed caused a psychic rift to puncture the veil of space and time allowing the entity known as “The Shifter” to escape.
And the only people who stand a chance in hell of destroying it are: Samuel Hunter, ex-Pinkerton Detective; Caitlin O’Sullivan, Medium and Spirit Photographer and Granville Woods, Scientist Extraordinaire.
They are the Boston Metaphysical Society.
Wish them luck. They’re going to need it.
Along for the ride are Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla and Harry Houdini and Tesla’s enormous electro-plasma gun! This story really is a fun one and I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes from here, what Tesla’s planning on doing with that gun and finding out more about “The Shifter.”
As a long time supporter of women making comics, it’s always exciting to see new projects written by or illustrated by women. In this case, there are three women that make up the team of five bringing this comic to life. Check out the Kickstarter video to find out more about those involved:
I’ll be pledging my support and I hope you do as well! -S.