( 4 Comments )

Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat Graphic Novel Kickstarter Campaign

April 11, 2014 by  •
Andrez BergenIt’s no secret that I love the hell out of anything and everything Andrez Bergen is involved with. In fact, his novel Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat (TSMG) is one of my all-time favorite reads.

With one foot planted firmly in a futuristic world where Seekers—people employed by the government to hunt down so-called Deviants for what is euphemistically called “hospitalization”—routinely undergo Matrix-like virtual reality “tests” to ensure they are still in the fold and capable of carrying out company orders, TSMG manages to simultaneously have its other foot rooted in an authentic, throwback, hardboiled detective vibe. And it is in that fuzzy blending of post-apocalyptic and old-school noir that TSMG carves out what is one of the most wonderfully unique books I’ve had the pleasure to read.

Needless to say, when Andrez told me he was doing a Kickstarter campaign to fund a graphic novel version of the story in collaboration with Fée Romney I was overjoyed. If you’ve had the pleasure of reading Andrez’s work (One Hundred Years of Vicissitude, Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa?), I hope you’ll get behind this campaign. As you know with these things, every little bit helps.

And if you’re not familiar with his work, I highly encourage you to pick something of his up and give it a whirl. In addition to the works I’ve already mentioned, he also has another game changer on the way, Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth, coming from Perfect Edge in July, as well as the anthology The Tobacco-Stained Sky (Another Sky Press) and the short-story collection The Condimental Op (Perfect Edge). Thanks for any help you can give to the campaign, and for checking out Andrez’s work.

Andrez Bergen is an expatriate Australian journalist, musician, photographer, DJ, artist, some-time filmmaker, wayward graphic designer, and ad hoc beer and sake connoisseur who’s been entrenched in Tokyo, Japan, for the past 10 years. Under the alias of Industrial Form, he dabbled with graf, then moved on to audio/visual art installations for events put on by pioneering Melbourne experimental electronic music label IF? Records (which he now helms). He currently creates music under the pseudonyms Little Nobody and Funk Gadget. Bergen has also worked as a journalist over the past 17 years for newspapers such as The Age in Australia and the Yomiuri Shimbun in Japan, and he’s written for magazines as diverse as Mixmag, Geek Monthly, Impact and Anime Insider. To learn more about Andrez, visit his website.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
RSS: Subscribe to Book Reviews by Elizabeth A. White
We welcome you to sign up to our RSS feed to get the latest updates. If you have previously signed up, please note we have a new RSS feed URL, so please take a moment to update it. Thanks for following!

4 Responses to “Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat Graphic Novel Kickstarter Campaign”

  1. Very happy to announce that the campaign has been completely funded! So, now if you visit their page you can pre-order a copy of what is sure to be a KILLER graphic novel! Congratulations to you, Andrez, and thanks to everyone who contributed! :-)

  2. What can I say? Thank YOU. Again. ;)

Leave a Reply

Subscribe without commenting

Related Posts

  1. Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat by Andrez Bergen
  2. One Hundred Years of Vicissitude Cover Art
  3. One Hundred Years of Underpinnings by Andrez Bergen
  4. One Hundred Years of Vicissitude by Andrez Bergen
  5. Hardboiled Wit Runs a 4-Color Gamut of Comic Book Chatter by Andrez Bergen

Recent Posts

Recent Comments