21 up-and-coming indie creators from the comic book industry are teaming up to launch their first collected project, the TERMINAL Pulp Anthology, under their newly minted brand, IMMINENT PRESS.
Organized and edited by Steve Ekstrom (Cannibal Island), TERMINAL is a 192-page anthology featuring 10 stories by creators like Troy Brownfield (Blood Queen), Matt Brady (Batman), Vito Delsante (Stray), CW Cooke (Solitary), Justin Gray (Jonah Hex), Larry Watts (Army of Darkness) and Jerome Eyquem (Heavy Metal) as well as creators of the popular web comic Hunter Black, Justin Peniston and William Orr.
Terminal Editor, Steve Ekstrom, describes the project as “a Postmodern exploration of Pulp Fiction and the multitude of sub-genres under its umbrella. The pulps of the 1950’s helped pace the way for the success of comics thereafter.”
The 10 stories featured in TERMINAL are unique in that they loosely share the same universe. “All of our characters are connected in some way to our ubiquitous terminal that’s present in all ten of the stories,” Justin Peniston stated, “We’re building something special where anything is possible.”
The TERMINAL Kickstarter launched January 9th and within three hours of launching received the coveted “Projects We Love” stamp of approval from Kickstarter. The Kickstarter features more than 30 rewards ranging from $1 to $500. The group aims to raise $20,000 for various aspects of the production like coloring, lettering, and printing.
CW Cooke elaborated, “We’re giving away hundreds of pages of extra digital comics at pennies on the dollar as well as two exclusive 5×7 double prints, t-shirts, giclées and sketches as well as original interior art by some of our featured artists. Also, for other comic creators, we are offering one-on-one consultation sessions with some of the writers who have contributed to the project.”
As the team of 21 writers and artists developed TERMINAL, they realized that their individual careers would benefit from organizing under their own masthead.
“IMMINENT is a virtual studio united by a singular goal: to reexamine what comics are and focus on what they can be,” Troy Brownfield added, “Are we reinventing the wheel? No–but we’re starting here with the TERMINAL anthology.”