There are just 2 days until the Kickstarter to fund printing & distribution of PACK #2: Kindness ends! The campaign is over at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Time this Thursday…and we’ve still got quite a bit left to fund.
About PACK #2: Kindness
Issue 2 of our canine vigilante comic series is about Kindness, a sweet pit bull who was raised by a loving family but who now runs with the stray dogs—and stray man—of the PACK! His story is the center of this standalone comic book, and to be honest, it’s not a fun one. Pit bulls face not only discrimination against their breed from the general public, but also a higher likelihood of being pitted against each other in dog fights.
This comic aims to shine a light on the ways that these dogs are victimized and brutalized…and offers a ray of hope for rescue and a life after fighting. For Kindness, his redemption comes from fighting injustice rather than other animals. But for many other pit bulls, it comes from rescue organizations and adoption centers.
Animal welfare is the central issue of PACK, and Kindness’s story may be one of the most deeply important to the series. But there’s also so much more going on in PACK #2: Kindness! There’s the continuing saga of a neighborhood gentrifying faster than its residents can cope with. The struggle of a police officer who can’t decide which side he’s on. And the plight of a young boy whose life is tied up with the cops, the dogs, and gentrification… Plus lots more!
Lynsey G. is writing the series, Jayel Draco is illustrating it, and Cardinal Rae is doing the lettering. Oneshi Press is publishing the book, and brilliant artists Pink Pitcher, ShadoWind, and Renamecard will provide guest art!
How You Can Help
If we meet our initial goal, every person who backs the Kickstarter will get PACK #2: Kindness in print and/or digital format! If we exceed our goal by $500, everyone will also get PACK #1: Humility as a digital download…as well as 2 more digital comics from AJ O. Mason! Check out the Kickstarter campaign for more details!
If you’re interested in supporting the campaign with a pledge, fantastic! And, if you can’t help with money, you can help just as much with a share! We know there are tons of dog lovers, pit bull activists, and comics fans out there, and we know lots of them would love this project! We just need to make sure that hey hear about the Kickstarter. That’s why we’re asking all of you, dear readers, to help by spreading the word!
Share this link with your dog- and comic-loving friends and family! Every person who sees it is another person who can share it! And every share will get deep gratitude…and wagging tails from the creators of PACK!
Here’s a video with more info!