(From the press release) A who’s who of Canadian comic talent teams up once again for a second volume of the True Patriot anthology. After the successful crowd-funding campaign and fan reception of the first volume of True Patriot, “the anthology of Canadian superheroes by some of your favourite Canadian comic creators” is now on Kickstarter with a campaign running from November 1st to December 1st.
Among the graphic novel’s contributors are cartoonist Jeff Lemire, creator of Essex County; Scott Chantler, the writer/artist behind Two Generals; Jay Stephens, creator of the Emmy Award-winning Tutenstein; Ramon Perez, who adapted Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand into an award-winning graphic novel; Paul Rivoche, illustrator and co-creator ofMister X; and Faith Erin Hicks, creator of the recently-announced Nameless City trilogy.
“We grew up reading superhero comics,” says writer J. Torres who is spearheading the project. “But we all think there needs to be more Canadian superheroes out there. Considering the success of our first volume, our readers seem to agree.” Comic book heroes were a huge part of the True Patriot creators’ childhoods. Torres hopes these new heroes will have a similar impact on their readers.
Through the Kickstarter campaign, comic book fans, including comic store retailers, are able to pre-order the hardcover version of True Patriot Volume 2, scheduled for release next summer. Additional rewards are also up for grabs, including digital copies of both volumes, bookplates with original sketches, exclusive prints, t-shirts, and sticker sets. As well, there are opportunities to be drawn in one of the stories or buy original art by some of the creators involved.