POLIS: The Trial of Socrates - Kickstarter Update and another Inked pages 4-5
5 days left on Kickstarter! Thanks to everyone who has pledged and spread the word!
I have to say, things are not going as well as I had expected. With my previous low-key successes with Lesbian Zombies from Outer Space, I thought a comic about Socrates and Athens would be an easier win. I figured the audience for lesbian zombies had to be a smaller niche than ancient Greece. I guess I was wrong?
(Granted, this topic does not allow for R-rated Variant covers the way Lesbian Zombies did...)
Well, I'm going to push through on these last days. Campaigns generally have a kind of barbell shape: lots of activity at the beginning, a long dry spell n the middle, and lots of activity at the end. Fingers crossed that these last few days will be enough!
If you'd like to check out the campaign, click HERE!
Now here's a look at pages 4 & 5 - a spread page:
POLIS: The Trial of Socrates
A historical graphic novel that examines the events leading up to the trial and execution of Socrates in ancient Athens. On this page, Aristocles attempts to gain access to a meeting of the Assembly.
The idea here is bring the reader from the Agora to the Theater of Dionysus, in a sweeping camera move across town, and past the Acropolis. It's a bit difficult to do that with static images, but Daniel and I went back and forth a few times to get there. I think it works pretty well in the end. What do you think?
We meet Socrates as he laughs his butt off while (as we'll see in the next page) watching a comedic play meant to make fun of him. There is debate as to whether or not the historical Socrates appreciated Aristophanes' pokes at him, but, taking Plato's Symposium as evidence of their friendship, I think he did.
Art by Daniel Becker.
Thanks for your support and any feedback! Your upvote is definitely appreciated. I hope you'll stick around and watch it all come together.