Tony Harris Tries to Kickstart Roundeye: for Love for a Second Time


Back in December, I reported that Ex-Machina artist, Tony Harris, had launched a Kickstarter project, with the aim of raising $60, 000, to fund a 96 page graphic novel, called Roundeye: for Love, which wass to be written, pencilled, inked and colored by Harris.

Sadly, he didn’t quite hit this goal by the time the Kickstarter project expired, so he’s now trying to raise the funds again, but this time at lower amount. To get the funding, he has to raise $10, 000 by February 4th.

He says that the funds raised will be to pay a page rate to produce all the art, cover production costs, and “keep my children in PB&J samiches!!!” The publisher is The publisher is Desperado/IDW and it will be serialized in their new, NOT YET ANNOUNCED ANTHOLOGY!!!.

The minimum donation is $1, and there are a number of incentives for larger pledges, beginning at $25 with a dedication in the book, and capping out at $3000 which will get him to come to your store on his tour!

Here is the planned plot of the GN:

A mysterious , hulking white man known only as ROUNDEYE stumbles out of the jungle, and into the arms of a woman(Tulip) who is forbidden to all who know her. She is the wife of Roundeyes soon to be Master, Yoshitsuni, a fierce Samurai, who controls the region with an Iron fist and little mercy. Their cursed love affair produces a child that damns them both to fates they can’t possibly imagine, ripping them apart and flinging their helpless souls to the farthest corners of the planet.

ROUNDEYE is left for dead, and his Tulip banished to a Brothel by her vengeful husband.

Yoshi, praying in his temple is approached by a Shinto underworld demon who offers him “SIGHT”. An ability to “see” his opponents every move in battle before they make it, transforming Yoshi into an invincible and horrible man. His price? He must blind himself in return for the Dragons Claw, which contains it’s eye, protected inside it’s balled up fist. Yoshi, blinded, and able to see clearer than ever before amasses a blind Army of Samurai that ride the land wielding the Dragons Claw as their standard, unstoppable, and terrible.

ROUNDEYE is found by a retired swordsmith on the verge of death and nurses the Hulk back to health at the cost of his arm, which the Smith has replaced with an artificial limb. He gifts ROUNDEYE the last sword he created before retiring, and sends ROUNDEYE on a path to regain a love lost, twisting and turning on a blood-soaked road to the ultimate battle against Yoshitsunis unstoppable army, with the hope of reuniting with his Tulip.

… and here’s what Harris has to say about the project

consider this: Kickstarter takes a percentage of all monies recieved. They also charge for all the credit card processing fees. The money goal set here reflects those things, my page rate for penciling, inking and coloring 96 pages of art, which is a Herculean task to be sure. Then there are administration fees for publishing, and promotional items to be generated and paid for. This project will likely be taken to , IDW, and they will handle printing, and distribution, and a certain amount of advertising costs ( which can be MASSIVE). These are all big reasons why I decided to post ROUNDEYE: AFor Love here on Kickstarter. To reach as large an audience as possible. And the salary/page rate mentioned will likely be over 1-2 years, which doesn’t amount to a whole lot. But this is the ONLY way to produce an extremely high quality product that will be competitive in the Comics market. I sincerely hope this makes everything I am trying to achieve here totally transparent. Cheers!

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