With as crazy as things have been, I’m a bit overdue for an update. The kickstarter is truckin’ along very nicely, we’ve got just under 2 weeks left in the campaign and we’re about 70% of the way to our funding goal! I can’t begin to thank everyone enough! You guys rock!
I had the opportunity to chat with the folks from Pre RecordedLive Podcast earlier which was a lot of fun! Check them out on Twitter @ It was my first podcast but all in all think it went pretty well. I’ll post a link when they’ve got it up!
Whenever I’m trying to tell people what Star Trucker is about, I always kind of feel a bit like Jerry Seinfeld and George Costanza in the episode where they’re pitching the show to NBC.
It’s not that Star Trucker is about nothing… but essentially it’s just a story about a dude and his dog traveling the cosmos, delivering shit from Point A to Point B. We put the petal to the metal pretty quick in issue #1 and issue #2, but a large part of the story is exploring the endless possibilities held within a boundless universe. My elevator pitch was always Jack Burton in Space.
Issue #1 begins as star trucker, Samuel Corvus takes on a mission to transport a classified cargo from a research station orbiting the Spark—a massive cosmic anomaly thought by many to be the origin point of the universe itself. After picking up his classified cargo, Sam disembarks from the station escorted by stellar scientist Carina Shaw; when his ship is attacked by an old adversary, out settle a longstanding score. This confrontation launches the group into a space aged version of Jack Burton meets Mad Max: Fury Road and will showcasing a very gritty industrialized space.
Samuel (Sam) Corvus – captain of the Nye’mah Maru and his dog Na’shira.
Little Luna’s is named after its famous creator Luna Albiero, who died in a tragic space ship crash during the early commercialization of space. Luna’s husband was a famous scientist that pioneered work in the study of synthetic life—he created a synthetic human (android) in her likeness and then proceeded to create one of the largest restaurant chains in the cosmos in her honor. Little Luna’s Diner is staffed entirely with the synthetic versions of Luna.
Dr. Carina Shaw – Lead Scientist assigned to study the cosmic anomally designated “The Spark”
More to come! As always thanks for stopping by!