“A dragon, a faun and a young troll boy are on the run from the United States government.” That’s how Paul Allor describes the premise of Past the Last Mountain, the comic book he created with Imaginary Drugs artist Louie Joyce. After being initially published on Comixology this year by Comics Experience, Allor and Joyce are now funding a deluxe print edition via Kickstarter.

The Past the Last Mountain Kickstarter seeks to fund a collection of the four issues of the series, as well as Allor and Thomas Boatwright’s Orc Girl one-shot, which takes place in the same universe.

In addition, the trade paperback would present, for the first time, twenty short comics drawn by different illustrators and colorists, including Ashley A. Woods, Caspar Wijngaard, Marissa Louise, Rebekah Isaacs, and cover artist Jeffrey Veregge in his first published interior comics art. The rewards for the Kickstarter include digital copies, physical copies, a print by Joyce, four watercolour prints by Jody Edwards and two different t-shirts.

Allor, known for his work on Tet, Bravest Warriors, Teenage Mutant Nijnja Turtles, and more, describes the series as an urban fantasy combining traditional fantasy elements with the modern penal and government systems, as being about “the importance of hope and the power of kindness in an unkind world.” He also describes it as including “minotaur doctors,” which easily makes it something I’m willing to back.

The Kickstarter launches today and continues until August 7, 2016. If you don’t want to wait, you can buy the series in its original single issues at Comixology, or you can read the first issue of the series for free at Allor’s website. For a print copy of the miniseries, one-shot, and more, the Kickstarter is the way to go

Check out a preview of the book below:

 

 

Art by Louie Joyce
Art by Louie Joyce
Art by Louie Joyce