Growing Up Punk in the 90s, Blister is coming to comics!
Blister is a teenager in a punk band looking for his place in an evolving world. He thinks he’s got things figured out, but he is continually challenged by everyday issues. You know… girls, jerks, and the age old question, “Am I punk enough?” Can one ever really be punk enough? Answers to these questions and how Blister navigates his world along with his conspiracy-theorist best friend and bandmate, Harvey Schnieder, whom he refers to as a “perpetual fifth-grader,” puts punk in perspective and rebellion within reach.
Eric Cockrell, creator of Blister, explains: “I created Blister with the intention of it being a comic book, or series of comic strips, a little over ten years ago. Over time however, it evolved into a prose novel that is deeply personal to me. The novel released last year, and had a lot of great response. It’s been a lot of fun. So much fun that I’ve decided to begin adapting the stories from the book to the comic book format, beginning with the Angela story.”
Angela is the first story in the Blister novel, in which Blister falls for a girl at a funeral, and spends some time trying to impress her. It also explores the inner-band dynamic between him and his bass-playing best friend, Harv, as egos conflict, with a little teen angst and a dash of planetary revolution thrown into the mix.
5 Reasons Why The Blister Kickstarter is So Rad:
32 pages of a super honest look at those teenage years, and set in the greatest decade to grow up in, the 90s!
The book contains the entire Angela story, and an extra four-page story illustrating how fun it was to connect to the internet in the 90s (SPOILER ALERT: it sucked). Commentary in the book brings you back to the 90s for a little world building.
Every reward tier comes with the audio drama, taken right from the novel, with sound effects that set the scene and bring you into the story.
Every reward tier includes an actual Blister song, and it’s really badass.
You can go way beyond the awesome comic and get the bad ass novel it’s based on.
Come for the comic book, at $10 with free domestic shipping (including the digital enhancements), stay for the novel at the $25 and above tier.