On July 1, Steve Rude’s Rude Dude Productions launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a revival of Nexus and The Moth. Nexus is the award-winning comic he created with writer Mike Baron in 1981; The Moth was a title Rude started in 1998 with writer Gary Martin. Yesterday, the Kickstarter project surpassed the halfway mark of requested funding. Here’s a description of what Rude has in mind:
We’re excited to bring something rare and unique to the comic book industry. A weekly newspaper strip with a mailed subscription! Our goal is to engage readers with superlative story and art from two of the most lauded practitioners currently working in comics, and to also give subscribers a unique experience from the moment the package arrives in the mail.
We will launch this project with a brand new story from the award-winning comic Nexus, which will be chronicled in 35 individual strips, released one strip per week. When our Nexus storyline is completed, it will be followed one week later with a brand new and equally long-running story featuring the Moth!
Here’s a rough version of a new Nexus splash page by Rude, and below it the video pitch from the Kickstarter campaign: