Shawn turned to social pledge site Kickstarter to finance the comic book project. The original goal was to raise $3000 for the book’s printing costs, an ISBN code and to license the songs from The Smiths. The project has inspired Kickstarter users to step up and pledge over $12,000 so far. The extra financing has allowed Shawn to up the print-run to 2500 copies and is already planning a followup book of more stories inspired by The Smiths.
The book will be unveiled at the Tuscon ComicCon in November. There are still a few weeks left to get involved and pledge money to the Unite and Take Over project, copies of the comic book will be available in digital or print format for anyone who donates at least $10.
What is your favorite song by The Smiths?