Okay, this is getting out of hand. There are so many awesome Kickstarter campaigns that I’m going to be broke from supporting them. That said, here at Geeks Of Doom we try to shine the spotlight on some of the most impactful and impressive ones out there. Lilith Dark and The Beastie Tree is just such a project. I read the Kickstarter page and immediately signed up as a backer (number 101 if you must know). I’m a huge believer in paying it forward and Charles Dowd is doing just that. “CDowd” once took his little girl to the comic shop and found nothing for her or her age group, so rather than ranting and raving he decided to put his skills to work.
And with that Lilith Dark was created, a tough lass with a hatred of meatloaf! And who doesn’t hate meatloaf, you know? It’s a lump of ground beef with lord knows what inside of it covered in ketchup (or blood if you have an overactive imagination; no don’t ask). Luckily, Lilith has a dinosaur who is all too happy to consume said meatloaf — dinos are tough, you know? But enough about the meatloaf, Lilith has more worries than just at dinner time. Of course, a lot of these worries stemming from her imagination. That, and the spooky tree across the street where she discovered monsters.
Lilith Dark is based on Allison, CDowd’s daughter, while DeweyDark (Lilith’s older brother) is based on his son, C.J. I love the way they inspire him with everyday occurrences and with a little imagination their activities become adventures! The dedication this man has to his craft is enormous, but the dedication he has to his kids is immeasurable.
Check out his Kickstarter page and see what you think, I adored the video and it made me want to pitch in a few bucks to help him reach his goal. Besides, he’s got some great rewards lined up. Everything from digital copies of the comic to original artwork is on the table. He did have an incentive with a Lilith Dark dolls but it went fast. Probably the most original extra, though, is the one where he will drive to meet you at a burger joint for lunch and to hand off your signed copy of the book.
I think you’ll love it. And if you have kids, think how much they would love it, too! Besides, for only a few bucks you can help make someone’s dreams come true. This fundraiser ends on October 4, 2013 so don’t delay!