Skies Over Superior.Musicians team up with comic book creators to make awesome project even awesomer!Opal Puckett's Jonathan Pardo and RickoLus are each contributing songs to the monster-adventure comic book Skies Over Superior by writer Josh Dahl and artist Laura Bearl.
Though the story is (almost) entirely fictional, it is inspired by Dahl's childhood visits to his grandparent's home in Mohawk, Michigan, and stories from his father's childhood there.
Music plays an important role in the series. For Merilee, folk music is a way to connect with her late father, and a source for clues about the threats looming in her future. Wanting this aspect to be as authentic as possible, the creative team reached out to musicians to fill in the gaps.
Recording artists RickoLus and Opal Puckett's Jonathan Pardo provided far more than just insight into the song writing process.They wrote and recorded original song specifically for this project. Some of the songs will appear in the story being heard or performed by the characters themselves, while others will act as mood-setting theme music.
All of the songs will eventually be available on the web, but will initially be offered as rewards on the project's Kickstarter campaign.
So here's a sample.
Original tracks from RickoLus and Jonathan Pardo.
Dead Unknown by Jonathan Pardo
To fund the production and printing of the comic book series, the creative team is launching a crowdfunding campaign through the online platform, Kickstarter. They plan to raise two thousand dollars to cover various costs of making a comic book. Rewards for backers include special edition art prints, song downloads, digital comic books, and copies of the comic book itself. The kickstarter page can be found at www.skiesoversuperior.com. (once the campaign launches, before that, it'll redirect to that SoS Facebook page).