Like comic books? Like adventure riding? The people at ADVMoto are looking to bring those worlds together, with the new Far-Rider comic book.
At this point, ADVMoto is in the planning and fundraising stage for Far-Rider, which will tell the tales of fictional adventure rider Scott Parson. The planned format is a 30-page full-color book, released in pieces over a year (in digital format). At the end of the year, you can get your hands on a printed copy of the comic; it’s planned to be printed in published form by December 2020.
To raise money for the comic book’s production, ADVMoto has turned to Kickstarter. Currently, there’s a fundraising campaign looking to raise $9,000 US for the comic’s production. The campaign closes December 2; at this point, more than half the money has been pledged.
There are several well-known names involved with the project, including ADVMoto’s publisher Carl Parker, who’s not only rebuilt the former Dual Sport News into a strong publication again, but also has a history with graphic storytelling with his 2007 film titled The Return: Riding Western China. Deniz Gulmez is on board as illustrator. Well-known travel writer Sam Manicom and ADVrider contributor Egle Gerulaityte are slated as story consultants.
Although it’s initially planned as a one-off, ADVMoto says if Far-Rider is a success, they’d like to bring publication up to four issues a year, with possibility of a second title involving a female character. There would also be tie-ins in ADVMoto’s print magazine, which runs six issues a year.
For more details of storylines, or to make a pledge, check out Far-Rider’s Kickstarter page.