Crowdfunding Spotlight: The Mammy by Eddie Campbell and Phil Elliot

The Mammy by Eddie Campbell and Phil ElliotA new comic seeking funding on Kickstarter from Eddie Campbell and Phil Elliot has already hit its target, but you still have time to back The Mammy, a collection of comics from the music paper, Sounds.

Behind their nom de plume of Charlie Trumper, Eddie and Phil created over 100 comic strips between 1984 and 1985 for the UK weekly music paper, Sounds.

During their stint at the title, they came up with three unique series  – Rodney – the Premonition and The Wonders of Science, which have already been published through Kickstarter, and are now seeking backing for their last, The Mammy, with Eddie writing and both Eddie and Phil drawing.

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This is a story about a loving parent, attempting to provide a caring home for her children in the face of a blunt bureaucratic state and an authority who do not understand the trials and tribulations of raising four vulnerable youngsters.

The Mammy loves her boys and she will do anything to protect them!

Eddie and Phil are seeking, and have already gained funding for a A4 landscape comic. Everyone who pledges for the physical comic will also receive a digital PDF version.

The collection will include a new introduction by Eddie and plenty of extra items, dependent on your level of support, like the boys previous two comics.

The Mammy comic will only be available through this Kickstarter campaign  or direct from Eddie and Phil. It will not be on sale elsewhere , so check out the Kickstarter here

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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