Kel McDonald of Sorcery 101 fame announced a while back that she was putting together an anthology of comic fairy tale adaptations. This weekend, the book (titled Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales) reached the all-important Kickstarter stage, with Miss McDonald hoping to raise $9,000 in the next two months. It looks like her book has lost a couple of contributors (it happens), and while I'm sad Evan Dahm and Amanda Lafrenias are off the project, at least we'll see what's sure to be an insane rendition of "The Singing Bone" from KC Green (incidentally, Mr. Green provides the lovely illustrations in the video above). McDonald's own contribution to the book, "Bisclavret," is already online. Sadly, it's not my favorite of McDonald's works; she's a lot stronger when she sticks to her own werewolves.
One key thing about that $9,000 McDonald is asking for: it's not just for the printing and shipping costs; it's also for paying the contributors. Personally, I'm all about seeing folks get paid for the art they do so well and too few anthologies pay their contributors. That peace of mind is just added incentive to kick in $20 for the book or even just $5 for the PDF.
Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales [Kickstarter]