Having doubled the original goal on Kickstarter, with just under two days left to go, Stephan Franck ianimator, writer, and director, is celebrating early with the release of the final cover and a new 4 page preview for his Neo-noir cowboy graphic novel, Palomino.
The year is 1981. The American Century is running on fumes, but the end isn’t anywhere in sight. The cowboy is still America’s most central symbol—and from movies, to music, to the President himself, it all hails from Southern California. Welcome to PALOMINO, cartoonist Stephan Franck’s all new neo noir graphic novel series, set in the lost culture of Los Angeles’ country music clubs.
The age of urban cowboys is in full swing. Cowboy hats and rhinestone suits are all the rage. Kenny Rogers “Lady” is Billboard’s number three song of the year. Dolly Parton is a national icon. And across LA, six nights a week, working musicians, TV actors, stuntmen, cops, hustlers, and broken souls all play their part in the cultural myth making. Most of them are just trying to survive—on the B-side of the City of Angels.
This is PALOMINO — where Farrah Fawcett hair reigns supreme, where Ronald Reagan is beginning his first term as President, and where LA’s hottest music spot is North Hollywood’s historic Palomino Club.
Published by Dark Planet Comics, this graphic novel is part one of a planned four part story and due to ship to backers by the end of this summer. if you like what you see, you’d best get your skates on (or, should that be spurs?) and back it now, while you have the chance, here.