In solidarity for the AGENT 88 project, Heavy Metal Magazine has agreed to publish its very first Kickstarter exclusive book. "HEAVY METAL Presents:The ART of 88" will feature 88 world renowned artists including Simon Bisley (LOBO, DREDD), Kevin Eastman (TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, HEAVY METAL), David Mack (KABUKI, DAREDEVIL) and Jim Mahfood (SPIDERMAN, Kevin Smith's CLERKS). Sponsorship for the campaign also comes from Diamond Select Toys with limited edition MINIMATES, the highly collectible designer toy-line created by Digger himself and currently celebrating its 10-year anniversary.
AGENT 88 is an eclectic cocktail of KILL BILL and MR. MAGOO. It stars 80-year-old avid student of Tai Chi/London theatre actress Kay D'Arcy (CRIMINAL MINDS), and is anything but another action flick. A88 was launched July 10th, the day before San Diego Comic Con, in association with Heavy Metal Magazine's 35th anniversary event. In a very short time span AGENT 88, with its $88,000 goal, has been garnering support from an enthusiastic and growing fan base of genre lovers.
Agent 88 has some amazing names and faces attached, including Kevin Eastman (creator of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES), Kevin Grevioux (creator/actor UNDERWORLD), Carlos Gallardo (EL MARIACHI, DESPERADO), Damion Poitier (Thanos in THE AVENGERS, TRUE BLOOD), Joseph Gatt (THOR, STAR TREK 2013), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca - STAR WARS), Alexis Cruz (STARGATE), Satine Phoenix (Artist, Entertainer) and former lead singer of Godhead - Jason Charles Miller.
Agent 88 is Directed, Produced and Created by Digger T Mesch (Founder of The Art Asylum), Produced by JanUtstein‐O'Neill (VIOLENT MESSIAHS and VALHALLA) and Written by William O'Neill (VIOLENT MESSIAHS and SNAKE PLISSKEN CHRONICLES).