Long time Panel Pal Carolyn Belefski is in the home stretch of her Kickstarter to publish a collection of her webcomic, Curls, a newspaper strip-style series that's been given favorable comparisons to Cul-de-Sac and other similar strips.
Carolyn is a prolific creator (often co-writing with Joe Carabeo, though not for Curls), with comics in various anthologies, including Magic Bullet, which Carolyn edited for several issues. She also more recently did comics work for the White House. Carolyn was also a part of the tribute work for Cul-de-Sac when its author had health issues.
Curls follows the adventures of a small cast, primarily a young woman who interacts with the others in comedic ways, as shown in the sample strips above and below. It's the kind of daily humor that you primarily think of from black and white newspapers, but is also found on the web, if you are of a mind to look. I'm not an expert on the genre, but I know plenty of people who think that Carolyn's work is some of the best in that genre, and if you are a fan of similar strips, but have not yet tried Curls, you are in for a treat.
Here's Carolyn's description of the series:
Carolyn's Kickstarter tiers range from getting early access to a song related to the strip (for $5), buttons (at the $25 level), and the book itself of course, which is $35 for the collected edition. That may seem on the high side, but you also get all of the lower tier items, so it's really $35 for the book-song-button-patch-wallpaper combo. That's a neat way to entice people to pledge at a slightly higher level for your main item. There are of course higher options, including $100 for Carolyn to design you an online avatar and $150 to appear in the comic itself.
As of this writing, Carolyn is just shy of her goal, and she has only a few more days to reach the modest $5,000 she is asking for. If you are a fan of newspaper-style comics, check out her Kickstarter and consider making a pledge to get this great project funded.
You can find the Curls Kickstarter here!