Jason Brubaker must be doing something right with his online comic, beautifully hard-covered and uber-successful Kickstarter project, reMind. Updated every Monday at reMindBlog.com, Brubaker is essentially giving away his comic for free, one page at a time. However, through a couple very successful Kickstarter projects, he’s also compiling the online pages in print form as wonderfully designed hardcover books. All of this is possible because Brubaker writes and draws a very smart, unique, and well-crafted online comic in the first place.
On his Kickstarter page, Brubaker describes reMIND as “…an all ages sci-fi about faith, underwater lizard-men and brain transplantation.” reMind is all that and more. reMind is a smart introduction that starts in a world not unlike our own, a world that the reader can easily bond with but this is all a convenient but ingenious way to introduce a more complicated world very different from that of the reader. reMind is inventive characters: a girl-genius, gear-head young woman with a cat that suddenly can talk but is really a lizard man hanging out with his mother that is a rat. reMind is talented storytelling.
reMind is beautiful character design for protagonists that are drawn with emotion and expression that makes them tangible and understandable. reMind is intelligently laid out pages and panels working within the comic book medium but not limited by it. reMind is ultimately simple but unlike most any other story you will read. reMind is worth reading every Monday, page by page for free on the interwebs but it’s all worth your money as Brubaker proved with his Kickstarter project. reMind deserves to be read again.