A young desert boy, Maloo, has just stolen a rather large gemstone from his employers. Now on the run through the Great Red Desert he has unwittingly set an ancient prophecy to save Australi in motion!
The last thing Maloo cares about is prophecies, but with the empire now hot on his trail, as well as mercenaries, bounty hunters, pirates, and a mysterious masked forest people, he has to keep his wits about him if he’s going to find a buyer and secure his fortune.
Australi is a dangerous place where tensions are high. Foreign war machines rip through the landscape and resisting Indigenous forces are facing a losing battle. The Great Spirit Animals are beginning to die and in turn Australi itself has begun to wilt.
Darker forces brew along the eastern shores. An ancient, arcane spirit hides among the royal family, laying in wait for its moment to enact revenge upon Australi.
The Kickstarter of Australi (titled Maloo of the Desert) will print 200+ pages of the comic with an added art section of all the sketches and process work and will take readers through the first half arc of Australi.
Rewards run from $5 (in Australian dollars) for your name in the thank you section to $1,000 for multiple copies of the comic, an original signed sketch, two large posters, and more. All shipping is free.