Many think that if you are lucky enough to have earned the title of the “Godfather of Shock Rock,” you probably have more than a little money in the bank to spare. Such is apparently not the case for Alice Cooper, who has the public scratching their heads at his recent attempt to gain funds for a comic-book anthology, graphic novel, and television series, all called “Uncle Alice Presents,” through a kickstarter campaign. Cooper explains on the projects page:
“Through Uncle Alice’s twisted lens, witness a shock-rock, genre-bending take on all things awful and icky. With a tawdry 1970s grindhouse drive-in movie feel, and a sardonic tone … it’s our intention that every sordid tale Uncle Alice presents will leave the audience screaming.”
While the horror buff in me is jumping for joy at this description, I can’t help but still be puzzled by the fact that Alice freakin’ Cooper has to go through Kickstarter to get funds for this. A of now, the campaign has raised around $48,000, and has a goal of $200,000, which it is trying to reach within the next ten days. Best of luck, Alice!