It was no mystery that Shenmue 3 would reach its funding with the announcement of its Kickstarter campaign during Sony’s press conference, The crowd reaction was noticeably excited, truly showing the passion and desire for a new Shenmue to continue where the story left off. It seems however, this Kickstarter reached even higher expectations than expected, and may affect future similar endeavors.
Toronto is home to many misfits, but perhaps none are as celebrated as The Human Lizard. Just over a year ago, Toronto comic book artist Jason Loo independently launched The Pitiful Human Lizard thanks to the positive support of fans on KickStarter. Recently I had a chance to hear Loo speak about his motivation to keep his comic independent, his history with the Human Lizard himself, and the notion of Toronto as its own character in the story.