Shawn Demumbrum will compile the four-to-eight-page strips from 13 writer/artist partnerships into a compilation called Unite and Take Over: Comic Stories Inspired by The Smiths, which will premiere at Tucson Comic-con in November.
"The song acts as an inspiration, jumping off point, theme or mood for the story. Each story varies in style and genre," Demumbrum explained.
He added to The Guardian: "As a teen in the '80s, one of my favourite soundtracks was the Pretty in Pink soundtrack. While training for cross country, I played the cassette over and over on my Walkman as I ran.
"There was always something about The Smiths' 'Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want'. It tapped into my teenage psyche, a combination of loneliness and yet hopeful optimism, that only Morrissey's vocals seem to capture."
Demumbrum's goal of raising $3,000 has already been surpassed and further 'backers' will still be able to get limited-edition versions of single comics or the series as a reward.
Watch a video explaining the comics project below:
The full 'set-list' of comics is as follows:
'Death at One's Elbow' - Glen Curren and Madame M
'Shoplifters of the World Unite' - Shawn Demumbrum and Matt Goodall
'Rubber Ring' - Dennmann
'Girlfriend in a Coma' - JP Manzanares
'Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before' - Henry Barajas and Christian Vilaire
'Cemetry Gates' - Libbi Richand Mickey Chaney
'That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore' - Emily Rich and Jenn Fuguet
'How Soon is Now?' - Foo! and Sam Lagreen
'Pretty Girls Make Graves' - Thomas Healy and Justin Miller
'Panic' - Matthew Burke and Joshua Green
'What Difference Does It Make?' - Michael Kessler and Jeff Pina
'Handsome Devil' - Shelby Robertson
'Suffer Little Children' - John Chibak
Watch Morrissey perform 'Shoplifters of the World Unite' at Glastonbury 2011 below: