Acclaimed artist of Gloomcookie and creator of Courtney Crumrin, Ted Naifeh, has launched his first Kickstarter campaign. The Heroines: The Graphic Novel campaign is produced in partnership with Space Goat Productions and will be published under their digest-book imprint Backpack Editions. The campaign seeks to fund the manufacturing of the Heroines Graphic novel containing all eight issues of Heroines. The Heroines Graphic Novel will be published alongside other Backpack Editions like Big Game Hunters, Mage, Inc, and Dark Lily.
“All my life, I've been a fan of superheroes in one form or another,” said creator Ted Naifeh. “And I've always wanted to explore the genre, to see if I could tease out something new. Working outside the mainstream and with readers directly on Kickstarter gives me the creative freedom to do just that.”
Heroines is about a would-be superhero, Marcy Madison who tries to assemble a team of like-minded heroines by placing an ad on Craigslist. But the response she gets is far weirder and more dangerous than she bargained for. Can a collection of misfits become a superhero team in the midst of both modern day sexism, crime, and injustice?
“Ted has spent twenty years cultivating a relationship with his readership,” said Publisher Shon Bury. “Moving his work to Kickstarter is the most natural next step he can make for Heroines or any future project currently fomenting in his very creative mind.”
There are 12 different tiers in the Heroines Kickstarter that backers can pledge at as well as a retailer exclusive tier offering 50 percent off the purchase of five books. Some of the other tiers will included signed volume ones of heroines and likeness cameos within the graphic novel. Naifeh will live stream from the Kickstarter campaign page every Tuesday in a segment called “Ted Tuesdays”, in which he will display new sketches for the graphic novel, answer questions and take backer-exclusive commissions. Find out more about the campaign on Naifeh’s page http://tednaifeh.com/.