Hey everyone! I am super excited to announce the kickstarter for my new project “The Melinderly”! I love working on my diary comics, but i’m sure as many of you have noticed, i’ve been posting not as frequently as i’d like to. In part this is because I’ve been focusing my efforts into this new project…I’m interested in exploring some longer autobiographical stories, and those will be featured exclusively in my new comic zine “The Melinderly”!
“The Melinderly” will be a quarterly, subscription based, full color comic. If you pledge $10 or higher on my kickstarter, you’ll be pre-ordering issues right to your door (every 3 months)! Although I love the ease of sharing my art online, I think nothing is better than actually holding a comic in your hands and reading it the old fashioned way.
p.s. I’m still going to be posting my regular diary comics on here…don’t worry!
Hope everyone had an incredible weekend! I’m super excited about this new year, and I have a lot of big exciting projects coming up i’ll tell you about soon, but right now I want to tell you all about Aaron’s new graphic novel!
(In case anyone doesn’t know, Aaron Whitaker is the author of “Batcave Beach”, half of Ginghamghost (our comics collective), an incredible screenwriter, cartoonist, and painter…and my boyfriend and best friend to boot)
Aaron’s been working all throughout 2011 on his new 180 pg. graphic novel called “The City Troll”, and it is amazing. Seriously. When he first wrote the script for it, I actually begged him to let me do the art, but he reminded me that I STILL haven’t finished even the second chapter of Batcave Beach, so I backed off, and I’m glad I did.
“The City Troll” is an incredible comic about a 20-something guy named Paul with extreme low self esteem. It’s a dramedy that switches between a surreal world inside Paul’s head where he calls himself the City Troll and the real world where he falls in love with his best friend’s girlfriend. It’s definitely funny, and sad, and heart warming/breaking.
Since we moved to Austin, TX we’ve pretty much been broke, and in order to print comics, you have to have a huge amount of money to throw down…and honestly, we just don’t have it. So Aaron created a kickstarter in order to fund this amazing book (he actually just got chosen as a staff pick! So exciting!)
I hope you will take a minute to watch his video, and consider donating some money to help publish this graphic novel. The pledge prizes he’s giving away are pretty awesome too!
Thanks for taking the time to check it out, and hope you have an amazing 2012!!!