Kickstarter alert: Molly Danger by Jamal Igle

Molly KS Teaser1 Kickstarter alert: Molly Danger by Jamal Igle
There’s a new Kickstarter on the block—well it will be on August 1st that is. Jamal Igle, artist on more DC books that you can shake a stick at, is starting a campaign for Molly Danger, a four book, hardcover graphic album all-ages action adventure series which he describes as “Astroboy meets the Powerpuff Girls”. The project comes with a big price-tag— $45,000. More details:

Written and drawn by Igle, Molly Danger is the story of the world’s most powerful 10-year-old girl. A seemingly immortal, super strong hero, Molly has protected the city of Coopersville for the last 20 years.

Kept in constant isolation and watched closely by D.A.R.T. (The Danger Action Response Team) an organization created to assist in her heroic deeds and monitor her movements, Molly battles the Supermechs; A team of cybernetically enhanced beings with unusual powers. Molly longs for a real life, with a real family, something she’s been told she can never have. Her life changes when D.A.R.T. recruits a new pilot, Austin Briggs. Briggs has his own motivations for joining the team, newly remarried; Austin is having trouble forming a relationship with his new stepson, Brian. Austin wants to use his connections to impress Brian, an avid Molly Danger fan. However things get turned on its ear when Molly and Brian form a friendship of their own.

“As the father of a young girl, I’ve found myself disheartened that there isn’t a female superhero character for my daughter to read that hasn’t been turned into a killer, or overtly sexualized. A character that isn’t joined at the hip to a male hero or subservient to one.” Igle said. Igle will write and pencil the series with inker Juan Castro (G.I.Joe: Snake Eyes for IDW, Incorruptible for Boom Studios, Elders of the Rune Stone) and Colorist Michael Watkins (Sonic the Hedgehog, Transformers).

Igle has also teamed up with Action Lab Entertainment, publishers of the Eisner award nominated series, Princeless, to handle the publishing and distribution of the series.

THE 30 DAY CAMPAIGN BEGINS ON AUGUST 1ST, 2012, All the funds raised will go to production and printing of a limited edition version of the first book, with an original cover, for Kickstarter contributors planned incentives include a limited edition membership card, posters, prints, a behind the scenes sketchbook and original artwork form the finished book.

“I believe in Molly, so much so that I’m putting my money where my mouth is. ” said Igle. However, the project will not be funded at all if at least $45,000 is not pledged by Friday, August 31st.

Molly KS Teaser Kickstarter alert: Molly Danger by Jamal Igle

Comments

  1. Drake says:

    Um… He isn’t putting his money where his mouth is… He’s using kickstarter instead. Thats the very definition of it. He should have asked for a lot less I think when the project actualy has a publisher.

  2. Alex de Campi says:

    This sounds really cute and amazing. Definitely pledging for this — I’ve got a young daughter and am always on the lookout for books we BOTH can read.

  3. $45,000 is a big ask. The Lea Hernandez Kickstarter was $40,000 and didn’t even reach the halfway mark. It will be interesting to see if people rally around this in August.

  4. Gail Simone says:

    I can’t wait for this, will definitely be pledging. LOVE Jamal and love his work!

  5. Steven Taylor says:

    A link to the page would be nice.

  6. The page doesn’t “Go Live” until August 1st, but if you’d like more information you can go to either GomollyDanger.Blogspot.com or facebook.com/GoMollydanger.
    To answer Noah’s question: It seems like a lot but when you included the printing and shipping of a 9×12 hardcover, paying creators/ producing and shipping the incentives, plus taxes and fees it’s a realistic amount. I went back and forth on it, asked friends of mine in the business community both in and out of comics (the ones outside of comics think i’m not asking for enough, lol). I’m very aware of Lea’s Kickstarter, i contributed to it.
    I decided after much deliberation over the past few months, to ask for what I needed, realistically, to produce the book. I would rather be upfront about the cost and if I don’t get the money, I move on to “plan b”. I believe in Molly Danger.
    Drake: Action Lab is a great publisher but they’re also a very small company and have never done a book on this scale. The Kickstarter is specifically to raise fund for a limited edition version of Book one available to Contributors only. in terms of “putting my money where my mouth is” one of the incentives that will be announced is the bulk of the original art from the book (38 pages) to one contributor who decides to donate. the last 10 pages will be divided amongst 10 contributors.

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