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Father Launches Kickstarter to Give Comic-Loving Teen Girl Graphic Novel With Strong Smart Female Characters

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fangirl-kickstarterTom Stillwell’s Kickstarter for his new graphic novel, Fangirl, is 50% funded, but still needs your help! Created as a gift for his thirteen year old daughter, Fangirl, is for the fangirl in all of us.

Alice just wants to hit up the big San Diego comic book convention, meet her Magefire guildies in real life, and maybe, just maybe, score a con exclusive Assault on Saturn action figure.

Her plans go awry when Alice witnesses a murder. On the run from a corrupt cop, Alice and her friends take to the con in hopes of blending in with the throngs of cosplayers, gamers, Whovians, Brownscoats…the cornucopia of Fandom. And maybe still get that sweet sweet action figure.

FANGIRL will be a full color 74 page young adult graphic novel that mixes geek culture with a heavy dose of crime thriller.

Honestly, if the plot didn’t win me over, this character information for Alice did.


Likes: Classic rock, all night gaming sessions, Flaming Hot Cheetos.

Dislikes: Bros, mansplaining, anyone using Vine.

Magefire Character: Lilira Flametongue, Rogue.

How great does this sound? And to pull it off, Stillwell has partnered with a growing talent in the comic industry, artist Jessica Lynn. This is Lynn’s first comic, but’s she well-known in the convention world, and has a killer DeviantArt profile.

You can back this project today and help give Stillwell’s daughter a comic book for girls just like her, plus get one for yourself! $10.00 lets you have a digital copy, while $25.00 gets you a printed and signed edition shipped. The prizes are estimated to be available in April 2016.

View the trailer on the Kickstarter page, and see how you make this project a reality. The campaign ends in a little over two weeks, so you’ve got time!

Bri is the founder and co-editor of What the Fangirl. She loves chai lattes, Disney and fairy tales.

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