I am pleased to share with you my latest Kickstarter project, The Adventure Book of Strong Women! This new book is an art and coloring book with bonus comic to celebrate women doing adventurous things for themselves!
I've been working on the concept and illustrations for this book for over a year. I play a lot of board games, RPG's like Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons, watch adventure and sci-fi movies and have always been pretty disappointed in the way women have been depicted. Skinny, cute side-kick with nothing to do? Check. Sexy warrior in barely-there clothing? Check. Sexy nerd that is only a nerd because she is wearing glasses? Check.
I figured the only way I was going to see the type of women I wanted to see: strong, smart, a variety of sizes and sexual orientations, motivation without the male-gaze---well, I was going to have to make it myself.
The book will be softcover, 10" x 10", approx 95 pages with 40 full page images accompanied by character blurbs. Also included is a bonus 8 page comic featuring my newest characters trying to rescue a princess from a dragon, but there's a twist of course. The comic will grow in scope depending on stretch goals within the Kickstarter Project. Also, backers will have the opportunity to vote on additional kick-ass lady content.
Copies of the book will start at $22 with digital content available for $12 plus opportunities for buying original artwork from the book, a commissioned drawing and even a chance to help design your own character in the book!
So check out The Adventure Book of Strong Women on Kickstarter. I'll be sharing more and more images as the deadline for funding draws near. Look forward to seeing you on the other side!