In 1953 the skeletal remains of two young boys were found in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC . Their identities remain unknown. Until now?
MOLLY is a graphic novel project based on a true Vancouver, BC, Canada cold case. In January 1953 the skeletal remains of two young brothers were found in Stanley Park. They were murdered with a hatchet.
Despite a massive investigation that went on for decades, their identities remain unknown. In 2004, Katarina Thorsen volunteered to research the case with a retired homicide detective. He was following a strong lead that was eventually dropped. Katarina and the detective parted ways. A lead Katarina pursued on her own led to an intriguing possibility as to the identity of the mother (and prime suspect) who committed suicide shortly after the murders.
There is insufficient evidence to warrant an exhumation of the woman's body for DNA comparisons, but the connections and circumstantial evidence are incredible. The amount of research currently collected on this lead is impressive.
MOLLY will be a fully illustrated, experimental graphic novel based on true facts, but a fictional interpretation.
Anna Thorsen will act as producer, event coordinator and promoter. It will be illustrated and written by Katarina Thorsen, in a diary/journal/sketchbook format evocative of Lynda Barry's latest work. It will then be self-published in a small run in Spring 2012, promoted through social media campaigns and art events and shopped around to publishers. The funding will allow Katarina to focus on writing and illustrating the work, as well as allow Anna to produce and publish a small run and to cover promotional and event costs.
All backers will receive a mention in the book (if they so wish). Take a look at the fun rewards available for various donation levels! In addition, backers who donate $100 and above will receive a signed copy of the book when it is published!
All backers who donate $50 and up will appear in the graphic novel in a cameo role!
If I am receiving the "5 minute pencil portrait" or the "oil portrait" reward, where do I send my photos?
Please send your photo(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your mailing address, so we can send you the original. Also, please indicate whether or not you want your portrait featured on Katarina's blog: http://katthorsen.wordpress.com
THIS PROJECT WILL ONLY BE FUNDED IF AT LEAST $15,000 IS PLEDGED BY SUNDAY SEP 11, 5:17PM PDT.
No, we will be self-publishing a small run approximately Spring 2012, and will then promote the book through art events and social media and shop the book to publishers.
Please email photos of yourself to email@example.com
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Aug 12, 2011 - Sep 11, 2011 (30 days)
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"5 minute pencil portrait" done by Katarina Thorsen by emailing a photo: see examples http://katthorsen.wordpress.com/portraits/Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Sock crow made by Katarina Thorsen: see http://www.etsy.com/listing/54373672/summer-sale-sock-crow-made-to-order-byEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
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All backers who donate $100 and above will receive a signed copy of the book when it is published!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Frida Kahlo sock monkey made by Katarina Thorsen: see http://www.etsy.com/listing/73999960/frida-kahlo-sock-monkey-made-to-order-by Name included as project DONOR in book.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Personalized oil portrait on wood (16" x 20") made to order: see http://www.etsy.com/listing/77481183/portraits-made-to-order-in-oil-on-wood Name included as project PATRON in book.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011