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A group of teen girls use science to debunk the existence of ghosts until they meet one!
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S.P.I.R.I.T. Issue #01 is a 24-page full-color comic about a group of teen girl ghost hunters. Mary, Ada and Jane are the scientific paranormal incident research investigation team or S.P.I.R.I.T.! The team uses science to disprove the supernatural for their vlog, but are shocked when they come face to face with a real ghost! Along with their new friend, Ash, the team investigates this supernatural mystery to find the truth!

S.P.I.R.I.T. is a female, science, diversity and LGBTQ positive comic suitable for middle school kids and up. Our goal is to print the first issue and begin work on the second issue. Enter the world of  S.P.I.R.I.T. by backing our kickstarter. 

The story begins with the S.P.I.R.I.T. team of Mary, Ada and Jane performing a ritual to contact Annabelle Lewis at a local Indiana graveyard.  Annabelle was the unfortunate victim of her sister Prudence on their 19th Century farm. The team fails yet again to have a supernatural encounter. What the girls don't know is that Ash is watching them from the woods and sees a ghost.  

The next day, Ash confronts the team and challenges them to find out what is happening but they are interrupted by the spirit of Annabelle's sister. Dealing with proof of the supernatural and a new person in their group S.P.I.R.I.T. head out on an adventure to find out the truth. 


Mark Bell is bringing his life long love of comics and creating stories together on this special project. His company, Plague Doctor Press, also publishes the web comic  ZED (zed.plaguedoctorpress.com). He is interested in bringing new voices and new talent to the comic industry. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife and kids. 


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Melissa Capriglione (cap-rig-lee-own) is a queer comic artist living in Indiana. She graduated in 2017 with a BFA in Drawing and Illustration from Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. She is best known for self-publishing a webcomic called "Falconhyrste" with co-author Clara W. since 2016. She specializes in stories featuring women who love women. Her work has also been featured in anthologies such as Awesome 'Possum, Strange Romance Vol. 3, Lilies Anthology, and Recondite Hill Anthology.

Backers have the possibility to not only get the print copy or digital edition of S.P.I.R.I.T. Issue #1, but can also select additional rewards. Digital rewards will be emailed when the book is sent to the printer. Here are the available tiers: 




Funding from this project go towards Kickstarter fees, paying the artist, production of the books and rewards, and shipping. The first five pages have been completed and the rest will be completed after successful funding of the kickstarter. 

We have more rewards available to our backers if we fund!



Once we are funded the remaining pages will be created. This will take about 90 days.  We will be working with Comix Wellspring (division of Greko Printing). Our previous print run was with this printing company, and we received great customer support and high quality prints. Each physical reward will be ready for shipping by November 2019. Digital rewards will be distributed when the book is sent to the printer.

We're glad to be able to share our story with you! If you enjoy what you see, we look forward to your support! 

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