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The Lil' Ninja comic book stars a precocious toddler (and her toy hippo) defending her crib against things that go bump in the night!
The Lil' Ninja comic book stars a precocious toddler (and her toy hippo) defending her crib against things that go bump in the night!
40 backers pledged CA$ 1,423 to help bring this project to life.

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Night. 

A shadowy child's bedroom. 

Suddenly, a loud noise shatters the silence, ignored over a crackling baby monitor.

Have no fear, a precocious little heroine is ready and eager to leap into action and defend her family!

This is the premise behind Lil' Ninja, an all-ages comic book created by Greg Woronchak (with an assist from my wonderful wife). LILY (aka Lil' Ninja) is a loveable toddler with very special skills; with the assistance of her favourite plush hippo OSCAR, she faces adventure and danger with a giggle. 

Lil' Ninja production page
Lil' Ninja production page

Young readers will tremendously enjoy Lily's adventures by following the bright and colourful images and minimal text. Older readers will be enthralled by an exciting story featuring a selfless and adorable heroine.

Character designs
Character designs

LILY was inspired by the antics of our daughter, filtered through a kooky comic book lens. There aren't enough quality comics out there directed toward young readers (as well as the young at heart) and Lil' Ninja certainly fits the bill! 

The stars of this exciting comic are the brilliant art and spectacular colors: they make LILY and her gang really come to life. They were produced in part by the dynamic pencils of Ash Jackson and the vibrant colors of the wonderfully talented Dustin Evans (with an assist by Greg Woronchak).

Lil' Ninja production page
Lil' Ninja production page

This Kickstarter project would secure funds to complete our first issue, which is 40 pages (standard comic book size), in full colour. The pages have already been drawn and inked, what remains is lettering and colors to finish bringing Lily to life. Any extra funds would be directed toward Lily's second issue (which is already plotted).

We hope that the quality of this concept is plain to see, and that our passion is contagious. Any help to achieve our goal would be very much appreciated!

Please check out our blog with lots of behind-the-scenes info.

Risks and challenges

The risks are minimal; our colorist is lined up and committed to completing the book. If he wasn't able to do so, a replacement would be found.

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.80

    THANK YOU : For this pledge amount you get a sincere 'thank you' credit at the Sore Thumb Press website, as well as on the credits page of our debut issue of Lil' Ninja.

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    DIGITAL : For this pledge amount you get the digital PDF download of the debut issue of Lil' Ninja, including special behind the scenes material.

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    PRINT: For this pledge amount you get a print copy of our spectacular debut issue, along with heartfelt thanks on our credits page.

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    SKETCH CARD: For this pledge amount you get a signed and numbered first issue, including a full color original sketch card by the creator Greg Woronchak.

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    PINUP: For this pledge amount you get a signed and numbered first issue, including a 9 x 12 inch inked drawing on Bristol board by the creator of Lil' Ninja.

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    Pledge CA$ 40 or more About $32

    ULTIMATE PACKAGE: For this pledge amount you get the signed and numbered first issue, a 9 x 12 original illustration, a color 8 x 10 poster print, and a hand drawn color sketch card.

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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $60

    ADVENTURE WITH LIL' NINJA: For this pledge amount, you or someone you love will be drawn into a story of the second issue (taking place at a daycare). Not just a cameo, 'you' will interact with Lily and help her defeat the villain of the story! You'll receive a copy of the issue with personalized note, signed and numbered.

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    ORIGINAL ART: For this pledge amount, the backer will receive a signed and numbered first issue and either an 11 x 17 inch original production artwork Bristol board OR an 11 x 17 inked ORIGINAL page or poster (whatever concept/composition the backer wishes drawn).

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