Last minute stretch goal! if we hit 12k before the bell rings, all editions of the graphic novel will now be a deluxe edition; we will add a new, additional behind the scenes section to the back of the book, filled with original sketches, animation renders, Pin-ups and stories about how Creature Academy came to be!
- Every copy of the awesome original hardback graphic novel, in addition to the epic 90 page story, also includes a Creature Academy Gallery with some of the top artists (and some of my favorites) providing pin-ups and illustrations (see previous updates for a list).
- to everyone pledging $30 or more, I will include an issue of a mystery comic I worked on, signed!
- to everyone pledging $150 or more, I will include the original, out of print, 4 issue run of "The Clockwork Girl" my award winning series, all signed!
If you haven't already, please check out the new video on the home page as I updated it. If you dig it, please tweet it, share it on facebook, and tell a friend.I’m very fortunate that my first Graphic Novel, “The Clockwork Girl”, got nice reviews, won a few awards, and is being made into a major animated movie. I’m now very excited (ie scared, horrified) to bring my second graphic novel, “Creature Academy” directly to readers everywhere, through Kickstarter.
Creature Academy is an all-ages steampunk fantasy graphic novel by Kevin Konrad Hanna (Clockwork Girl), Dave Fagan, Erich Owen (Logan’s Run, I, Robot) and Grant Bond (Clockwork Girl, Tron, Igor).
We're appealing to Kickstarter's comics fans to make Creature Academy a reality. Your support for $30 gets you a signed hardcover edition and signed poster. Higher support get you gorgeous original art from Kevin Konrad Hanna, Grant Bond, or a chance to be in a Creature Academy crowd scene---with your likeness shown "standing in awe" or "fleeing in terror".
Creature Academy honors and subverts the tropes we expect in coming-of-age fantasy and super-hero stories. The young hero is no "Chosen One", and the mentors he finds may not be wise or good at all. We're excited to share this unique story for the first time.
We're offering Creature Academy: The Legacy only to Kickstarter backers and only for a limited time.
Kevin Konrad Hanna (series creator/art director, story):
Kevin is an artist and storyteller with credits in film animation, comic books, video games and TV. He's known for the award-winning graphic novel, The Clockwork Girl and the Web comic, Frogchildren, as well as directing the feature film version of The Clockwork Girl.
Dave Fagan (story, script):
Dave spent the 90s as a freelance journalist and won two SPJ awards for humor writing. He then worked for a scary multi-national, but escaped. He is greatly relieved to be writing comics.
Erich Owen (art):
Erich burst onto the scene by winning Tokyopop's Rising Stars of Manga competition with the book, Mail Order Ninja. He's gone on to work on I, Robot, Logan's Run, Tekwars, and more.
Grant Bond (art):
Reuniting with Kevin Hanna for the first time since The Clockwork Girl, Grant's fantastic art can be seen in projects such as: Igor: Movie Prequel, Supernatural and Tron.
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tell a friend!
I just wanted to ask if this is a like a self contained story, like it begins and ends in this one book.
it's very much a self contained story, with a beginning, middle and end in just the one book, but at the same time it introduces a lot of cool characters and worlds so if this goes well, there will be more Creature Academy books on their way.
In 1889, the Great Seattle Fire destroyed Seattle’s Downtown, rather than repairing much of the damaged buildings, they buried them and built right on top of old Seattle. Although Creature Academy is set in modern day, it takes place in the a fictionalized underground city beneath Seattle, which has an alternate culture of fashion and technology that deviate little from its 1889 origin. It's a mix of Victorian era fantasy and scifi.
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