The exciting adventures of a superhero single mom!
The exciting adventures of a superhero single mom! Read more
About this project
What Is Dynagirl About?
This story chronicles the adventures of a superhero single mom. After gaining powers at a very early age, Kerri Masters ran into one serious life event after another. She was enslaved by a maniacal villain, forced to help some of the world most heinous villains kill her live-in boyfriend rather than watch him destroy the world, and found herself alone and carrying a child who could well develop more power than both of his parents combined. Raising kids is already a herculean challenge. Raising a kid with enough power to crack planets is a whole new ballgame! After five years of retirement, Dynagirl has the urge and the opportunity to return to hero work, but should she?
Overall Theme: At the heart of things Dynagirl is about how very real the whole hero game can come to be, and how our choices in life stay with us forever. Sure, she might stop a plane from crashing into the ocean, or save an old lady from crossing the street into oncoming traffic, but she’s still got every day life, and her son, to deal with when she goes home at night. With this story we tackle things most comics never go anywhere near, and we do it because it's compelling and makes for a great comic.
Our characters are regular normal people faced with incredible situations. Dynagirl is without a doubt a character driven story centering mainly on our main character, but also tossing several other very interesting and flawed individuals into the mix as her supporting cast.
Why It’s Different: Dynagirl is so much more real. The art is stylized to portray people as they would actually look rather than the Barbie and Ken reality seen in most comics these days. People have weight, they have flaws, they look like real people look! The story is also a deep, and often fun take on the superhero genre. It's serious and smart without portraying the world around us as too dark or sinister. There will be villains, and many of them very terrifying, but in Dynagirl, there’s always hope, and with hope you can do anything.
Praise for our previous work:
John Barringer for acomicbookblog.com: “This story is thicker than molasses and issue #2 just increases the potential of some great story telling. Take a break from the mainstream and pick up this story.”
pigs-of-the-industry.blogspot.com: “One of the best things about this comic is the way it handles its large cast of characters. It’s easy to believe these heroes and villains have been fighting it out for a while now. You should check out this title and the other works from Red Handed Studios, it's worth it.”
interestingfodder.typepad.com: “The imagery on this comic is just great.”
Bill Gladman for Comicrelated.com: “anything but just "another super-hero story" Believable characters in a believable situation...makes you forget this is a super-hero story.”
Sean Kleefeld kleefeldoncomics.blogspot.com: (About Dynagirl) “Here's a comic that's purportedly one in a long-line of superhero comics. A genre in which women (at least the superheroines) are portrayed in precisely one way with variations being almost exclusively limited to hair color and/or style. But what I'm presented with is something which, for me, is not only unexpected but more appealing.”
Harold Edge nominated for Project Fanboy Best Independent Artist award in 2009 for his work on Fallen Justice.
Cary Kelley (Red Handed Studios)-Best Indie Publisher 2010 for Fallen Justice and Dynagirl.
The Creative Team:
Creators- Cary Kelley and Harold Edge
Writer - Cary Kelley
Artist - Harold Edge (Sixgun Samurai, Fallen Justice, The Trouble With Love)
Colors – Lisa Moore, Paul John Little, Sarah Perryman, Ernest Jocson
Letters – Cary Kelley
Why Kickstarter and What's the Plan: Dynagirl has always been intended to be an ongoing series, and we haven’t changed that vision. What has changed has to do with life and economic situations, which now force us to reach out for alternative means of funding the work we love to produce. What we want to do now is take the story we have already completed and get it out there to as many people as possible in printed form, as well as fund the completion of the next chapter in her story. Our first focus will be to take the first six issues of Dynagirl and put them into one complete volume, including a ton of sketchbook and behind the scenes stuff. We will use collected funds for printing costs, promotional purposes for getting the word out, and to produce and ship all backer rewards. Anything beyond our funding goal will go directly to producing the next Dynagirl book.
The music for our video, (used with permission!) comes from pretty much the coolest band in the whole world! They're called Tartanic, and you should seriously check them out!
Risks and challenges
When Harold and I formed Red Handed Studios our goal was to produce high quality comics rather than turn out a whole bunch of half done books, and I think we've been highly successful at doing just that. Our first series, Fallen Justice, was a print series and came out on a scheduled bi-monthly basis despite a number of hurdles we had to overcome. This time around, we've got the entire bulk of the comic already completed, we just need the means to put it into print and get it out there.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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