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The exciting adventures of a superhero single mom!

Bastrop, TX Comics
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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.

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    36 backers

    DYNAGIRL: BACK IN THE GAME - DIGITAL: Backers who select this tier will receive a high quality digital copy of this never before seen comic in PDF format delivered via personal email. Perfect for any digital platform and a great way to receive the comic internationally!

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    21 backers

    DYNAGIRL: BACK IN THE GAME - PRINTED: Backers who select this tier will receive the print copy of this never released Dynagirl story by Harold Edge!

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    DYNAGIRL: BACK IN THE GAME - PRINTED: (INTERNATIONAL) Backers who select this tier will receive the print copy of this never released Dynagirl story by Harold Edge!

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    19 backers

    DYNAGIRL: BACK IN THE GAME – PRINTED and SIGNED: Backers who select this tier will receive the Digital PDF version of Dynagirl: Back in the Game plus a print copy of this never released Dynagirl story by Harold Edge, signed by the artist himself!

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    3 backers

    DYNAGIRL: BACK IN THE GAME – PRINTED and SIGNED: (INTERNATIONAL) Backers who select this tier will receive the Digital PDF version of Dynagirl: Back in the Game plus a print copy of this never released Dynagirl story by Harold Edge, signed by the artist himself!

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    21 backers

    DYNAGIRL: BACK IN THE GAME – PRINTED and SIGNED PLUS!: Backers who select this tier will receive the print copy of this never released Dynagirl story by Harold Edge, signed by the artist himself! Additionally we’ll send you one of our Dynagirl limited edition 11x17 prints, suitable for framing!

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    11 backers

    DYNAGIRL: BACK IN THE GAME – PRINTED and SIGNED PLUS!: (INTERNATIONAL) Backers who select this tier will receive the print copy of this never released Dynagirl story by Harold Edge, signed by the artist himself! Additionally we’ll send you one of our Dynagirl limited edition 11x17 prints, suitable for framing!

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    9 backers Limited (6 left of 15)

    DYNAGIRL: BACK IN THE GAME LIMITED EDITION SKETCH COVER: Backers who select this tier will receive a high quality digital copy and a Dynagirl: Back in the Game Sketch Cover print copy signed by Cary Kelley and Harold Edge with your own custom cover sketched right on the book by Harold Edge!

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    3 backers

    DYNAGIRL/FALLEN JUSTICE COMBO PACK: Backers who select this tier will receive a high quality digital copy of Dynagirl: Back in the Game, a print copy of Dynagirl: Back in the Game signed by Harold Edge, and a signed copy of Fallen Justice: The Collected Edition!

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    $100 reward

    2 backers

    DYNAGIRL/FALLEN JUSTICE COMBO PACK: (INTERNATIONAL) Backers who select this tier will receive a high quality digital copy of Dynagirl: Back in the Game, a print copy of Dynagirl: Back in the Game signed by Harold Edge, and a signed copy of Fallen Justice: The Collected Edition!

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    $150 reward

    2 backers

    DYNAGIRL/FALLEN JUSTICE COMBO PLUS PACK: Backers who select this tier will receive a high quality digital copy of Dynagirl: Back in the Game, a print copy of Dynagirl: Back in the Game signed by Harold Edge, a signed copy of Fallen Justice: The Collected Edition, and a very limited edition 11x17 print produced specifically for this Kickstarter project!

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    DYNAGIRL: REAP THE WHIRLWIND: Backers who select this tier will receive the brand new Dynagirl: Reap the Whirlwind Graphic Novel signed by creators Cary Kelley and Harold Edge. This volume will INCLUDE the never before seen story Dynagirl: Big City Lights. Backers will also receive the digital copy PDF of Dynagirl: Back in the Game.

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    0 backers

    DYNAGIRL ORIGINAL ART COMBO: Backers who select this tier will receive a high quality PDF digital copy of Dynagirl: Back in the Game, a print copy of Dynagirl: Back in the Game signed by Harold Edge, and an 11x17 inked original page from an issue of Dynagirl!

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    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    DYNAGIRL: REAP THE WHIRLWIND SKETCH PACKAGE: Backers who select this tier will receive a high quality PDF digital copy of Dynagirl: Back in the Game, a print copy of Dynagirl: Back in the Game, and one of only 10 special edition Dynagirl: Reap the Whirlwind sketch cover graphic novels with an original cover done by Harold Edge.

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    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    DYNAGIRL COMMISSION COMBO: Backers who select this tier will receive a high quality PDF digital copy of Dynagirl: Back in the Game, a print copy of Dynagirl: Back in the Game signed by Harold Edge, and an 11x17 inked original commission of your choice!

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    $1,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    THE WHOLE 9 YARDS COMBO: Backers who select this tier will receive a high quality PDF digital copy of Dynagirl: Back in the Game, a print copy of Dynagirl: Back in the Game signed by Harold Edge, an 11x17 inked original page from an issue of Dynagirl, as well as the brand new Dynagirl: Reap the Whirlwind Graphic Novel signed by creators Cary Kelley and Harold Edge, which will include yet another never before seen Dynagirl story called Dynagirl: Big City Lights. Backers will also a signed copy of the Fallen Justice Collected Edition, and a limited Edition signed 11x17 print! I’ll also throw in a barely used squeaky toy, and some spare Scrabble tiles! (I’d toss in the kitchen sink, but they’d hammer me on the security deposit.)

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    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    RED HANDED FOR LIFE PACKAGE: Backers who select this tier will receive the sum total of everything we produce, for as long as we produce it. If we make a convention print, yours is in the mail. If we drop a new trade, graphic novel, whatever, it’s headed your way. (Please note this means final production quality products only and does not include original art.) We’ll also give you your very own page of honor on the Red Handed Studios website, showing for all time how much we appreciate your support! And, if you ever show up at a convention where we’re exhibiting, you get to hang out with us behind the table! We’re fun people, ask anyone!

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Funding period

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