It's a female Rocketeer meets 007 in a fun, stylistic action/spy adventure for a new generation!
Jet Girl is created and written by Justin Lee Fox, illustrated by Jacob Crippen, colored by Bill Farmer, with lettering and production by Neil Tolman. Video animation by Neil Tolman. Music by Sound Preservation Society.
Through the years, I have seen a lot of comics/movies come out where the leading lady was either this un-killable beast or some prissy runway model. I hated that idea, I felt there was no middle ground. Why can't a female lead be strong and fragile at the same time? Like a Marion Ravenwood of Raiders of the Lost Ark fame. I wanted people to see Jet Girl as this bad ass spy, who at times, could be rescued or be the rescuer. That she wasn't already some unstoppable force, but through the story she learns to become something more and the reader could progress as she does.
What we wanted from all this was to, yes, selfishly show off our talents, and to create a character that women and men could find appealing and look up to, breaking the barrier of guys only read about guys and girls only read about girls. I wanted Jet Girl/Audey to be a hero for all, someone you could root for and also be fearful for, that she might die in the next issue. Jet Girl is a comic that can be enjoyed by any age.
The Graphic Novel
The Jet Girl Graphic Novel is a collection of the first 3 issues written by Justin Lee Fox with art by Jacob Crippen. The comic was originally written as 3 one-shots that correlated with one another but were separate adventures in themselves. The first chapter follows Audey/Jet Girl, as she is sent to destroy the Lunar Socialist's moon base. There, she confronts Junior Hitler, who is a failed clone of the tyrant dictator, and his nursemaid Ilsa, who was suppose to be the clone's queen, but since the experiment failed she is now his caretaker. In this first story we are introduced to Jet Girl herself and the mysterious English covert agent Magistrate Mod, along with her most feared enemies. Who may or may not have ulterior motives behind controlling the Lunar Nazi movement. Through, skill, luck and puberty Jet Girl saves the moon and the day while learning that Mod might know more than he lets on. The 2nd chapter takes us 2 months from the Moon incident where Isla and J.H. have hired the great great grandsons of the Red Barron; two bi wing pilots obsessed with David Bowie and Jet Girl. It's low-tech versus high-tech in this high flying adventure!. All the while Audey/Jet Girl is being watched by a mysterious woman whose intentions are not yet clear, building up to the shocking answer that follows in chapter 3. The 3rd and final chapter of the 80-page TPB is the confrontation between Audey and the original Jet Girl Cassandra Roe. While earlier stories are very light-hearted this issue shows how Jet Girl can be very diverse in story and atmosphere. In this final conflict we learn the past of the "Jet Girl" program and the dark secrets that were hidden from our hero. A choice must be made by Audey/ Jet Girl while her views about the program and country are shattered. Only reading will you know what decision she makes for her future and involvement in the Jet Girl program.
If we receive all the funding we are asking for, our plan is to pitch Jet Girl to the big name companies for full distribution and (crossing fingers) pray she might find herself on the silver screen. If this is not the case, we are not going to give up and plan on publishing the graphic novel ourselves! None of the funding will go to us in any way. Every cent pledged will go straight to helping finish production and printing of Jet Girl. This is our passion, not our jobs!
Whenever we have shown any art for this project people got excited. The most frequent question is, "When is this going to be available to purchase?" What puts Jet Girl aside from most other comics out today is it's characters. The idea might be simple but it is far from unoriginal. We believe the draw of this book will be that the main protagonist is not only female, but one that does not intimidate a male audience nor turn off a female following because she is an overly girly character that just happens to also save the world.
Not only can Jet Girl succeed as a comic, but potentially as a live action movie, animated series (that could either be produced for a younger audience or could be shown on a network like Adult Swim), radio serials, and also could become a merchandise franchise expanding from, toys, video games, art books, school supplies, old school lunch boxes and binders to clothing, and even soundtracks that feature songs that Jet Girl listens to. The sky is the limit and Jet Girl knows her way around it!
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As of now, the only draw back we have is time. It will take about a year to finish Jet Girl once fully funded. Jacob works a full-time construction job to support his family, while I am a full-time caretaker for my 77-year old Grandmother, who had a massive stroke last year. We are two people doing what we can to get by and make sure our families are taken care of, while still trying to bring to life a dream we have fought so hard for and given massive amounts of effort into doing. Like most people, we are trying to make those closest to us proud.
We thank you for reading this and hope that you believe in us as much as the people who care about us do. Again, we are doing this alone, and only you can help us bring something out of the norm to readers everywhere.
Justin Lee Fox
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