Ella is a new all-ages graphic novel brought to you by Alex Giles and Ammar Al-Chalabi.
if you can imagine the Pixar film ‘Brave’ mixed with ‘My Neighbour Totoro’ with a touch of ‘The Goonies’ thrown in and you have an idea of what this kids action adventure book is about.
The goal of this Kickstarter is to print the story in an 88-page full-colour graphic novel!
The book itself is around a third of the way finished and on a successful Kickstarter we can get to the final hurdle and get the book out to you good people.
The story is one Alex has wanted to tell for a good few years now and has grown from a 4-page short to a 4 issue mini-series that was picked up by an American Publisher and now a full-length graphic novel.
Now where the American Publisher is still hopefully going to publish the book it won’t be for a while after the Kickstarter but you can get it with a Kickstarter exlusive cover and any perks on your tier.
If we hit stretch goals loads of fun things will be unlocked, we will be expanding the book with pinups by other artists and original sketches and lots more. Here are some pages of the book so you get an idea.
We follow Ella and Ezra in a battle between good and bad.
“When a young girl’s life changes… Forever.”
When Ella’s Great Grandma passes away and she is left as a gift, her world turns upside down. Instead of watching Netflix and going out with her friends, this twelve-year-old is now the legacy holder of the ‘Amulet of Sharzim’ which grants her the ability of anthropomorphism and sends her on an adventure with talking animals of both good and bad which culminates in a battle of Ella and ‘The Good’ against the mean animals of ‘The Villainous’.
He has been writing and lettering comic books for a good many years now and loves both the medium and the fellow creators that he has become friends with, he is about to letter three new projects which you will see about soon that will go along with the writing project's that he obviously letters too.
Not only is he a lover of comic books but also movies (Horror, Superhero, Martial Arts and Comedy mainly) as well as an ardent follower of Aberdeen Football Club in the Scottish Premiership.
Ammar Al-Chalabi is a comic artist based the Netherlands.
From many unfinished projects emerged a 4 issue comic called WART (co-created with a British writer) and his own comic aXmaniac, a tribute to the 80s slasher movies.
Working as a professional graphic designer and illustrator his first love has always been comics. Working from weird horror to children’s stories, nothing is out of reach.
You can follow him on Instagram: @zombieburger80 where you can see doodles and commissions.
Besides drawing comics you can find Ammar painting Warhammer miniatures or drinking beer at a metal concert
Risks and challenges
We have both been in the comic book creating business for many a year and have both been involved in successful Kickstarter projects previously and so know what we are doing.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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