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Afroella is a new kick-ass Glyph nominated comic book series from Gemma Bedeau & Lee F-W, its a rip roaring, sci-fi, space adventure!

So whats Afroella all about?

Afroella is a new kick-ass Glyph Award nominated comic book series from writer Gemma Bedeau and artist Lee Fenton-Wilkinson who together form the dynamic duo Kromatron Comics. Afroella is inspired by our love of 1960s sci-fi, rocket ships, robots and giant monsters then sprinkled with an appreciation for Blaxploitation and cheeky pop culture references. 

It's a lighthearted, funk fuelled comic space adventure which has led to Afroella being described as "Foxy Brown meets Captain Kirk".

When Agent 36-24-36 codename Afroella is placed on a new mission, can she expose what happened to the president of a troubled planet?

Critical praise for Afroella#1 and 2

“A funking good comic!”  

Geek Syndicate

“Fun, funky and lighthearted, Afroella is definitely worth the read if you enjoy a good time!” 

Good to be a Geek 

“As familiar as Archie might be to readers, that’s how novel Afroella is”   

Comics Buyers Guide Xtra

“Right On!!!”

Museum of Uncut Funk

“the strong colours and strikingly clear artwork in a realistic but cartoon style are captivating, but it is the added cleverness of the characters and the rollicking science fiction story that makes it a real winner”

Forbidden Planet international

About the funding

It's all going on printing costs, shipping, and Kickstarter fees, nice and simple. If we're lucky enough to overfund, we'll add in some stretch goals, which will get you some amazing stuff.

Kickstarter is one of the only places where indie creators like us can come for help to make our passion projects a reality. Your support of Indie comics in general and AFROELLA in particular makes it possible for these projects to exist and thrive. So a heart felt thanks from us. 

The Rewards

Well, Every pledge will net you a PDF of the first issue. More importantly, there's is an awesome full series pack available in digital and hard copy too, so you can have the complete set!    

The next issues, like the first two, will be very nicely printed softcover, saddle stitched UK comic sized book. 24 colour pages in length with art and text cover to cover. We believe you should get your moneys worth. 

We've listed the rewards below so you can get a better idea of the Awesome Merchandise you'll get when you pledge. 

About Lee and Gemma.

Hi my name is Gemma Bedeau. (written by Lee)

When she’s not staring at her laptop hoping the words will write themselves, or laughing maniacally at her own comedy genius after her tenth cup of coffee. Gemma is likely to be found running around Hackney with her coat on her head so she can better get into the mind of the character she's writing. Well... thats what she says at least. 

Likes:  Comic convention cosplay, space, anything blue flavoured.  

Hi my name is Lee Fenton-Wilkinson. (written by Gemma)

Illustration is Lee's real passion he's been drawing since... Well... Forever. He can quote the entire Ninja Turtle movie but has yet to find a valid reason to use it. Scurrying about with a ready supply of biscuits in his pocket, he is always poised for a challenge and relishes the opportunity to create amazing imagery .

Likes: Beards, gnomes, posing, Lego and 1950′s robots

Feel free to follow us on Twitter or Tumblr  for any project updates or just because.

Thank You. 

PS. Our Project Video was made for us by the lovely peeps at  Park District. 

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The first two issues are completed with the third being finished during our campaign. The fourth edition is written and ready to be illustrated as soon as the third issue is pressed.

We're almost there, so it won't take long to get these comics out to you! We'll keep backers updated throughout the process of getting them to the printers and back, if we do need to take a few extra days here and there to make things look even better, You'll be the first to know about it.

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    "BABY 'FRO" AFROELLA#1 PDF: The first funktastic issue of AFROELLA available digitally for the first time as a glorious high res PDF. Viewable on all your devices. NOTE: IF YOU ALREADY HAVE AFROELLA#1 YOU CAN RECEIVE #2 INSTEAD, JUST DROP US A MESSAGE.

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    "AFRO PUFFS" AFROELLA#1 PDF + SCRIPT: As well as receiving the digital edition you'll get a bonus PDF of Gemma's original script alongside story notes. NOTE: IF YOU ALREADY HAVE AFROELLA#1 YOU CAN RECEIVE #2 INSTEAD, JUST DROP US A MESSAGE.

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    "'FRO REAL" AFROELLA#1 PDF + BONUS ART: We've put together a bonus PDF of Afroella#1 chock full of script notes, concept art, sketches, storyboards and original panels taking you through the entire coffee induced creative process from the initial concept to the final comic.

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    "'FRO SHO" AFROELLA#1 PRINT EDITION + EXCLUSIVE BUTTON: The limited edition copy of Afroella#1 thats 24 glorious colour pages comic fun, signed by Gemma and Lee with an exclusive button so you can show the world just how funky you are. (shipping included)

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    "FROHAWK" AFROELLA#1 PRINT EDITION WITH SKETCH CARD & BUTTON: The funkadellic first issue alongside an original sketch card drawn by Lee and an exclusive button so you can decorate yourself Afroella style. (shipping included) NOTE: IF YOU ALREADY HAVE AFROELLA#1 YOU CAN RECEIVE #2 INSTEAD.

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    "'FROMANCE" AFROELLA #1+2 PRINT EDITIONS: You heard it! You'll get a the first two comics in the Afroella series, a sketch card, a button and a thank you on the credits page alongside all digital content offered so far. (shipping included) NOTE: IF YOU ALREADY HAVE AFROELLA#1 +2 YOU CAN RECEIVE #3 + #4 INSTEAD, JUST DROP US A MESSAGE.

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    "'FROBOT" AFROELLA #1-4 DIGITAL BUMBER PACK OF AWESOME: All 4 issues and all the digital content offered so far. This is more bargain than you can shake a stick at! If you like stick shaking that is.

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    "'FROMEO" AFROELLA #1-4 PRINTED BUMPER PACK OF AWESOME: Yes you heard right! All 4 printed copies of Afroella. The reason we're all here in the first place (signed by Gemma and Lee of course). This reward will also net you a sketch card, postcard, button, all digital content and the huge thanks you deserve in the comic.

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    "'AFRODITE" AWESOME A3 POSTER + COMICS PACK: Get a beautifully printed A3 sized poster of Afroella for your wall as well as all 4 issues of the comic, a sketch card, postcard, button, all digital content and the huge thanks you deserve.

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    "ALWAYS AND 'FROEVER" A4 SKETCH + AFRO COMB PACK: An extraordinary A4 Afroella marker pen sketch and a limited edition 'fro comb so you'll never have a bad hair day again. All 4 printed copies of Afroella (signed by Gemma and Lee) as well as a sketch card, postcard, button, all digital content and the huge thanks you deserve in the comic.

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    "'FRO RIDER" T SHIRT COMBO: Clothe yourself fiercely with an amazing limited edition Afroella T-shirt. All 4 printed copies of Afroella (signed by Gemma and Lee) as well as a sketch card, postcard, button, all digital content and the huge thanks you deserve in the comic.

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    "AFROLOGY" SHADOWBOX COMBO: a VERY special 3D effect layered comic book panel displayed in a box frame. Also included in this reward is an Afroella T-shirt, all 4 printed copies of Afroella (signed by Gemma and Lee) as well as a sketch card, postcard, button, all digital content and the huge thanks you deserve in the comic.

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    "AFRONAUT" CHARACTER COMBO: Appear as a character in Afroella, or send us a photo of your loved one / best friend / boss /enemy and we'll immortalize you / them in Afroella #4. We'll send the character bio, script page and a lovely print of the page with you / them in as well. This reward also comes with: a signed and numbered certificate, all 4 printed issues, an amazing Afroella T-shirt, a sketchcard, a button all digital content and a thank you in the comic.

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    "AFOGEDDON" COMMISSION COMBO: Let us know what you would like illustrated and you'll receive a personalised piece of 12 x 8 artwork as a sketch and in glorious colour. This reward also comes with: a digital version of your commission, all 4 printed issues (signed of course), an amazing Afroella T-shirt, a sketchcard, a button, all digital content and a thank you in the comic. (some restrictions apply, not many but some let us know what you would like and we'll see what we can do).

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    "AFRODISIAC" STATUE COMBO: A hand painted custom designed resin statue with posable cape. We'll only ever make 10 of these figures so they're pretty special. This reward also comes with: a signed and numbered certificate, all 4 printed issues (signed of course), an amazing Afroella T-shirt, a sketchcard, a button, all digital content and a thank you in the comic.

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