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.
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
PS. Our Project Video was made for us by the lovely peeps at Park District.
Risks and challenges
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Why yes you can, you can change the issue/ issues you receive for all rewards up to £20 just drop us a message to let us know which ones you want.
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