I am starting this project in the hopes of getting my memoir, The Superhero Within: A Life Related Through Comic Books self published. This is a story that I needed to tell and I truly believe everyone will enjoy the entire story when you read it. When I first began to tell people that I was writing my autobiography, they all had the same question. What makes YOUR life so interesting? To which I answer: PLENTY! lol Give it a try and you might like it. Please help me make this dream come true!
The Superhero Within is a very special memoir. It's the story of Scott Young (me!), a long time comic book fan whose own life has featured many of the sensationalized elements of the genre he loves including betrayal, murder, scandal, love, sex, rebirth and tragedy. In each chapter of the memoir, I relate famous comic book characters and stories to specific moments of my life. Along the way readers will hear the tales of: family tragedy, my drunken past, my time serving in the United States Army, my years attending the Joe Kubert School, working for DC Comics, my first hand account of being in midtown Manhattan on 9/11, and my insider knowledge of the comic book scandal known as "Compgate" along with many other heartbreaking and thrilling moments. As a life long comic book lover I discover the lessons I learned while reading about superheroes can help impact your reality in more ways than one. It's a unique and engrossing tale of a man who overcomes the adversity of his life to find The Superhero Within.
You've never read a story like this before! Part inspirational, part comedy and part tell all, this book is a roller coaster ride of emotion.
For a sample you can read the Preface, Chapter One and Chapter Two of The Superhero Within at my website: www.themindofscottyoung.com
Simply click on the menu item entitled: The Superhero Within and get a taste of this compelling book!
As an added bonus, I am including 15 superhero characters I've created
based on me and my friends and family, all of whom the readers meet
while reading the book. It is a book written in 3 parts and between each
part, there will be pages dedicated to these characters with original
artwork and origin stories explaining their powers and abilities..
Below is one of the illustrations showcasing a character created by me based on a long time friend. This was illustrated by my friend and former classmate, Joe Mondin.
I am asking for 8500 to fund this project completely. I've researched the costs for everything and I think that is what I will need to get the book out there and successful.
Here is the breakdown:
2500 for self publishing the hardcover and ebook versions
2000 for marketing the finished project which will include comic conventions
2000 for the original artwork
1500 for professional editing
500 for professional reviews
The book is finished and ready to go! I'm looking forward to getting it out there so everyone can enjoy my story. So far the people who have read it have been blown away!
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I truly appreciate any donations which is why I've tried to make the rewards so worthwhile and special. Thank you for helping make this dream of mine come true!
Here is new illustration of a character I designed based on an exgirlfriend drawn by my friend and former Kubert School classmate, Josh Smart.