After superstorm Sandy, I wanted to create a collection of short comics in honor of New York, a city I love. There's a little something for everyone - action, adventure, drama, humor.
Stories in this 36 page full color, digest size (5" x 8") issue include:
Something in the Air
A Ph.D. student at Columbia University accidently triggers a pandemic with her research. With artwork by the fantastic Sean Chen who made is mark with Marvel's Iron Man, Valiant Comics' X-O Manowar.
Girls Night Out: All The Single Ladies
It's Christmas, and nursing home aide Jackie wants to do something special for one of her patients. Artwork by Craig Yeung, known for his work on Marvel's Runaways, and much more.
Corporate Bob Meets Sandy
The saga of white collar CEO Bob as he explores the online world of his gamer son. But then superstorm Sandy wreaks havoc on his plans. Artwork by indie fav and New York native Louie Chin.
A Meta Kind of Day
A humorous modern twist on Kafka's Metamorphosis when a NYC teenager turns into a roach with unexpected results. Artwork by Brian Shearer (IDW Doctor Who, Transformers, and more)
Saving Abby: Rats, Foiled Again.
The futuristic action adventure of a tough New York cabbie named D. as she rescues a hostage from the slums known as... Manhattan. Cabbral was shortlisted for the Eagle award for Best New Talent earlier this year.
Serving Up Wall Street
A dark and funny take on the food truck craze in New York, where mobile gastronomy rises to a whole new level of obsession. Artwork by Comics Experience alum Gannon Beck (Space Corps).
I'm excited to be working with many of the same artists again. Nicole Boose, an editor for Millarworld and formerly Marvel, will be the Guest Editor on this issue.
Girls Night Out #1 includes five stories: Girls Night Out, the war story Closure, the humorous Corporate Bob Levels Up, a dark fantasy Long Live the Emperor, and the sci-fi action adventure Saving Abby. This issue was edited by Paul Allor (Clockwork, Orc Girl.)
The language and themes in both issues are suitable for all ages and audiences.
What people said about Girls Night Out #1:
David Liss (The Spider, Mystery Men) - "I LOVE reading Amy Chu's work, which always delivers intriguing, fully-formed characters, an unexpected twist, and an emotional gut-punch. Chu is a talent to watch."
Joshua Hale Fialkov (Echoes; I, Vampire) - "Amy Chu is VERY talented!"
Comics the Gathering - "Pretty smart. Chu's impressive writing skills remind me a little bit of Terry Moore's... Human beings intracting with each other and the obstacles they most overcome. Score 8/10"
Comic Book Candy - "Very impressed with the high quality of the book, from the artwork to the printing."
Every penny raised through this Kickstarter will go to the creation and production of the project and rewards, including the talented artists behind this project, and printing and shipping costs.
If we exceed the goal, which I hope we do, it means I can pay everyone a fair wage, and also get some books out to libraries and schools.
Fantastic Rewards donated by very sweet friends including:
$40 Jimmy Palmiotti package includes a BEAUTIFUL signed and numbered, VERY limited edition Painkiller Jane print (only 50 of these!) Please also visit his Kickstarter SEX & VIOLENCE Vol.1 with Justin Gray
$125 Comics Experience 3 Month Membership Package
This will jumpstart your entry into the comics as it did for me. The forum is a goldmine of information and professional support for writers, artists, and anyone who is serious about making their own comics.
Risks and challenges
COLLABORATION: is exciting, but can be challenging. Sometimes a project fails because of lack of communication, clash of egos, creative vision or whatever. I am very fortunate to have worked with almost everyone who is part of this project before.
TIME: We are trying to turn this around for you in time for the holidays. This is a tight timeline and there is a risk we might might not be able to. Having said that, it took one month to put together GIRLS NIGHT OUT #1 so I have confidence that we can do the same with GIRLS NIGHT OUT #2.
QUALITY: The biggest challenge is putting together something worthy of your time, money and faith -- that YOU as the reader at the end of the issue will have been entertained, and think the stories are good enough to share. The feedback I got on Girls Night Out #1 was heartwarming. I am working with some really, really talented pros on this project and have the highest confidence we will put together something worthy of your backing.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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