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A combo platter of comedy, drama and horror with a little sci-fi/action on the side. Six stories with a twist, beautifully illustrated.
A combo platter of comedy, drama and horror with a little sci-fi/action on the side. Six stories with a twist, beautifully illustrated.
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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

artwork by Sean Chen
artwork by Sean Chen

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 

pencils by Craig Yeung, colors by Juri H C
pencils by Craig Yeung, colors by Juri H C

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

artwork by Louie Chin
artwork by Louie Chin

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.

artwork by Cabbral
artwork by Cabbral

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 

artwork by Gannon Beck
artwork by Gannon Beck

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

by Jimmy Palmiotti
by Jimmy Palmiotti

$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.

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    Black Friday Starving Artist Special! Love comics but just don't have the budget? I still want you to read our comics. Your choice of ONE PRINT VERSION of Girls Night Out and Other Stories, OR Girls Night Out: Tales of NY.

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    DIGITAL PACKAGE The PDFs of GIRLS NIGHT OUT: Tales of New York and the original GIRL NIGHT OUT and Other Stories in glorious color (68 pp. total) PLUS DIGITAL SKETCHES from the making of both issues, the FULL SCRIPTS, and YOUR NAME listed as a Backer on the website

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    SIGNED PRINT EDITION of GIRLS NIGHT OUT: Tales of New York (digest size) PLUS everything at the $10 level AND a special holiday greeting card by artist LOUIE CHIN.

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    PRINT & DIGITAL PACKAGE Everything at the $15 level PLUS a SIGNED PRINT EDITION of GIRL NIGHT OUT and Other Stories (digest size) AND a set of LIMITED EDITION cards featuring sketches by awesome friends like Jimmy Palmiotti, Jamal Igle, Dexter Vines and more, just for this Kickstarter!

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    WE LOVE LCS SPECIAL (for retailers ONLY) 10 copies each of GIRLS NIGHT: Tales of New York and GIRL NIGHT OUT and Other Stories, 10 of the sci-fi mystery MERIDIEN CITY #1-2 with their own plexiglass display stand for your counter. Your store logo included in #2 as a Backer, on our website and all email communications to press and backers.

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    ART CRITIQUE by NICOLE BOOSE, one of the best and nicest editors in the business (just ask Mark Millar). NICOLE, former MARVEL editor (Cable & Deadpool, Iron Man, Ultimate Fantastic Four and more) and now with Mark Millar on Millarworld, will review and provide an IN DEPTH written critique of your portfolio or art pages with helpful suggestions. If you're looking to pitch to a publisher this is essential. INCLUDES everything at the $25 level. A wonderful present for you or an aspiring creator.

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    ORIGINAL ART 11 x 17 commission by Louie Chin, the artist on Corporate Bob, PLUS he's throwing in two FREE prints http://louie.bigcartel.com/category/print. AND you get everything at the $25 level.

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    ORIGINAL ART 11 X 17 commission by our cover artist and artist on Closure, Eagle award winning Silvio dB. A single character, no background. PLUS everything at the $25 reward level. See his work at http://silviodb.daportfolio.com/

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    ORIGINAL ART B&W lines on 11 X 17 bristol by Richard Clark. Richard Clark has done illustration work for both DC & Marvel Comics and other prominent companies. See Rich's work on zippystudios.com. PLUS everything at the $25 level

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    SCRIPT CRITIQUE by one of the best in the business. NICOLE BOOSE, former MARVEL editor (Cable & Deadpool, Iron Man, Ultimate Fantastic Four and more) will review and provide a detailed written critique of your script (22 pages max). INCLUDES the $40 Alpha Girl Gift Pack! A wonderful present for you or an aspiring creator.

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    LETTERING SERVICES Amy will letter your comic in Illustrator (up to 20 pages) including sound effects, everything! Amy is a disciple of Dave Sharpe, master letterer for DC and Marvel for over 20 years. INCLUDES everything at the $25 level too!

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    Original 11 x 17 pen & ink illustration donated by SEAN CHEN (Iron Man, X-O Manowar) from the story "Something in the Air." your choice of 1 of 4 pages. Plus everything at the $25 level.

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    CAMEO role in a story in GIRLS NIGHT OUT #3 (in the works right now). You will be named and drawn in at least one panel and have one speaking part. INCLUDES everything at the $25 level. A great gift!

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    Your very own one page, 3 panel comic (in the vein of Warren Ellis' Three Panels Open) professionally illustrated by LOUIE CHIN and scripted by AMY CHU. A great gift for you, your business, or a gift for someone dear. You approve the script and we'll take care of the rest. Includes the original artwork plus everything at the $25 level.

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    Your very own comic professionally illustrated by IDW artist BRIAN SHEARER (Doctor Who, Transformers) and scripted by AMY CHU. A custom three page comic for you, your business, or a gift for someone dear. You approve the script and we'll take care of the rest. Includes the original artwork, 15 printed copies and a copy of the graphic files, PLUS everything at the $25 level.

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