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Comic-book stories celebrate women who crack ceilings, take names, and change the game.
Comic-book stories celebrate women who crack ceilings, take names, and change the game.
1,730 backers pledged $97,447 to help bring this project to life.

FINAL 36 HOURS, NEW STRETCH GOAL FOR FEMME MAGNIFIQUE

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Thanks to you, the $85,000 Stretch Goal is UNLOCKED! Let's talk about the new Stretch Goal.

$95,000 STRETCH GOAL: 50 BONUS PAGES!

  • A process section wherein a story goes from script, to edit, to line-art, to color, to completion.
  • An afterword by an esteemed contributor.
  • A biography section about each esteemed subject.
  • An introduction by FEMME MAGNIFIQUE editor/co-curator Shelly Bond.

FEATURED STORY: BJÖRK

BJÖRK is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, producer, DJ, and actress. She initially became known for being the lead singer of the alternative rock band The Sugarcubes. Björk embarked on a solo career in 1993. Many of her albums have charted and won industry awards.

 

MEET THE WRITER

KIERON GILLEN is a British comic book writer and former computer game and music journalist. He is known for his creator-owned comics Phonogram and The Wicked + The Divine, both created with artist Jamie McKelvie and published by Image Comics. He is also known for numerous projects for Marvel such as Star Wars: Darth VaderJourney into Mystery, and Uncanny X-Men.

Kieron Gillen and the cover for The Wicked + The Divine #27
Kieron Gillen and the cover for The Wicked + The Divine #27

QUICK Q & A

Q: What's a misconception about you?

A: I've just tried to find my copy of Crime and Punishment, and I can't, so I'm going to butcher this quote from the introduction, and probably get all the details wrong. So just assume that my impressions and memory are relevant, even if they're completely wrong. Go extreme subjectivity!

Obviously, when Crime and Punishment dropped, it was incendiary. There were a lot of people taking it as a monstrous book hailing these monstrous nihilists. Anyway — then one critic did the other take. "This is not a celebration, but a lament."

Anyway, Dostoevsky's response was basically, "Only you have understood me."

I feel you, Big D.

Q: Famous quote that explains your raisons d'être? 

A: "My advice to anyone in any field is to be faithful to your obsessions. Identify them and be faithful to them, let them guide you like a sleepwalker." — J.G. Ballard

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MEET THE ARTIST

ANNIE WU is an American illustrator best known for her work on Black Canary for DC and Hawkeye for Marvel. 

Annie Wu and her cover artwork for DC's Black Canary
Annie Wu and her cover artwork for DC's Black Canary

 

QUICK Q & A

Q: Your top tip for a budding young writer or artist?

A: There is no perfect time.

Q: What do you find beautiful?

A: I love me a good leitmotif.

Q: How do you know when to call a page a finished page?

A: When I've said what I wanted to say. Or when I'm already super-late and I really do need to send it out and oh god everyone is yelling at me!

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NEW SWAG MAGNIFIQUE AVAILABLE STARTING TODAY

FEMME MAGNIFIQUE artists Tess Fowler and Philip Bond have each created a stunning new design for you to proudly display your support of our incredible hardcover anthology.

Astronaut Magnifique features Philip Bond's inspired illustration of Sally Ride and is available in a variety of women's and men's styles and colors. 

Celebrate Women's History Month with a Femme Salute by artist Tess Fowler. Carry this art with you as a notebook or a phone case or wear it as a t-shirt.

Astronaut Magnifique and Femme Salute are both available now from Femme Magnifique's Artist Shop on Threadless: https://femmemagnifique.threadless.com

FEMME MAGNIFIQUE FEATURED ON THREADLESS BLOG

A big shout-out to Carlyn Hill for taking the time to interview Shelly Bond and Brian Miller for the Threadless Blog. If you are not familiar with Carlyn she also writes for HelloGiggles and The Mary Sue. Read her write-up about FEMME MAGNIFIQUE and share this blog to help others discover FEMME MAGNIFIQUE.

Threadless Blog: https://blog.threadless.com/femme-magnifique-celebrates-real-life-badass-women-in-comic-book-form/

 

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

THANK YOU for backing FEMME MAGNIFIQUE. Keep sharing the kickstarter campaign until the final hour and together we can unlock the final stretch goal!

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