Amber and The Hidden City Graphic Novel
A graphic novel about an African American girl who discovers her magical powers on an amazing journey to a hidden African kingdom.
THE GRAPHIC NOVEL
The idea for Amber and the Hidden City came from my readers. Whenever I did a book signing, parents would always ask what I had for younger readers. The answer was always, 'I'm working on it.' It wasn't until my wife, a former third grade teacher turned ESOL teacher told me, 'you should really write something for younger readers. The reality is that while many children of African descent enjoy books such as Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, they and their parents desire such books that display them as main characters as well. Which is why I wrote Amber and the Hidden City.
Amber's story is a delightful tale that also incorporated aspects of African Diaspora and African culture and the relationships between them. Since releasing the novel in 2011, it has become my best selling book. The purpose of the Amber and the Hidden City graphic novel Kickstarter is to raise funds to produce and print the graphic novel based on the popular middle grade novel and expose it to an audience that prefers illustrated adventures. We're partnering with Peter Daniel and Pedastudio in Lagos, Nigeria to make sure Amber's story reaches a wide and diverse audience. With out combined international network which includes the State of Black Science Fiction group (16,000+ members), we feel confident we can raise the funds to make this wonderful project a reality.
Risks and challenges
Every project like this brings its challenges and rewards. Our biggest risk is not raising the funds to produce the graphic novel. As far as fulfillment is concerned, both myself and Pedastudio have run successful Kickstarter campaigns and done well with providing our supporters with the promised materials. Pedastudio has excellent experience in creating graphic novels which assure a quality product and timely turnaround.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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