About this project
A Girl Without A Past
Paradox Girl doesn't have an origin story the way that other heroes might. Paradox Girl has gone back in time to fix her own past so many times, the actual truth of where and how things started has been overwritten. Even she (at least the one we now see) doesn't know who she was. She's a living paradox.
A Woman Without A Future
PG's time travel powers aren't bound by the normal rules of cause and effect. Consequences can come before actions. A constantly shifting past means a constantly changing future, the two blending into an endless present. Her timeline criss-crosses over itself again and again. Consequently, she runs into herself a lot—and we mean a lot.
A Hero Without A Clue
Where one Paradox Girl shows up, another one isn't far behind, there to fix whatever the first one's done, or vice versa. Paradox Girl does a lot without thinking of consequences, since she can always get a do-over. Your expectations will be confounded...
It's Still True, Though
You're infinite, so while there might be 4 of you somewhere saving children from a burning school, there are probably 800 more of you arguing about why you set the school on fire in the first place.
Help Us Make More!
We love Paradox Girl, and we think you will too. We've made one comic "A Day in the Life of a Paradox" with stunning art by Yishan Li, and the second is ready to print. We need your help to print and distribute the first two issues. If this Kickstarter is a success, we'll be able to make more Paradox Girl comics!
By backing Paradox Girl, you're making a lot of wonderful things happen. First, you're getting an original, smartly written, beautifully illustrated, hilarious and mind bending comic. Second, you're paving the way for more comics like this one, declaring to the world that this is just the sort of thing we need to see more of! Finally, you're helping make a dream come true for people who absolutely love the medium and want to see it reach its full potential.
Also, we believe that diversity in the comics industry will make it better, and we hope you do too. By supporting this Kickstarter, you're also supporting the growing number of women in the comics industry.
What will the money be used for?
We've already printed a sample run of the first issue, but we need the funds for a larger print run and distribution. We also have Kickstarter-exclusive stretch goals planned!
Still not convinced? Check out these awesome reviews!
Here's what people are saying about the first issue of Paradox Girl:
“I really want to read more issues of this.”—Bridget Wilson, That Comicshop Girl
"It was a new way of reading, since you skip ahead, then back. The jokes really worked, and it's something original you don’t see often, if ever."—Josh Hohbein, C3 Comic Show
“I enjoyed the heck out of this comic.”—Tobiah Pancheon, View From The Gutters Presents: Singles Club
“Paradox Girl has gone back in time to fix her own past so many times, that the actual truth of where and how things started has been overwritten... lots of timey-wimey stuff going on... very well done.”—The Awesome Comics Podcast
“There are so many little brilliant moments, and there's no telling if it was all Cayti Elle Bourquin's script or an art choice from Yishan Li. This book is rock solid entertainment from every single panel. Wow, wow, wow wow wow.”—Comic Book Resources: The Buy Pile
Writer Cayti Bourquin
Cayti Bourquin is an amazing writer who's great at everything she does except writing bios and being humble. Obsessed with stories and storytelling, Cayti is eager to move into being a full-time writer. Cayti currently resides in the frozen reaches of Montana in the United States, but considers the internet her true home. She likes rain, and also spiders.
Artist Yishan Li
Yishan Li is a professional UK/Chinese manga artist currently living in Edinburgh, UK. You can see a list of her projects at www.liyishan.com.
Yishan Li has been drawing since 1998 and has been published internationally including China, USA, France and the UK. She has worked for DC and Darkhorse and is the artist for the Buffy graphic novels coming out next year.
A word about our parent company, Hanako:
Georgina Bensley is the woman behind Hanako Games. For more than ten years, Hanako Games has been creating independent, narrative-driven video games. Notable titles include the deadly rulership game Long Live The Queen, the wizard school sim Magical Diary, and the detective management game Black Closet. For more information about other projects we are developing or sponsoring, please visit the Hanako Games website.
Matt Hosking, the business manager for the Paradox Girl comics and awesome friend of Cayti, is helping us make our dreams of publishing a reality! Georgina's partner Peter Bensley is the editor of the series, and hopes to be able to bring more Paradox Girl comics to you!
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To purchase any of these add-ons, simply add the amount listed to your pledge. Some add-ons are only available to certain tiers. Some may require additional shipping.
OMG!!! Paradox Girl #3 is coming your way!!! We unlocked the last stretch goal!!!
Risks and challenges
Cayti and Yishan have already done the heavy lifting—the writing, art, and layout for the first two issues is complete! Now it's up to us to deliver the finished products! If anything unforeseen occurs, we will all work together to find a solution.
Most importantly, we will keep our backers appraised every step of the way! We want you to take this journey with us!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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