Arledge Comics returns with their second Kickstarter of 2019: The Great Witch Artemis. After six successful Kickstarter campaigns, ranging from ComixCentral award-winning Alex Priest to first-run anthology Trial Run, the indie comics publisher is preparing to kickstart their first graphic novel, The Great Witch Artemis. This graphic novel is written by first-time graphic novel writer, Bryce Beal (Gambling the Isles, upcoming My Kingdom for a Panel anthology), illustrated by Scott Malin (Alex Priest, The World’s Worst Bounty Hunter), and edited by Jenn Arledge (Alex Priest, Future Girl). The novel will include 78 black and white pages.
“Art is amazing… deadpan humor is on point. It read like a cartoon, and I had fun on the ride.” John Horsley, Spoiler Country Podcast.
“The Great Witch Artemis is a fantastically written story that has strong characters, engaging dialogue, and a great sense of adventure. I give this 10/10.” James Kniseley, Paladins Comic.
I’m really excited about this one,” said Jenn Arledge, “It’s really on brand for Arledge Comics, and it represents our growing catalog really well,” they continued. As for what Bryce Beal and Scott Malin think? “TGWA is, to this day, our favorite comic,” the two said, “We’re just two guys who wanted to write something fun, something to make people laugh, and we hope you love this story as much as we do.”
I have previously reviewed Alex Priest and Future Girl for The Nerdy Girl Express and had the opportunity to meet Jenn Arledge at ClexaCon 2018. If The Great Witch Artemis is anything like either of these other series I am definitely in.
MORE ABOUT THE GREAT WITCH ARTEMIS:
She’s a nobody living in a nothing town. Much as it would suck, she wants to hate magic and go back to her old life as a potato farmer. Few people remember her, anyway. It’s hard to believe this fall from grace started with a sneeze. Confidence destroyed, she’s all but given up. That is, until she meets Emmett, a superfan who will stop at nothing to return her to her former glory.
Kickstarter for The Great Witch Artemis starts February 22nd and runs until March 15th. Arledge Comics hopes to raise $1,000 during the run of this campaign. Rewards for backers include books, prints, pins and a custom USB flash drive which houses special behind-the-scenes moments from the production of the graphic novel. Stretch goals for this Kickstarter include the following:
1,500: Backers receive both pins instead of one
2,000: Postcard Print
2,500: Sticker set.
Check it out here.!