Micah Wright Returns To Comics With "Duster"
June 19, 2012 Business News(PRLEAP.COM) Los Angeles 06/19/12 - Micah Ian Wright (Stormwatch: Team Achilles, The Angry Beavers, Transformers) is returning to comics with Duster, a 215 page graphic novel, with fundraising commencing at Kickstarter.com early this morning. Visitors to the Kickstarter campaign will find the first 39 pages of the book in full color available as a free download. Co-written with writing partner Jay Lender (Phineas and Ferb, SpongeBob SquarePants), the book is drawn by Argentine artists Cristian Mallea (Gayolas, El Eternauta) and JOK (Mixtape, RedBall 6).
Duster takes place at the close of the European conflict in World War, and tells the story of a war-widowed female cropduster pilot who must defend her daughter and her neighbors against a planeload of escaping Nazis who have crashed in her West Texas town. The action-packed story examines women's changing roles in society during the war years.
"We have a great story to tell and we think people will want to hear it," says Wright, "and with some help, we can all make it happen together."
The Duster Kickstarter campaign is scheduled to run for a month, and aims to duplicate the success of other recent Kickstarter comics campaigns like Mark Andrew Smith & James Stokoe's "Sullivan's Sluggers" graphic novel, and Paul Jenkins & Umberto Ramos' "Fairy Quest."
Duster Kickstarter Project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/propagandist/duster-the-graphic-novel
Duster Facebook Fan Page: http://facebook.com/DusterGraphicNovel
Twitter: @MicahWright and #DusterOGN
About the Creators:
Micah Ian Wright has written thirty-six videogames including games in the Transformers, Looney Tunes, and Destroy All Humans franchises. He's also written four feature films, including the Korean anime Sky Blue (aka Wonderful Days), four graphic novels, dozens of comics, three books of political commentary, and hours upon hours of television for shows like The Angry Beavers and Constant Payne. He loves to write about things that blow up, people who get shot, skeletons in the closet, and characters who fall passionately in love.
Jay Lender is the Emmy-nominated writer and director of Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants" and Disney's current hit, "Phineas and Ferb." An alumnus of both Rhode Island School of Design and the California Institute of the Arts, Jay has had a long career in animation and videogames, and has written and drawn comics for Nickelodeon Magazine and SpongeBob Comics. He has many more movie, television and comics projects in the works with Micah—and some of his own. He is hard at work on his first novel, an adaptation of his science-fantasy show pitch "Travelers."
Cristian Mallea's beautiful comics and illustrations have been published around the world. Highlights include his own "Gayolas" (Jails) and a story featuring the legendary Argentine science fiction character "El Eternauta." A founder of the Eugenio Zoppa Comic School (Escuela "Eugenio Zoppi" de Historieta), Cristian also works as a professor of design of the University of Palermo.
Duster's colorist and layout artist, JOK, has drawn stunning comics which have been published all over the world. Highlights include Markosia comics' "Bio-Boy," the science fiction graphic novel "The Hill," and the spaghetti western series "Vengeance of the Vapor." He recently drew the graphic novel "Redball 6" for Arcana, and "Mixtape" for Ardden. Along with Cristian, Jok is a member of La Productora, a collective dedicated to teaching comics in Argentina.