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Webcomic Kamikaze Kickstarts to Animation

Kamikaze

Moving Ink Media, the creative company behind the award-winning webcomic Kamikaze launched a Kickstarter to fund their animated pilot entitled Kamikaze: Embrace the Fire based on their main character Markesha Nin. Moving Ink is also publishing the Kamikaze: Short Circuits anthology, with 4 new stories found in the same universe and featuring a diverse roster of incredibly talented guest artists and writers. The month-long campaign has a goal of $27K to fund the completion of both projects and are almost half to their goal as of this article!

Created by husband and wife team Carrie and Alan Tupper, and the talented illustrator/designer Havana Nguyen, Kamikaze is set in a future dystopia where natural resources are scarce and what food there is controlled by corrupt factions. Markesha is a teenager who lost her mother and is caring for her blind father, making ends meet as a courier. When a routine delivery turns deadly, Markesha finds herself caught between warring factions. Now she’s an agent for the resistance organization that saved her and her secret identity “Kamikaze,” becomes a symbol of hope for her people.

The Florida based animation company Echo Bridge Pictures, led by animation director Esteban Valdez, is bringing the world of Kamikaze to life. The animated pilot will feature the voice talents of Dani Chambers (SSS.GRIDMAN, One Piece) as “Markesha Nin”, Monica Rial (Dragon Ball, gen:Lock,My Hero Academia) as her tech assist “Audrey Dalma” and Johnathan Young, Youtube famous for his genre music covers, as Markesha’s enemy “Toro Blackthorne”.

The Short Circuits anthology will feature a cadre of talented writers and artists including Robert K. Jeffrey (Green Lantern/DC Comics), Sceritz (Scorpio), Dan Jolley (Dr. Strange Marvel; G.I. Joe/Image Comics), Takeia Marie (Simone Visits the Museum), Malissa White from Comics Creators Club and more!

Preview: Princeless Volume 8: Princesses

PRINCELESS VOLUME 8: PRINCESSES

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Jackie Crofts, Newt Taber, Takeia Marie, Robin Kaplan, Kaitlin Jann, Brett Grunig
Cover Artist(s): Emily Martin, Brett Grunig
128 pgs./ E / FC
$14.99

You’ve been there from the beginning for the story of one princess and her long quest to save her sisters, but how much do you really know about those sisters? They’re the breakout characters of each volume, but then we sweep off on our dragon to find the next one.

Now Princeless proudly presents the return of the rest of the Princesses of the Ashe family in four stories all their own. Alize tells the story of how she came to be under the care of the Sphinx and met a very special prince. Angelica learns a little something about what she loves (other than herself). Angoisse and her spooky monster pet The Grimmorax find a new calling. And Andrea and Antonia try to find a way to use their magic for good – if they can get out of each other’s way. All this and a special bonus story about politics in the goblin kingdom! Come see the world of Princeless from perspectives you’ve never seen before.

Preview: Princeless Book 8 #3

PRINCELESS BOOK 8 #3

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Newt Taber, Takeia Marie, Brett Grunig
Cover Artist(s): Newt Taber, Brett Grunig
24 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

Angoisse has always allowed her life to be valued by how much attention she’s been paid – which is tough when your younger sister is the most beautiful princess in the kingdom and your older sisters never stop bickering. Now for the first time she’s doing her own thing and has people…well, goblins…looking to her for help. Can Angoisse and The Grimmorax become the swamp’s defenders?

Also, a special bonus story about the race to become the new goblin president starring everybody’s favorite goblin tour guide, Deloris Grunkmore.

PRINCELESS BOOK 8 #3

Princeless Volume 8 Begins in April!

Princeless, the multi-Glyph winning and multi-Eisner nominee, continues with its eighth volume. This volume does something no other book before it has: it spotlights a different princess each issue and a new artist as well! See what happened to Adrienne’s sisters before or after she rescued them!

PRINCELESS BOOK 8 #1

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Kaitlin Jann, Brett Grunig
Cover Artist(s): Kaitlin Jann, Brett Grunig
24 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

In PRINCELESS BOOK 8 #1, we learn oldest sister Alize’s backstory in the desert and when she first meets her intense guardian, the Sphinx. Artist Kaitlin Jann had this to say about her experience working on PRINCELESS and what the book means to her: “Princeless continues to be empowering and inspiring to its audience, and it has had the same effect on the creative team behind it. Seeing how the story and the characters within it come to life through the dedication of talented writers and artists has been an unparalleled experience. Having been able to contribute to this process has taught me so much about myself as an artist and in the power of comics as a whole.”

The first issue will be released in April 2019. Readers can pre-order the book with the Diamond item code FEB191305.

PRINCELESS BOOK 8 #2

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Jackie Crofts, Brett Grunig
Cover Artist(s): Jackie Crofts
24 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

In the second story, Angelica tries to find something she’s good at. It’s an arduous journey, but eventually she finds a strategy game that’s more than meets the eye. Now she must face numerous challengers and see if she’s truly a skilled tactician. Artist Jackie Crofts (NUTMEG) had this to say: “I was so happy to get the opportunity to come back and work on Princeless again, because my first real work in comics was doing a cover for an issue of it about 5 years ago. Jeremy was the gateway to a lot of opportunities I’ve had in comics since then, so I have a special fondness for this series. It’s full of fun, positivity, and great role models and that makes it an exciting project to work on and be a part of!”

The second issue will also be released in April 2019. Readers can pre-order the book with the Diamond item code FEB191306.

PRINCELESS BOOK 8 #3

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Newt Taber, Takeia Marie, Brett Grunig
Cover Artist(s): Newt Taber, Brett Grunig
24 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

In the third issue we have Adrienne’s vampire sister Angoisse. Still living in the swamp, Angoisse is approached by goblins asking for help. Can she be the swamp’s guardian? This issue’s main story features art by Newt Taber, who had this to say about her experience: “Working on ‘The Swamp’s Dark Defenders’ was a really meaningful and exciting experience for me. I learned so much from every single page, and was very grateful to be working on such a fun and wholesome project! I really feel like this story, though short, is part of something very important. I’ll always be proud to have helped get it out there.”

Takeia Marie worked on the follow-up story in this issue, ‘Goblin Politics.’ Takeia had this to say about PRINCELESS: “I was drawn to Princeless because the entire story flew in the face of the conventional princess tropes I had grown up with. I really liked that Jeremy used the humor of Princeless’ world and characters to comment on issues that we’re dealing with right now, everyday. I was excited to get a chance to play around with some of those characters in ‘Goblin Politics’ and have free reign to make it as ridiculous and funny as possible.”

The third issue will also be released in May 2019. Readers can pre-order the book with the Diamond item code MAR191325.

PRINCELESS BOOK 8 #4

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Robin Kaplan, Brett Grunig
Cover Artist(s): Robin Kaplan, Brett Grunig
24 pgs./ E / FC
$3.99

Adrienne’s twin sisters are finally free from their tower, but not their bickering! And this time their spells get involved, turning them into rabbits! Artist Roblin Kaplan had a few things to say about PRINCELESS: “The twins were such a great pair of unexpected heroines to take me to the comedy gym and help me flex my humor muscles, though I don’t think they would like to join me for carrot juice afterwards.”

The fourth issue will also be released in May 2019. Readers can pre-order the book with the Diamond item code MAR191326.