Silverline has launched a Kickstarter (https://tinyurl.com/y3c6sdcr) to fund the production of Cat & Mouse #2, the second of a four issue mini-series. In the series, the characters take on a human trafficking ring set in New Orleans.
“Human trafficking in one of those topics that seems like everyone knows about, but no one is willing to do anything about it,” said Roland Mann, writer of Cat & Mouse. “Our story is a fictional one with fictional characters and situations, but it’s my hope that while we entertain with an action story, we help spread awareness of just how terrible human trafficking is.”
“Kickstarter is one of the popular crowdfunding platforms,” added Barb Kaalberg, inker for Cat & Mouse. “It’s good way to appeal to friends, family, and fans to help us achieve our funding goals.”
“It’s estimated that 1 out of 7 runaway kids end up getting caught up in human trafficking,” said Mann. “88% of those were in the care of social services or foster care when they ran away. Our story will touch on these ideas.”
Cat & Mouse is the story of Brett (he will become Cat), who is asked by his ex-fiancé to find her runaway kid sister and bring her home. He finds Bobbi (the kid sister who will become Mouse) in New Orleans, having gotten caught up in a human trafficking ring. He’s got to figure out how to get her untangled from the ring and the supernatural madam she serves in order to get her home.
Cat & Mouse #2 contains 22 pages of story and art. Pledge levels on the Kickstarter begin as low as $4. The Kickstarter campaign will end on Oct 5; The comic is complete and will begin shipping after transfer of funds from Kickstarter to Silverline—which is expected to happen in November.