Women Comic Creators Rock Fantasy, SciFi, Horror, and Steampunk

BURBANK, CA. Madeleine Holly-Rosing, the writer/creator of the steampunk supernatural graphic novel and prose series, Boston Metaphysical Society, announced today that she and four other female comic creators decided to pool together their resources and support each other during their respective Kickstarter launches in April. “It was a prime opportunity to show that female comic creators are movers and shakers in the indie comics’ world,” Ms. Holly-Rosing commented. “Especially in the genres of fantasy, scifi, horror, and steampunk.”

Joining her in this endeavor are Debbie Lynn Daughetee (Kymera Press), Steph Cannon (InSymmetry Creations LLC co-owned with Matt Knowles), Emily McGuiness (Latchkey Studios), and Laurie Foster (Unlikely Heroes Studio). Both Ms. Holly-Rosing’s and Ms. Cannon’s projects have a steampunk bent, while Ms. Daughetee’s project, Dragons by the Yard is a contemporary fantasy. Ms. McGuiness’s project falls directly into the horror genre and Ms. Foster’s is post-apocalyptic science fiction. “Women enjoy every sub-genre of science fiction, so we aim to give it to them,” Ms. Daughetee stated. “We are not monolithic.”

Ms. Daughetee’s (Kymera Press) graphic novel, Mary Shelley Presents Tales of the Supernatural, was recently nominated for a Bram Stoker award while Ms. Holly-Rosing’s series was nominated for Best Graphic Novel at the Geekie Awards and was picked up by Source Point Press in 2019. A Screencraft Short Screenplay Finalist, Ms. McGuiness formerly worked at BOOM! Studios and discovered her love of comics has translated into a career in film and TV. Ms. Foster not only is a Bram Stoker nominated inker for Kymera Press’s Mary Shelley Presents Tales of the Supernatural, but her company, Unlikely Heroes Studios, has published multiple critically-acclaimed series.

InSymmetry Creations brings a different twist by adding music into the mix with an original album to complement their special edition comic.

To date, Boston Metaphysical Society: The Books Demons is fully funded and will end on April 29 as will The Zombie Game: A Horror Veteran Comic. Dragons by the Yard, Heirs of Isildur vs, Tales of Nocturnia, and The Surgeon: Heroic will launch in April.

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