The Namesake team has been hard at work : we’ve been secretly plotting to launch an anthology Kickstarter in August. and THIS is the first official announcement!
Introducing Valor – a fairy tale anthology about courageous heroines producedby a team of amazing fairy-tale loving creators!
Valor is an anthology of re-imaged fairy tales showcasing the talent of some of the top creators in the field of digital comics. The purpose of this book is to pay homage to the strength, resourcefulness, and cunning of female heroines in fairy tales. Some of these are recreations of time-honored tales. Others are brand new stories, designed to be passed to future generations.
The anthology will be young adult friendly and in color, each story being 4 to 15 pages long.
WHO IS THE TALENT :
+ Morgan Beem - Ink Wielder Extraordinaire
+ Meaghan Carter - Creator of Take Off
+ Kadi Fedoruk - Creator of Blindsprings
+ Megan Kearney - Creator of the Beauty and the Beast
+ Isabelle Melançon - Co-creator of Namesake
+ Laura Neubert - Lover of all things revolutionnary
+ Emily Hann - Composer of backgrounds
+ Sara Goetter - Creator of the short comic Haircut
+ Annie Stoll - Creator of Ode
+ Michelle Krivanek - Creator of Alice and the Nightmare
+ Nicole Chartrand - Creator of Feywinds
+ Jayd Ait-Kaci - Creator of Small Town Witch
+ Justin Lanjil - Master of colors
+ Ran Brown - Creator of The End
+ Angelica Maria Lopez - Creator of Solstoria
We also have an amazing writing team working with some of the artists and writing prose :
+ Megan Lavey-Heaton - Co-creator of Namesake
+ Tim Ferrera - Writer of Ode
+ Alex Singer - Author of Sfeer Theory
+ Joanne Webster - Forger of words
OK SO I NEED THIS. WHEN IS THE KICKSTARTER?
Launch is scheduled for August 1st. There will be a HUGE announcement on the site, of course.
I wanted to give a gentle reminder to our amazing fans: anyone is allowed to ship whoever they want in the comic, whether or not canon says differently. We have canon pairings, but if you disagree with us and want to play with your own, that’s perfectly fine and encouraged. Squee, do fanart, write fanfic, create elaborate spaghetti art. Creativity and joy in your ship and in the story is an awesome thing.
However, please, please do not berate people who have different ships from your own. Do not talk down to them, do not threaten them, do not tell them they are wrong in not shipping your ship. It is fine to disagree and to discuss why you agree or disagree with a particular pairing, but do so civilly. Remember that there is a person on the other end of the computer screen, and they have feelings too. Just because you’re viewing pixels and not seeing them face-to-face doesn’t give you the right to troll or harass them for their choices.
Have fun and play nice, everyone. Please. We will be deleting the comments of those that don’t. Thank you!
In case anyone is interested, I did a short story for the wonderful comic “Princeless” (which is all about girls saving other girls from fairy tale tropes). It was really fun to draw, has weird vampires, POC princesses and armor that doesn’t suck. Plus, full color pages by me. Be sure to check it out!