Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
On behalf of the staff at Fanboy Comics, I am very happy to announce that The 36, a five-part graphic novel created by Kristopher White, reached its fundraising goal on Kickstarter and is currently going into production! Earlier this summer, I interviewed White regarding the project, and I can assure you that this is a graphic novel series that is not to be missed!
Congratulations to Kristopher White (Creator and Writer), George Zapata (Pencils and Ink), and Micki Zurcher (Color) on reaching their goal, and I wish them the best as they continue with The 36!
You can read more about The 36 in the recent press release, below.
PRODUCTION STARTS ON “THE 36,” A FIVE-PART GRAPHIC NOVEL BASED ON THE KABBALISTIC LEGEND ABOUT THIRTY-SIX PEOPLE CHOSEN TO SAVE THE WORLD
The project, which sought public funding on Kickstarter.com, exceeded the goal of $10,000 by over 10% on August 8, 2011 North Hollywood, CA (Wednesday, August 17, 2011) –
Production has begun on “The 36,” a five-part graphic novel based on a Kabbalistic legend about thirty-six people chosen to save the world. The project, which sought funding on Kickstarter.com, exceeded its funding goal of $10,000 by over 10% on August 8, 2011.
The story focuses on thirty-six individuals, each with a unique power and the mission to “save the world.” Noam, our hero, is one of those people. Armed with the fabled Staff of Moses (used to split the Red Sea), Noam would love nothing more than to fade into anonymity; he just doesn’t know what he has to do to finish his duty as the leader of the thirty-six. Chapter One follows an investigation into the mysterious reappearance of a mythical mud monster, known as a golem, that’s gone on a murder spree across the city. It’s up to Noam and his brother to stop the creature before it claims its next victim, an innocent girl named Lenore. The trouble is, no one’s seen a golem since the 15th century. Noam’s only hope lies with a fellow member of the 36, a former mentor he was forced to betray when the Staff of Moses chose him as its next bearer. However, their troubles extend beyond mere rivalry when Noam learns that waking up the golem is just the first step in a grander plan — one that involves reviving something even nastier, the master of all monsters: The Leviathan.
Backers on Kickstarter will receive exclusive first looks and other updates, as part of their incentives for becoming backers. For a preview of the graphic novel, go to the36.net.
Kristopher White (Creator & Writer) produced the Official LOST Podcast among many other projects for the Disney ABC Television Group. A graduate of USC’s film school, he’s been working in the television industry since 2001. His writing has garnered industry attention, including a half-hour pilot, Relatively Insane, which was a finalist for the 2009 Slamdance Teleplay Contest. Most recently, he was one of the twenty-four contending for a spot in the coveted Disney ABC Writing Fellowship.
George Zapata (Pencils & Inks) isn’t sure when his journey into comics began. Since the beginning though he knew he had pencil and ink in his blood (it was a freak accident involving very little understanding of gravity and stairs). After honing his skills at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic art, he made his comic debut in the SIX anthology as penciller and inker of “The Altruist”.
Micki Zurcher (Color) is a veteran to the industry. Among her many credits as a painter/background artist include “The Little Mermaid,” “Eight Crazy Nights,” “Cool World,” and many other world-class animated films. Currently, she is actively involved in rescuing pugs.
FOR INQUIRES OR REVIEW COPIES CONTACT: Kristopher White | 310-210-5639
firstname.lastname@example.org | @heykristopher