Ellen Ripley, Katniss Everdeen, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dana Scully. These are simply a few of the female characters from film, TV, and literature that have grown to encompass the height of strong, multi-dimensional, and admirable female characters. For many, it may be challenging to name a dozen other female characters that would ably fall within these ranks, which is why indie comic book writer/creator Alpa Banker decided to create her upcoming graphic novel, Blood Queen Volume One. With a strong desire to place a butt-kicking women at the helm of her story (that won’t wearing a bikini and heels while fighting crime), Banker has joined with illustrator Laura Ferguson to launch an Indiegogo campaign to raise the necessary funds to bring their graphic novel to life!
The details on the story of Blood Queen are a bit scarce, with the knowledge only that it will take place in a Gotham-esque city that is riddled with crime, led by a female character who has a vast knowledge of religious mythology; however, the creators are quite clear in their intentions for the look and feel of the project. With the grit and grime of The Dark Knight and the non-traditional paneling style of Frank Miller’s 300, Blood Queen will be a visual rollercoaster.
Be sure to visit the Blood Queen Indiegogo page, and don’t forget to check out the backer rewards, which include original concept art, digital copies of the book, and the chance to appear in the graphic novel.
The campaign closes on Friday, October 31st, so be sure to donate soon!