If ever there was an indie comic book creator whose tenacity and gumption were to be admired, it would be Madeleine Holly-Rosing. The writer and creator of the Steampunk-inspired comic book series, Boston Metaphysical Society, has consistently been hard at work on the comic for the past three years and has successfully run multiple Kickstarter campaigns to fund the printing costs of each issue. In light of her measured success with crowdfunding, Holly-Rosing even published her own how-to guide for other indie creators to use with their own projects! Now, the indomitable comic book creator is back with the sixth and final issue of Boston Metaphysical Society, and she has once again turned to Kickstarter fund the sci-fi, action/adventure tale.
With art by Emily Hu and colors by Gloria Caeli, the story is about an ex-Pinkerton detective, a spirit photographer, and a genius scientist who battle supernatural forces in late 1800s Boston. It also includes such notable historical figures at Bell, Edison, Tesla, and Houdini as part of the story line.
“I feel so honored to be working with such an outstanding team. You’d never guess that this was everyone’s first book with the exception of Troy and Shawn, our letterers,” said Holly-Rosing.
The Boston Metaphysical Society comic received an Honorable Mention at the 2013 Geekie Awards and was nominated for Best Comic/Graphic Novel in 2014. It has also been consistently nominated for Best Webcomic by the Steampunk Chronicles Readers’ Choice Awards for the last three years.
To learn more about Boston Metaphysical Society, fans can visit the official website.
Be sure to visit the BMS Kickstarter page, and don’t forget to check out the backer rewards, which include digital and signed printed editions of Issues #1-6, exclusive art prints, copies of the Kickstarter for the Independent Creator book, and more! The Kickstarter campaign will close on Friday, November 6th, so be sure to donate soon!