As a brain aneurysm survivor, Donnelly was forced to rebuild his speech patterns and relearn how to walk. With his company, The Naïve Project, he led a successful Kickstarter campaign to publish Solestar in early 2013. According to Donnelly, “I wanted to create a superhero that knew loss right from the start. It’s kind of the staple when creating someone with powers. They have to come from tragedy to obtain victory. This is something I now understand on a personal level. Hopefully, victory follows my tragedy with this project.”
Copies of the Solestar graphic novel will be available for purchase, and the artists will be drawing sketches for $10 each, the proceeds of which will go to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, www.bafound.org. The artists scheduled to appear include Joe Slepski, Jenai Pellerin, Natalie Wallace-Peetz, Neil Kapit, Warren Drummond, Eric Alvino, Jim Dewey, and Chris Thorne.
We hope that you will join us for this special day of comics! Stay tuned for updates on the event's Facebook page.
WHAT: Solestar Signing
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Emerald Knights - Comics and Games
4116 W. Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505