Every once in a while the stars align and a Kickstarter/crowd-funded project is actually successful. Such is the case with Creature Academy: The Legacy, a new steampunk comic from Kevin Hanna, which raised over $10,000 from donors.
This fantasy-adventure comic is an edgy tale about kids and their magical creatures teaming up to fight the evil forces that kidnapped their parents. For more on the project, visit the official Creature Academy Facebook page .
From the Press Release
Wes Mendes, 14, has lived his whole life on the run with his mom. When she gets kidnapped by evil forces, they come for him next. So he must hide in an underground city where the human and the magic worlds collide. There Wes joins a team of kids and their magical creatures, at a school like no other. He finds his own magical creature and leads the team on a dangerous quest to destroy the evil and save their parents.
STEAMPUNK COMICS WITH KIDS & CREATURES
Creator Kevin Hanna and artist Grant Bond are comic book veterans who collaborated on the best-selling steampunk graphic novel The Clockwork Girl. But the world of Creature Academy is both more realistic and more magical. The young heroes of Creature Academy fight evil alongside mythical creatures such as: grigs, hippogriffs, basilisks, manticores and leviathans. There’s even the world’s first steampunk unicorn, with fiery eyes and armor plating–a creature that doesn’t want to hear your My Little Pony jokes, ever.
Creature Academy’s creator, Kevin Hanna, does art for animation, comics and video games and is best known for the award-winning graphic novel The Clockwork Girl and the web comic, Frogchildren. He also directed the soon-to-be-released feature film of The Clockwork Girl. Creature Academy’s lead artist/colors, Grant Bond, works with Kevin Hanna for the first time since The Clockwork Girl. Bond’s other comics art credits include DC’s Trick ‘r Treat and The Adventures of Archibald Aardvark from Image Comics.
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