A Kickstarter has been launched for a 30 comic-book series called Femme Magnifique, which will salute women of pop, politics, art and science.
And guess what: A familiar name is on the creative team list. Mr. Gerard Way himself will offer his comic book talents to the project.
According to the project's description, Femme Magnifique is “a book that dares to turn the tables.”
It continues: “Let's remind everyone how far we've come and exactly where we're going by saluting 30 female trailblazers of yesterday and today.”
The graphic novel anthology will spotlight women that “have paved the way for equal rights in science, politics and the arts.”
-30 short stories staring female trailblazers of today and yesterday
-Over 50 diverse writers and artists
-Printed in full-color
-Perfect-bound cardstock cover
-Free US Shipping
Funding levels ranges from $5 to $5000 and come with exclusive rewards such as original artwork, limited edition bookplate signed by the 100-plus creators, VIP cocktail parties and more.
The current story list includes:
-Kat Blaque — story & art by Tess Fowler with color by Hi-Fi
-Sally Ride — story by Cecil Castellucci, art by Philip Bond, color by Hi-Fi
-Hillary Clinton — story by Kelly Sue DeConnick, art by Elsa Charretier, color by Hi-Fi
-Cindy Whitehead — story & art by Jim Rugg
-Harriet Tubman — story by Chuck Brown, art by Sanford Greene
-Story 6 — To be announced tomorrow…
-Stories 7-30 — TBA
The curators of the series are Shelly Bond, Kristy Miller and Brian Miller. The later two are the founders of Hi-Fi Colour Design and Bond is the editor.
You can donate to the Kickstarter here.