Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Official Jamal Igle Blog: Convention Tour 2012: Boston Comic Con: I'll be at the Boston Comic Con this weekend , April 21-22nd. As usual I'll have prints and I'll be signing things and drawing sketch...
Monday, April 16, 2012
I just returned from C2E2 (or the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo) last night, I'm still a bit tired from the trip but I had a great time. I had an awesome time to be honest because not only did people come up to me to discuss their enjoyment of my past work, but many of them asked me about Molly Danger. I guess that means the word is getting around.
In the next few months details will be trickling out as we move towards the next phase of production which will be fundraising. I haven't applied yet, I'm holding off until August, partially because I will be hip deep in a soon to be announced project , and some of the incentives I'm planning won't ship until December. At that time, this blog will become a Donors only access blog. At that time we'll also be making a slew of announcements , including who our publisher and creative partners will be.
What I can discuss is the format.
Molly Danger is planned as a 4 book ,8.5 x 12 Hardcover Graphic Album series scheduled to be published beginning July of 2013. We’re planning on releasing the hardcover as a limited edition of 2000 copies which will retail at 19.99 USD. The books will also be released digitally several months later. Any additional funds raised for book one will immediately be used for book two and so on. The series is set to ship bi annually (Two books per year) and once completed will be packaged as a collected trade paperback.
I'm a-skewing the monthly comics format because this is format that I believe my work shines in. I wanted to offer something that is rarely seen in the American but the standard in the European comics market.
The original Molly Dancer turnaround and "M" Icon design
two pages from one of the aborted Molly Danger scripts.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Who is Molly Danger?
Molly Danger is the story of the world’s most powerful 10 year old girl. A Seemingly immortal superstrong hero, Molly has protected Coopersville, New York for the last 20 years.
Kept in constant isolation and watched closely by D.A.R.T. (The Danger Action Response Team) An organization created to assist in her heroic deeds and monitor her movements, Molly battles the Supermechs. A team of cybernetically enhanced beings with unusal powers, Molly always defeats them and yet they always managed to mysteriously escape. Molly longs for a real life, with a real family, something she’s been told she can never have. Her life changes when D.A.R.T. recruits a new pilot, Austin Briggs. Briggs has his own motivations for joining the team, Newly remarried, Austin is having trouble forming a relationship with his new stepson, Brian. Austin wants to use his connections to impress Brian, an avid Molly Danger fan. However things get turned on it’s ear when Molly and Brian form a friendship of their own.
She believes she’s an alien, whose family died when their ship crash-landed on Earth and before the atmosphere could fully alter them. She also believes that she’s alone, the last of her kind.
Everything she knows is wrong.
The Origin of Molly Danger
Molly was conceived originally on a car ride with my friend, Rich Maurizio back in 2001. At the time we originally were trying to pitch Molly as an animated series but later decided to re-envision the project as a comic book series. We began production 2002, with the intention of self publishing through Rich’s company Airwave Comics. As my career picked up it became harder for me to take the time to draw the book. We then hired another artist (Sonic the Hedgehog Artist Jamal Peppers) to redraw the script I had written at the time. Eventually the project fell apart due to time commitments. I never abandoned the concept and would continue to revisit the possibility over the next three years. In the mean time, life changes. I signed a six-year exclusive contract with DC Comics . I got married and had a daughter; I became a teacher and a lecturer, traveling around the world to conventions and conferences. In all that time, I never abandoned my girl. In 2008 I became the artist of the comic book series, Supergirl and something became very clear to me. Whenever I would talk to fans, two things kept coming up. One was the lack of all ages’ material in the U.S. Comics market. The second was the lack of female heroes who weren’t an offshoot of a male hero or weren’t sexually exploitive. That’s when the seed really began to take root again and why I’m now attempting this massive undertaking. This is the first creator owned project I’ve done since I co-created the miniseries, Venture with Noble Causes and Dynamo writer/ creator Jay Faerber in 2003. This is a story that I feel needs to be told.
This blog is the home of Molly Danger. As we move forward with our plans, starting with our Kickstarter campaign in August, I'll be posting behind the scenes art and more.