Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Kickstarter for Lilith Dark and the Beastie Tree


Baltimore is about to play host to a comic convention this weekend. The rest of the year, it plays home to many fine writers and artists, one of whom is excited to release a new, all-ages graphic novel called Lilith Dark and the Beastie Tree. And creator Charles Dowd is relying on Alterna Comics to collect the six issues of the series into a trade paperback, with a little bit of Kickstarter love.

Dark, a young girl who imagines herself as a sword wielding adventurer and brave monster slayer. One day she discovers that there's a tree full of actual monsters right across the street, and must do battle to save her family from the beastie menace. She was created when Dowd visited a local comic book shop with his then 7-year-old daughter and quickly realized that there was practically nothing available on the shelf appropriate for her to read, other than a small handful of typical pink princess comics. The Lilith Dark comic book was created to both entertain young readers, as well as offer balance to the notion that “girls don't read comics”. The Lilith Dark character is also noticeably absent of the common pink outfits that the majority of books and toys that are marketed toward young girls feature. The book also features beasties of all sizes, a T-Rex, and a kitten.

The Kickstarter ends on October 4. Full press release below.
Kickstarter for
Lilith Dark and the Beastie Tree:
A Graphic Novel adventure for ALL ages! 




September 4, 2013

Baltimore, MD – Local Baltimore artist and comic book creator Charles Dowd's (CDowd) graphic novel “Lilith Dark and the Beastie Tree” is scheduled for a Spring 2014 release by New York Times Best Selling Publisher, Alterna Comics (http://AlternaComics.com). “Lilith Dark and the Beastie Tree” will collect issues 1-6 of the series. Single issues of the “Lilith Dark” comic book will also be available digitally under the Alterna Comics banner via Comixology soon.
A Kickstarter campaign will be launched on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 to raise funds for the graphic novel's initial print run. http://LilithDark.com/kickstarter
About “Lilith Dark and the Beastie Tree” – “Lilith Dark and the Beastie Tree” tells the story of Lilith
Dark, a young girl who imagines herself as a sword wielding adventurer and brave monster slayer. One day she discovers that there's a tree full of actual monsters right across the street, and must do battle to save her family from the beastie menace.
The Lilith Dark character was born when her creator, Charles Dowd, visited a local comic book shop with his then 7-year-old daughter and quickly realized that there was practically nothing available on the shelf appropriate for her to read, other than a small handful of typical pink princess comics. The Lilith Dark comic book was created to both entertain young readers, as well as offer balance to the notion that “girls don't read comics”. The Lilith Dark character is also noticeably absent of the common pink outfits that the majority of books and toys that are marketed toward young girls feature. The book also features beasties of all sizes, a T-Rex, and a kitten.

About CDowd – Charles Dowd is a Baltimore based illustrator who made the jump to creating comics in 2009. “Lilith Dark and the Beastie Tree” is his first full length graphic novel to receive national distribution. His work was recently featured in 2012's “Winter's Eye” anthology released by Raven Warren Studios.
About Alterna Comics – An independent publisher of creator-owned graphic novels and trades, Alterna Comics was created by president and publisher Peter Simeti on January 4th, 2007. Alterna has published a variety of genres, including but not limited to: horror, sci-fi, suspense, humor, superhero, children's titles, and fantasy/adventure.
Alterna Comics titles are currently distributed through Diamond Comics Distributors and Partners Book Distributors.
On January 29th, 2012, Alterna Comics became a Best Selling Graphic Books Publisher with the title "FUBAR Vol.2 Empire of the Rising Dead". The title peaked at #6 on the Best Seller list.

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