Burbank, CA — Madeleine Holly-Rosing, writer/creator of the comic Boston Metaphysical Society announced the launch of her campaign to fund the printing of Boston Metaphysical Society: The Scourge of the Mechanical Men (A Granville Woods and Nikola Tesla Story), a standalone continuation of the series. The story will be 34 pages in a 44 page perfect bound book. “I always knew the six issue mini-series was not the end of the story I wanted to tell. And having our new artist, Gwynn Tavares, on board makes it very special.”
With art and colors by Gwynn Tavares and lettering by Troy Peteri, the story focuses on how Granville Woods and Nikola Tesla must save Boston from a mysterious disease that turns human beings into soulless machines. “For those of you who don’t know, Granville Woods was a real person and a contemporary of Tesla’s. He got lost in history which is unfortunate as he was responsible for some important inventions. But what I really wanted to do was put Granville and Tesla into the same room and give them a problem to solve.” In real life, Granville Woods specialized in railroad switching technology while Tesla is known as the father of alternating current among many other things.
With an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA, Ms. Holly-Rosing brought her background of TV and feature film writing to the world of comics along with a love of history and science fiction. The comic began online four years ago and went to print with a special 24 page edition a year later. The original series received an Honorable Mention at the 2013 Geekie Awards and was nominated for Best Comic/Graphic Novel in 2014. It has also been consistently nominated for best webcomic by the Steampunk Chronicles Readers’ Choice Awards in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The complete series is now available in a trade paperback.
Ms. Holly-Rosing is also a veteran of Kickstarter having successfully funded the last four campaigns for this project and surpassed her last funding goal of $3,500 to print the trade paperback by almost 300%. “I love Kickstarter. It has enabled myself and many other creators to achieve their goals. Though this time, I’d like to make Granville Woods a household name.”
The Kickstarter will end on March 2 and is looking for a funding goal of $3,800. For more information, please visit the Kickstarter Homepage or www.
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