Tom Stillwell, a Chicago comic book writer wants to create a book that his teenage daughter can be proud of.
“I love this kid to pieces and I want to write comics for her. I want her to read a comic and think Hey! That’s me! I do that,” said Stillwell.
The main character of the book Alice, just wants to hit up the big San Diego comic book convention, meet her Magefire guildies in real life, and maybe, just maybe, score a con exclusive Assault on Saturn action figure.
Her plans go awry when Alice witnesses a murder. On the run from a corrupt cop, Alice and her friends take to the con in hopes of blending in with the throngs of cosplayers, gamers, Whovians, Brownscoats…the cornucopia of Fandom. And maybe still get that sweet sweet action figure.
Fangirl is written by Stillwell with art by Jessica Lynn, and colors by Zac Atkinson. The Kickstarter project is live now and the book is expected for delivery in April of 2016.