Probably best known for the Courtney Crumrin series published by Oni Press, Ted Naifeh turned his attention to superheroes earlier this year with Heroines, a super-team brought together via a Craigslist ad. After publishing several single issues, Naifeh and publisher Space Goat have turned to Kickstarter to fund a “backpack edition” that collects the series to date.
“All my life, I’ve been a fan of superheroes in one form or another,” Naifeh said. “And I’ve always wanted to explore the genre, to see if I could tease out something new. Working outside the mainstream and with readers directly on Kickstarter gives me the creative freedom to do just that.”
According the Kickstarter page, Naifeh is halfway through the story. The crowdfunding campaign will raise funds for the second story arc in addition to helping bring the graphic novel to print. They’re offering signed editions, retailer packages and the chance to be drawn into the story as rewards for backers.
If you haven’t checked out Heroines yet (it’s good stuff!), you can read the first 10 pages here.