Couri Vine is a new kid’s comic Kickstarter from all-woman team of Leah Lovise and Vanessa Shealy, with colouring by Indigo Rael, and it’s pretty darn cute.
The comic takes place on the Moon, where the people of Earth fled in 2330 after destroying the atmosphere of their home world. Couri is an eleven-year-old girl with a disability: due to a lung condition she has to wear a life support helmet day and night.
Here’s the pitch:
It’s the year 2345 in a city on the Far Side of the Moon. An eleven-year-old girl named Couri Vine longs to be one of the popular kids, despite her embarrassing life support helmet. But when she turns in the homework she copied from a book at home, her grandfather, Doo Dad, is taken prisoner. Desperate to get him back, Couri uncovers a message from Doo Dad: she must fly to Earth to retrieve his old InData device. Reluctantly, Couri sets off on an adventure that will change everything.
Having sold through a test run of 50 copies of the first issue, the Kickstarter aims to produce a larger run of 1500 saddle stitched copies. The budget for the Kickstarter is wholly concerned with production and promotion; if they exceed their goal of $3000, they’ll try to pay down some of the credit card debt they accrued during the test run.
The rewards are simple–get a copy of the comic, a signed copy, or, if you spend a bit more, get the comic and some original art–but in this case, the cute comic is all you really need. The campaign ends on September 8 at 11:59 EDT.
Couri Vine #1 is the first part of a projected four part series. In the next three issues, Couri journeys back to Earth to investigate the origins of the Moon colony and eventually confronts the (obviously) wicked Moon Leader.
I don’t know about you, but I am always here for girl detectiving and adventuring.