Press Release: “Monster Elementary and the Egyptian Curse,” the Follow-Up to the All-Ages, Award Winning Graphic Novel "Monster Elementary," Launches on Kickstarter
July 6, 2015
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July 6, 2015
“MONSTER ELEMENTARY AND THE EGYPTIAN CURSE,” THE FOLLOW-UP TO THE ALL-AGES, AWARD-WINNING
GRAPHIC NOVEL “MONSTER ELEMENTARY,” LAUNCHES ON KICKSTARTER
Los Angeles, CA (July 6, 2015) – Author Nicholas Doan has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Monster Elementary and the Egyptian Curse, the follow-up to his all-ages, award-winning graphic novel, Monster Elementary.
Monster Elementary, Volume 1, was funded by Kickstarter backers on August 7, 2013 after a hard fought, 30 day campaign. Since it was published in the spring of 2014, this 92 page graphic novel has gone on to win the Independent Publisher Book Awards 2015 Gold Medal for best “Graphic Novel / Drawn Book – Humor / Cartoon History (U.S.)”
“One of the really magical things about running the first Kickstarter is that it was just the beginning,” says Doan. “We didn’t just make a book and say, ‘Okay. We’re done!’ We kept going. We went to comic book conventions, met a lot of new fans and saw the response from people. We saw kids come to us with their beat up copies that they loved so much. That was really rewarding for the whole creative team. Then, at the end of May this year, I and other members of the Monster Elementary team went to New York to accept a gold medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards for the best humor graphic novel. It’s pretty incredible to see the reaction, meet the people who have really been moved by the book, and receive recognition for our work.”
The Monster Elementary graphic novels are fun, witty, comedy/adventure comics for children of all ages written by Doan featuring five monster children inspired by classic monster movie archetypes: Desmodus, a vampire; Lukos, a werewolf; Francesca, a Frankenstein monster; Rags, a mummy; and Gilda, a lagoon monster. These five monster children are forced to attend a human public school after their monsters-only private school is raided by the FBI. To their surprise, they're not allowed to eat any of the other students. The monsters’ adventures and experiences hiding their identities and growing up are the focal point of the book.