Press Release: Stan Sakai Joins the Kickstarter Campaign for the Follow Up Volume to the All-Ages, Award-Winning Graphic Novel, "Monster Elementary"
July 31, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2015
STAN SAKAI JOINS THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR THE
FOLLOW UP VOLUME TO THE ALL-AGES, AWARD-WINNING
GRAPHIC NOVEL, “MONSTER ELEMENTARY”
Los Angeles, CA (July 31, 2015) – Stan Sakai, celebrated creator of the critically acclaimed Usagi Yojimbo and artist for 47 Ronin, joins the Kickstarter campaign for Monster Elementary and the Egyptian Curse, the follow-up to Nicholas Doan’s all-ages, award-winning graphic novel, Monster Elementary.
Sakai will be contributing an 8 x 10 inch art print featuring one or more characters from the Monster Elementary universe. Sakai’s print will be available as a reward choice for backers contributing $35 or more to the Kickstarter campaign who choose a reward tier with a print included.
“If you told me that Stan Sakai would be drawing my characters, I would have thought you were crazy,” says Doan. “Monster Elementary continues to be my dream come true. No doubt, Stan’s print will be an outstanding piece of art that we will be blessed to have in the Monster Elementary family. Stan is a kind, generous man that we owe a debt of gratitude to for his time and energy supporting a fellow independent creator.”
Like its predecessor, Monster Elementary and the Egyptian Curse will be a 90-95 page graphic novel made up of a series of short stories that range in length from 1 to 22 pages illustrated by a rotating cast of artists. The following artists who contributed to Volume 1 have committed to contributing to Monster Elementary and the Egyptian Curse.
Lee-Roy Lahey (Cartoonist and Storyboard Artist, Storyboards for Charlie Kaufman’s “Anomalisa”)
Cal Moray (Animator and Illustrator)
Christopher Tupa (Self-published cartoonist and illustrator, Hi There Mr. Moon)
Bobby Timony (DC/Zuda’s The Night Owls, Monkeybrain’s Detectobot, TK Press’ The Horror Lovers)
Patty Variboa (Fat Rabbit Farm’s Babee and the Valley of the Hungry Ninjas,