If you’re a Harry Potter fanatic who’s struggled to fill the immense void left when the final movie based on author J.K Rowling‘s main book series came and went almost five years ago now, you’re probably pretty excited these days. Not only is there a new movie on the way later this year, but a new stage play that will actually continue the story of Potter himself titled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is also set to open this summer.
Unfortunately for most fans, they won’t get to see said stage play—at least not when it’s first released, anyway—because it’s being performed in London’s West End at the Palace Theatre. Perhaps it will do well and eventually branch out, but those anxious to take in this new story aren’t going to want to wait, anxiously hoping they’ll get to see the play someday. Thankfully, and very smartly, it’s been revealed that there will be another (quite fitting) way for fans to enjoy Cursed Child: as a new book.
Kickstarters abound! I seem to always preface my articles about them with some form of astonishment at how they seem to connect writers and artists to their fans in a much more intimate way – well not this time. This time, I work under the assumption that you know of Blake Northcott, be it through Facebook, Twitter, or what have you. This young lady is taking the comic-loving world by storm! And you are being given a chance here to help her success continue with a Kickstarter for her next book, Assault Or Attrition.
Now, if you aren’t familiar with this Canadian beauty and her nerd-tastic stories, then you are missing out. Her last book, Arena Mode, was a Mark Millar-endorsed project. Not only that, it was the most-funded project in Kickstarter’s ‘Publishing: Fiction’ category for 2013. And this new Kickstarter could easily surpass even that, since she has loads of artists from Marvel, DC, and Image Comics working on the interior art for her upcoming book! We are talking about Mark McKenna, Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, and many others!