by BK Munn
One of the bigger Canadian-based comics projects is winding up its crowd funding run this week. The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is the brainchild of Hope Nicolson, the editor behind recent republications of 1940s Canadian superhero properties Nelvana and Brok Windsor. This new effort is remarkable I think because of the participation of Margaret Atwood.
The Kickstarter has already more than tripled its original goal of $37000 but is still worth a look as there are many wonderful-looking artists involved.
According to the pitch, “The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is a celebration of the stories we tell each other but never make public —until now.” The 250-page book will combine non-fiction illustrated text and comics by Margaret Atwood, Meaghan Carter, Megan Kearney, ALB, Jen Vaughn, Meags Fitzgerald, Gillan G., Diana Nock, Roberta Gregory, Laura Neubert, Sarah Winifred Searle, Natalie Smith, Jenn Woodall, Mariko Tamaki/Fiona Smyth, Irene Koh, Fionna Adams/Jen Vaughn, Annie Mok, Kate Leth, Janet Hetherington, Sam Maggs/Selena Goulding, Megan Lavey-Heaton/Isabelle Melançon, Cherelle Ann Sarah Higgins/Rachael Wells, and Stephanie Cooke/Deena Pagliarello, Brandy Lynn, Diana McCallum, Jen Aprahamian, Katie West, Adrienne Kress, Soha Kareem, Loretta Jean, J.M. Frey, Trina Robbins, Twiggy Tallant, Rachel Deering, Hope Nicholson, Crystal Skillman, Marguerite Bennett, Soraya Roberts, Emma Woolley, Gita Jackson, Renee Nejo, Natalie Zina Walschots, Alicia Contestabile, Tini Howard, Cara Ellison, Jessica Oliver Proulx, and Erin Cossar.