Over on her blog, talented writer (and better half of Matt Fraction) Kelly Sue DeConnick relates the touching tale of a long-term creative relationship she had with a young girl at Heroes-Con. Over time, the young girl grew in to a young woman and her interest in comics ebbed and flowed until eventually she found other things to occupy her time.
Cue sad music and wipe away a tear.
But then, miracle of miracles, a new sprout of a child entered in to Kelly Sue’s life and announced that they should collaborate on a comic. “Winter declared that she and I should make a book together. That I would write and she would draw and it would be about NINJAS. And also zombies. And cheerleaders.” Despite Kelly Sue’s enormously busy schedule (you might have heard about a little book she is writing for Marvel) she agreed.
The main story idea from Winter is that of a Ninja Princess and her
Cheerleader Friends joining forces with vampire ninjas to fight zombie
ninjas from invading her kingdom.
The princess also has a superhero friend named Rock, a female rock
star with pink and blonde hair who uses guitars, drum kits, flutes,
clarinets and an amp in battle.
Her other favorite things to draw include:
Kittens especially ninja kittens
Good & Evil witches
So over the next ten months, Kelly Sue and Winter (the young girl) will collaborate on the book. When it is finished, they will produce a small print run to be sold at Heroes Con to benefit Winter’s college fund.
But that’s not all!
Kelly Sue is inviting everyone to play along and create their own Winter comic.
Over the next 10 months as we lead up to Heroes Con, I will occasionally tweet a panel description with the hashtag #winterstale. I will endeavor to work in Winter’s 10 favorite things to draw, and thus, 1 panel at a time, we will put together our Ninja Princess Zombie Rockstar mini-comic, which we will then run off punkzine style and sell at Heroes, with all proceeds going to Winter’s college fund.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE.
Winter and I would like to invite you to play along.
If you or your children (Ages 1-100) would also like to draw our Winter’s Tale, all you need is a Twitter account. Respond to any #winterstale panel description with a twitpic or a link to your drawing and we’ll repost them to WintersTales.tumblr.com.
If all goes well, you can make your own Ninja Princess Zombie Rockstar minicomics and we’ll swap at the end of this.
Check out DeConnick’s website for all the details!
I can’t wait to see how this all turns out!