At last! The Crazy Mary Graphic Novel is now available on Amazon.com!! Not only that, Mary SOLD OUT on Amazon.com in less than a week. So, if you want your copy of Crazy Mary, hurry over to Amazon and order your copy for the next shipment ASAP!.
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Thorverine at Comic Book Therapy did an extensive interview with Crazy Mary creator, Michael Colbert today. Not only do they discuss Mary, but they also talk about the Shambling Heat Kickstarter and Mike's latest Kindle exclusive, Car Comercials have the Best Music. You can check it out at ComicBookTherapy.com
Just 18 days left to go for the Crazy Mary Kickstarter and we have a new interview. The guys at the Comic Geek Speak podcast took the time to speak with Michael Colbert, J.K. Woodward, and William Blankenship about Crazy Mary!
You can listen to the interview right here or on the Geek Speak website.
As well, we have more preview pages uploaded. “Deal” illustrated by William Blankenship is now available in the in the navagation bar of this site! This now makes over 20 pages of Crazy Mary graphic novel available for free! Check them out. If you like what you see, pre-order your copy through Kickstarter for only $20.
It was announced last week that Doctor Who writer Tony Lee (IDW) will be penning the forward for Michael Colbert’s upcoming graphic novel Crazy Mary. “Tony has been a huge supporter of Crazy Mary since the early DWP days and a good friend to boot.” says Colbert. “I’m thrilled that he’s writing the forward.”
This news comes on the heels of artist J.K. Woodward (Marvel, IDW, Archaia) offering an original page from the IDW miniseries Doctor Who/Star Trek (May, 2012) to one lucky backer who supports the Crazy
Mary Kickstarter effort. “Almost 10 years ago I contributed to the creation of a Crazy Mary short,” says Woodward “I’ve always held out hope of coming back to Crazy Mary. I couldn’t be more thrilled to see
it returning and to be a part of its creation.”
Crazy Mary follows a cyberneticly-enhanced mercenary who has hallucinations of a world nobody else can see. She also has spirit guides who give her clues along her journey. Crazy Mary was originally seen in the pages of Digitally Webbing Presents in 2006 as a series of short stories and was never completed.
The Crazy Mary Kickstarter was created by Colbert to raise the funds necessary to finish the remaining stories and compile the complete arch into one graphic novel. William Blankenship (Double Jumpers) , Ryan Sergeant and Josh Finney (Titanium Rain, Utopiates) will be contributing to the final Crazy Mary book as well as never before seen sequentials by J.K. Woodward.
The campaign will run till May 14th with the completed book (if all goes well) proposed to hit shelves in August.
It is time for another rock ‘em sock ‘em update for the famed Crazy Mary kickstarter campaign! I’ll start this update with a question – What does a writer for Doctor Who, Babylon 5, Mystery Science Theatre 3000’s Crow T. Robot and Action Labs Comics all have in common? The answer, they all support Crazy Mary!
First off , I have somehow swindled two amazing talents into doing the forward and afterward to the Graphic Novel “By Factory Smoke and Acetelyne Light”. The talented, funny and always smartly dressed Tony Lee will be waxing poetic about Crazy Mary. If you know great comics you know Tony Lee; best known for writing “Doctor Who” for IDW and the #1 New York Times bestseller adaptations of “Pride & Prejudice & Zombies”. And let’s not forget his original work – Danger Academy, Midnight Kiss and Hope Falls (soon to be a feature film). In truth I didn’t have to flatter or beg; Tony has been a huge supporter of Crazy Mary since the early DWP days and a good friend to boot. I’m thrilled that he’s writing the forward.
The afterward is being written by a man who is well known and highly respected in literary circles and especially SF and fantasy. His name is Lou Anders – the Hugo Award winning editorial director of Pyr Books, as well as the WFC award nominated editor of many critically-acclaimed anthologies. If you know great SF/Fantasy you’ve probably heard the name Lou Anders. Lou has been a close friend for going on fifteen years. We first met when he was covering Babylon 5 for titan magazine and bonded over fringe science, cult films and Doctor Who. He also got me a gig at Babylon 5 magazine which led to a regular column. In many ways he is a mentor and many more ways my Science Fiction-everything guru. Lou is, by far, one of the most fascinating people I have ever met.
Next! Big thanks to Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot himself) of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 fame for pledging to Crazy Mary. Bill Corbett is also making his Kickstarter debut with his graphic novel “Super-Powered Revenge Christmas”.
Also Dave Dwonch creative director of Action Labs Comics and writer of the hot new comic series “Doublejumpers” featuring artwork by Crazy Mary’s own William Blankmanship. Fans may also know him from the webcomic Spacetime Condominium which is being collected into a graphic novel. I met Dave at Wondercon a few weeks ago and since we both are enthusiastic members of the William Blankenship fan club it was good times. Other well-known folk like popular TV blogger Michelle Carlbert and adult film star Kelly Shibari are on board, re-tweeting and helping.
In other news, these last two weeks saw J.K. Woodward and I hitting the podcast trail. We had a great talk with Amber Luv on “Amber Unmasked”. We tackled topics like the future of comic distribution, JK’s upcoming Doctor Who/STNG crossover gig and “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” by Meatloaf. J.K. had a great chat with Comics Attack and I am doing an interview with Cammy’s Comic Corner this week. Check them all out!
Thanks again to all of you who have made a pledge. Without you, Crazy Mary wouldn’t be a reality. And with several big incentives still out there for you kind reader still on the fence, you still have a chance to snag some great original art, shot glasses and autographed copies of the GN.
What are you waiting for? Be part of Crazy Mary!
First of all thank you everyone for following and/or contributing to the Crazy Mary Kickstarter project. With your help we’ve raised nearly 20% of our goal in only one week!
It’s a huge thrill to see names like Steve Niles, Chris Roberson and Rick Remender re-tweeting and contributing to the project as well as Jimmy Palmiotti and Shaun
Granger showing an interest.
And we’ve only just started.
Next up are several podcast interviews, including Cammy’s Comic Corner and Amber Love. The casts will feature me, JK Woodward and Josh Finney talking about Crazy Mary and 01 Publishing. JK and I always feed off of each other well; I usually manage to drag out the hidden geek in him and he usually spurs me to drink heavily. Hopefully, thanks to modern technology and every iota of organizational skills I can muster, the entire Crazy Mary team will do a group interview.
Of course the team has a lot of other projects in the pipeline aside
from Crazy Mary. J.K. Woodward is on the razor’s edge of breaking through to a new level by illustrating the Doctor Who/Star Trek the Next Generation crossover Assimilation 2 (written by Scott, David Tipoton and Tony Lee) which drops in May from IDW. And our artist William Blankenship has Double Jumpers (written by Dave Dwonch) coming out from Action Labs comics in March. Both books have immense buzz and should make big names out of both of these talented artists.
Artist Ryan Sargent is no slouch either: Handling the big new story “Waiting to Explode” at the center of this Crazy Mary graphic novel, Ryan has brought his crisp, kinetic style to new heights and is a perfect match for both the tense action and challenging philosophical elements of this exciting story.
01 Publishing, Mary’s home, is also on the rise with a completely revamped collection of their first hit Utopiates (now available on Amazon) and it is utterly gorgeous! This cyber/bio-punk epic advances the genre ahead a quantum leap.
And after that? The much anticipated collaboration between myself, Josh Finney and Patrick McEvoy: the alt-history mind blower World War Kaiju. It all starts here with this Kickstarter project and your support. A year from now everyone who contributed can say “I was with them from the start!” and those who didn’t will pretend they were. But YOU will have your name in the credits page to prove it!
PRESS RELEASE: THE BOOK THAT LAUNCHED J.K. WOODWARD’S CAREER TO BECOME AN ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL VIA KICKSTARTER.
Los Angeles, CA (March 23, 2012) Who is Crazy Mary? Crazy Mary is a freelancer, a cyber-enhanced bad-ass for hire, living and working the mean streets of tomorrow’s New York. What sets Mary apart from the
average hired gun are her visions. She sees an eerie haunting world that exists over top the one we know. This shadow world speaks to her, haunts her, and is ultimately guiding Mary toward…well, it’s best not to tell yet.
Mary is also the character that launched artist J.K. Woodward’s career. “Almost 10 years ago I contributed to the creation of a Crazy Mary short,” says Woodward. Called Trail of Tears, this Crazy Mary story found its way into the hands of Peter David, who immediately sought Woodward as an illustrator for his hit series Fallen Angel. Since that time Woodward has gone on to do sequential and cover work for Boom!, Marvel, IDW, Top Cow, and Archaia. ”Through it all,” he says, “I’ve always held out hope of coming back to Crazy Mary. I couldn’t be more thrilled to see it returning and to be a part of its creation.”
Now thanks to the Kickstarter revolution Mary is making a comeback. Author Michael Colbert is nearing the completion of his graphic novel, By Factory Smoke & Acetylene Light, which compiles all of Mary’s past adventures along with 52 pages of all new material. If all goes according to schedule the book should hit shelves in August of this year.
The Crazy Mary Kickstarter campaign will be running until May 14. Colbert needs to raise at least $8000 to make his graphic novel a reality. Incentives include:
* Signed copies of the book, shot glasses, and exclusive art prints.
* An exclusive Crazy Mary art book which includes work by J.K.
Woodward, Josh Finney (Titanium Rain, Catwoman), William Blankmanship
(Double Jumpers), Gianis Milogiannis (Old City Blues), and Ryan
* Original page art from the graphic novel by J.K. Woodward, William Blankmanship, and Ryan Sargent.
Crazy Mary has launched a Kickstarter campaign and YOU can be a part of it!
If you contribute to the Crazy Mary graphic novel, not only will you get some awesome swag, but you could also win original artwork from JK Woodward, William Blankmanship, or Ryan Sargent. These prizes are limited, so act soon.