3 TIME RINGO-NOMINATED COMIC BOOK WRITER, ASHLEY VICTORIA ROBINSON LAUNCHES KICKSTARTER FOR “AURORA & THE EAGLE #1 REMIX” ORIGINAL COMIC BOOK PRESTIGE ISSUE
Los Angeles, CA – March 1, 2022. Top Cow Talent Hunt winner and co-creator of Jupiter Jet series and Science!: Ashley Victoria Robinson (“Love is Love”, “Apollo IX #1”, “Witchblade #175”), and Dunes Hunters artist: Emmanuelle Chateauneuf (“Queen Street”, “Princess Bunyi”), are a team of Canadian comic book creators who have teamed up to reimagine the first chapter of an all new comic book adventure. Aurora & the Eagle stars a young woman who is imbued with the power of the Northern Lights and must move from her homebase in Canada to the United States to fulfill her superheroic destiny!
Aurora and The Eagle #1 debuted on Kickstarter in 2019 as a 20 page black-and-white digital only issue. The initial story and support from the original campaign helped Robinson become a citizen of the United States. Now that Robinson holds dual American and Canadian citizenship she and the creative team are diving back into Aurora and The Eagle to explore the intersection of identity and superheroes. This “Remix” issue features the OG 20 pages redrawn by Chateauneuf, 28 new pages, for a prestige 48 page first chapter and sees Canadian superhero Aurora Borealis come into her own and perhaps surpass her American mentor, The Eagle.
Old meets new.
Aurora saves The Eagle?
You’ll have to read and find out!
“Aurora & the Eagle” asks the question what if the Justice League operated like the United Nations? Each country has superhero representative to keep the world in balance. When Canada’s rep, Ed Fitzgerald, dies under mysterious circumstances American vigilante, The Eagle, is forced to recruit Aurora, Canada’s premier superhero, and bring her back to The States to begin her training.
The campaign features script and portfolio reviews from Robinson – several comic book projects she has offered editorial notes on have successfully funded on Kickstarter themselves, including The Amazing Shakes #1 – Vampire Girlfriend), as well as the opportunity to have her as a Kickstarter Consultant. Robinson has spearhead 7 successful crowdfunding campaigns and wants to help you make your dream a reality. Additionally, character cameos are back on the menu. A backer from the previous campaign debuts in Aurora and the Eagle #1 Remix as an ally to The Eagle with a pretty intense fight scene.
She joined by equally impressive artists who have contributed their artistic talents to Aurora and the Eagle #1 Remix’s covers including internet superstar Sa Vu (Lightning Strikes), and prince of Kickstarter Conor Hughes (White Ash). Social Myth Studios (Nightwing, Action Comics), also returns on letters, and this campaign welcomes Alivon Ortiz (Squad Goals, Chaos Campus), to shed some colour on Aurora and The Eagle.
Perfect for readers of all ages, but especially those who love: Nelvana of the Northern Lights, Batgirls, and Voltron.
Being able to revisit and expand Aurora’s story now is an absolute dream come true,” Robinson says, “From the first seed of the story I know there was going to be a big twist surrounding The Eagle that would push Aurora to her full power, the way I was pushed to embrace my emerging American identity. Now that we’ve had to time to Remix this issue I’ve finally been able to get to this reveal!
Lucky for backers, Aurora & the Eagle #1 Remix is complete. Once the Kickstarter completes backers will be getting the premier look at this issue in a matter of months – barring an even worse paper shortage in this Covid-world.
The Kickstarter launches Tuesday, March 1st and will conclude in 30 days. www.auroraandtheeagle.com will take you directly to the campaign.
ABOUT THE CREATORS
WRITER: Ashley Victoria Robinson is a Canadian hobbit now living in the United States. She is a former Top Cow Talent Hunt winner and her graphic novels Science! The Elements of Dark Energy and the Jupiter Jet series are both award-nominated for Best Kids Graphic Novel. Her comic book writings have been published through DC Comics/IDW, Top Cow, Action Lab Comics, Bedside Press, Not Forgotten Comics, and Colonial Comics.
She has been seen on stage all over the world including: The Wallis Annenberg, Theatre West, Hollywood Fringe Festival, Ottawa Fringe Festival, Youth Infringement Festival, Sock N Buskin, Cupcake Theater, and more. You may know her as the co-host of the Geek History Lesson podcast (alongside Jason Inman), and was even the face of Twitter marketing for podcasters, along with any number of streaming shows including: Jawiin, Roddenberry Entertainment, Collider, Screen Junkies, DC All-Access, Comicbook.com, Geek Bomb, Geek & Sundry, Hyper RPG, Major Spoilers, and many more. She is the co-creator and star of The Red Shirt Diaries and has been featured in several international commercial campaigns including Intel alongside The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons. Ashley’s tv credits include: Good Trouble (Freeform), Snowfall (FX), Pump (Urban Flix TV), and Hotel Secrets & Legends (Discovery Channel).
ARTIST: With one foot planted firmly in her subconscious and the other kept sufficiently skimming the ground, Emmanuelle Princesse Châteauneuf is a passionate old soul living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her work includes features in The Feathertale Review, Captain Canuck, her online webcomic series, ‘Princess Bunyi’, and her first graphic novel, ‘Queen Street’.
LETTERS: Carlos M. Mangual Originally born on the tropical island of Puerto Rico, Carlos M. Mangual has been a lover of all things comic books, video games, and sci-fi for the last three decades. He’s been lettering comic books for over 10 years. Eight of those were spent at DC Comics as part of their in-house lettering department where he honed his skills as a narrative production artist as well as the department’s supervisor.
Now a freelance letterer and founder of Social Myth Studios, you can see his work featured in books published by DC Comics, AfterShock Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Zenescope Comics, InterPop and other indie publishers. He currently resides in Clearwater, FL.
COLOURS: Alivon Ortiz is Mexican freelance colorist, lover of graphic art, with national and international experience doing flats, color for storyboards, illustrations and comics. Her first published work was in Mexico with Editorial Mama Lola for the comic Aventuras Enmascaradas.
Also collaborate with other publishers such as Editorial Mina, Corteza Editorial, Shero Comics and Approbations Comics among others.
COVER ART: Sa Vu (Lightning Strikes) is a freelance artist and designer in Sydney who works predominately in digital art. She holds a B. degree in Visual Communications from the University Technology, Sydney. She is recognised for her loose and expressive line art and sunset-inspired colour palettes.
Her work has appeared at a number of conventions, festivals, and advertisements with clients including SMASH con, Klasse14, Toranoana, and Fairfield City Council.
When Sa isn’t drawing, she’s amassing a collection of potted plants and binging Netflix cartoons.
VARIANT COVER ART: Conor Hughes went to the School of Visual Arts for Cartooning and got smacked around by some pretty incredible artists. Subsequently he worked for the United Nations as a graphic arts assistant until eventually leaving for a freelance career in illustration. In 2018 he, alongside Fin Cramb, helped Charlie Stickney launch White Ash and subsequently The Game on kickstarter and has been delving into the depths of those worlds ever since. He lives with his magnanimous wife and Monster/Dragon/Unicorn/Spaceranger daughters in Hopewell, NJ, USA.
If you’re interested in interviewing Robinson about the project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org