Δευτέρα, 27 Ιανουαρίου 2014

Back this project! Boston Metaphysical Society‘s writer, Madeleine Holly-Rosing tells you why.


Peoples’ quest for answers on the paranormal and the metaphysical isn’t something new. It’s been on our minds since the birth of human kind. It excites us, but it also frightens us! But how difficult was it for a woman in the 19th century to pursue such interests? What were Edison and Tesla looking for? These and many more, are the questions that sets the Boston Metaphysical Society comic, that needs your help at its Kickstarter canpaign!

It's already funded! Let's hit the stretch goals now!

Here's what Madeleine Holly-Rosing, the writer of Boston Metaphysical Society, has to say!

Comics in Greece: 
Your tale moves the “X-Files” to the 19th century! How did you come up with such an idea?

Madeleine Holly-Rosing:
LOL. That’s a story. When I was in the MFA Screenwriting Program at UCLA, I wrote a script for the Sloan Fellowship (which I won) called Stargazer. It was based on the life of Scottish-American astronomer Mina Fleming who worked at the Harvard Observatory in Boston in the late 1800’s. I obviously had done a ton of research on the time period and her life to write the script so when I had to develop a TV pilot for another class I blended my love of science fiction and history and came up with Boston Metaphysical Society. However, the steampunk side of it came later. A friend in the class suggested I put the storyline in a steampunk universe and I thought it was a great idea. So I did. Of course that meant more research as I wasn’t familiar with steampunk at the time. It worked out beautifully and I fell in love with the genre. Later, I took some good advice and adapted the TV Pilot into a webcomic. As you can see, I have had some great mentors in my life. 

Comics in Greece:
We see Edison and Tesla working together in the same team. Does it work? What about the tension and the differences between them? How do they overcome these problems?

Madeleine Holly-Rosing:
They don’t get along at all, but each of them goads the other into being better and more creative. Not wanting to give away any spoilers, they do work off each other as do the other members of B.E.T.H and Granville Woods.  Their lives are so intertwined that whatever one does will affect the others.

Comics in Greece:
How many issues do you plan to fund through the Kickstarter campaign? 

Madeleine Holly-Rosing:
Right now, just the printing of issue 3. However,…and this is a secret (sort of)…one of the upper stretch goals is to print issue 4.

Comics in Greece:
Do you think people read the comic for the “celebrities” like Edison, or they care more for Hunter and O’Sullivan?

Madeleine Holly-Rosing:
Good question. I think having such icons as Tesla and Edison help bring initial interest to the comic and the story, but it’s not what makes readers stay. It’s like the art. It must be good enough to hook the reader in, but it’s the story and the main characters which make them stay. I know once they start reading they will fall in love with Samuel, Caitlin and Granville. Tesla and the rest are just icing on the cake.

Comics in Greece:
Tell us 3 reasons why we should back your Kickstarter and campaign.

Madeleine Holly-Rosing:
1. It’s a compelling character driven story.
2. I always finish what I start so there is no worry about getting burned.
3. And …because we are already funded you will get stuff. J

Comics in Greece:
When (not if) you successfully end your campaign, what do you plan to do next? More Boston Metaphysical Society or another project?

Madeleine Holly-Rosing:
I’m sure you’ve seen by now that we were fully funded after two days. It’s a tremendously humbling and amazing experience.  And I can’t thank our backers enough. However, once the Kickstarter is done we will work on fulfillment. In between all that, I will be reviewing the art from Chapter 4, writing Chapters 5 and 6 as well as additional novellas set in the BMS universe. It will probably take me the rest of the year to finish the series. Depending on how well we do with this Kickstarter, we will probably launch another one to print issues 5, 6 and ultimately the trade which will contain all six issues.  On top of this, I have a novel to re-write as well as a TV Pilot and some other projects on the backburner. Money permitting, I’d love to do another BMS comic series. In fact, I already have a rough outline of a mini-series focusing on Granville.

Comics in Greece:
What is your ultimate goal as a creator?

Madeleine Holly-Rosing:
I have many goals. The first is to get these six issues done. I’ve written short stories and novellas in the BMS universe, but my plan is to do a series of novels. These would be based both during the time period of the comic and before. I also have several ideas for other comic book series not based in the BMS universe that I would love to do. One was developed as strictly a comic story; the other would be adapted from another TV Pilot I’ve written. Plus, I have a number of other projects which include novels and another TV pilot.



Links: 
To view the Kickstarter Campaign:  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/488929101/boston-metaphysical-society-steampunk-comic






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