On Sep. 2, performance artist Martina Markota launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund her Lady Alchemy graphic novel. She set the primary goal at $8,000. A half-month later she smashed through it. As of the time of this writing, she’s raised over $10,000.
Lady Alchemy is Markota’s stage name. And she and artist MG are using it as the basis to create a superheroine of the same name. The planned, 40-page graphic novel follows the titular character as she fights “to free the city from a mind controlling media executive.” The two creators describe it as “neon noir meets cyberpunk wrapped around a hot babe.”
And by hitting the primary funding goal so soon, fans have made it clear they want to see this story published.
Markota is grateful for all the support. “THANK YOU for making this happen! . . . It means so much to me,” she posted in a Sep. 14 update on her Indiegogo page.
In addition to smashing the primary goal, crossing the $10,000 mark means that Markota and MG have reached their first stretch goal. This means that contributors “that purchased the $150 perk with Book, Poster and T-shirt will also all get a second poster of Cover B. In addition, all perks will get stickers and some fun trinkets.”
Additional stretch goals are as follows:
> $25,000 STRETCH GOAL *LOCKED* – Custom Tarot deck that is shown in promo video created by artist MG
> $40,000 STRETCH GOAL *LOCKED* – extend Lady Alchemy graphic novel page count to 60.
Markota and MG’s graphic novel crowdfunding campaign follows others who have found similar success.