Kickstarter push will fund new graphic novel
Waldorf, MD -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/06/2014 -- New and creative ways to get youngsters interested in reading is James Mascia's passion. The High School English teacher has a talent for writing comics and novels for children and teenagers. His latest title, “The Most Dangerous Game” is an adaptation and extension of Richard Connell's 1924 short story by the same title.
Stories of castaways and deserted humans have always held a certain fascination with the reading and viewing public. Stories where conflict between man and beast, man and the elements and man and man have been written and spun into all manner of television show, movie, and book. In Mascia's sci-fi adventure story, the main character, Rainsford, crashes on a planet that is overseen by aliens who have a hunger for prey of the human variety.
Mounting conflict between Rainsford and other characters keep the plot moving along with action and thrills by the pageful. As the story winds down, Rainsford's quest for survival becomes an escalation point for the reader.
Mascia has high hopes that readers of this book will become interested and elect to pursue reading the bounty of other classic tales.
Since his target audience is students, he has prepared a teacher's guide, comprehension questions, prompts for essays and classroom lessons.
The success of this campaign will help make publishing of this novel possible.
In support of its Crowdfunding campaign, James Mascia is committed to:
- Compensating artists for their creations, including detailed character sketches
- Completing the book
- Paying for printing and distribution costs
- Marketing “The Most Dangerous Game”
- Providing all promised perks to reward supporters of the campaign
The Kickstarter campaign’s initial goal of $2,500 is currently active and runs through Sep 5, 2014 at 11:59 Pacific Time. Full details about the Kickstarter campaign including sponsorship and involvement levels can be found at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1210719219/1684286271?token=40dc2ada.