Every so often I find gems to highlight that you can all get involved with – here’s one of them!
We are making a short film about Velica, a vigilante seeking to avenge her father’s untimely death. We believe that Velica is a solid character, who female readers and watchers of all ages will identify with; as both a source of strength and perseverance.
This is a good time to be a comic creator, especially with the overwhelming support that people have given to comic book screen adaptations. We are not simply doing this to say “Yes, we can do it too,” but more importantly to show that we can deliver an authentic comic book adaptation about a character who has a growing cult following; and meld it into something, which even more people can discover and enjoy.
Who is Velica?
Velica is a vigilante fighting for justice. When she was still a teenager, a trusted family friend killed Velica’s father over a business deal gone wrong. Her quest is a long, hard fought battle that illustrates not only what happens when a person fights their Parents’ wars, but also what happens when they’re fighting their own. Velica doesn’t have super powers. She uses raw strength, skill, and determination to accomplish her missions.
What do we plan to achieve?
We have done a lot of initial groundwork for Velica. We have produced 5 issues of the comic book in the UK and sold them at various conventions and comic shops throughout the territory. The first editions were originally printed in black and white with full colour covers. Our next steps are to produce the “Velica” short film, re-release “Velica Comics” issues #1-5, and publish issue #6. We also hope to turn what has been a labour of love for us into a full time adventure for Team Velica too.
For more information about Velica, please visit www.velicaonline.com and get the latest news and updates about her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/velicacomics. You can also follow her on Twitter @Velica Comics.