As a born and raised Kansan, I get enormously excited to discover talent right here in the Heartland. Luckily for me I spotted the Joan Dark Kickstarter project! Two Kansas residents, Jeff Tamblyn and Bob Hurst, are working hard to bring us this tale of a “female Don Quixote” alongside writer Patrick Quinn. Sweetest of all will be the involvement of legendary underground artist Spain Rodriguez! Have a gander at this informative and very humorous promotional video to learn more about the story details behind Joan Dark!
Also noteworthy is the attention given to challenging stereotypes assigned to people of Middle Eastern decent. One of the main characters, Fareed Al-Hassan, is a journalist and reluctant companion of the confidently misguided Joan Dark. In a recent interview for Kansas City’s infoZine, Bob Hurst describes Fareed as “an Arab character who’s not a terrorist or a doctor or a convenience-store clerk, he’s very human, with many weaknesses and a very good heart.” A far cry from the portrait often painted in our mainstream media and entertainment.
Visit the Joan Dark Kickstarter page and consider supporting this project! There are several pledge awards to choose from with a wide range of pricing! To keep up on the latest updates or news about the project follow them on Twitter @JoanDrkGrphcNov or on their Facebook page.