Navy veteran successfully crowdfunds indie comic “Beatdown Girl” via Indiegogo
Early Thursday morning, the crowdfunding campaign for Beatdown Girl ended successfully, raising 216% of its original goal for a total of $2,673. Beatdown Girl is the first independent sci-fi comic/graphic novel written and illustrated by Navy veteran Jacob Bihl, who studied at the Kubert School of Cartooning after his service in the Navy ended.
According to the project’s Indiegogo page, Beatdown Girl is a 32-page comic book “about a girl (Abigail) with mechanical arms who hunts the remains of an A.I. that ended the world.” Sounds straightforward enough, right? There also appears to be a healthy dose of risqué humor added. The trailer below goes into a bit more detail if you’re interested in diving deeper into the plot details.
Upset that you missed out? You’re acutally in luck, as the Beatdown Girl Indiegogo page has now been converted into an on-demand store for the time being. That means you can still order the Beatdown Girl book or snag any of the other perks (including original art, a poster and even a Beatdown Girl theme song), starting at $5. Bihl expects to have Beatdown Girl completed by Christmas, so if all goes according to plan, you’ll have Abigail to keep you warm just in time for winter.
Congratulations to you on your success, civilian Bihl. Oh, and “Go Army, beat Navy” and all that.
You can check out the Beatdown Girl Indiegogo page here.