Aristocrats Comics Launches Kickstarter For New All-Ages Graphic Novel

On Monday January 30th, Aristocrats Comics, a new Black-owned-and-operated comic book publisher, will launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund their first ever all-ages graphic novel, "Heroes of Homeroom C."  HoHC tells the story of Nicola and Albert Hathaway, twin 12-year-old African-American superheroes who lose their powers and get sent back to public school to try and have a "normal life."  But of course, the twins still manage to find more than their share of action and excitement trying to keep their new home of Tranquil, MA from being destroyed by sinister forces.

Series creator/writer Anthony Ruttgaizer and artist Carlos Granda bring the action to life with help from colorist Fred C. Stresing and cover artist Jay Fosgitt.

Fans who pledge their support to the crowdfunding effort via Kickstarter will have the chance to choose from a variety of "reward packages" including copies of the complete graphic novel, t-shirts, one-of-a-kind sketches and chances to appear as a character in the book themselves.

Aristocrats is also offering special reward levels for both libraries and traditional comic book retailers.  The "Library Donation" reward allows backers to receive ONE copy of the graphic novel for themselves and have TWO additional copies donated to local libraries in their name.  The "Retailer 10-Pack" will allow comic shops, the cornerstone of the industry, to purchase copies of the graphic novel at a wholesale rate.

The campaign runs, starting Monday and throughout the month of February, until March 2nd with a funding goal of $15,000 Canadian (approx $11,000 American).  As with all Kickstarter campaigns, Aristocrats will only receive the money if the campaign raise its full funding goal or more.

To learn more or to make a pledge, visit the campaign website at