‘Rise Of The Kung Fu Dragon Master’ Relaunches On Kickstarter

by James Ferguson

White Cat Entertainment and Starburns Industries Press are back with a newly retooled Kickstarter campaign for Rise of the Kung Fu Dragon Master, a 100-page graphic novel from writer Chris Mancini and artist Fernando Pinto. This new campaign has a reduced goal aimed to produce the first volume of the series. If things go well, the only stretch goal will be to create the second volume.

Rise of the Kung Fu Dragon Master is a blend of comedy, action, and fantasy. It follows a small time crook in Los Angeles named Rick who becomes an unlikely hero in a mystical battle between good and evil that’s been fought since the days of Ancient China. There’s definitely some Big Trouble in Little China in there. The comic also explores the self-destruction that a life of anger and violence can bring and how to follow a new path towards peace and balance. It also promises epic martial arts fights, fantastic creatures, and surly baristas.
Writer Chris Mancini says:

I love mixing genres, and I thought about how cool it would be to mix martial arts, fantasy and comedy in a modern way that also explores contemporary attitudes towards masculinity, violence, and our personal relationships. I wanted to tell a big, fun story, where you’re laughing one minute, thrilled by the action the next, and then surprised by a thoughtful character moment.

Rewards for the Kickstarter campaign include digital and physical copies of Rise of the Kung Fu Dragon Master, other comics from the Starburns library, commissions, and even the chance to get drawn into the book. The campaign runs through May 31st. At the time of this writing it’s about a quarter of the way towards its funding goal.

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