Cash & Carrie, Comics, Kickstarter

New Character Introduced into the CASH & CARRIE Universe!

June 1, 2015 • By

It is our pleasure to introduce to you, the newest character to the CASH & CARRIE universe…

JACKIE KIRBEE: Intrepid Teen Reporter!

Jackie Kirbee, designed by Penny Candy Studios.

Jackie Kirbee, designed by Penny Candy Studios.

Jackie will be featured in the “bonus story” of CASH & CARRIE, and we’re excited for you all to meet her. Jackie was designed by the one and only Penny Candy Studios.

Maybe Jackie Kirbee will have her own adventure journalism comic book one day. 🙂

You can only get the bonus story through the CASH & CARRIE Kickstarter! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/23808096/cash-and-carrie

More updates to come!


Cash & Carrie, Comics

Spotlight: Writer/Co-Creator Giulie Speziani and her thoughts on Cash & Carrie.

May 8, 2015 • By
Cash & Carrie - Co-Created and Written by Giulie Speziani.

Cash & Carrie – Co-Created and Written by Giulie Speziani.

Bio: 
Giulie Speziani is a self-published comic book writer living in Los Angeles. Her most notable titles are By The Slice and 1 Night On Earth. She co-wrote the all-ages indie comic, Golden Age with her husband, Rob Harrington. When she’s not writing, she likes to hang out in the backyard with her dog, Jake.
Giulie’s thoughts on Cash and Carrie:

Cash and Carrie reminds me of a time when I had the detective bug and I went looking for mysteries to solve in my own backyard. I would gather clues (dead lizards must mean the stray cats are back!) and collect random evidence to put in my “Top Secret” manila folder. Ha! Yeah, that was not very discreet. It was a fun time and certainly made my summers home more enjoyable.

Cash and Carrie means to me that kids can be smart, tough and persistent. I like that they get to the bottom of these situations. They never give up even if the mystery remains unsolved. Their determination to continue to look for answers is admirable.

My thoughts on the project so far have been positive. As a writer who self-publishes her own work, I was thrilled that an established editor contacted me. Shawn emailed me with this premise and these fantastic characters and I got excited. This was a great starting point. We scoped out all these different ideas such as what the school should be like, what’s their upbringing and what not. Once we got a better sense of the story and solidified the kind of friendship Inez and Dallas have with each other, it was onto the next stage. He introduced me to Penny’s artwork and it all came together in my head. Her art is so playful and pretty, it just made it real easy for me to panel out the scenes. I felt very confident in her skills to execute the story. All three of us are in constant communication with each other. Once we hashed out the plan for the first issue, I got to work right away. From idea, to script, to art and finally to debut, it’s been awesome.

To read more of Giulie’s work, go to:

Cash & Carrie - Co-Created and Written by Giulie Speziani.

 

 

 


Cash & Carrie, Comics

Spotlight: Artist/Co-Creator “Penny Candy Studios” and her thoughts on Cash & Carrie.

May 4, 2015 • By
Love Yourself by Penny Candy Studios

Love Yourself by Penny Candy Studios

Artist Bio: 
Penny is a cartoonist and illustrator with a passion for cake, cartoons, and comics! Rumor has it she was enchanted (cursed?) by a wizard to have the ability to draw anything, but only in its cutest form.
Her thoughts on Cash and Carrie:
Working as the artist on Cash and Carrie has been a wonderful experience for many reasons. First and foremost, it’s a fun, all-ages story with the kind of quirky mystery-solving vibe that I’ve been into all my life (the lifetime number of hours I’ve put in watching Scooby Doo and The X-Files will attest to that). Cash and Carrie is a super fun mix of mystery, humor, and adventure that anyone can enjoy. Secondly, I’m proud to be a part of a series that promotes diversity in comics, because I believe that all kinds of kids deserve to see themselves written (and drawn!) into their favorite stories. And lastly, the creative team on Cash and Carrie couldn’t be better! Shawn Pryor and Giulie Speziani delivered a stellar concept and story into my hands and helped me round it out with my artistic touch and the perfect balance of guidance and creative freedom. It’s been a rewarding project so far, and Cash and Carrie promises to just get better and better!
To see more of Penny Candy Studios artwork, go to:
Cash_and_Carrie_Book_1Cover

Cash & Carrie, Comics, Kickstarter

What is the Cash & Carrie Kickstarter all about?

April 17, 2015 • By

Cash & Carrie is a comic book about two middle school detectives.

Dallas Cash is an investigator and tenacious techie who believes in the supernatural, and Inez Carrie is an investigator as well as the captain of the wrestling team who bases her crime solving skills in realism.

Together, they are best friends who attempt to solve mysteries for schools all around the world.

Inspirations for this all-ages comic book include Disney’s animated series Fillmore, Scooby Doo, and the X-Files.

In their debut comic book, the strange disappearance of a school mascot, Misty the Goat, has left a small town without answers. Luckily junior high school friends, Dallas Cash and Inez Carrie, are on the case! With the help of a few friends and some intriguing clues, they narrow down the list of possible suspects… or did Misty magically vanish into thin air? If there’s a mystery to be solved, look no further than Cash and Carrie!

You can support the Cash & Carrie Kickstarter by going to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/23808096/cash-and-carrie

Reasons For Creating Cash & Carrie:

The reason why this comic book was created was because I wanted to see more diversity in all ages comics and feature kids of all kinds. There’s still a lack of color in mainstream comic books, especially in leading roles and there’s an absence of fun adventure/mystery filled books for all-ages audiences. There are a few “good” books for all-ages audiences, but for the most part comic books are catered towards older audiences with moody and dark content, so creating Cash & Carrie was necessary.

 

Shawn Pryor
Shawn Pryor

That’s me! I’m a creator, writer and former comic book executive. From 2010 to 2014 I served as President of Action Lab Entertainment, publisher of such books as the Eisner-nominated Princeless, Katie Cook’s Gronk, Shinobi Ninja Princess, Molly Danger and slew of other titles.

I’m the creator and editor of Cash & Carrie, and I’m excited to share this book with the world.

Giulie Speziani
Giulie Speziani

Giulie Speziani is a self-published comic book writer living in Los Angeles. Her most notable titles are By The Slice and 1 Night On Earth. She co-wrote the all-ages indie comic, Golden Age with her husband, Rob Harrington. When she’s not writing, she likes to hang out in the backyard with her dog, Jake.

Giulie is the writer of Cash & Carrie and is able to give the characters in this comic book distinct voices and makes sure that the main characters actually talk as if they were kids and make the comic readable for kids and adults of all ages.

Penny
Penny

Penny is a cartoonist and illustrator with a passion for cake, cartoons, and comics! Rumor has it she was enchanted (cursed?) by a wizard to have the ability to draw anything, but only in its cutest form.

Penny’s art style gives Cash & Carrie the environment and life that’s needed to tell these fun and mysterious stories. She’s really awesome, and when you read Cash & Carrie you’ll understand why.

Kickstarter provides the best opportunity to get the first Cash & Carrie comic book into the hands of those who want a copy.

In March, I tabled at a comic book convention in Dayton, OH and I printed 25 copies of Cash & Carrie to test market it, because I didn’t know what kind of audience it would have.

Cash & Carrie sold out on the FIRST DAY.

During and after the convention, for weeks I had people contacting me via social media asking me how they could get a copy, and instead of me trying to print a few copies at a time and have people fight for them, I decided to work with the co-creators and other talented folks to add bonus material and other goodies to give you the opportunity to get something exclusive that you’ll only be able to get through this Kickstarter.

You can support the Cash & Carrie Kickstarter by going to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/23808096/cash-and-carrie

What Does The $3,600 Cover?

The money raised for this Kickstarter are to print “special-edition” copies of Cash & Carrie that you will not be able to get anywhere else which includes things such as:

Kickstarter Exclusive Special Edition Cover by Penny!
Kickstarter Exclusive Special Edition Cover by Penny!

 

Kickstarter Exclusive Variant Cover Edition with Artwork by Jay Reed!
Kickstarter Exclusive Variant Cover Edition with Artwork by Jay Reed!

 

Kickstarter Exclusive Variant Cover Edition with Artwork by Shauna Grant!
Kickstarter Exclusive Variant Cover Edition with Artwork by Shauna Grant!

 

Kickstarter Exclusive Variant Cover Edition with Artwork by Justin Castaneda!
Kickstarter Exclusive Variant Cover Edition with Artwork by Justin Castaneda!

And much, much more!

The “debut comic” contains:

  • A 12-page pilot episode
  • A brand-new, never-before-seen bonus four page story that introduces a BRAND NEW CHARACTER in the Cash & Carrie Universe that you will only be able to get from this Kickstarter and NOWHERE ELSE!
  • Eight pages of pinups
  • Concept Artwork

The money raised will also cover all printing costs for these special edition versions of Cash & Carrie, shipping costs, mailing/packaging supplies and other incidentals.