In our continuing goal of highlighting BlackSci-Fi and contributions by creators of color and works featuring characters of color across the various creative spectrums, we here at BlackSci-Fi.com are going to highlight some awesome Kickstarter, Seed and Spark, IndieGoGo, and GoFund Me campaigns you might want to donate to. Check out the below campaign, and spread the word.
Happy X Monstah: Multicultural Girl Power Shonen Manga
From the website:
Happy Monstah is an action-adventure journey of five girls from all around the world who are only meeting for the one purpose they’ve been destined to fulfill. To save the world from itself. Earth is dealing with corrupted Gods (Mother Nature Children) to restart earth and bring it to its natural state. A World Without Humans!
Only one girl from each area of the world can gain a power specific to that region to take down these corrupted gods. Unfortunately, society sees these girls as threats and are on the attack. They are hunted down by ordinary citizens, the government, corrupted gods, and scientists. We don’t know precisely what these scientists want with the girls, but we know it’s not right.
Their stories also deal with navigating mental health issues in minority communities, self-identity, prejudice, trafficking, and the anxiety that comes with the everyday life of being someone who is seen as different. The goal is to represent as many cultures authentically as possible and to show that even though we’re different, we’re still human. We also want to use this comic to teach racial and cultural tolerance and acceptance. We don’t want to make a character for the sake of saying they’re this race. They don’t just happen to be that race, they have a story to tell, and we should listen.
Head here for more information.