Review Fix chats with comic book writer and artist Kerri Schiff, who discusses her Kickstarter for her comic book, “Dina.” Discussing the origin of the series and the goals for it moving forward, Schiff lets us know exactly what makes the project a special one.
For more on the comic, click here.
Review Fix: How was this comic born?
Kerri Schiff: I have always been a comic book fan, and enjoyed drawing. After reading The Hobbit, then being made aware of a comic book version I started thinking about making a comic book version of one of my favorite books. But after realizing the complications and fees that are associated with rewriting someone else’s story, I decided to write my own story based on various life experiences I’ve had.
Review Fix: What comics did you read as a kid? How did they affect you?
Schiff: I was a fan of wonder woman as a kid as well as batman. I also read x-men. I’ve always been a fan of fantasy and science fiction. Star Trek and Star Wars were and still are big influences.
Review Fix: Who do you think will enjoy the comic the most?
Schiff: I hope sci-fi fans and fantasy fans will enjoy it. As well as the gay and lesbian community. The subsequent chapters which I have already written and hope to publish will have a lot of ancient Jewish history as well.
Review Fix: Bottom line, why should someone read this?
Schiff: It is entertaining and has intrigue, history, and romance. As the story progresses the characters will face difficult challenges that I hope readers will find relevant to their own lives.
Review Fix: Why is your Kickstarter special?
Schiff: My Kickstarter offers many fun gifts associated to the book as well as the book itself. I am also offering a few people of a certain bid amount the opportunity to either name a future character and/or have a character resemble either themselves or a person of their choice.
Review Fix: What’s next?
Schiff: I have six more chapters already written. I am currently working on illustrating chapter two which is an introduction to the 13th tribe, who are briefly mentioned in chapter 1.
Review Fix: Anything else you’d like to add?
Schiff: I’m excited about the prospect of continuing to write and illustrate even more chapters and maybe one day have a cartoon series.
For more information on the comic, head to its Kickstarter page, here.