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Issue One will make its debut the weekend of March 16th at WonderCon in Anaheim. The show runs through the 18th and will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center so be sure to come out, get a signed copy of the new book, and have your picture taken with the creators. Who are we kidding? You don’t want a picture with us. You want a picture with Sarah or our t-shirt model Chava! Am I right? Well, God willing they both will be there, and we might even get to bring our artist Chris Campana out to do some sketches and to sign some books.
Stay tuned for more details.
Make You A Hero
Speaking of Sarah and sketches, she was one of the first characters that we ever created based on a real person and the response was overwhelming. It all started with our Kickstarter project where we offered backers an opportunity to create their own characters to appear in an upcoming book. Almost instantly it seemed that just about everyone wanted to be made into a comic book character. Since then we have been fielding requests and taking orders to make you into a comic book hero or villain. So I created a little GoDaddy web site called MakeYouAHero.com where you can be turned into a comic book hero or villain, so go check it out.
Movie Theater or Home Theater?
With all that’s happening with the comic series, our agent approached and has been approached by some television production companies about Vigilante Project as a cable television series. There have been some interesting talks, and a TV series is in development. Who knows where this could lead, but TV sounds good to us. We have so many in-depth story lines and so much character development in the comic, it’d be impossible to cram into a 2 hour movie. So the idea of a TV series is kind of like letting us off the leash. We’re still open to the film possibility but at this point we’d leave a lot of great work on the proverbial table. Hollywood staff writers? I can dig it.
In case you missed it before, Yvette Avenue Productions is pleased to announce that we are working with amazing athlete and motivational speaker Sarah Reinertsen and her company Always Tri, to create a new character in our independent comic book series Vigilante Project. The character’s name is Rebecca Robertson and she is based on Sarah herself. Rebecca, an amputee athlete, is the protagonist’s apartment manager who later becomes his love interest.
About Sarah Reinertsen
- Sarah was the first female leg amputee on a prosthetic limb to complete the Ironman® Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
- She was born with proximal femoral focal deficiency, a bone-growth disorder which eventually led to her becoming an above-the-knee amputee at the age of seven.
- Sarah is a spokesperson for Össur and the Challenged Athletes Foundation, and is sponsored by Nike, Oakley, Canondale, and more.
- She was featured on the cover of Runner’s World and was named one of the first eight “Heroes of Running” in the magazine.
- She has appeared on the cover of Triathlete magazine, Competitor Magazine, and Max Sports & Fitness magazine.
- Sarah holds/held world records in every running distance, from sprint distances, to half and full marathons, to all the various triathlon distances, including Ironman®.
- She competed on The Amazing Race 10 (2006).
- She works as a motivational speaker.
- She won the 2006 Best Female Athlete with a Disability ESPY Award.
- In October 2009, Sarah was featured on 1 of 6 different covers for the inaugural Body Issue of ESPN the Magazine.
That’s it for this update. We’ll be debuting a new t-shirt design in the coming weeks, and we have a new Facebook contest going on as well. We need your help to name our fan base and if you make the winning suggestion, you get a nice package in the mail full of Vigilante Project goodies. Thanks for visiting, check back often, and thanks for supporting Vigilante Project.
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