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Gaming. Comics. Murder. FANGIRL.

Chicago, IL, United States


Alice just wants to hit up the big San Diego comic book convention, meet her Magefire guildies in real life, and maybe, just maybe, score a con exclusive Assault on Saturn action figure.

Her plans go awry when Alice witnesses a murder. On the run from a corrupt cop, Alice and her friends take to the con in hopes of blending in with the throngs of cosplayers, gamers, Whovians, Browncoats...the cornucopia of Fandom. And maybe still get that sweet sweet action figure.

FANGIRL will be a full color 74 page hardcover young adult graphic novel that mixes geek culture with a heavy dose of crime thriller. 



Likes: Classic rock, all night gaming sessions, Flaming Hot Cheetos.

Dislikes: Bros, mansplaining, anyone using Vine.

Magefire Character: Lilira Flametongue, Rogue.


Likes: Comics, Firefly, karaoke.

Dislikes: Awkward silence, gym class, clutter. 

Magefire Character: Tristan Truthseeker, Paladin.


Likes: Field hockey, geometry, rainbows.

Dislikes: Juggalos, dresses, wasabi anything.

Magefire Character: Perty Stonemasher, Cleric.


Likes: Speed metal, Pokemon, reptiles.

Dislikes: Haircuts, One Direction, rules.

Magefire Character: Scrumpy Frumplebutt, Mage


Likes: Legend of Zelda, Imagine Dragons, slasher movies.

Dislikes: Needles, selfies, dubstep.

Magefire Character: Titus Dogstarr, Warrior.


TOM STILLWELL: Tom Stillwell is the creator and writer for FANGIRL. Tom has been creating, writing and self-publishing comics for over a decade. His books include the all-ages superhero titles HONOR BRIGADE & TOY BOY and the mature reader urban horror storyUNDERNEATH.

JESSICA LYNN: Jessica Lynn is the artist for FANGIRL. This is Jessica's first comic book project but she is no stranger to illustration. She's a well loved Artist Alley staple and sought after for her commission work. Aside from FANGIRL, Jessica is hard at work on her own webcomic AIRICA. Jessica studied at the JOE KUBERT SCHOOL OF ART.

ZAC ATKINSON: Zac Atkinson is the colorist for FANGIRL. Zac is a cartoonist and digital artist working in the comic book and gaming industry. He has been the colorist on such titles as DC's MAGIC OF SHAZAMTEEN TITANSYOUNG JUSTICEIDW's TRANSFORMERS,G.I. JOE and numerous others. 

CRANK: Crank is the letterer for FANGIRL. Crank has been a prolific letterer and his works include IT GIRL AND THE ATOMICSREVIVALHACK/SLASH, and the award winning webcomic BATTLEPUG. When not lettering Crank runs the popular CRANKCAST podcast and plays music with The VLADIMIRS.


The short answer? 

We need more comics with strong females characters as the protagonists.

The long answer? 

I'm a father with a thirteen year old daughter named Miranda. Miranda loves comics, superheroes and video games. She's my movie buddy with each new Marvel cinematic release. We geek out together over Sims 4Arthur Curry by Ookla The Mok is on her playlist. 

I love this kid to pieces and I want to write comics for her. I want her to read a comic and thinkHEY! THAT'S ME! I DO THAT! 

And I want that for any girl out there like her. For the geek girls. The fangirls.

So I put together a new book with strong female characters my daughter could identify with and love. It's a mash-up of Scooby Doo and Veronica Mars. If it wasn't for those meddling kids...

Another reason for Fangirl to exist is that I wanted to give an up-and-coming female artist a showcase to shine. Not to mention a positive experience working with a publisher that cares about creative talent and most importantly...pays that talent.

That's my WHY for FANGIRL. I'm hoping it resonates with you and you'll give us a chance. 

Thanks for reading,

Tom Stillwell



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