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Strong Female Protagonist is the story of Alison Green, a middle-class American with super-strength, invincibility, and a crippling sense of social injustice. In the book we hope to produce with this Kickstarter, Alison deals with her past as a teenage superhero, goes to college, and tries to figure out how she can make a difference in a world where the problems are much greater than simply battling supervillains.

SFP is a comic written by Brennan Lee Mulligan and drawn by Molly Ostertag,  and has updated twice weekly online since 2012. You can read four chapters and more at www.strongfemaleprotagonist.com ! With this Kickstarter, we hope to publish the first four chapters (200+ pages), as well as bonus content, in a black and white paperback volume, with a new full color cover created specially for the Kickstarter print edition. Bringing the first book of Strong Female Protagonist to print will make it easier to share the story with others and will help us to continue the webcomic. Scroll down to see details on rewards!

Brennan Lee Mulligan  ( @BrennanLM ) is a screenwriter and house improviser at the Upright Citizen's Brigade theatre. Molly Ostertag  ( @MollyOstertag )is a cartoonist, illustrator, and recent SVA graduate. We met at a LARP camp when we were teenagers and have been creatively collaborating ever since. We started Strong Female Protagonist because we both wanted to make a story that portrayed a female protagonist in a way we felt was missing from mainstream comics. 

Many authors try to create well-rounded, developed, and charismatic characters. Many succeed, but too many fail when those characters are females. Female characters are often surrounded with controversy on feminism and how society expects women to behave. This article will help you remain politically correct and still create complex, beautiful female characters, whether they're the protagonist or a supporting character.

If you’re like me, reading superhero comics brings up a lot of questions. Like, is fighting crime really the best use for superpowers? Why do so few supervillains have realistic or even internally consistent motivations? Isn’t this all just an excuse to see huge pointless battles between people more or less disconnected from the lives of regular people? Don’t superpowered people get tired of fighting all the time and never changing anything?

Strong Female Protagonist is a superhero comic that asks these questions, and that’s glorious. It’s the story of Alison Green, a 20 year old former superhero who hung up her cape after the disappearance of the last great supervillain and her realization that fighting supercrime accomplished nothing. Now a firefighter and a college student, she’s searching for a way to use her powers to actually make the world a better place.

I should love this comic. It’s a perfect subversion of all the superhero tropes I can’t stand, and it’s told with convincing dialogue and a realistic eye for the fallout of the end of superheroism, on an individual scale as well as a cultural one. But there’s a couple things that I can’t get past.

Strong Female Protagonist is the story of Alison Green, a middle-class American with super-strength, invincibility, and a crippling sense of social injustice. In the book we hope to produce with this Kickstarter, Alison deals with her past as a teenage superhero, goes to college, and tries to figure out how she can make a difference in a world where the problems are much greater than simply battling supervillains.

SFP is a comic written by Brennan Lee Mulligan and drawn by Molly Ostertag,  and has updated twice weekly online since 2012. You can read four chapters and more at www.strongfemaleprotagonist.com ! With this Kickstarter, we hope to publish the first four chapters (200+ pages), as well as bonus content, in a black and white paperback volume, with a new full color cover created specially for the Kickstarter print edition. Bringing the first book of Strong Female Protagonist to print will make it easier to share the story with others and will help us to continue the webcomic. Scroll down to see details on rewards!

Brennan Lee Mulligan  ( @BrennanLM ) is a screenwriter and house improviser at the Upright Citizen's Brigade theatre. Molly Ostertag  ( @MollyOstertag )is a cartoonist, illustrator, and recent SVA graduate. We met at a LARP camp when we were teenagers and have been creatively collaborating ever since. We started Strong Female Protagonist because we both wanted to make a story that portrayed a female protagonist in a way we felt was missing from mainstream comics. 

Many authors try to create well-rounded, developed, and charismatic characters. Many succeed, but too many fail when those characters are females. Female characters are often surrounded with controversy on feminism and how society expects women to behave. This article will help you remain politically correct and still create complex, beautiful female characters, whether they're the protagonist or a supporting character.

Strong Female Protagonist is the story of Alison Green, a middle-class American with super-strength, invincibility, and a crippling sense of social injustice. In the book we hope to produce with this Kickstarter, Alison deals with her past as a teenage superhero, goes to college, and tries to figure out how she can make a difference in a world where the problems are much greater than simply battling supervillains.

SFP is a comic written by Brennan Lee Mulligan and drawn by Molly Ostertag,  and has updated twice weekly online since 2012. You can read four chapters and more at www.strongfemaleprotagonist.com ! With this Kickstarter, we hope to publish the first four chapters (200+ pages), as well as bonus content, in a black and white paperback volume, with a new full color cover created specially for the Kickstarter print edition. Bringing the first book of Strong Female Protagonist to print will make it easier to share the story with others and will help us to continue the webcomic. Scroll down to see details on rewards!

Brennan Lee Mulligan  ( @BrennanLM ) is a screenwriter and house improviser at the Upright Citizen's Brigade theatre. Molly Ostertag  ( @MollyOstertag )is a cartoonist, illustrator, and recent SVA graduate. We met at a LARP camp when we were teenagers and have been creatively collaborating ever since. We started Strong Female Protagonist because we both wanted to make a story that portrayed a female protagonist in a way we felt was missing from mainstream comics. 

Many authors try to create well-rounded, developed, and charismatic characters. Many succeed, but too many fail when those characters are females. Female characters are often surrounded with controversy on feminism and how society expects women to behave. This article will help you remain politically correct and still create complex, beautiful female characters, whether they're the protagonist or a supporting character.

If you’re like me, reading superhero comics brings up a lot of questions. Like, is fighting crime really the best use for superpowers? Why do so few supervillains have realistic or even internally consistent motivations? Isn’t this all just an excuse to see huge pointless battles between people more or less disconnected from the lives of regular people? Don’t superpowered people get tired of fighting all the time and never changing anything?

Strong Female Protagonist is a superhero comic that asks these questions, and that’s glorious. It’s the story of Alison Green, a 20 year old former superhero who hung up her cape after the disappearance of the last great supervillain and her realization that fighting supercrime accomplished nothing. Now a firefighter and a college student, she’s searching for a way to use her powers to actually make the world a better place.

I should love this comic. It’s a perfect subversion of all the superhero tropes I can’t stand, and it’s told with convincing dialogue and a realistic eye for the fallout of the end of superheroism, on an individual scale as well as a cultural one. But there’s a couple things that I can’t get past.

Strong Female Protagonist is a webcomic written by Brennan Lee Mulligan and illustrated by Molly Ostertag that follows the adventures of a young middle-class American with super-strength, invincibility and a crippling sense of social injustice.

Alison Green used to be one of the most powerful superheroes around. Fighting crime with other teenagers under the alter ego Mega Girl was fun until an encounter with Menace, her mind reading arch enemy. He showed her evidence of a sinister conspiracy, and suddenly battling giant robots didn't seem so important. Now Alison is going to college and trying to find ways to help the world while still getting to class on time. It's impossible to escape the past, however, and everyone has their own idea of what it means to be a hero...

Brennan Lee Mulligan is an improviser, writer and actor hailing from the mean streets of the Hudson Valley and the verdant forests of Hell's Kitchen. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a degree in Screenwriting, and from SUNY Ulster with a degree in Philosophy. He has studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade with Mike Still, Patrick Clair, Chelsea Clarke, Kevin Hines, Brandon Gardner and Will Hines.

Strong Female Protagonist is the story of Alison Green, a middle-class American with super-strength, invincibility, and a crippling sense of social injustice. In the book we hope to produce with this Kickstarter, Alison deals with her past as a teenage superhero, goes to college, and tries to figure out how she can make a difference in a world where the problems are much greater than simply battling supervillains.

SFP is a comic written by Brennan Lee Mulligan and drawn by Molly Ostertag,  and has updated twice weekly online since 2012. You can read four chapters and more at www.strongfemaleprotagonist.com ! With this Kickstarter, we hope to publish the first four chapters (200+ pages), as well as bonus content, in a black and white paperback volume, with a new full color cover created specially for the Kickstarter print edition. Bringing the first book of Strong Female Protagonist to print will make it easier to share the story with others and will help us to continue the webcomic. Scroll down to see details on rewards!

Brennan Lee Mulligan  ( @BrennanLM ) is a screenwriter and house improviser at the Upright Citizen's Brigade theatre. Molly Ostertag  ( @MollyOstertag )is a cartoonist, illustrator, and recent SVA graduate. We met at a LARP camp when we were teenagers and have been creatively collaborating ever since. We started Strong Female Protagonist because we both wanted to make a story that portrayed a female protagonist in a way we felt was missing from mainstream comics. 


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