Citizen of the Galaxy will be the first graphic novel adapted from Robert Heinlein’s Virginia Edition, which is the complete and definitive 46 volume collector’s set of all of Heinlein’s works. This project is approved by the copyright owner, the Heinlein Prize Trust, and will be produced with the support of the Virginia Edition Publishing Company.
In the spirit of TANSTAAFL, to create this Heinlein classic as a graphic novel, a reader-supported approach is being taken using Kickstarter to take pledges to fund the project.
Sponsor levels with pledges of from $5.00 to $5000.00 are being accepted. The project’s Kickstarter completion date is March 31, 2013.
The goal of this project is to raise $26,400 before the end of March 2013. The pledge money will be used to print high-quality copies of the graphic novel, pay for shipping and distribution, promotion, and miscellaneous supplies/expenses that will be required to complete the project.
The Heinlein Virginia Edition Kickstarter project seeks to broaden Heinlein’s enduring legacy and influence by translating the works of one of the greatest literary writers into the medium of graphic novels. The Robert Heinlein: Citizen of the Galaxy graphic novel project seeks to illustrate Heinlein’s classic story for a new generation to discover as well as for existing fans to rediscover. If Citizen of the Galaxy is successful other Heinlein titles from his Virginia Edition, the complete and definitive collection of all of Robert Heinlein’s published works, will be considered for adaptation into graphic novels with artists such as Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, Echo), Guy Gilchrist (The Muppets, Nancy), and Colleen Doran (Spider-man, Wonder Woman).