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'Ghost Rider' artist aims to give birth to a 'Hero'

Writer and artist raising funds for ‘A Hero's Death' in Kickstarter campaign.
by Matthew Price Published: August 9, 2013
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/articleid/3870281/1/pictures/2178800">Photo - Hero, from the graphic novel "A Hero's Death," by Ricardo Sanchez and Mark Texeira. <strong></strong>
Hero, from the graphic novel "A Hero's Death," by Ricardo Sanchez and Mark Texeira.

“I read the story and I thought, ‘Wow! This is something I could really show my stuff on,'” Texeira said at herokickstarter.com. “I've been doing a lot more painted work lately, and with this script I have a lot of freedom to create new characters and a new hero.”

Texeira wanted one major change in bringing the story to the world of graphic novels. Hero would be a woman. Given the male-dominated superhero field, Texeira said making Hero a woman was an important step.

“So many heroes are men,” Texeira said. “I read the script and just kept thinking that changing the character to a female would add a new layer to the story. It would also make the story fresh for people who've read the short.”

After rewriting the story for the graphic novel, Sanchez agreed. Now, with fully painted Texeira art being created, a Hero is set to spring forth, provided the project reaches its fundraising goal.

Kickstarter fundraising goes through 12:52 a.m. Monday.

For more information, go to www.kickstarter.com/projects/1945986753/a-heros-death-an-original-graphic-novel.

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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