Jeremy Bastian’s CURSED PIRATE GIRL is one of those comics in periodical format that in an earlier era probably would have gotten a great deal of support as an independent project by a talented cartoonist with a distinctive vision, kinda steampunk, kinda old school illustration. However, in a day and age inhospitable to the serial comic, only three issues have seen print. But now a cast recording is underway, with Stephanie Leonidas in the starring role. Leonidas is best known as the star of MIRRORMASK, the Dave McKean-drected, Neil Gaiman written fantasy film. Making a cast recording for a comic is a bit unusual, and so is the distribution method — it will only be played at various signings in the fall. A quirky promotion for a quirky book.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.