The press release follows:
Media Release — Saved by a Whisker, a new children’s picture book from Dynamite Entertainment, releases in comic book stores and book stores this October.
Readers of all ages will learn the incredible true story of a cat named Cozmo. As his loving family was getting ready to move across the country, he escaped and was tragically left behind, a thousand miles away from everything he knew and loved. In this new book, writer Kristen Rybandt and artist Ken Haeser will trace the paw-shaped steps Cozmo took to be reunited with his family, with the help of the Saved Whiskers rescue shelter.
The real story graced the headlines of USA Today, the New York Post, NJ.com, and more. Beyond its heartfelt story, the book can help parents explain the need for compassion toward animals and the importance of shelters and community.
“It was really fun writing a story from a cat’s perspective,” said writer Kristen Rybandt. “It’s really exciting to be part of this Indiegogo campaign and I hope everyone loves it as much as we love cats.”
Artist Ken Haeser added, “I was honored to be asked to do the illustrations for Dynamite’s first children’s book. I’ve had some cat drawing experience, so I jumped at the chance to do it again. I think anyone who has kids or loves cats will really like this book and some of the proceeds go to help shelter cats. You can’t lose!”
Dynamite has brought together the perfect team to create this memorable book. Writer Kristen Rybandt lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania with two spoiled house cats of her own. She loves to volunteer with a local rescue and post lots of photos of fuzzy felines online because “seen equals saved” and of course they’re cute. Artist Ken Haeser is a graduate of The Kubert School, a prestigious New Jersey school for illustration and cartooning. He’s most known for drawing the adventures of fellow famous feline Grumpy Cat, as well as working on Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and his own creations.
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Gail Simone, Christopher Priest, Leah Moore, Kevin Smith, David Walker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Mark Russell, Brandon Thomas, Amy Chu, Reginald Hudlin, Nancy Collins, David Walker, Steve Orlando, Greg Pak, Jenny Frison, Matt Wagner, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.
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