Indie Comics Underground had the chance to talk with X53 Studios about the new comic project - Arachna - Now funding on Indiegogo
What are Arachna's powers?
Arachna has superhuman strength, can climb walls, has rapid healing, and can shoot webs from underneath her fingernails. The strength of the webs is based on how many fingers she uses to create the webs.
In the campaign you mention that neither Jennie or Arachna will admit to knowing how they got their powers. Will we eventually learn who is telling the truth?
One of them is lying and that will play a big role between the two. We're going to have some fun with her origin and keep it open ended for the reader to draw their own conclusions.
Tyier Godette is the character designer. He designed the costumes for Arachna and Kumo. He is based in NJ.
Samantha Auch is a New York based actress. I wanted to go with an actress rather than a model for this role. You can watch her videos on our Youtube channel.
You have some unique perks and stretch goals on the campaign, featuring a live action version of the character. How did this come about?
My background is in marketing and video production and I wanted to use the video part to create something interesting and different that would stand out in the crowdfunding space. We're a new company and we don't have a Keanu Reeves to promote for us so we needed to make a splash. I commissioned a costume for Arachna and hired an actress to play Jennie/Arachna. We lucked out with Sam as our actress. It's not easy to switch between two different personalities on a dime but she does a great job.
What would you like to see as the future for Arachna?
I would like to continue telling her story (Martti and I have plotted out issue #2) and build out the X53 universe of characters. On the Indiegogo page I ask, "...will you be reading what Marvel and DC is putting out 20 years from now." I think we all know the answer to that. I'm confident that people will be reading and enjoying Arachna 20 years from now.
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