Dan Parent, prolific Archie cartoonist and creator of Kevin Keller, the primary out homosexual character in Riverdale, has introduced a Kickstarter Campaign for Kevin Keller Celebration!, an over 700-page omnibus compendium that features the comics that make up the character’s first decade in Archie Comics!
A History of Keller
Kevin Keller was launched in Veronica #202 in September 2010. This challenge was so standard that Archie Comics elected to reprint it – a primary for the writer (no small feat, contemplating there had already been seven a long time of Archie at that time).
“When Dan came to me with the idea of introducing Kevin to Archie Comics ten years ago, I knew we were on the precipice of a huge cultural shift for our brand and for that reason, among many others, is why we fully support Dan’s campaign efforts,” mentioned Archie Comics CEO/Publisher Jon Goldwater mentioned in a press release, the remainder of which is included under. “The introduction of Kevin, Archie Comics first gay character, ignited readers and fans across the country and it’s a testament to Dan’s creative work that Kevin is such a positive and everlasting fixture in the world of Riverdale.”
Kevin went on to play an vital function in Life with Archie, which ran from 2010 by means of 2014. And when Riverdale premiered on the CW in 2017, Kevin was a primary member of the forged, performed by Casey Cott, a task he continues to play within the ongoing fifth season.
Needless to say, Kevin swiftly turn into an integral a part of the Archie Comics gang!
Kevin Keller Celebration! Kickstarter
The Kevin Keller Celebration! Kickstarter Campaign has the total approval of Archie Comics.
“For the past 35 years, I’ve had the pleasure to work on multiple characters and titles for Archie, but my heart always comes back to my heart and soul, Kevin Keller,” mentioned Parent within the assertion. “Being able to spearhead this campaign, with the support of Archie Comics, is the perfect way to continue the legacy of the character as well as celebrate the 80th anniversary of Archie Comics.”
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WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN… KELLER
Prolific Comic Creator Dan Parent Announces Kickstarter Campaign for KEVIN KELLER CELEBRATION!
To Mark His First Decade in Riverdale, Comic Omnibus
Will Celebrate Kevin Keller’s Greatest Moments
(Los Angeles, CA) – September 13th, 2021– American comedian guide artist, author and Archie Comics legend, Dan Parent, introduced right this moment a Kickstarter marketing campaign to develop KEVIN KELLER CELEBRATION!, an omnibus of the trailblazing character’s first decade in Riverdale. With the blessing of Archie Comics, this entire compendium of all issues Kevin will function over 700-pages of comedian guide enjoyable, chronicling Kevin’s game-changing first look to the place Kevin’s legacy stands right this moment.
Harvey Award nominee and 2013 GLAAD Award winner, Parent goals to construct on the huge success of the extremely profitable Kickstarter marketing campaign tied to his hit comedian collection DIE KITTY DIE with a complete take a look at the life and occasions of Archie Comics’ first LGBTQ+ character. Fans of Kevin, Riverdale and Archie Comics will revel on this celebratory assortment which options Kevin’s first look, the 4 challenge mini-series, the entire fifteen challenge KEVIN KELLER collection, the LIFE WITH KEVIN graphic novel, highlights, extras and a lot extra!
Additional particulars on the KEVIN KELLER CELEBRATION! marketing campaign in addition to a full breakdown of Kickstarter rewards will be seen here.