Kicking Ice : A Graphic Novel About Women's Hockey
Created by Stephanie Phillips
Kicking Ice is about two young, female hockey players, Bella and Skye, learning to play hockey and dreaming of one day playing in the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL). Unfortunately, Bella and Skye deal with bullies who think that playing hockey isn’t for girls. Of course, Bella and Skye prove that kicking ice isn’t just for boys. This project is a celebration of women in sports and the amazing progress of the many pioneers who are helping to make professional women's hockey a reality.
Latest Updates from Our Project:
5 months ago
– Wed, May 01, 2019 at 02:29:27 AM
If you're in the Buffalo area tomorrow (Wednesday, May 1), be sure to stop by Pulp: 716 in Tonawanda from 6-8pm to meet Stephanie and get a copy of her new book, Descendent, from AfterShock comics. The first issue of this conspiracy-fueled mystery will be on shelves tomorrow.
Stephanie and Jamie will also be spending Free Comic Book Day (Saturday, May 4) together in Tampa, FL at Uncanny Heroes. Come say hi to the Kicking Ice creators and get a custom sketch from Jamie. Along with a number of great, free titles available for Free Comic Book Day, get a signed copy of Kicking Ice!
Bella Meets The Baboon, and Other Updates!
7 months ago
– Wed, Mar 06, 2019 at 01:31:44 AM
We are so excited to help support Jamie Jones' newest Kickstarter campaign, THE BABOON. Jamie, the artist behind KICKING ICE, has created an all-ages graphic novel about action, adventure, and milkshakes, of course. Jamie's project is live on Kickstarter now. With your help, we can fund this project and bring THE BABOON and his friends to life. Maybe one day Monkey Bones (the Baboon's sidekick) will even star in an adventure with Bella and Skye!
Artist Jamie Jones Launches New Kickstarter!
7 months ago
– Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 10:29:28 PM
Kicking Ice's very own Jamie Jones just launched a new book on Kickstarter called The Baboon. The Baboon is a 60-page, hardcover adventure story that pays homage to the pulp stories of the 40s and 50s. This all-ages story features both artwork and words by Jamie, and is available on Kickstarter now with some awesome backer rewards!
To the world at large, The Baboon is a nothing more than a government myth. A figure of the shadows taking down evils wherever they lurk. To his crew -three of the greatest heroes of their time- he is a man of daring and compassion, who will stop at nothing to defend the world from the greatest evils known to man. But, to his adopted nephew, Jamie, Barton Marlow - The Baboon- is the coolest guy in the whole world. And now in his new life of adventure, Jamie wrestles with being the regular kid he once was and living up to his uncle's expectations. A man whose fantastic exploits are unequaled for narrow escapes, fantastic adventures, and endless thrills.
Like and share our post about this contest and then respond with a comment about your favorite hockey memory.
Winners will be announced Tuesday (Nov. 27) at 6pm EST.
Thanks to Jack for his support of the book and we look forward to seeing your posts about your favorite hockey memories!
Shipping Update + Sabres Surprise
10 months ago
– Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 11:44:20 PM
Thank you all for sharing pictures of the books as you receive them! We are overwhelmed by the positive reactions and adorable photos you have shared with us.
Shipping to backers is still ongoing, so don't worry if you have not received your order yet. The Thanksgiving holiday will pause shipping progress a bit as the team travels with family, but the shirts and jerseys will be the next set of orders to leave HQ.
We also have some exciting announcements headed your way very soon. Stephanie and Jamie are involved in something top secret for the NWHL Goalie Development Camp taking place in Florida from December 14-16.
And if one secret wasn't enough, we were also lucky enough to have a fan-favorite Buffalo Sabre autograph some Kicking Ice swag that we are going to give away from our social media accounts.
Be sure to follow our social media accounts for information about the giveaway in the coming weeks!