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:

Upcoming Events
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 will be signing at Pulp: 716 on May 1
Stephanie will be signing at Pulp: 716 on May 1

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! 

Stephanie and Jamie will be at Uncanny Heroes in Tampa, FL starting at 10am
Stephanie and Jamie will be at Uncanny Heroes in Tampa, FL starting at 10am

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! 

Bella meets Monkey Bones from Jamie Jones' newest project. Art by Jamie Jones.
Bella meets Monkey Bones from Jamie Jones' newest project. Art by Jamie Jones.

Back Jamie's project HERE. 

In other news, Kicking Ice was recently selected as one of the 2018 top ten Kickstarters by Bare Bones Ent.! It's an honor to make this list with some other great Kickstarter projects: http://www.barebonesent.com/top-10-comic-books-that-were-on-kickstarter-in-2018/

The team also appeared on Puck Junk this week to talk about Kicking Ice and what's next for the book: http://puckjunk.com/2019/02/27/interview-kicking-ice-creators-stephanie-phillips-jamie-jones/

Currently, Stephanie is also working on a new book with AfterShock Comics called The Descendent, which was recently featured on Deadline Hollywood. You can find issue #1 in stores May 1, 2019.

Read more about the book and get an exclusive preview of the first issue here: https://deadline.com/2019/02/descendent-first-look-aftershock-comics-series-xfiles-national-treasure-turf-1202559994/

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! 

THE BABOON KICKSTARTER

Baboon Sample Pages - Artwork by Jamie Jones
Baboon Sample Pages - Artwork by Jamie Jones

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.

Help Jamie reach his Kickstarter goal and support a very cool project today! 

Jack Eichel Giveaway
10 months ago – Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 01:42:53 AM

Thanks to our friends at Dave and Adams in Buffalo, we were able to have Captain Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres sign some Kicking Ice swag! 

Jack Eichel with a copy of Kicking Ice
Jack Eichel with a copy of Kicking Ice

We are going to be giving away a signed puck and a signed copy of Kicking Ice to two lucky followers. To participate in this giveaway, you must first follow us on social media: 

Twitter: @KickingIce
Facebook.com/kickingice 
Instagram: @Kicking_Ice

Like and share our post about this contest and then respond with a comment about your favorite hockey memory. 

Contest Rules
Contest Rules

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! 

Eichel signing Kicking Ice
Eichel signing Kicking Ice

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. 

Kicking Ice Backer Photos
Kicking Ice Backer Photos

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. 

Sabres-related announcement coming soon!
Sabres-related announcement coming soon!

Be sure to follow our social media accounts for information about the giveaway in the coming weeks! 

Twitter: @KickingIce 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KickingIce/