Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2013
Intent on making a difference in the prevalence of bullying in school-age children living in America, Khamicom Entertainment has done an innovative thing. To explore not only race but gender, the company has chosen a strong female character as the lead in their new comic book and web series, Mind Over Bullies (MOB). Margo is one of six multi-racial teen characters who use their wits to help the minds and hearts of troubled teens - in this case, bullying victims.
An overwhelming number of bullying induced suicides have involved female bullying victims. In a North Carolina State University Wolfwiki report it was estimated that no intervention takes place in eighty-five percent of female bullying incidents while about forty-two percent of girls acknowledge having been bullied online. Young women are being forced to deal with the stress of bullying alone which has apparently contributed to a strong female character being portrayed in the MOB comic. “Margo is sort of a symbol, we want young women to look at her and say hey I can be smart and tough just like her. I have four nieces and I want them as well as other young women to see images of strong women as they grow up,” said Damon Smith, Creator of the comic series MOB.
With the novel idea of having comic book heroes fight for their fellow teen’s rights to not be the victims of violence from others or themselves, the MOB movement hopes to make a strong impact through the use of the strong female hero and her five counterparts. “Is a comic book the answer to the bullying problem, not at all, but it is another tool that can be used to send a positive message,” added Smith.
Specifically, in the series the main character will think about the actual cause of bullying - the bully’s own weaknesses. It is her well-thought-out solution that eventually teaches empathy on the part of the bully in question.
Creating a brand that lends itself to anti-bullying, Khamicom Entertainment has launched an Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign that will support the comic and web series launch.
For more information or to make a pledge for the crowdfunding project visit http://igg.me/at/MindOverBullies/x/3329800. To connect on Facebook and Twitter visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-MOB/382907091790733 and https://twitter.com/A_MOB_Forms respectively.