Starlight Cats: Merlion Rising
Starlight Cats is an intergalactic action-adventure 48 pages graphic novel that chronicles the exploits of a little girl named Rebecca and the street cat Barnaby. The vicious rat-like aliens known as the Verkins are bent on conquering Earth, and only Rebecca and an elite team of cosmic-powered cats known as the Starlight Cats stand between them and universal infestation.
Starlight Cats is a project that Shane Davis and Yanzi Lin have been planning to work on since 2017. Shane brings to this project almost 20 years of experience as a professional comic book penciller and writer on projects such as DC Comic’s Superman: Earth One, Batman, New Gods and more. He also co-created almost every member of DC Comic’s Red Lanterns, including the world famous fan-favorite cat Dex-Starr the Red Lantern.
Little Singaporean girl Rebecca is on the adventure of her lifetime when her grandmother’s heirloom necklace turned out to hold the final Starlight Jewel, and it gets impossibly stuck to her. Now she finds herself to be the newest member of the Starlight Cats, which is led by…
Barnaby is the leader of the Starlight Cats. Tasked with locating the final Starlight Jewel, he finds himself on the streets of Singapore and inexplicably drawn to Rebecca. He would soon find himself responsible for Rebecca’s well-being as he bring her before…
Princess L’Amour is a member of the Catz royalty, an alien cat-like species. She finds herself torn between her obligations to her people and the need to save her friends, which includes…
Salty is an American celebrity cat for the world famous cat treats, Salty Balls™. No one knows how a prima donna like him ended up a member of an intergalactic defense force, except for…
Jellybean the kitten is small, but don’t let his size fool you. He keeps Salty on his toes (beans), and he may hold the answer to ending the Verkin threat once and for all!
The Vol. 1 Cover
48 pages of cats adventure goodness, available as either our VOL 1 cover featuring Rebecca and the Starlight Cats flying in front of Marina Bay Sands, or
The LIMITED EDITION Merlion Cover
The limited edition cover featuring the Merlion Cat God and Rebecca. This cover is EXCLUSIVE to this campaign. This is your only chance to get this cover!
COLLECTOR’S EDITION PIN SET OF 4
Do you like enamel pins? Then you will love this Collector’s Edition Set of 4 Pins featuring all 4 cat members of the Starlight Cats team: Barnaby, Princess L’Amour, Salty and Jellybean.
These are gold-color enamel pins with glitter effect for their Starlight Jewels.
Barnaby and Princess L’Amour measure 1.5 inches tall.
Salty and Jellybean measure 1 inch tall.
This pin set comes on a galaxy-themed backing card with the Starlight Cats logo!
LIMITED TO 500 SETS ONLY!
Story Ashcan/Making-Of Book
Want to get more cat content and learn how a comic book comes together? Then you will not want to miss this EXCLUSIVE Story Ashcan/Making of Book! This ashcan includes an EXCLUSIVE Supplemental Story that expands on the lore of the Starlight Cats.
All story pages in this ashcan will be drawn by Shane Davis, so that is an additional 10-20 pages of Shane artwork!
We will be also be including an assortment of page layouts, page progress and even some never-before-seen early developmental art! This book is being produced ONLY for this campaign and will not be reproduced for subsequent campaigns.
Character Ink Sketch
Get an Inked Character Sketch from Shane Davis! You can choose which character you want from Starlight Cats: Barnaby, Princess L’Amour, Salty, Jellybean, Rebecca or a Verkin. Your sketch will be done on a 5×7 bristol board in inks that will be shipped to you in pristine condition!
Have Your Cat Drawn into Starlight Cats: Merlion Rising!
You have a chance to have your pet cat drawn into Starlight Cats: Merlion Rising as a member of the Elite Palace Guard for the Catz royal family. There are 8 slots available, first-come-first-served.
If collecting original art is more your speed, we have a limited number of original inked pages available for purchase! First come first served. Backer #1 for original art will get to choose the page they want first, then Backer #2, etc.
Original ONE-OF-A-KIND Covers
Here is your chance to own the original inked covers – available only for this campaign! We will ship the covers worldwide safely with a masonite backing board.
Stretch goals to be announced as the campaign progresses!
The Creative Team
Writers: Shane Davis & Yanzi Lin
Penciller: Shane Davis
Inker: Yanzi Lin
Colorist: Candice Han
Letterer: Eric Weathers