On this week’s Legion of Leia podcast, myself and co-host Anastasia Washington welcome Austin Basis (Beauty and the Beast, Supernatural, Curb Your Enthusiasm)! Austin is Kickstarting a pretty amazing project right now and I’m so psyched for you guys to check it out! The project is called The KINETIX, a comic book series about an amazing group of high school kids who are superheroes by night. All of these kids have disabilities and those disabilities actually create their superpowers! You can check out the Kickstarter here, and you can watch the promo video below.
Austin was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes as a kid and works closely with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as a celebrity ambassador to raise money and awareness for diabetes research. He’s also a super cool guy!
The KINETIX is a comic book series about a remarkable group of high school kids with disabilities, who are students by day and a team of superheroes by night. These “disabilities” are the very source from which their superpowers emerge. If you have what the world sees as a “disability”, we believe you innately have a greater potential energy than those that don’t have one. You carry that energy with you at all times and have the power to turn it into kinetic energy, and use it for good. The KINETIX isn’t an after-school special. These are flawed, three-dimensional characters with a full range of emotions. But they don’t get bitter- they make the world better!