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Crowdfunding projects that have caught our eye – mostly comics.

‘The Mob’ comics project raises money for cancer charities

The Mob - work in progress - by Dave Kirkwood

The Mob is an A3 drawing made in six weeks during July and August this year, the brainchild of Dave Kirkwood and others with the aim of raising money for cancer charities. Over 1,400 people, including many celebrities, showed their support for people coping with cancer on Twitter and Dave created a tiny individual toon character for each person. The ... Read More »

Gemini Force One project secures crowdfunding goal

Gemini Force One Stretch Goals announced

We’re pleased to report that Jamie Anderson’s Kickstarter, aimed at getting his father Gerry Anderson’s Gemini Force One concept launched as a series of novels, has been a success, reaching its initial funding target of £24,350 ahead of the 5th October deadline. “Thank you so much everyone, for all of your wonderful support,” says Jamie. “500 of you have now ... Read More »

Crowdfunding success for ‘Project Overwatch’

Project Overwatch Promotional Image

The world of comic books is caught in an endless cycle of regurgitated ideas, so Con Artist Entertainment, the team behind Project: Overwatch project, argue the only real solution to this is to move away from the overused character and storyline tropes, and onto something fresh and exciting. It seems they’ve hit the spot with their Kickstarter appeal, easily reaching ... Read More »

Exclusive: When Creation meets Publishing: why Gemini Force One went Kickstarter

Gerry Anderson's Gemini Force

  Jamie Anderson, the son of Gerry Anderson, has released a light-hearted video that explains just why he and author MG Harris decided not to go the traditional route when it came to publishing Gemini Force One – and turned to the crowdfunding site Kickstarter to try and raise funds to complete one of his father’s last projects. Gerry Anderson’s ... Read More »

Revengers tragedy ‘Venezia’ continues its crowdfunded publishing path

Venezia Cover - SNIP

Venezia is a comic book series created by British writer Wolf Beaumont which launched last year – and raising funds for the production of Issue 3, the latest stage in this crowdfunding-backed publishing project, launched earlier today. The series is set in 16th century Italy and tells a story of a daughter’s revenge as a masked assassin, after the brutal ... Read More »

Forgotten Planet Kickstarter offers creative Rewards for aspiring Comic Creators

Forgotten Planet promotional art by Giancarlo Caracuzzo

It seems that these days lots of comic creators are using crowdfunding to kickstart their projects, as larger publishers take less risks and back away from projects that are aimed at a niche market or buck the mainstream trends. Now, indie publishers Scar Comics are not only embracing the idea, but in a bold movie to engage other creators,  they’re ... Read More »

Steampunk from the South West: Arthur tries for his Shilling

An enthusiastic group of British creators have baneded together to source crowdfunding for Arthur Shilling, a new ongoing comic series blending steampunk and the paranormal set for release on the 21st September 2013 at the first Dev Con in Plymouth. They’re doing well in their efforts to reach their relatively modest target of £1000, which will ensure publication of Issue ... Read More »

Scar Comics launches Kickstarter appeal for ‘Forgotten Planet’ project

Forgotten Planet promotional art by Giancarlo Caracuzzo

In 2006, scientists announced Pluto was to be de-classified as a planet, and many felt a slight pang of disappointment as our Solar System lost its little Ice baby. But what if there was a darker reason behind this cosmic realignment? That’s the premise behind Scar Comics latest title, Forgotten Planet, revealing the sinister history of the downgraded planetoid in ... Read More »

Award-winner Corbain Wilkins seeks backing for ‘Breaker’s End’

Breaker's End

2012 Observer/Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize winner Corbain Wilkins has a new graphic novel, Breaker’s End, in the works and hopes to release a special edition using the Kickstarter crowdfunding service. Breaker’s End tells the story of a fragile, ageing couple who in their youth rejected the system and society, the pressures to conform, get married, get a job, mortgage, ... Read More »

“Electric Man” comic crowdfunder launched

Electric Man Movie Poster

  The team behind the warmly-received Electric Man film have just launched an Indiegogo campaign to publish a tie-in comic, with the aim of inventing 80 years of fictional comic history for the character. “How many times can they re-boot Batman?” challenges the film’s writer Scott McKay. “How many times can they tell the same story? And why don’t new ... Read More »

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