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Crowdfunding projects that have caught our eye – mostly comics.

Creating Comics Guest Post: Is the Shine Coming Off Diamond?

Kids reading comics in a US store, in 1952

Comics creator and publisher Brett Uren argues for the need for alternative distribution methods for independent comics into comic shops, outside of US market leader Diamond Distributors – and how, with some caveats, Kickstarter is proving a game changer… Talk to a longtime US comics fan or collector for long enough, and you’ll probably get onto the subject of the Golden ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight and Preview: Cognition Issue One by Ken Reynolds & Sam Bentley

Cognition Issue One Panel Four

Script and Letters by Ken Reynolds Art by Sam Bentley Edited by David Hailwood Pin ups by Rory Donald, Tom Mortimer, Dan ‘Guns’ Butcher, Andrew Pawley, Dan Harris and others to be confirmed for final print date. American Comics format – Black and White interiors The Story: The shadowy organisation the British Occult Secret Service (B.O.S.S.) are assigned to investigate the ... Read More »

In Review: Bust Issue 1

In light of the kickstarter for Bust Issue 3, it seems foolish for us not to go back and review the first two issues, so here is the review for Issue One. The Book: Issue One tells the story of Jack, a master card dealer from Las Vegas. He’s a con-man whose sleight of hand has ruined many lives, but ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Bust #3 by Dave Cook and Chris O’Toole

Bust 3 focuses on a new character Dawn, a young girl hiding a world-changing secret.

Creator Dave Cook dropped us a line about his latest Kickstarter appeal for Bust #3, in which a young girl holds the secret to curing a post apocalyptic world gone insane in this Mad Max-inspired comic. “Bust 3: A Sackcloth Smile follows a group of misfits road tripping across a post-apocalyptic American wasteland to deliver a young girl to safety,” ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Gods of Men

Gods of Men Teaser - Cover

Essex-based writer Michael Phoenix and his print line Mythic Press have just launched a Kickstarter for their new comic Gods Of Men. The artwork by Christian Paris is eye catching, to say the least, and teaser for the comic, sets up the concept of a seemingly god-like hero rather nicely. In Gods Of Men, set in 2045, the Earth and its destiny no longer belongs to ... Read More »

Tiger Crab Studios launches “Nevera Tales” Kickstarter, a new British comic book

Sample art from Nevera Tales

Tiger Crab Studios has just launched a Kickstarter for Nevera Tales – described as The Shawshank Redemption meets Interview with a Vampire, a fantasy horror tale of mutual survival, written by the undead – although, actually, it’s a script by Daniel Bishop, a native New Zealander who was raised in England and now lives in California, hauntingly drawn by Marek Jarocki. “We love ... Read More »

Comics Medicine Dundee Conference Details Revealed, Lynda Barry, Al Davison on Guest List

Custom conference artwork by confetence host at the University of Dundee, Andrew Godfrey

The 7th International Comics & Medicine Conference: Stages & Pages will take place in Dundee in July 2016. Keynote Speakers are Lynda Barry, Al Davison, Elisabeth El Rafaie with a special workshop run by Lynda Barry & Dan Chaon. Organised by Graphic Medicine, the theme of this year’s conference, Stages & Pages, will invite participants to think about comics and ... Read More »

Delight For Brits nominated for Eisner Awards

Lakes International Comic Art Festival 24x7 Anthology

The list of nominees for this year’s Eisner Awards has been announced and includes a number of British creators – and a nomination for the anthology 24 By 7, edited by Dan Berry and published by Fanfare, featuring strips created during the Lakes International Comic Art Festival‘s 24 Hour Comics Marathon in 2014. “Hand Me Down,” by Kristyna Baczynski, published in 24 ... Read More »

#MakeArtNotWar T-Shirts added to auction in aid of refugees

These fab #MakeArtNotWar t-shirts designed by Emily Owen are now available – and sales proceeds go to help refugees. As we previously reported, Emily is on a mission to help those directly facing the consequences of the terrible war in Syria by raising funds for victims through sales of comic art.  She has already asked for help from artists willing ... Read More »

Steampunk Robots and Demon Mice? Count me in for “Cognition”

Cognition #0 - Promo - SNIP

Ken Reynolds, editor of the terrific anthology Spliced Quarterly and ace letterer of many British indie comics, is seeking backing to print his latest project Cognition #0 – a supernatural-noir-adventure drawn by Sam Bentley about a steam-powered automaton inhabited by a human spirit and a demonically possessed mouse. Cognition #0 – already in part available digitally as a “proof of concept” ... Read More »

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