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Crowdfunding projects that have caught our eye – mostly comics.

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 »

Jamie Me’s “Start Again” adult comic hits back at online taunters

Offering a heady adult-oriented mix of sex, superheroes and sarcasm set in Leeds, Jamie Me‘s explicitly British comic Start Again is well on the way to successful crowdfunding, but still looking for further support before the campaign ends next week. Start Again is a superhero boy meets girl story, created, written and lettered by the Yorkshire born Me, and features stunning ... Read More »

Birmingham’s Time Bomb Comics spreads its wing with ongoing comic project Flintlock

Time Bomb Comics has successfully gained Kickstarter backing for its first-ever ongoing  adventure comic, Flintlock – but further funding support will help the independent British publisher promote the title and really make an impact with the great-looking book when it launches. Since 2007, Birmingham-based Time Bomb Comics has been publishing critically acclaimed one-shots and graphic novels. A regular exhibitor on the ... Read More »

Bid for Terry Pratchett Statue in Salisbury Gathers Pace

Salisbury City Council’s Services Committee will meet later today to discuss, among other things, a proposal to erect a statue in memory of author and Discworld creator Sir Terry Pratchett in the city. An online petition campaigning for the statue, which has been designed by artist Paul Kidby, has gathered over 8000 signatures and support from Sir Terry’s family and ... Read More »

SF Author Tony Cooper launches “Powerless” comic Kickstarter based on his superhero novel series

Powerless: Some Kind of Hero - Cover SNIP

Science fiction author Tony Cooper has launched a very modest Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise just £600 to publish a comic book based on his literary creations. Powerless: Some Kind of Hero is a 24 page, full-colour comic featuring characters taken from Tony’s self-published Powerless and Killing Gods superhero novels. In Tony’s version of Britain, although superhero teams were common before the 1990s, ... Read More »

Hong Kong’s Panda-a-Panda comic heads to animation after stunning Kickstarter success

Panda-a-Panda

Popular Hong Kong comic series Panda-a-Panda has secured funding to launch its first stop motion animation through Kickstarter, teaming with JazWings, a platform to help creators bring their ideas for characters, toys, games and more to life, to take it global. Panda-a-Panda, which stars clever bears On and Guy Guy, has entertained for 10 years in Hong Kong and, based on the amount of spin-off merchandise ... Read More »

It Would Change Everything: Students Pitch an Alternative Origin For Top Super Hero

Hayley Buckingham and It Would Change Everything film director Reuben Huchard

Students from the University of Hertfordshire have launched a Kickstarter appeal for backers to make a not-for-profit film that would re-examine the origins of a major comics hero – and posit how a single murderous act might be changed, and thus change that hero forever. Pitching to raise a modest £3000 with script, equipment and other support already gathered, project ... Read More »

2Tone Comics in Hebden Bridge and other Comic Creators Count the Cost of Christmas Storms

After the storm: clean up work begins at 2 Tone Comics, Hebden Bride. Fand and friends of the independent comic shop have rallied to help raise funds to get the owners, who were unable to insure the shop after previous flooding, back on its feet. Photo: 2 Tone Comics

Fans of independent comic shop 2 Tone Comics in Hebden Bridge have rallied to help owners Mandy and Tom after the store was devastated by flooding over Christmas, wreaking havoc on many businesses in the Yorkshire town. The store is one of the latest casualties for Britain’s comics community after three storms and record-breaking levels of rain caused havoc across the ... Read More »

Comic Crowdfunding Spotlight: Joe Matthews “A Christmas Carol”

A Christmas Carol by Joe Mathews and David McCluskey

Christmas 2015 may be fast approaching, but cartoonist Joe Matthews is already planning for 2016 – by trying raise funds to publish a very personal graphic novel; his own adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, working with David McCluskey of Dammaged Comics. Rochdale cartoonist Joe has come a long way since the childhood days when he and his brother ... Read More »

Enter “Doc Dino” by Tom Ward and Chris Welsh – Opening Chests Near You Soon!

Doc Dino Promo Art 2

Tom Ward (Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman) and Chris Welsh (Wart – The Comic) have just launched a new Kickstarter for their buddy-comedy-medical-drama comic – Doc Dino. The project, which has some adult humour themes, is a 68-page graphic novel from two successful Kickstarter stalwarts, about a dinosaur who’s the world’s greatest surgeon and there’s an 11-page preview on the Kickstarter ... Read More »

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