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Crowd Funding Projects

Crowdfunding projects that have caught our eye – mostly comics.

Matt Bucket Primes “The Weapon”, his debut graphic novel

The weapon by Matt Buckett -SNIP

The Weapon, a debut graphic novel from Devon-based artist and writer Matt Buckett, a 136 page graphic novel funded through Kickstarter. A fast paced action adventure dealing with imminent global catastrophe featuring fast cars, crazy technology and “the most tenacious female reporter on the planet”, it’s already got the full backing required and the art is already complete – and there are still ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Breaking the mould with Save Our Souls magazine

Save Our Souls - Strip Samples Image

Save Our Souls is a stunning looking new British magazine currently seeking crowdfunding of £3000 to launch, which will feature written articles by brilliant writers and journalists, alongside some of the best short comics and illustration you can find. The magazine is being edited by David Ziggy Greene, best known for his years of illustrated journalism, who has also created ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Lloyd and the Bear by Gibson Grey

Lloyd and the Bear Trade Paperback

It’s already hit its target, but there’s still time to back Gibson Grey‘s planned trade paperback of his terrific Lloyd and the the Bear strip, collecting the first four issues of Lloyd comic adventures with updated artwork and a whole ton of extras. If you do, you might well enable him to raise enough cash to not only unlock further ... Read More »

‘A Tale of Shadows’ returns to Kickstarter after successful funding for first issue

A Tale of Shadows: Cause & Effect

After the successful funding of A Tale of Shadows: Something Out of Nothing and becoming a Kickstarter Staff Pick (see news story), Katie White reports Lyndon White, Paul Clark-Forse and Tyler Wilson are back on with a crowd funding appeal for the second book, A Tale of Shadows: Cause and Effect. A Tale of Shadows is a 28 page fantasy ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Iapetus Rising by Glenn B Fleming

Iapetus Rising Sample 3

British comic creator Glenn B Fleming‘s Kickstarter for his SF epic, Iapetus Rising has just launched and he needs your support to get the book published, in your hands, on the shelves and to the top of the bestseller lists! Iapetus Rising is a novel of pure science fiction, comprising 180 full colour pages and 60 illustrations, which, if Glenn’s funding bid to raise ... Read More »

Beyond Lovecraft: An Interview with Jasper Bark and Rob Moran about their new graphic novel

Comics writer Jasper Bark (who I’ve been privileged to work with in the past on a couple of projects) and artist Rob Moran have just launched a crowdfunding appeal to support their latest project, Beyond Lovecraft – a graphic novel they tell us that will change the way you see the Cthulhu Mythos forever. I caught up with the pair ... Read More »

The MASK: Smiling in the Face of Adversity

One of my hobby horses has always been that comics have rarely been treated as a serious medium by main stream culture when it has produced such works as Maus, The Tale of One Bad Rat and V for Vendetta. And V for Vendetta is certainly one that has caught the public imagination. Perhaps it was the comic, perhaps it ... Read More »

“Bomb Scares” comic anthology from Time Bomb Comics seeks backing

Bomb Scares Anthology Promo

Time Bomb Comics publisher Steve Tanner has just launched a modest Kicstarter – just £500 – to raise funds to publish Bomb Scares, a new horror comic anthology showcasing a truly frightening array of artists and writers. Intended as an annual release over the next three years, this Kickstarter is for the first anthology collection due to be published later this month. ... Read More »

Miss out on “Yellow” at Your Peril! OFF LIFE book project launches on Kickstarter

Yellow Front Cover

Today the tease is over and – after a year of hard work and illustration – the team behind Britain’s only free street comic, OFF LIFE,  have unveiled their plans for Yellow: the collected book and launched its Kickstarter campaign. Yellow is a celebration of illustration and the people who’ve made it their own, featuring original artwork from 52 of the world’s most ... Read More »

Greek comic artist seeks to highlight country’s personal stories as crisis continues

Meanwhile in Greece

How is Greece being affected by the ongoing financial crisis and  the ongoing instability of its recently-re-elected government, still without a clear majority? Greek cartoonist Spiros Derveniotis hopes to cast an informative light on a dificult subject, told through the lives of ordinary Greeks. Daily, we’re confronted with news from Greece, through multiple media. Meanwhile, on Facebook and Instagram,  friends flood our ... Read More »

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