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Crowd Funding Projects

Crowdfunding projects that have caught our eye – mostly comics.

Crowdfunding Spotlight: “A Restless Night”, a Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman spin-off

Treves: A Restless Night

Tom Ward and Luke Parker, the talented team behind the brilliant Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman (the latest issue reviewed here), have just launched their latest Kickstarter for a one-shot prestige horror comic from the world of their hit comic, based on a true story from Sir Frederick Treves’ journals. The hope is that this new crowdfunding appeal might also secure ... Read More »

How to Draw Comics the Small Press Way with The Imperium

The Imperium - Promotional Image

Tzvi Lebetkin and Stefano Cardoselli’s IndieGoGo campaign to fund for their Imperium (“a love letter to Sixties telefantasy”) draws to a close today. We interviewed Tzvi about the campaign and his other comics recently and here, he explains why he’s offering a low rent small press comics school by “a low rent small press comics guy” as part of the perks of backing his project… One of ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Metal Made Flesh 2 – Blood & Oil

After a chance meeting at a convention in 2011, Simeon Aston and Jeremy Biggs began working together to create the illustrated cyberpunk novella Metal Made Flesh, a collection of three separate but interlinked stories set in a futuristic world created and illustrated by Simeon and written by Jeremy. It details the exploits of three mercenaries as they try to survive in the ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Our Friend Satan

Our Friend Satan - Sample Art 2

Our Friend Satan Writer: Dominik L. Marzec Inks and Pencils: Michael Murawski Colour: Lukas Lalko Format: 80 pages – full colour throughout The Story: Our Friend Satan is a rip-roaring story about Satan in the middle of his midlife crisis. He spends his nights strolling around Hell in a bathrobe and drowns his sorrows in Cthulhu Vodka. He’d love to ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Brian Gorman’s “Borderliners”

Manchester-based actor, comics writer and artist Brian Gorman has just launched a crowdfunding campaign to continue his creator-owned SF espionage story Borderliners: True Realities – a strip “starring” two characters based, with permission, on actors Ian McKellen and Roger Moore that has been well received by several well known British comic creators. Borderliners: True Realities is a fast-moving 21st century espionage tale ... Read More »

Creating Comics: Tzvi Lebetkin talks “The Imperium” – Making Every Day 1968!

The Imperium - Promotional Image

Comic creator Tzvi Lebetkin, perhaps best known for his indie project BIBLICAL and his Doctor Who-inspired, fan strip “Ice Warriors” (drawn by Stefano Cardoselli), has just launched a IndieGoGo crowd funding appeal for a new project, The Imperium – a story also drawn by Cardoselli that he describes as his love letter to classic British telefantasy of the 1960s. downthetubes: ... Read More »

Artist Grant Perkins part of Bayani comics project, a tale of Filipino folklore and mythology

Bayani and The Nine Daughters of The Moon #1 - Cover

The creators of the all-ages comic book series Bayani, who include British artist Grant Perkins, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to continue the adventures, which if successfully crowdfunded, will be published by Caliber Comics. A tale of Filipino folklore and mythology, Bayani is an 11-year-old boy desperately trying to care for his sick father (a fisherman) and keep food on the table for ... Read More »

Jazz, Hot Jazz and Comics and a CallFor Papers – It’s an Irresistible Mix!

Hot Jazz by Hunt Emerson

If you’re the find of comics person that’s backed Hunt Emerson‘s Kickstarter to publish a deluxe edition of his Hot Jazz comic strips (in the vein of his marvellous Calculus Cat collection last year, now on sale), then this new project about jazz and comics might well be of interest. (Or, you could simply head over to Kickstarter and back ... Read More »

Wart horror comic continues, last round of crowdfunding permitting…

WART Book Three Promotional Image

Comic creators Chris Welsh and Ammar Al-Chalabi are closing fast on their modest Kickstarter to fund WART Book Three at the moment, so we thought we’d give him a deserved plug to hopefully help him gain full backing. In January, he successfully funded books One and Two (news story here) of the the Lovecraft-inspired cosmic horror comic, and secured over 50 per cent of required ... Read More »

In Review: Panel Borders: Crowd-Funded Comics

   A train journey to the Lakes afforded me the chance to listen to this terrific episode of the Resonance FM ’Panel Borders‘ podcast about the positives and negatives of crowd funding your comic projects. This show concluded a month of shows looking at cartoonists who launch their projects using crowd-funding websites. Alex Fitch talked to comic book creators Emma ... Read More »

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