Launching on Wednesday, the Kickstarter-funded Striker comic magazine arrives in selected high street newsagents and on subscription – and downthetubes has a sneak peek for fans of the long-running newspaper football strip created by Pete Nash. The crowdfunder raised £43,719 to bring Striker, which also appears in The Sun, back into print as a regularContinue reading Sneak Peek: the new Striker comic magazine, launching in high street newsagents this week
Seeking crowdfunding on Unbound, Glarnies, Green Berets & Goons is a new book by Julie Warren, aiming to tell the remarkable story of Larry Stephens, a World War Two commando who transformed British comedy. British popular culture would probably be very different had Larry Stephens not been born. We could now be living in aContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Glarnies, Green Berets & Goons
I recently got chatting to Ian Ashcroft and he and I are are venturing on a short story for an upcoming anthology. He asked to show me some art from his current project, entitled Kia Wordsmith. I immediately insisted that he send me some samples. The quality of what he and Dave West are workingContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Kia Wordsmith from Accent UK
The new ComicScene UK magazine has launched a crowdfunder to get the magazine into over 600 shops across the UK on a monthly basis. They need to raise £5000 plus for the upfront cost to do this. Declaration of interest – I’m one of the writers on the title and I helped get the titleContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Can you help get ComicScene UK into WHSmith and other newsagents?
Inventive independent British comics publisher Mad Robot Comics have sailed past their crowdfunding target for their latest anthology project, Cadavers: World Gone to Hell – but there’s still time to back the title on Kickstarter. Created by Edward Bentley and Matt Hardy, the book includes stories from Ash Deadman, Luke Francis, Russell Mark Olson, Kieren Stevens andContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Cadavers – World Gone to Hell, a post-apocalyptic anthology from Mad Robot Comics