Crowdfunding Spotlight and Sneak Peek: Cthulhu Kids #2

Imagine what a school for the offspring of the creatures of the Cthulhu Mythos would be like… well, actually, you dont have to, because that’s exactly what small-press comic creators Peter Duncan and Andrew Pawley have done. Their wonderful Cthulhu Kids comic is the result, and a second Issue is in the pipeline, crowdfunding permitting.Continue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight and Sneak Peek: Cthulhu Kids #2

The Hammer by Simon and Kieran Squires and Charlie Hogg

Crowdfunding Spotlight: “The Hammer” by Simon and Kieran Squires

Comic creator Kieran Squires gave downthetubes a heads up on his new project, The Hammer – an action-packed slams fantasy tale, reinventing Norse mythology with a savagely British sense of adventure and humour. The modest Kickstarter has just gone live and is worth checking out. The Hammer is a four part mini-series tracing the story ofContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: “The Hammer” by Simon and Kieran Squires

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Rodney – The Premonition by Eddie Campbell and Phil Elliott

Behind the pseudonym, Charlie Trumper, Eddie Campbell and Phil Elliott created over 100 comic strips between 1984 and 1985 for the weekly music paper, Sounds… and now a collection of Rodney – The Premonition is in the works, seeking funding on KickstarterContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: Rodney – The Premonition by Eddie Campbell and Phil Elliott

£1.3 million raised by UK comic creators through Kickstarter in 2018

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter PBC has announced that 2018 was a record-breaking year in its Comics category, with $16 million (over £12 million) pledged to projects from independent creators around the globe, including some great UK- based projects – and many artists of colour and LGBTQ creators who have traditionally been under represented in the industry.Continue reading £1.3 million raised by UK comic creators through Kickstarter in 2018

Crowdfunding Campaign promotion tips from “Killtopia” creator Dave Cook

Dave Cook – the writer of cyberpunk graphic novel Killtopia – recently offered some great creating comics tips on planning the promotion of your crowdfunding campaign on his Twitter, which he has kindly given us permission to repost on downthetubes. For those of you unfamiliar, Killtopia, drawn by Craig Paton, which smashed its original crowdfundingContinue reading Crowdfunding Campaign promotion tips from “Killtopia” creator Dave Cook