British cult title Tripwire magazine recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Zoop, seeking support to fund their Tripwire 30 limited hardcover edition.
Tripwire is celebrating its 30th anniversary as both a print publication and web presence with a limited edition, oversized 224 page hardcover extravaganza, offering a whole host of interviews, features and comic strips.
Commemorating this milestone, this lavish hardcover, limited to only 500 copies, includes a brand new introduction by Dirk Wood, features looking at the dominance of Marvel movies, the rise and fall of DC’s Vertigo imprint, the 30 graphic novels you should read, 30 years of Image Comics, plus interviews with creators such as Alan Moore, Frank Miller and Mike Mignola, gathered from the magazine’s past issues.
It will also feature the debut of the latest “Sherlock Holmes and The Empire Builders” comic strip by Tripwire editor-in-chief Joel Meadows and artist Andy Bennett, running with the first two comic shorts.
The book will also include full page art from the likes of Laurence Campbell, Simon Davis, Frazer Irving, Jock, Roger Langridge, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walter Simonson, Drew Struzan, and many others.
“Tripwire has always been about shining a light on interesting figures in the worlds of comics, film and TV including those people who perhaps haven’t got their full due as creators,” says publisher Joel Meadows of the title’s ethos in a recent interview. “When we started we described ourselves as just off the mainstream and while that has shifted a bit, our remit is still to cover quality in whichever field we find it.”
Offering an enjoyable-looking trip through 30 years of pop culture, head over to Zoop and see what’s on offer, including art prints and more as extras.