New British crowdfunding platform for comic creators launches with campaigns for ATOMIC and Technofreak

Get My Comics, publishers of SHIFT comic magazine and distributors of a wide range of independent British comics, has launched a new crowdfunding platform for the UK. It’s being “road tested” with a renewed campaign for Atomic, a new anthology from the team behind Comic Scene, and a campaign for Technofreak #4, from creator John Charles.

Payments are taken when backing, but any projects that fail to complete will be fully refunded. The new SHIFT crowdfunding platform enables additional reward levels, just like other crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Zoop.

“The platform offers cheaper postage rates to the UK, Europe and worldwide than a Kickstarter campaign,” says Comic Scene publisher Tony Foster. 

Atomic

Comic Scene - ATOMIC

Atomic, a project which previously sought finding on Kickstarter, is now well on the way to getting all its funding, Tony says, but still needs support.

Atomic celebrates 35 years since first being published in 1987 and 30 years since it ended in 1992. The new Atomic Comic is 52+ A4 pages, featuring all new strips you are likely to see as part of Comic Scene‘s future Saturday Comic Box titles (there will be 12 to collect).

This is the first anthology special with strips that will not appear in future titles but will give you a flavour of the range and quality of what’s to come in the comics and specials. 

The campaign for Atomic closes on 31st March 2022 – check it out, and available rewards, here

TechnoFreak #4

Technofreak #4

Is Jon Sherlok really dead? The shocking truth is revealed in “Down and Out in L.A”, the latest issue of the the ongoing tongue-in-cheek SF action comic from writer, artist and colourist John Charles, featuring art by 2000AD‘s Tom Newell.

“TechnoFreak #4 is almost ready to go to print,” says John. “It is already scripted, drawn and coloured. We are hoping to raise funds to cover printing. and to pay for lettering, and to pay Tom Newell, who is a professional comic artist, for his amazing work on the project.

“Surely this is the best issue of TechnoFreak yet,” he enthuses, “and the others were belters! If you’ve read TechnoFreak 1 – 3, you’ll know it’s a quality production.

“If we raise funds beyond our initial target figure, they will go to fund issue #5, which we’d love to bring to you too!”

The campaign for Technofreak #4 closes on 16th April 2022 – check it out, and available rewards, here

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.



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