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, 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.
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!”