After the cancellation of Superman Family Adventures, the creative team of Art Baltazar & Franco haven’t wasted any time in moving onto their next project. And what a move! After putting a Kickstarter up for their new ‘AW YEAH COMICS!’ series, which was to last six issues, it took only a few hours for them to hit their target of $15000.
You can read more about the project over at the Kickstarter, which is still offering up various goals and will run for twenty-nine more days. But it does go to show that there’s still an incredible market out there for all-ages comics – it’s just a case of marketing them correctly. And this is without accounting for international interest – this Kickstarter has thus far mainly been aimed at North American readers, with international shipping not offered on any of the pledges.
If the people running the Kickstarter – this looks to be Chris Smits, who will be contributing to the final comics, along with creators like Chris Roberson and Mark Waid – can find a way to offer comics for people like me in the UK and elsewhere, then the funding could totally explode.
So that’s six months of AW YEAH COMICS! funded. What’s next?
We see if we can keep it going and fund the full year’s worth! Let’s do issues 6 through 12!
— Aw Yeah Comic Books! (@AYCPublishing) February 5, 2013