MATT CHATS: Tyler James on the Cthulhu Magic and Temptation to Move Away from Comic Book Kickstarters

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Tyler James is easily one of the hardest working people in comics. Over the past several years, while continuing his role as the publisher of ComixTribe, he’s taken a keen interest in crowdfunding. He went from finding early success with comic projects on Kickstarter in 2012 quickly to the massive success of the C is for […]

Kazoo Magazine for girls will run comics by Alison Bechdel

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        Kazoo magazine is a new print mag for girls, with a plan to present material that speaks to girls aspirational goals A new kind of print magazine for girls—one that inspires them to be smart, strong, fierce, and, above all, true to themselves.  KAZOO is currently being Kickstarted, and has already gained tons […]

Kick Watch: Comic Book Convention Survival Guide tell you absolutely everything about going to cons

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I received a nice note asking me to promote this Kickstarter for aComic Book Convention Survival Guide by Kyle Rose and Matthew Bernard. The Comic Book Convention Survival Guide combines years of convention expertise into one convenient location where it can be shared with the world. It will ensure that our readers become well informed […]

MATT CHATS: Chris Lewis Talks Violence, Karma and Kickstarter for Digital First Series

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I always know I’m getting something unlike anything else on the shelf when I buy a Chris Lewis comic. His last multi-issue series, Drones, for example, was a psychedelic satire about the military. His latest effort, the digital first Karma Police series about a group of monks fighting for peace, might be even stranger, in […]

The “Gibbs Girls” bring their vision of steampunk in “The Invention of E.J. Whitaker”

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By Nicholas Eskey Shawnee and Shawnelle Gibbs it seems were each destined to be creative. Both writers and illustrators, these sisters are the founders of Reel Republic, the production umbrella for their works. The team boasts credits such as the award winning animated short Ravishing Rasberry, popular online series Adopted by Aliens and Old Ladies […]

Kickstarter is increasingly crucial to indie comics publishing

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Comics publishing has hit a bit of a slowdown, as I’ve noted a few times, and Kickstarter seems to be picking up the slack for a lot of publishers. Comicker’s Dave Acampo wrote a piece looking at this is mostly about his own Kickstarter for Comicker, but has some general observations and a pie chart of where the money goes prepared by Comicker publisher Sean Williams:

It’s a Jungle Out There: New York City gets enmeshed in the VINES Kickstarter

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VINES by Mike Geszel, Ben McCool*** and Inaki Miranda in a project thaht’s been in the works for a while, and though Miranda remains as concept artist and art director  project, he’s left behind a bunch of spectacular concept art and covers, and hand picked his protegé Chuma Hill (link NSFW) to actually draw the series, which is being […]

Where the Conner/Palmiotti team will be at Long Beach Comic Expo –– and their latest Kickstarter

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The other day we mentioned that the hugely popular team behind Harley Quinn of Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti had imposed a sensible signing limit for shows, which makes sense because they are two of the busiest people we know. For instance, Palmiotti is currently running Kickstarter — his ninth—for a standalone graphic novel in […]

Support diversity in comics? You need to support the BLACK kickstarter

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There’s been a lot of tweeting and tumblring about the need for more diversity in comics. And now you can make comics more diverse! Here is a chance to actually support a project by African-American creators that deals frankly with racial issues from a non-white perspective. BLACK is a new kickstarter for a graphic novel written by Kwanza Osajyefo (aka Kwanza Johnson)and Tim Smith III with art by Jamal Igle with additional art by Khary Randolph. Former Vertigo editor Sarah Litt will oversee the production. The story is high concept: what if only black people could become superheroes? Let your mind wander over that.