Review: Japanese artist Rokudenashiko charts the real obscenity in her memoir

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Just yesterday it was reported that a Japanese court had found artist Rokudenashiko’s vagina figurines to be considered art and not obscenity, but less stressed in the headlines was that the court also found her guilty of “distributing digital data of indecent material” and hit her with a fine. It’s that last case that is […]

MATT CHATS: Jim Zub on Joining the Crowdfunding Game with Patreon

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I first became a fan of Jim Zub’s because his tutorials on the comics making process, so it’s fitting that my next interview with him is about a platform that lets people who have enjoyed that content support him financially. His Patreon account has already amassed a sizable contribution from others who’ve enjoyed his comics or his writing about his comics […]

Rick Riordan announces $10,000 in matching funds for Rosarium

Okay now this is putting your money where your mouth is, in the best possible way. The other day we told you about Rosarium Press and their ambitious slate of books celebrating diversity behind and on the page. they have an Indiegogo campaign running,  to help supplement publisher Bill Campbell’s day job in publishing the line of […]

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: