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.

MATT CHATS: NHOJ on Doing a Brand New Comic (Almost) Every Day

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Irish cartoonist NHOJ (John Cullen) has been posting his Daily Comics for over 650 days at this point. They are often funny, sometimes poignant and always beautiful and entertaining. Here’s a look at his process. Fascinated by the kind of dedication such an effort takes, I asked NHOJ some questions about such topics as his […]

Nice Art; Tom Fowler’s D&D Kickstarter is amazing

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It’s pretty well known tat Tom Fowler is one of the best artists out there—a great storyteller as well as a fantastic character designer. He’s been working doing character and concept designs for toys and animation, but according to the explanation of his nw Kickstarter project, he was feeling burnt out on drawing until his […]

CrowdWatch: Locust Moon to publish long lost Will Eisner comic strips

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Well speak of the devil, here’s a new Kickstarter from the Locust Moon folks that plans to reprint some long lost early work by Will Eisner. The story of how it came to light is one of the craziest things I’ve ever heard: A collector outside Philly discovered 104 zinc plates engraved with work that […]

24 Hours of Halloween: Calliope combines toys, animation and a spooky vibe

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If you liked Coraline, you’ll probably like Calliope, a proposed stop motion film that’s a collaborations bwteen the world of designer toys (Circus Posterus’ toy designers Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters), stop-motion innovator and Annie Awards Special Achievement recipient Martin Meunier (Coraline) and filmmaker Jon Schnepp (The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened). It’s currently being Kickstarted, and if it isn’t quite a Halloween thing, it certainly fits in with the mood of the season.

You Gotta Back This: “Tephlon Funk!” Hip Hop/Manga Kickstarter Campaign

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  If you’re hankering for something to scratch that Samurai Champloo itch, you should take a look at Stéphane Métayer’s Tephlon Funk! – a Hip Hop story told through an manga-influenced comic with French artists David Tako and Nicolas Safe. The Kickstarter campaign has 5 days left on it and they’re just over the 50% mark to self-publish the […]