This week’s Crowdfunding Watch focuses on misfit teams who are at their best when they are working together. From stealing vampire treasures, to fighting aliens and lustful embraces, these are three projects worth checking out.
Your monthly round-up of small press and indie comics links for April & May
This week’s focus is on three graphic novels which help us explore and examine our humanity, humility and humor.
This week we look at three projects geared towards creating and exploring magic. From giant radioactive cats to magical boys, there’s surely something here that will cast a spell on you.
A silent, surreal meditation on the human condition in context of the natural world, Kingdom/Order takes as its hero an unnamed man in an unnamed city and in drawing connections between this urban dweller and the so-called “wild kingdom” finds the commonalities between the two might be largely built on desire. Reid Psaltis’ meticulous black […]
This week we look at three new crowdfunding projects from talented teams and duos. We highlight the comics of ARRO, LÖK ZINE and Heart of Gold.
Young Frances is already in the running to be Graphic Novel of the Year. It collects the award-winning Pope Hats series by Hartley Lin (who wrote the comic under the pen name Ethan Rilly). It’s a beautifully drawn tale of millennial life, professional jealousy, road taken and not taken that’s timeless and yet true to our […]
On the surface, I, Parrot is a madcap farce about taking care of 42 parrots as it snowballs into absurdity on almost a surreal degree. Taken on all levels, writer Deb Olin Unferth and artist Elizabeth Haidle have crafted a lovely fable about gathering all the precious pieces that make up your life and giving […]
Over the years that I’ve contributed for The Beat, I’ve gotten to preview some pretty-interesting projects in the making, as well as talk to their equally-interesting creators. A little more than two years ago, I had a phone interview with two women who called themselves the “Gibbs Girls.” They were working on a steam-punk inspired comic that takes place at the dawn of the 20th century and during the Industrial Age. The story followed a female, African American inventor named Ada Turner who creates the first flying machine. Last week, the Gibbs Girls reached out and informed me that the comic had finally come out.
Jessica Campbell has gotten plenty of attention with her sharp cartoons examining the art world through the lens of gender politics. Her attitude, part take-no-prisoners and part don’t-mind-me-self-deprecation makes for some singular, honest, and hilarious examinations of not just the historical male domination of art, but the double standards that became the roadblocks for women […]