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


  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 […]

Crowd Watch: Mike Dawson’s Rules For Dating My Daughter


A new day a new Kickstarter but this one is notable: a collection of comics essays by Mike Dawson called Rules For Dating My Daughter. Although the book will contain new material, som of it originally ran on The Comics Journal, Slate Magazine, and The Nib. Here’s one from The Nib which we admired before, “Longstreet Farm.” Dawson’s take on things is very funny but he spend a lot of time asking a lot of questions:

MATT CHATS: Wolves of Summer Creators on Kickstarter, Collaboration and the Hitler Youth


It truly is a new Golden Age of comics, not just because of the fantastic output from such publishers as Image, Fantagraphics, Oni, etc., but also because of how many great comics are going unnoticed. The market is brimming with material that has gone largely undiscovered. I experienced that in a big way with Shawn […]

Kickstarter Spotlight: Supreme Team Takes on the Rise of Hip-Hop and Drug-Culture


Comics Beat contributor Seth Ferranti has had a long and storied past.  A writer well and truly familiar with life on the streets, Ferranti began picking up the craft of writing while serving a 25 year sentence in the Federal Bureau of Prisons for acting as the kingpin of an LSD empire. Ferranti released his first […]

Interview: Cecil Baldwin shares Welcome to Night Vale’s origin story and talks inclusivity in comics and podcasts


We sat down at Flame Con with Cecil Baldwin, star of the podcast Welcome to Night Vale, and talked WTNV’s origins, it’s explosive popularity and how serialized storytelling expands representation of LGBTQ characters

MATT CHATS: Tyler James on the ComixTribal Magic


Independent publisher ComixTribe has been steadily growing their presence in the direct market, on Kickstarter and especially on the web. is a site that’s used not just to promote their products but also to give advice to inspiring and up-and-coming creators. I spoke to Tyler James, the publisher of ComixTribe, about building a reputation in the industry, […]

Kickstart First Law of Mad Science to Stave Off a Deadly Future


In 2008, Oliver Mertz and Mike Isenberg came up with the idea for First Law of Mad Science, an affecting and strangely portentous story about a man whose innovative retinal implants a la Google Glass end up having major ramifications on the future of the world and the safety of his family.  Seven years later, the […]