Crowd Watch: Muscle Temple an all star wrestling anthology!


The wrestling/comics connection has always been strong, from their shared roots in carnival strongmen singlets to former grappler CM Punk’s writing comics career. And here’s a new one: Muscle Temple, an indie comics anthology spotlighting the squared circle that is currently being crowdfunded. Frank Gibson of Tiny Kitten Teeth is leading the rumble. which will include work by Maddy Flores, Sam Alden, Box Brown, Amanda Meadows, Zac Gorman. According to Gibson:

Interview: Jeff McComsey Talks Going to War with the Latest FUBAR Kickstarter

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The FUBAR comic books might not be familiar to the traditional Wednesday Warrior, but they’re a major player in the growing zombie and anthology markets. Even though the one time it strayed from its anthology roots its Kickstarter raised over $95,000, FUBAR is committing to sharing a selection of short stories by a variety of […]

Why Comic Anthologies Find So Much Success on Kickstarter

By Matt O’Keefe I’m Matt O’Keefe, a writer for The Beat, and I have written about a lot of Kickstarters. Crowdfunding is a really fascinating subject in the comic book industry, playing a significant role in publishing and marketing as it produces its share of wild successes and abject failures. Comics are a little different from every other category on […]

Submissions Open for Rachel Edidin and Sfé Monster’s ‘Beyond’ Anthology


Writer Rachel Edidin and artist Sfé Monster have opened up submissions for a new comics anthology called ‘Beyond’. A collection of queer sci-fi and fantasy stories, Beyond is aimed to be crowdfunded and then published in 2014. A number of creators are already signed up for the project, including Fiona Staples, Carla Speed McNeil and Dylan […]

INTERVIEW: Rachel Deering on her Horror Anthology ‘In The Dark’


Rachel Deering is a writer and letterer best known for her horror projects like Anathema, a werewolf story which was successfully funded through Kickstarter and has gone on to receive pretty unanimous acclaim. You may also recognise her name from other comics like Amelia Cole, and the Womanthology project. She’s returned to Kickstarter this month for […]

Review: Nobrow 8 Hysteria: all shook up

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Nobrow 8: Hysteria Nobrow Press Editors: Sam Arthur, Alex Spiro Hysteria def: ‘unmanageable emotional excess’  ’emotional excitability and disturbances of the psychic, sensory, vasomotor, and visceral functions’   Here we go then: the lovely smelling eighth volume of Nobrow’s titular anthology, packed this time with comics and illustration spreads of a hysterical nature, hotly anticipated by myself […]

Titan Unveil ‘Monster Massacre’ Anthology


The Brit Zone continues, sort of, with a new announcement from Titan Comics. This week Titan unveiled a new co-publishing deal between themselves and Atomeka, which will put out ‘Monster Massacre’. This anthology will feature stories all about – you guessed it – monsters. On top of stories from creators like D’Israeli, Ian Edginton, Ron Marz, […]

Karagoz: a visual smorgasbord of fun


Karagoz  Contributors: Thomas Wellmann, Nadine Redlich, Warwick Johnson Cadwell,  Olaf Albers, Max Fiedler, Rita Fürstenau, Lomp, Michael Meier, Lisa Röper and Andreas Schuster. I’m delighted comics anthology Karagoz is finally available online  for everybody to buy. It’s an anthology I enjoyed immensely after picking it up at Thought Bubble last year from contributor Warwick Johnson Cadwell’s table, having been instantly drawn by that great cover; […]

INTERVIEW: The 2012 Thought Bubble Anthology is Here!


Lisa Wood is the founder of Leeds’ Thought Bubble Festival, which is now only ten days away (AIIEEEE indeed, readers), but last year also saw her compile a Thought Bubble Anthology book, with all proceeds going to the children’s charity Barnardo’s. Last year’s anthology, released throughImage, saw creative talent like Mike Carey, Anthony Johnson and […]