It’s a rainy day here in Northern California but it’s okay because I’ve got my coffee and that’s pretty much satisfied my Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Today I want to explore a few crowdfunding projects that came across my eyeballs over the weekend. The first is a love triangle involving jazz and the beginning of […]
One of the challenges for any new reader of mainstream superhero comics is finding the right launching point to start one’s fandom. Sure, there are endless Recommend Reading Lists, Looper videos of the greatest storylines in human history, or the occasional in-person guidance from a knowledgeable sage, but there is never a certainty that the […]
What is an indie comics publisher? NO one seems to have the definitive answer!
“Anonymity is protection.”
Launching a new comic book IP is as arduous a task as it ever was, but today’s creators have more tools at their disposal to turn their passion projects into a tangible product. With the democratization of crowd-funding platforms, many creative people are circumventing traditional publishing methods and going straight to the grassroots level and communicating […]
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 […]
By Matt O’Keefe Short stories are a dying breed in mainstream comics, so often the best offerings are found in the independent scene. Such is the case with books like Cartozia Tales and, more to the point, TerraQuill by Shawn Daley. Like Cartozia, TerraQuill builds a whole world pages at a time. Each of the ten stories delivers […]
Very sad news. Even as a recent Kickstarter campaign had raised money for a new digital edition of Dave Sim’s seminal “High Society” storyline in CEREBUS, in a horrible stroke of irony, all of those negatives and all the digital scans made from them have gone up in flames, as the home of Sandeep Atwal burned to the ground. Sim updated the situation on the Moment of Cerebus page:
And back in the real world. Toronto-based indie publisher Koyama Press has announced three fall releases from Julia Wertz, Michael DeForge and the Team Society League collective. Details below:
This past weekend’s CAKE show in Chicago was important for a few reasons, but mostly because CHicago has a rich vibrant indie/mainstream comics scene, and having an event to take advantage of it is a boon to the entire Midwest. The show had a stellar guest list, so we’ve been eagerly awaiting word on how it did.
So, from reading a few reports the word seems to be: great show, so-so sales but awesome atmosphere.