Rosy Press Indefinitely Shutters its Doors, Janelle Asselin Leaving Comics


Over the last decade, Janelle Asselin has become one of the most influential and progressive figures in comics.  Last year, she set off a journalistic firestorm after writing an article that detailed Scott Allie’s long history of sexual harassment while professionally working at Dark Horse.  As a publisher, she launched Rosy Press, an imprint designed to […]

Kickstarter Spotlight: Thomas Edison & Amelia Earheart take on Fritz Lang in THE TRUST BOOK ONE: THE SILENT SCREAM


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 […]

Podcorn Podcast 06/01/16 — The Secrets to Kickstarting Your Comic!


Podcorn Podcast co-host Brandon Montclare was an early adopter of the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.  Through it, he and artist Amy Reeder successfully funded two books, Halloween Eve and Rocket Girl! This week, Brandon and I sit down to talk about the platform and discuss how to market your campaign, how to engage with your audience, […]

MATT CHATS: Tyler James on the Cthulhu Magic and Temptation to Move Away from Comic Book Kickstarters


Tyler James is easily one of the hardest working people in comics. Over the past several years, while continuing his role as the publisher of ComixTribe, he’s taken a keen interest in crowdfunding. He went from finding early success with comic projects on Kickstarter in 2012 quickly to the massive success of the C is for […]

MATT CHATS: Chris Lewis Talks Violence, Karma and Kickstarter for Digital First Series

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I always know I’m getting something unlike anything else on the shelf when I buy a Chris Lewis comic. His last multi-issue series, Drones, for example, was a psychedelic satire about the military. His latest effort, the digital first Karma Police series about a group of monks fighting for peace, might be even stranger, in […]

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: Vincenzo Ferriero and Ray Chou Take Steampunk to New Horizons in SKIES OF FIRE

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Skies of Fire, the brainchild of Vincenzo Ferriero and Ray Chou, is a colorful and mesmerizing comic that takes readers into the Aquilan Empire, a world where airship travel has become the main means of transportation, commerce and war.  Moreover, the book is a entrepreneurial success story. Launched in 2014 by Mythopoeia, the publishing company founded […]

How To Make Crowdfunding Sustainable For Comics

Jimmy Palmiotti has been a prolific crowdfunder.

A little while back, Brian Hibbs wrote a piece involving the place of Kickstarters in the comics world that still seems to be making the rounds online.  It comes at it from the retailer angle, and as somebody who’s run a few Kickstarters, I have a few different thoughts about how crowdfunding fits into the […]