Actually $440 since I just pledged $10 for a copy of Elijah Brubaker’s Reich #12. If there is any company which deserves the preordering help that Kickstarter uses its Sparkplug, now run by Virginia Paine following the tragic death of founder Dylan Williams. The Kickstarter covers Reich #12 and a collection of William Cardini’s Vortex.
Hi all! This is Virginia, owner/showrunner of Sparkplug Books. I’ve been managing Sparkplug since I took over ownership a year and a half ago. It’s been fun/busy/hard but I’ve had a lot of help. And now we need YOUR help. Sparkplug needs funds to publish our next two books I’ll get to those later and so, we are kickstartering our fall publications. If it goes well, we may even be able to fund a third!
I know Sparkplug has meant a lot to a lot of people over the years. I’ve done my best to keep Dylan William’s vision alive and publish underappreciated, idiosyncratic comics by really awesome folks. We’ve been struggling financially since Dylan passed, but I think it’s important to keep going and finish at least one of his projects, and create another that he would approve of. With your contribution, you can be a part of this legacy of amazing comics.
The two books offer something for everyone.
Brubaker’s Reich is a meticulously drawn and researched biography of psychologist Wilhelm Reich, inventor of Orgone and many other crazier than fiction theories.
Vortex, by contrast is a crazier than life fantasy epic told in the Fort Thunder style. They’re both the kind of bold projects Sprakplug has always been known for. And some good rewards, like an acrylic painting by Cardini:
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