This week we look at three new crowdfunding projects from talented teams and duos. We highlight the comics of ARRO, LÖK ZINE and Heart of Gold.
“It was quite a challenge because it was unlike anything DC had done,” said Bruning. Though they had been in the industry for years, they didn’t know how to deal with online talent and online competition. In many ways, they had to “rebuild” and rework their established view of comics.
With the release of his massive hit webcomic hitting the bookshelves, I had the opportunity to speak with Andrew Hussie, the elusive and hilarious creator of Homestuck, one of the most ambitious and interactive independent comics ever created. ~ Q1. You say in this intro that this book is for enjoyment, perhaps a leisurely companion […]
Take a peak at some slice of life inspired comics in this week’s Crowdfunding Watch.
On this particular President’s Day I’d like nothing more than to step outside this current reality. Thankfully, fantasy adventure let’s me do exactly that. I’ve located three fantasy comics looking to raise money to help bring their wonderful worlds to life. Now that I have my pot of coffee and an angry cat who keeps […]
So I just got finished moving, only four miles away but moving is always a particular kind of abysmal Hell from which there is no exit from no matter the distance. If I ever purchase another shoe I want each of you to find me and yell at me. Anyway, this week we’ve got an […]
I’m whatever the opposite of the life of a party is. When I have people over at my house, I don’t call them parties, I call them gatherings. I like to lower expectations so people do not anticipate having too good of a time. Like, maybe you’ll have a decent time? That’s all I can […]
I like to end the month by having an existential crisis and I’m glad that 2018 is proving no different. The good part about questioning what your purpose on this mortal plane is, is that you are likely to venture off into unknown areas of your brain. My brain is filled with campy science-fiction tropes, […]
Mainstream comics aren’t exactly known for their stellar depictions of parenthood, maternity, fertility or pregnancy. The pregnant superhero is treated as something to be maligned, a grotesque and monstrous object. The experience of conception and pregnancy is rarely the locus of attention in comics. If you venture into the world of indie and webcomics however, […]
I think it’s safe to say that if you follow the Beat, you are familiar with the artistic work of the indefatigable Dean Haspiel.This year has been particularly productive for Haspiel. His prolific work can be seen everywhere, including on television, on the stage (indeed, earlier this fall, his show Harakiri Kane debuted at the Brick Theater in […]