Welcome to this week’s Comics Crowdfunding Round-Up! This week at The Beat, we have a lot of diverse projects for you to back, and we couldn’t be more excited!
Everything is Different Now
Creators: Justin Richards (writer/creator), Michele Abounader (editor), Liana Kangas,(Cover A), Val Halvorson (Cover B), Tench (Aleksandra Orekhova) (Back Cover), Adam Cahoon (Interior Art/Logo Design), Jimmy Kucaj (Interior Art), Chris Shehan (Interior Art), Fabian Lelay (Interior Art), Andrea Rosales (Interior Art), Kelly Williams (Interior Art), Fell Hound (Interior Art), Linda Campbell (Colorist), and Toben Racicot (Letterer)
End Date: August 31, 2022
Goodies: Digital or print edition, variant covers, Rager Scouts Badge sticker sheet designed by Brent A Schmidt, 3 pack of RAGE buttons, a digital commission from Fell Hound, a physical 11×17″ commission from Fabian Lelay, your name on the “Thank You” page, and “extra goodies”
Everything is Different Now is a RAGE-filled collection of comic shorts written by Justin Richards and drawn by today’s top comic artists!
Because this week was cray-cray (as per usual), I am keeping this recommendation brief. Anthologies make my heart sing and some of my favorite creators have contributed to this one. Check it out!
Old Man Grey – A One-shot Horror Comic
Creators: Steven Ingram
End Date: August 31, 2022
Goodies: Physical and PDF version, previous graphic novels by Ingram (Holly and Left), and A5 sketches (the artist has the right of refusal)
A 24-page horror comic. When you break down in the middle of nowhere, accepting help from the locals may not be the safe option.
What if Annie Wilkes wasn’t part of the cultural lexicon? When your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, would you accept help from a strange local? Or would you worry she was your Number One Fan? This badger wants to know. I guess we all need to read the comic to find out!
Creators: Aaron Segman (writer), Luis Silva (editor), Joelle Blot (artist), and Zip Alegria (artist)
End Date: September 2, 2022
Goodies: Digital or print edition
In the vast wilderness of Alaska, a gas station worker with a penchant for solving problems finds a trove of paranormal artifacts.
From Creatively Queer Press, an indie publisher that focuses on LGBTQ+ and BIPOC stories, Allison Strange is set in Inside Passage, Alaska a real region described as “an unexplored counterpart to Stephen King‘s Maine.” Well, Creatively Queer marketing team, I recently binged BOTH adaptations of King’s The Stand and watched Castle Rock… And when it comes to the King of Horror, I doubt I am the only person whose interest is piqued when there is a King comparison (that takes guts!) in marketing material, especially when it seems like the comparison is well deserved: the art in Allison Strange draws my eye, and there is something materially interesting about the story.
Indigiverse: Dark Heart #1
Creators: Scott Wilson (writer), Katie Houghton-Ward (artist), Justin Randall (color artist), and Wolfgang Bylsma (Chair of COMICS ON COUNTRY)
End Date: August 25, 2022
Goodies: PDF or print edition of Dark Heart #1, or choose a bundle with an Indigiverse tee-shirt printed on a high-quality Gildan black tee-shirt
The Indigiverse begins here! An Aboriginal Superhero Universe from the vision of Gooniyandi-Miriuwung Gajerrong man Scott Wilson.
Crowdfunding is an easy way for comic fans to support diverse creators, like Indigiverse visionary Scott Wilson, so that we can continue to see more diversity in our comic book characters. Wilson, a Gooniyandi-Miriuwung Gajerrong man, told Australia’s National Indigenous Times that he hopes his Dark Heart series will respect and celebrate Aboriginal culture. “The language is one of the biggest things because I want to preserve the language with it with the actual glossary within the book,” he told the outlet, adding that the comic will feature Kriol and Gooniyandi language. Cool feature, right?
The Twin Blades: BLOOD & OBSIDIAN
Creators: Jarred Luján (writer), Julio Suarez (artist), Rocco Langg (colors), Gabriela Downie (letters/Cover B variant), Andrea Rosales (original logo), Lucas Gattoni (installment logo), and JJ López (Cover C line art with colors by Nicky Rodriguez)
End Date: August 26, 2022
Goodies: PDF or physical copy of Twin Blades: Blood & Obsidian
The next installment of the Mexicans-with-swords meets Aztec Mythology comic set during the iconic Cinco de Mayo Battle of Puebla.
Learn more about one of the most bastardized holidays in the United States, Cinco de Mayo. The day marks the Battle of Puebla in 1862, which was part of the second French Intervention in Mexico (read The Mary Sue to learn more about this historical moment’s importance to this comic). Not only is the comic steeped in Mexican myth and history, but it is also brought to you by an incredibly talented team of creators.
Here are some already-funded projects worth checking out:
- Bryan Talbot: Father of the British Graphic Novel
- Cuckoo by Joe Sparrow: a stunning new graphic novel
- Hope & Sin #1
- Mittens: Space Pilot #1
- IT CAME FROM THE CLOSET Anthology & Party
And don’t forget to check out last week’s campaigns:
- Resonance (Space Gays) Volume 1
- Our Lady Maven
- The Dancer #1-3: A Psychological Martial Arts Thriller
- Ricochet and the Fangz: Roller Derby Vampire Comic Book
And finally, here are some projects that haven’t launched yet, but that look to be worth keeping an eye on:
- Tales To Enlighten: Volume 1 and 2 (The New Testament)
- BRIK JONES, ATTORNEY FOR EARTH “Origins” #1-5
- Snow White Zombie Apocalypse #0
- MONSTER MATES
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