Welcome to The Beat’s crowdfunding round-up: a collection of some of our favorite campaigns from the week including one-shots, on-goings, anthologies and everything in-between! This week we’re checking out the gorgeous watercolor adventures of Fight-Bunny, the brand-new BeBop anthology, and more.
Let’s get started!
The Effervescent Adventures of Fight-Bunny
Creators: Jennifer L. Meyer (artist), Nate Cosby (writer/editor/producer), Ariana Maher (letterer), Linney Inc.
End date: January 28, 2021
Goodies: Pledge $12 for a digital book, $20 for the physical edition, or check out higher tiers for pins, prints, and signed bookplates.
An all-ages graphic novel by Jennifer L. Meyer, Nate Cosby and Ariana Maher.
Whether you grew up with Winnie the Pooh or Redwall, the delightful art style of The Effervescent Adventures of Fight-Bunny is immediately nostalgic – and a sweetly written script doesn’t hurt either. This is the story of a bubbly fight-bunny with a penchant for picking fights and jumping into situations fists first. The next victim of her unasked-for assistance? A forest in danger of becoming a lake in the wake of very hard-working beavers. This all-ages graphic novel is 45-pages on 8.5×5.5 inch paper, nestled between a hardback cover.
Live Forever: The Eternal Edition
Creators: Raúl Trevino (author)
End date: February 3, 2021
Goodies: Grab a softcover edition for $39, get hardcovers for $49, or pledge more for behind-the-scenes content, prints, and more.
After a tragedy, Sarah’s conviction to never lose another loved one drives her to discover a formula for eternal life.
Live Forever has a lot going for it. Its main character, Sarah, is a bit of a goth, it’s got life crises, vampires, and even rock music. The story follows Sarah, a teen whose mother recently died, and has subsequently been driven to find the secret to eternal life with the help of resident vampire (and neighbor) Samuel Livingstone. Originally a Webtoon, this campaign is for fans looking to snag pristine hardcovers, or curious cats who have affectations for physical media. Check out this 400+ page collection for free on Webtoon, or head over to the campaign page for details on more rewards.
Voyage: The call
Creators: Brett Melograno (writer), Taylor Esposito (letterer), Jack French (artist), Zackary Marois (artist), Adam Quinones (colorist)
End date: January 31, 2021
Goodies: A PDF is $5, a physical version is $10, and higher tiers include prints, retailer packs, and more.
A mini horror scifi comic following the adventures of Sonderon, an intergalactic space explorer!
Voyage: The Call has some relatable problems. In spite of his efforts, protagonist and space explorer Sonderon just can’t sleep, and his nightmares are leaking into his waking hours. In this mini-series, he realizes he has to go through to get out, and the result is an enigmatic, suspenseful story. Created by recent Kubert school grads, Voyage: The Call will be a 32-page, colored comic printed on 6” x 9.25” paper.
Ma’Ari: Trade Paperback
Creators: Elisa Bisignano (writer), Iolanda Zanfardino (artist)
End date: January 18, 2021
Goodies: A PDF is $15, the physical trade is $25, and higher tiers include deluxe versions, prints, and more.
A LGBT+ friendly YA paranormal adventure about 2 witches tasked to protect Palermo, Italy.
Ma’Ari is back. With the final issue successfully funded and out in the public just last month, the team is ready to reach an even wider audience with a collected trade, and options for behind-the-scenes content including page layouts and scripts for all 4 issues. For those who haven’t been keeping up, Ma’Ari is a paranormal, witch-centric story of mystery set in Palermo, Italy – and created by people who grew up with its folklore. Check out the art at the link below, and be sure to snap up your own copy.
The BeBop #1: Unexpectations
Creators: Bird’s Eye Comics, Francis Sampieri (project editor/freelance writer), Elizabeth Craig (project designer, /letterer)
End date: February 20, 2021
Goodies: Grab a digital version for $10, get a physical copy for $15, or pledge more for pinback buttons, prints, and more.
An anthology series with a rolling theme. This issue: Unexpectations. Make 100 – Only 100 Variant Covers.
From indie publisher Bird’s Eye Comics, The BeBop is the first in a brand-new anthology series. According to the campaign page, the inspiration comes largely from BeBop jazz: project organizers hope that readers will experience the experimentation, improvisation, and ever-changing tempo the genre is known for. This inaugural issue is centered around the theme “unexpectations,” and brings together 24 creators, telling 14 stories. The final product adds up to about 96-pages of content, and stretches across a variety of genres and art styles.
Plus, don’t forget to check out last week’s year’s campaigns!