Welcome to this week’s installment of The Beat’s Comics Crowdfunding Round-Up. Join us for a look into a revision of a classic tale, an interesting take on revitalizing your creative process, a phenomenal graphic novella, and much more.

Monte Cristo

Creators: Jordan Mechner (writer), Mario Alberti (illustrator)
Goal: $7,500                                                                                                           
End Date: April 12 
Goodies: Grab the digital copy for $15, the hardcover for $35, or check out the higher tiers for limited die cuts, numbered bookplates, and more.                                               

The Creator of the legendary Prince of Persia video game series brings a classic tale of elegant revenge into the 21st century with a modern re-imagining of the classic The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.      

From the title, I thought we were getting a new graphic novel version of The Count Of Monte Cristo; I’m glad we were wrong! With a crazy start to a new revision of the story and a renowned creator at the helm of the project, Monte Cristo truly had us hooked—and we can’t wait to see where this project goes.

Become a backer here. 

The Writer’s Block 2006 Remastered Edition

Creators: David Miller (illustrator)
Goal: $2,500                                                                                                         
End Date: May 8                                                                                           
Goodies: Get the digital PDF for $5, the trade paperback for $15, or grab copies of their past work, original art, and more.                           

A new way to read a comic book story with the talents of Peter David, Gail Simone and Fabian Nicieza. It’s like a comic book game show.

The Writer’s Block 2006 is honestly such a fantastic “how-to” book without directly telling a writer what they need to do. It’s designed to be fun and allow writers to explore their talent, while honing their skills. Its prefect for any aspiring writer, but even someone who just collects comics would want to have this in their own collection.  

Become a backer here. 

The Second Safest Mountain

Creators: Otava Heikkilä (Writer/Artist)
Goal: $9,470                                                                                                           
End Date: April 18                                                                                           
Goodies: 7 GBP for the PDF copy, 20 GBP for the hardback, or check out the higher tiers for the signed bookplate and more.                                                                               

A story about leaving the mountain dedicated to sacred women, and the repercussions of entering the world below.

With a fantastic premise, wonderful art and an interesting story, Second Safest Mountain is on track to be a fantastic Kickstarter release — and something any collector would want in their collection. 

Become a backer here.

Who Killed Nessie?

Creators: Paul Cornell (writer) and Rachael Smith (artist)
Goal: $20,000                                                                                                         
End Date: April 25                                                                                           
Goodies: Grab the digital copy for $15, $23 for the softcover, or check out the higher tiers for signed bookplates, original art pages, and more.       

Every year, legendary creatures from all over the world gather for an annual convention. But never has there been a murder.

Who Killed Nessie? is the new graphic novel from famed creators Cornell (Wolverine, Dr. Who) and Smith (Nap Comix) that’s part whodunnit and part comedy … with a touch of cryptid fun thrown in for good measure. We recently talked with Cornell, and he offered lots of behind-the-scenes details about the project.

Become a backer here. 

Glacier Bay Books Winter 2024 Titles

Creators: Glacier Bay Books 
Goal: $50,000                                                                                                            
End Date: April 22                                                                                           
Goodies: Grab print copies of Final Testament to the Moon or Dream Another Dream for $20; Seaside Beta for $25; and/or other books the publisher is releasing, as well as an exclusive T-shirt.                                                                       

Glacier Bay Books is small comics publisher specializing in contemporary alternative & indie manga that has been putting out exciting works from the Japanese small press scene since 2019.

If you always wanted a look into Japan’s independent manga scene, this is your ticket in. The Kickstarter went online five days ago and, since then, has crowdfunded more than $33,000 of its $50,000 goal. Do yourself a favor, and take the time to look over these manga releases.

Become a backer here. 

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