Welcome to the latest edition of The Beat‘s Comics Crowdfunding Round-Up! This week we’ve got a plethora of praiseworthy projects, ranging from hard-boiled crime drama to fantasy adventure to blood-soaked horror. Check out this week’s noteworthy projects below!
Creators: Victor Santos (writer/artist)
Goal: 18,000 €/~20,869.69
End Date: October 13th, 2021
Goodies: Hardcover graphic novel in English or Spanish, prints, a storyboard booklet, commissioned artwork, and hand-drawn cover artwork on the inside of the dustjacket
Victor Santos is ready to once again delight the reader with a new Noir comic full of suspense, and, as usual, first-rate narrative quality.
Victor Santos is the Eisner-nominated creator of Polar, and the artist on projects including Filthy Rich and Violent Love. His new graphic novel follows Tommy, a recently-released convict, and June, a woman who connected with Tommy via a prison pen pals program, as they fight to survive against specters of Tommy’s former life. The book is available in English and Spanish, and well worth a look.
Creators: Tony Fleecs (writer), Christian Meesey (artist), Tone Rodriguez (layout artist), Brad Simpson (colorist)
End Date: October 29th, 2021
Goodies: Digital and physical copies of the graphic novel, facsimile ‘historical artifacts,’ commissioned artwork, and a custom story created especially for the backer
A time traveling, bargain shopping, history making graphic novel by Tony Fleecs and Christian Meesey
Time Shopper was originally slated to be published by Action Lab back in 2020, but the pandemic delayed the book’s arrival and Fleecs, Meesey, and co. have ultimately opted to crowdfund the project. Fleecs did an interview with The Beat about the book back when it was first announced, and it sounds like a lot of fun. The ‘historical artifacts’ as rewards for backing are also a really nice touch, and if you’ve got $5,000 to spare you can even get your own personalized story from the creators.
Cult of Dracula: Collected Edition
Creators: Rich Davis (writer), Puis Calzada (artist), Alex Zief (colorist), Dave Lentz (letterer), Source Point Press (publisher)
End Date: October 28th, 2021
Goodies: Digital collection, deluxe hardcover editions of Cult of Dracula #1 and of the collection of the complete series, an enamel pin, original artwork, and a 30-minute chat with writer Rich Davis.
An limited edition hardcover collecting Cult of Dracula #1-6
It’s October now, the annual spooky season, and what better way to celebrate than with an interesting twist on an old favorite. Cult of Dracula reimagines Bram Stoker‘s original creation as a Charles Manson-esque cult leader. A softcover collection of this series is available through Diamond from Source Point Press; this Kickstarter is for a limited-edition hardcover version of the collection.
The Nekros Year 1: Issues #1-4 of the Dark Fantasy Thriller
Creators: D.C. Burton (creator), Soapbox Creative (publisher)
End Date: October 31st, 2021
Goodies: Digital and physical copies of The Nekros #3-4, stickers, t-shirts, a metal print, and the chance to appear in a forthcoming issue of the series. The first two issues of the series are also available as digital and physical add-ons.
Our hero continues to find his world torn apart as he begins his journey for the demon known as the Nekros, in these TWO NEW ISSUES!
This fantasy series follows a young man on a quest to avenge the death of his father at the hands of a murderous demon known as The Nekros. The latest campaign is to fund printing and distribution of the third and fourth issues in the series.
Gravestown issue 1
Creators: Roger Gibson (writer), Vincent Danks (artist), Andrew Richmond (colorist), Time Bomb Comics (publisher)
End Date: November 1st, 2021
Goodies: Digital and physical copies of the issue, prints, a bookplate, original art from the issue, and painted portraits of characters from the series.
A new horror fantasy series from Roger Gibson and Vincent Danks, the creators of Harker!
Here’s another horror project to support during this spooky season. The series blends vampire mythology with sci-fi and fantasy elements. All four issues of Gravestown have been fully produced, with a Kickstarter planned quarterly for printing of each issue. Also included as rewards are digital reprints of past work by Gibson and Danks, including a previous version of the first issue by Gibson and artist Mark Wayne Barrett from over twenty years ago.
Here are some already-funded projects worth checking out:
- The Motherfucking Fucker #1
- HEROES of the GOLDEN AGE #6
- Love and Capes: In the Time of Covid Collection
- CHAOTIC NEUTRAL by Mark Sable and Chris Anderson
And don’t forget to check out last week’s campaigns:
- Shades of Fear Horror Anthology
- Hans Vogel is Dead: Volume I
- Lesser Known Comics Batch #3
- Laura from the Sacred Land Vol. 2
- Cabbage Comics Booty Pin
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