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 universal adventures of two pals in shrinking violet, the efforts of one heroic coach to rescue his trainees in Cornerman, and more.

Let’s get started!

shrinking violet: a comic book by spacecrumble and klub zin

shrinking violet

Creators: crumble (creator), klub zin (publisher)
Goal: $2,694
End date: September 16, 2021
Goodies: Get a PDF for $8, get the physical version for $17, and check out additional tiers for prints, signed copies, keychains, and more.

60+ pages long comic book following a shy, awkward plant-lover and a charismatic rascal on their adventures in 3 different universes.

From the indie Polish comics publisher klub zin comes shrinking violet, a comic featuring a pair of main characters whose story (and art style) varies depending on the universe they find themselves in. Across 60-paages, the protagonists will wander through worlds of vampires, zip across a futuristic sci-fi city, and skitter through a metropolis of human/rodent hybrids. Shrinking violet will incorporate both black and white and color pages, and you can (and should) go check out a preview on the campaign page now.

Become a backer here.

Glass Assassin: A queer love story of action and intrigue

glass assassin

Creators: Michael Vickner (author)
Goal: $4,300
End date: September 17, 2021
Goodies: The digital version is $5, the physical version is $25, and higher tiers include prints, hardcovers, and more.

An 84-page graphic novel about an assassin who loves in love with his target. and regains a bit of his humanity in the process.

It’s Mr. and Mr. Smith in Glass Assassin: the story of a mysterious government agent named Dick who winds up falling for his mark, a vagrant with a complex past by the name of Jane. Coming from a background in animation, Micheal Vickner’s pages are full of momentum and emotion to match the story’s high-level drama. The book is complete, and only needs backer-support to hit the printer.

Become a backer here.

The Baboon: Skull of a King

the baboon

Creators: Jamie Jones (author)
Goal: $1,500
End date: September 16, 2021
Goodies: Grab the PDF for $3, get physical comic is $6, or check out higher tiers for back issues, original drawings, and more.

A 32-page comic extravaganza set in the pulp action world of the Baboon. 

Jamie Jones’ The Baboon is returning to Kickstarter for its second book. This time around, freelance adventurer Barton Marlow Jr., AKA The titular Baboon, is tasked with facing off against an old foe as he attempts to claim the fabled Gem Encrusted Skull of a great king. The book isn’t quite finished yet, but if you’re a process junkie, you can watch as Jones streams his work on Twitch, with a goal of finishing around the same time as the campaign itself.

Become a backer here.



Creators: Ray-Anthony Height (writer, artist, creator), Chris Robinson (co-writer, editor)
Goal: $8,500
End date: September 15, 2021
Goodies: The physical version plusa  PDF is $10, as is variant cover B, the Michael Shelfer variant is $15, and other tiers include one-on-ones, sketch covers, and more.

When the world’s superheroes are captured, who do you send in to rescue them? The man that trained them all!

Super powers themselves may come naturally, but martial arts skills require training. Cornerman follows the world’s greatest fighter and renowned superhero coach, Drex, as he takes the training gloves off to rescue his former students. Meanwhile, younger sister Andrea is trying to use everything her brother taught her to escape on her own. This debut comic weighs in at 32-pages, and the team plans to have production finished and ready for the printer shortly after funding.

Become a backer here.

The Complete Frank At Home On The Farm Oversized Hardcover

frank at home on the farm

Creators: Jordan Thomas (writer), Clark Bint (artist)
Goal: $6,876
End date: September 18, 2021
Goodies: Get the digital version for $14, grab the softcover for $20, or check out higher tiers for a hardcover, a Glenn Fabry variant, and more.

Oversized hardcover collection of the critically acclaimed 4-issue horror series + Glenn Fabry (Preacher) variant edition + B&W edition.

After a stint with Scout Comics, Frank at Home on the Farm is returning to Kickstarter for a complete collection. For the uninitiated, this four-issue pastoral horror series follows a man who returns home from war and discovers that his family has disappeared. The realization sets into a motion a gruesome series of events as frank struggles to unravel the mystery of where his parents have gone – and why the farm animals are keeping such a watchful eye over him.

Become a backer here.

Here are some already funded projects:

And don’t forget to check out last week’s campaigns: