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 bilingual flipbook filled with Lucha Libre action, La Mano del Destino, the Asian immigration anthology iMMigratitude, and more.

Let’s get started!

LA MANO del DESTINO Bilingual Flipbook

la mano del destino

Creators: Jason Gonzalez (author)
Goal: $8,913
End date: November 3, 2020
Goodies: The PDF is $15, the trade is $35, and higher tiers include doodles, screen print sets, a professional quality Lucha Libra mask and more!

Lucha Libre Comicbook • Collected Edition • Trade Paperback

La Mano del Destino is the story of a once-famed Luchador driven to make a deal with the devil after his friends betray and unmask him in the ring. Writer and artist Gonzalez combines Mesoamerican myth with Silver-Age vibes in this six-issue limited series told in Spanish and English. As he explains in his campaign video, the flipbook format collects the entire story in both translations, meeting in the middle and separated by 24 pages of back matter.

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immigratitude – tales of Asian immigration


Creators: Alex Park (project captain), David Daneman (production assistant)
Goal: $9,293
End date: September 24, 2020
Goodies: Grab the physical version of this anthology for $20, or pledge higher for – more copies! It’s a straightforward campaign.

A comics anthology feat. System 32, Debbie Tung, The Kao, Lily Van, Zhen, Tato, Fumio Obata, Heropie, Niccolo P. & many MORE!!!

Collecting stories by creators who are immigrants and children of immigrants, immigratitude is an anthology focusing on real portrayals of Asian parents – specifically made by folks from Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Filipino backgrounds. Park has printed three anthologies in his time: Furr, Afar, and Furr 2, while Daneman as published three webcomics anthologies including Launch Party, Art Block, and Block Party. Their upcoming collaboration brings together 18 artists for an estimated 88-page softcover comic.

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No Going Back | A Graphic Novel

no going back

Creators: Mike Furth (writer), Anna Wieszczyk (illustrator), Natalie Cooper (editor)
Goal: $6,200
End date: October 12, 2020
Goodies: Grab a PDF for $10, a paperback for $20, or pledge higher for pins, stickers, and more.

Fear kept her family within The Wall, but Rebecca won’t be satisfied until she knows what lies beyond.

No Going Back is a story of escape. When society began to collapse, one community built huge walls to keep disorder out and peace in – but now, years later, Rebecca has to know what’s on the other side, and if it’s everything her parents have told her it was. It’s a 201-page graphic novel mostly in black and white, with occasional red accents that’ll be familiar for those who’ve read The Harrowing of Hell. If you aren’t familiar with her work, check out Wieszczyk’s fantastic style for yourself on the campaign page in a short preview.

Become a backer here.

Serious Creatures: A Horror Adjacent Coming of Age Comedy

serious creatures

Creators: Tony McMillen (author)
Goal: $2,500
End date: October 8, 2020
Goodies: A digital version is $15, a physical version is $25, and higher tiers include art books, prints, and more.

A 200-page graphic novel about a teenage special fx artist growing up in the Hollywood movie industry of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

A combination coming-of-age story and period piece, Serious Creatures takes a closer look at the world of movie-making and special fx through the eyes of an up-and-coming teen artist. The six-issues are already completed, and have even been printed before, but this campaign will collect them for the first time in a trade format, along with backmatter including essays, character designs, alternate art, cover thumbnails, and more.

Become a backer here.

Shot Gun Full Of Roses: A Romantic Horror Comic Book

shotgun full of roses

Creators: Raymond Estrada (author)
Goal: $2,200
End date: October 7, 2020
Goodies: Lock in a digital copy for $10, go physical for $20, or pledge more for wallpapers, a look at the script, and more.

Cupid traded in his bow and arrows for a shotgun full of roses.

Creator Raymond Estrada is setting out to reinvent the story of Cupid – this time by way of romantic horror, in a Venn diagram of the comics Ice Cream Man and Sex Criminals. This 32-page comic follows two young love birds, Andy and Maria, who are dodging bills when Cupid himself gifts them a shotgun loaded with the power of love. Armed to the teeth, they use its power to embark on a set of crime sprees to make rent (and love).

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