Tweet Kickstarter has been a talking point in the comics industry ever since its conception, most recently and prominently for the fallout between Mark Andrew Smith and the problems he’s been having with his Sullivan Sluggers book. My experience with the platform has been limited: I use it purely as a pre-order service and since May last [...]
TweetOne of the ways many people stumbled onto their first comic was through the promotional comics that used to come bundled in with action figures. You know the ones – you buy a He-Man figure, and in the box comes a comic which shows him in action, fighting against all the other characters who coincidentally [...]
Popular webcomics getting immense Kickstarters is a real dog bites man story, but here it is: Aaron Diaz has a print project for his fantasy webcomics Dresden Codak up and after a day or so it has $189,773 with 27 days to go. The initial goal was a mere $30,000. It’s already the 8th biggest comics Kickstarter of all times, and who knows how big it will get.
I don’t know how long this has been around—and I feel stupid for not knowing—but TopatoCo, the great unifying force of the comic book universe, has started a crowdfunding fulfillment house called Make That Thing. An excerpt from their about page:
TweetArtist and designer Steven Sanders, curly of beard and intense of eyes, launched a Kickstarter yesterday for his new project Symbiosis. A massive 100+ page art book, Symbiosis is designed with the idea that people will be able to take the ideas and visuals created by Sanders and do whatever they want with them. They [...]
Up until the internet made magazines go away, TRIPWIRE was one of the UK’s best comics-related publications, with solid features and great art direction. Since it ceased regular publication, editor Joel Meadows has assembling a deluxe hardcover anniversary edition, and he’s now got a Kickstarter underway for a TRIPWIRE 21st anniversary. It will be a handsome, wide ranging affair, as you can see from more examples on Meadows’ blog:
As long rumored, Kickstarter has announced a new app for iPhone and iPod Touch. You can download it here.
I’m glad the holidays are over and everyone is off their ass making back to making some comic books. Something’s in the water or there just are some great project with a lot of heart and soul. We have some bright new faces, an industry favorite and a successful project manager looking for repeated success.
You have only a few hours to get the Spring 2013 series by Benign Kingdom and as it includes sketchbooks and posters by Emily Carroll, Tyson Hesse, Gigi D.G. and Phil McAndrew, you might want to do that. The project is long funded, but it ends today!
TweetAfter the cancellation of Superman Family Adventures, the creative team of Art Baltazar & Franco haven’t wasted any time in moving onto their next project. And what a move! After putting a Kickstarter up for their new ‘AW YEAH COMICS!’ series, which was to last six issues, it took only a few hours for them to [...]
Okay rarely at the Beat do we issue a direct order but we’re playing that card. We want you to STOP reading this post immediately and go to this link and pledge some money for Maria Paz Cabardo’s film BETTER THINGS: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones. DO IT. All finished! Great get a cookie!
Tweet Yet ANOTHER band of creators teaming up and kickin’ it to Kickstarter! Tis time its Alex Grecian, Jeremy Haun, B. Clay Moore and Seth Peck who are putting together a showcase anthology called BAD KARMA VOLUME ONE. BAD KARMA VOLUME ONE is a 200-page collection of comic book stories, prose and artwork, created by [...]
TweetThere’s just over a day left to go, but Joe Caramagna and Scott Koblish can rest easy with some yams (or whatever it is you people do for Thankgiving) as their Kickstarter for ‘The Further Adventures of Wyatt Earp’ was successfully funded today. Mark Waid pushed them over the top, proving that – as in [...]