Atomic Robo Kickstarter Funds 1811% of Target

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TweetThat’s going to be a lot of mugs. The Atomic Robo Kickstarter campaign from Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener has just closed doors, and has raised $135000 of the original $7500 target. Whew!

Kick-Watcher: Not Enough Rings

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TweetZainab brought this Kickstarter to my attention a little while back, which seeks to bring the webcomic Not Enough Rings to print. Drawn by Veronica Vera and edited by Oliver Bareham, Not Enough Rings follows the story of Sonic The Hedgehog, affectionately poking fun at the characters and game design. Each new strip of the […]

Atomic Robo Kickstarter Starts Early, Kicks Up Target in 2 Hours

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TweetTo celebrate Nikola Tesla’s birthday yesterday, the team behind Atomic Robo – Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener – have launched their new Kickstarter early. Already, they’ve tripled their goal of £7500 and we’ve still got 29 days to go!

Alan Moore takes to Kickstarter for “His Heavy Heart”

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Tweet Just as he hinted, Alan Moore and director Mitch Jenkins have started a Kickstarter for the short film “His Heavy Heart”, the fifth part of a movie serial they’ve been collaborating on. The first four parts have been completed but the duo are seeking £45,000 to finish it in style. They’ve raised about £7,400 […]

Quick Review: Deep in the Woods (with teenage girls)

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Tweet Deep in the Woods by Noah van Sciver, Nic Breutzman You might  remember Deep in the Woods from it’s modest Kickstarter campaign late last year, of which I’m glad I was a backer.  One of the things I’m really interested in seeing in comics is experimentation with format, so when 2D Cloud put out […]

$143,379 Later, Lady Sabre’s Kickstarter Closes

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TweetOne of the biggest stories for comics in 2013 has been the phenomenal success that a number of creators have had in taking their projects to Kickstarter. Following successes for people like Steven Sanders, Jimmy Broxton, Greg Pak/Jonathan Coulton and many others comes a victory for Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether, from […]

Antarctic Press turns to Indiegogo after Wal*Mart deal leaves them in debt

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The comics industry is doing “okay” these days, but it’s still a business of very small margins, and one misstep can put you in a rocky spot.

For instance, it seems that Antarctic Press, the long running manga-tinged indie publisher of such books as Gold Diggers, Warrior Nun, Ninja High School and many more, has run afoul of two things that can cause big problems: Wal*Mart and returns.

INTERVIEW: Gay Superheroes and Kickstarter Success with Alex Woolfson and Adam DeKraker

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TweetThe Young Protectors has been running as a webcomic for a little over a year now in the hands of an experienced creative team including writer Alex Woolfson (Artifice), artist Adam DeKraker (Marvel/DC penciler), and Harvey-award nominated colorist Veronica Gandini (Marvel/Image/Boom!). It’s an impressive comic for many reasons, not least of which that it features […]

Kickstarter alert: The Werewolf of New York, Murderville and The Lions of Valetta

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TweetA couple of Kickstarters by Industry vets and one by a relative newcomer have crossed my desk and deserve some attention: § Batton Lash, one of the true gentlemen of comics, has a Kickstarter for a new Wolf and Byrd GN. it’s called The Werewolf of New York and it’s already funded but check it […]

Jack Kirby’s grandson goes on Kickstarter for coffeetable book about The King

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Tweet J. Kirby is on Kickstarter for real — Jeremy Kirby, grandson of the legendary artist. He’s asking for funds to put out a books of photos and a lost Kirby work, a play called “Frog Prince.” Years ago (1997 to be exact) I wrote a screenplay and shared it with my grandmother.  She did what […]

INTERVIEW: The Code Monkey Team Expand with “The Princess Who Saved Herself’

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TweetThe creative team behind the Code Monkey Save World Kickstarter – Greg Pak, Jonathan Coulton, Takeshi Miyazawa, Jessica Kholinne and Simon Bowland – have seen their project rocket wildly beyond the $30000 target they set for themselves. But rather than pocket the $200000 and change that they’ve raised so far, the team have been solidly […]

Library hopes to build 9 foot statue of the Hulk and you can help

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The Northlake library in Illinois has hatched a scheme to build a large scale— 9 foot tall—statue of The Hulk. To do so they have fashioned an Indiegogo campaign. So far they have raised only $920 of the $30,000 needed, so you better get your ass over and there and pledge because it’s pretty obvious that the world needs more giant statue of the Hulk outside libraries.

Kick-Watcher: Top 3 projects of the week

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TweetI have to calm down with my Kickstarter support because I forget which projects I supported. A month passes by and all of a sudden I get hit with NSF fees. I need to mange my money better and stop making dreams come true.

Willingham and Cho’s Kickstarter had to go back to the launching pad

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Tweet Although Kickstarter becomes a bigger and bigger element in the comics publishing world, and 5 and 6-figure funding levels are common, that doesn’t mean everything is going to succeed. Even big names can still mess up. Take Bifrost an illustrated novel that will be written by Bill Willingham with many illustrations by Frank Cho. […]

INTERVIEW: Greg Pak and Jonathan Coulton Team Up on Kickstarter!

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TweetKick up the Kick-Watcher! Today sees the launch of Code Monkey Save World, a new 60-page graphic novel from Greg Pak and Jonathan Coulton, to be brought to life by the artistic team of Takeshi Miyazawa, Jessica Kholinne, and Simon Bowland. Wait – Jonathan Coulton, the musician, sir? Yes sir, that’d be him! The graphic […]

INTERVIEW: Elaine Lee on self-publishing, Kickstarter and Starstruck

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TweetKickstarter has turned in to my new ESPN. You could have done a March Madness bracket of Kickstarter projects last month, but everyone wins. Elaine Lee and Michael Kaluta’s project involves reprinting Harry Palmer’s story from Starstruck—originally published with Marvel/Epic, but with an additional 88 new pages. 24 hours after launch they were sitting at 50% of […]