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 […]
Tweet In case you’ve been wondering about the contents of the Kickstarter project we’ve been analyzing, Home of the Brave by Spencer Toyama and Jon Lewis. Here’s a six page preview of the 30 page preview available in full here. As you can see, this is not just another cookie cutter vampire werewolf story but […]
Here’s what our first 24 hours looked like:
5 am – Coffee. Lots of Coffee. Hit the launch button. Create bitly link (bitly.com gives great analytics and allow you to track the reach of your link outside of Kickstarter). Text, email, and Facebook message friends on EST and CST. I made sure to message people individually and not as a group, as I thought this would better my chances of getting them to repost our campaign.
Sitting in on the Kickstarter panel at the New York Comic Con, I found myself sharing many of the questions that were posed to the Benign Kingdom Creators, a Kickstarter team that raised well over $100,000 with their campaign: How can I create such a successful campaign? How do I build an audience that large?
TweetYou may remember Joe Caramagna dropping numerous hints over the past few weeks that he had a secret project in the works, a comic he would be writing at some point in future. Well! The project has been revealed as being The Further Travels of Wyatt Earp, a digital comic series about the life and times of the gunslinger. Written […]
Over the last ten or so years, one thing has been guaranteed: where there are new ways of developing and progressing digital comics, there you will find David Gallaher. Writer for a variety of comics including High Moon, Box 13, Darkstar & The Winter Guard and Deadlands, Gallaher has been at the forefront of digital comics for years. Amongst others he was involved with the DC digital project Zuda, had the first original content published by ComiXology, and has recently successfully brought his new graphic novel Only Living Boy to Kickstarter.