INTERVIEW: Box Brown Announces New DIstribution Deal for Retrofit Comics

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TweetBox Brown (“Belen!”, “Love is a Peculiar Kind of Thing”) is a fixture at indie comics shows, tirelessly producing his own bold and appealing short comics on a regular basis, but also, in 2011, launching an experiment in the return of the “floppy” or mini-comic via branding in the form of Retrofit Comics. Retrofit consists […]

REVIEW: Aw Yeah Comics #1

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TweetOn the back of their monumentally successful Kickstarter campaign, the team behind Aw Yeah Comics have made the first issue of their new series available. If you backed the Kickstarter – and evidence suggests that somewhere close to 85% of the country did – then you’ll already have the issue in your inbox. Otherwise, you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Greg Rucka on Lady Sabre and whether crowdfunding will replace publishers

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TweetLady Sabre & the Pirates of The Ineffable Aether hit 200% of goal in two days. Now they are currently over $77k and working towards their fourth stretch goal.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Kick-Watcher: Jason Coffee’s Warhawks and Meatspace 2 & 3

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TweetJason Coffee passed away at the age of 33 leaving behind many sci-fi movie scripts that will never see the light of day. Jason’s dying wish was for his voice to be heard, so his friends respected his wishes and adapted Coffee’s Warhawks  screenplay into a comic book. Josh Grofain is back on the Kickstarter-horse after […]

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 […]

On the Scene: MoCCA Fest 2013, Words from the Market-Wise at the ‘Art as Profession’ Panel

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Tweet Holding panels in the wood-panelled bowels of the Armory this year at MoCCA Fest did bring a certain gravitas to the proceedings even if the location was a little difficult to locate for the unfamiliar. When I arrived at the “Art as Profession: Creating, Promoting, and Making Money in Comics” panel at 11:30 on […]

Kickstarter Alert: Elysia, A Gorgeous Project

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TweetAn exciting new original graphic novel from Serena Obhrai and Jennie Gyllblad following the epic adventures of a not so ordinary girl.

Kickwatcher: Uncle Alice Presents and CROOKS & NANNIES

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TweetHere’s your chance to fund Jim Calafiore’s solo project and write or draw a horror story for Alice Cooper. There’s even something for the comic book-golfers in this one.

Kick-Watcher: Interview with Vera Greentea on PAPA

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Tweet Writer/publisher Vera Greentea is shooting for her fifth successful Kickstarter comic book campaign. Since 2010 she has raised $22,601 and this time she’s trying to hit her $10,000 goal to fund her latest anthology, PAPA.

Kickstarter Success: GOLDTIGER and SYMBIOSIS Funded!

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TweetGood news everybody! Today has seen two more Kickstarter projects funded: Guy Adams and Jimmy Broxton’s GOLDTIGER, as well as Steven Sanders’ SYMBIOSIS. Both projects were featured on The Beat, so we’ll take full credit for the successes. The projects both still have a little time available if you’d like to get involved, however…