Kickstarter 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 […]
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 Sunday […]
Good 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…
by LTZ A while back, the Beat’s own Henry Barajas – tireless observer of Kickstarted comics that he is – took some time to preview a crowd-funded book by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Jimmy Broxton, and Juan Santacruz. Sex and Violence, Vol. 1 was laid bare (spread-eagle, perhaps) to its supporters this past week, after […]
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 year […]
One 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 […]
Artist 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 […]
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.
No offense to the other 78+ projects out there but nothing on Kickstarter has been catching my eye as of late. Maybe I’m spoiled with projects like the recently successful Peter Pan, BAD KARMA and The Big Feminist BUT. It seems like a slow season but thankfully there are projects like Con Season and Pariah, Missouri to keep things interesting.