Fantagraphics Kickstarter hits goal after a week — everyone can keep their boots after all

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So to no one’s surprise, the Fantagraphics Kickstarter has reached its goal of $150,000. With 22 days to go this could get a lot bigger—or people could just say “mission accomplished” and walk off. But given the nature of Kickstarter I’d be shocked if that happens.

Fantagraphics launches $150,000 Kickstarter for Spring 2014 line; already nearly 1/3rd of the way there

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Fantagraphics, publisher of some of the greatest comics ever, hopes to publish more of them in next year’s line, but the death of co-founder Kim Thompson in June has left some problems, both with managing the line and cash flow; the books Kim was working on as publisher and translator had to be delayed and that has left them with a budget shortfall.

Kick Watch: Neil the Horse reprint is going crowdfunded

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Tweet A couple of months back I announced that Hermes Press—a specialist in comic strip reprints—was going to reprint Katherine Collins’s Neil the Horse comics in a richly deserved deluxe edition. Well for various reasons, this book is now being crowdfunded on Indiegogo. We are already working on restoring the pages, but don’t have the […]

ComicMix Pro teams with Indiegogo

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Tweet Another player in the crowdfunding fulfillment bureau—but with a twist. ComicMix has been around a while as a comics news site and publisher, but it recently launched its ComicMix Pro Services arm, basically offering production, pr and other packaging services on a piece work basis to anyone who needed it, along with content creation, […]

INTERVIEW: Rachel Deering on her Horror Anthology ‘In The Dark’

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TweetRachel Deering is a writer and letterer best known for her horror projects like Anathema, a werewolf story which was successfully funded through Kickstarter and has gone on to receive pretty unanimous acclaim. You may also recognise her name from other comics like Amelia Cole, and the Womanthology project. She’s returned to Kickstarter this month for […]

Rick Geary announces crowdfunder for Obama conspiracy chapbook

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TweetRick Geary’s first Kickstarter for The Elwell Enigma has just shipped—and I was just enjoying my digital comic bonus last night— but no rest for the wicked, so his Kickstarter manager Mark Rosenbohm has just announced a new one, and in a turn from murder, it’s a real doozy: A is for Antichrist: Obama’s Conspiracy […]

INTERVIEW: Vera Greentea on ‘Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits’

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TweetVera Greentea’s new Kickstarter project, for Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits, sees her teaming with artist Laura Muller for a second time. After previously having the first issue of their planned four-part miniseries funded through the service, the team have now set up a new Kickstarter for part two. Set during the Day of the […]

Don McGregor and Trevor Von Eeden Bring SABRE to Kickstarter

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TweetOne of the pioneering comic series has gone to Kickstarter, as Don McGregor has set up crowdfunding for a new Sabre story. The first-ever graphic novel sold to the direct market, Sabre has been running on-and-off for over thirty years now, and this new story will see McGregor team up with artist Trevor Von Eeden.

Kick-Watcher: Comics Documentary ‘Comics Undressed’

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TweetBefore we head into the weekend, here’s a Kickstarter which is on the very verge of being funded – a documentary about comics called ‘Comics Undressed’.

Kick-Watcher: Exploration and Adventure in ‘Cartozia Tales’

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TweetWell, this seems perfect. The folks behind Cartozia Tales – an all-ages fantasy anthology based around the mythical land of Cartozia – have today launched a Kickstarter to help them turn the book into a series. Having previously launched and published a first issue on their own, followed by a second issue coming out sometime […]

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 […]

$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.