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 […]
Tweet Okay, comics just got a little cooler. Elaine Lee and Mike Kaluta have started a Kickstarter to produce HARRY PALMER: STARSTRUCK, a long in the making continuation of their STARSTRUCK storyline. If you read this when it came out or in the recent IDW reprinting, you know it’s one of the most fantastic space […]
Tweet If first you don’t succeed…. If you’ve been following the SULLIVAN’S SLUGGERS controversy—catch up here and here—you know that writer Mark Andrew Smith has gotten a lot of criticism over his handling of the fulfillment of last year’s $97k Kickstarter for the story about a minor league baseball team going up against a monster […]
Tweet It’s been a HUGE month for webcomics projects on Kickstarter with no less than four six-figure projects. The Cyanide and Happiness crew netted $770,309 for their animation projects—the most ever for an animation Kickstarter. You may recall that the four-man combine rejected three established TV deals to do it their own way. David Makli!’s […]
Tweet “This hardcover graphic novel covers the 1920 unsolved murder of author and bridge expert, Joseph Elwell.” I doubt you will need more encouragement than the above to go RIGHT THIS MINUTE and support Rick Geary’s Kickstarter for THE ELWELL ENIGMA—but just in case, here are five more reasons: * Rick Geary is one of […]
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…
A couple of interviews with more information on Make That Thing, the new company that helps successful Kickstarter campaign actually send out all their rewards. it’s a division of TopatoCo, the webcomics’s merchandising company which already has a formidable infrastructure—a fork lift!, warehouses, employees!—and manufacturing contacts to help their cartoonists sell their merch. The program is rolling out slowly as an in house project.
TweetOne 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 […]
Popular webcomics getting immense Kickstarters is a real dog bites man story, but here it is: Aaron Diaz has a print project for his fantasy webcomics Dresden Codak up and after a day or so it has $189,773 with 27 days to go. The initial goal was a mere $30,000. It’s already the 8th biggest comics Kickstarter of all times, and who knows how big it will get.
I don’t know how long this has been around—and I feel stupid for not knowing—but TopatoCo, the great unifying force of the comic book universe, has started a crowdfunding fulfillment house called Make That Thing. An excerpt from their about page:
TweetArtist 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 […]
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: