Rachael Smith on House Party: “I’d Like to Answer this Question in the Form of a Play” [Interview]

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The British comics scene is in one of the healthiest places it’s ever been right now, with new projects coming from all angles, and new creators breaking onto the scene. Among them is Rachael Smith, who came to attention last year after publishing a series of mini-comics including How We Write, and I Am Fire. […]

Jules Rivera: “Why do they Never Show the Poor Magic Schools?” [Interview]

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It might be all well and good for Harry Potter and his inherited money and fancy scholarship-based schooling in a Scottish castle, but stories about young magic-users rarely seems to ever look beyond that. We always seem to end up reading about Chosen Ones, rather than stories which look beyond prophecies and epic fates. For […]

Lela Gwenn on Born Dark: “Everyone is the Hero of Their Own Story” [Interview]

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Goblins don’t get the respect they deserve, do they? They’re twisted creatures of malicious intent, born of dark magic and with creepy pointed ears – but nobody ever gives them their due as servants of evil. Not so writer Lela Gwenn, however! Lela has taken to Kickstarter to help fund a prologue issue for a […]

Interview: Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery on ‘Kill Shakespeare’ and Kickstarter

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An idea is only as valuable as its execution, and Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery have spent the last four years executing their concept, a battle between Shakespeare’s most famous heroes and most evil villains, to great success. Kill Shakespeare first appeared as a comic book series from IDW in 2010, but in four […]

Kickstarter Hacked – Users Recommended to Change Password

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An update – more of a signal boost, really – as news has come in that Kickstarter was hacked earlier this week. Although they say that the hack has not accessed credit card details, they do recommend that all users change their password for the site with immediate effect. In a blog post on the […]

Kicking the Kick-Troll: Shadowbinders Returns to Kickstarter! [Interview]

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Shadowbinders is a webcomic from creators Kambrea and Thomas Pratt. Having previously worked for Disney, the duo decided to take their latest idea to the internet, where it’s spent the last four years building up an impressive fanbase – and a vast, magical world, filled with monsters and floating ships and myths and legends. Focusing […]

Sequart Take Documentary ‘She Makes Comics’ to Kickstarter

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Following their documentary features on Grant Morrison, Warren Ellis and Image Comics, Sequart’s next documentary project will be on women in comics. Directed by Marisa Stotter, ‘She Makes Comics’ will be talking with a number of influential women in the comics industry, including Karen Berger, Shelly Bond, Joan Hilty, Janelle Asselin and more.

In The Dark Heads to IDW for Hardcover Collection

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Current and future comic book hero Rachel Deering’s anthology In The Dark – which had a very successful Kickstarter campaign last year – will be coming to IDW in April.

Interview: Tod Emko Talks A Piggy’s Tale and the Real Life Super Piggy

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I’ve spoken before about A Piggy’s Tale, a very loveable animal adventure comic that is currently in the last week of its Kickstarter campaign, written by Tod Emko and illustrated by Ethan Young. I loved it so much that I wanted to chat to Emko himself, a known conservationist featured on the popular TV show […]

Kickstarter Respond to Scam Allegation

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Yesterday I ran a piece about Encik Farham, an alleged Kickstarter scammer who pledged funding at the top tier of over a hundred projects, only to then seemingly run a credit dispute when each project was funded. Kickstarter have sent an official response to the news, acting immediately to curb the scammer.

Report: Kickstarter Scammer ‘Encik Farhan’ – UPDATED

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Whilst there are a number of aspects to Kickstarter which may not sit well with people, at the very least most of the people contributing and pledging are doing so for the best of reasons – they want to reward, fund, and spread creative projects. But a new string of reports have emerged over the […]

Monkeybrain to Publish A Prime-8s Ongoing Series

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Prime-8s, one of the short stories released during the Mini Comics Included Kickstarter campaign, is to expand into a full series for Monkeybrain Comics. Written by Steve Seeley and Michael Moreci, the writers will be joined on the new series by Kyle Latino and Jordan Gibson.

All Ages Comic: A Piggy’s Tale

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A loveable pup, a street smart cat, and a magical pig – here is a comic that really grabbed my attention!

Alternative Press Expo 2013: Not San Diego or New York, But Something Else

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By Bruce Lidl While the vast bulk of the comics industry, including most of The Beat staff, was gathered in Manhattan for New York Comic Con, there was, quite literally, an Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco over the same exact weekend. Unlike at the Javits Center, where Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and the rest […]

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

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Rachel 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 […]

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

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Vera 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 […]