We’ve been looking forward to this one ever since we discovered the wacky world of the Etherington Brothers back at the end of last year, and the early images of this book was one of the main reason we picked them to be a part of our Indie Showcase Special of The Pull List. Created by the mysterious alter ego of Lorenzeo Etherington, it’s filled with mix of trademark, high energy Etherington artwork and quirky characters, but rendered with a halftone-tastic sheen and a generous dose of retro styling to create a book that looks effortlessly cool and totally unique – it even comes with its own 3D section and 3D glasses! So get behind this brilliant book and make sure it is added to your collection soon by pledging for it here. And watch the pledge video below!
We help support some of the best digital comic start ups on Kickstarter
It’s been another bumper month for Kickstarters, and it wouldn’t be a crowd-funding extravaganza without the Aussie King of Kickstarter Ryan K Lindsay (Chum, Deer Editor and EIR). Instead of being another gritty crime drama, Ink Island is an all ages adventure starring his own kids that comes complete with a teaching pack for families and teachers. So we decided to catch up with Ryan to find out the secrets of a good Kickstarter, why he’s aiming it at kids, as well as the mysteries of Ink Island.
Unbound.com are a new online publisher following a similar model to that of Kickstarter but with a focus on publishing only and no 30 day limit either. Well, as with Ram V’s proposed spiritual sequel to last year’s critically acclaimed Black Mumba crime-noir thriller, comic book creator, Jessica Martin, has also looked toward Unbound to follow up on her last graphic novel, Elsie Harris: Picture Palace.
Just when we thought the Kickstarter scene had slowed down, then we get a message from our old friend Ken Reynolds of Sliced Quarterly fame, to tell us that he has a new campaign launching for the excellent Cognition. A worth nominee for our Indie Comic Of The Year award (gaining a healthy 3rd place!), Ken’s tale of occult investigators in Victorian London is a true one of a kind, and we can’t wait to find out what possessed automaton Cal and his rodent sidekick Sigma will be getting up to next – something about a legendary Demon Dog in Norfolk apparently! So be sure to pledge your support for this fantastic book here and watch the pledge video below to see why this is such a brilliant series.
It’s another crazy month for Kickstarters with and this week sees two previous favourites back for another crack at the crowd-funding nut. We take a look at why you should be pledging your support to the third instalments of monkey based super spy Bubbles O’Seven and edgy sci-fi thriller Brethren Born.
“When the realms of reality and dreams start to merge, a gifted young woman steps up to save her world from total collapse.” this is the synopsis of Vessels #2 the new series from Dave Cook’s Card Shark Comics. Back in August Olly featured issue #1 in one of his round-ups and he tells us “I thought Vessels No.1 showed great promise as a sword and sorcery epic in the making, and so it is with no hesitation that I would point readers to this new Kickstarter campaign!”
A time travelling secret agent with a cat’s head (who only ever says the phrase RAWR) takes on a despicable Soviet general with intergalactic evil plans in this week’s pick of Kickstarter. This crazy premise is the set-up for the superbly titled Time Cheetah, from writers Carlos Guzman and Alejandro Verdugo and artists Matt Cossin & Mikey Cossin. It’s a superb mix of thrilling spy-fi action, Saturday morning cartoon craziness and a truly one of a kind hero, that also has a fiendish adult sense of humour. Time Cheetah also has a really manic sense of fun and energy, which is perfectly captured in their hilarious pledge video and if you want to find out more you can read the book online for free at timecheetahcomic.com. However if you want to see the Cheetah in print then it’s time to get involved. The guys have already hit their pledge goal, but are looking to expand their stretch goals, so don’t miss your chance to get involved in this adventure today – after all, you can’t travel back in time like the Cheetah can, so pledge here and watch the video below.
As well as picking up some great comics at this weekend’s True Believers we also got to hear about some fantastic crowd-funding projects that are underway. So rather than just pick one of them for our Kickstarter of the Week, we thought we’d shine a spotlight on a few of them as we take a look at Hotel by Nathan Hill, Cadavers: Poltergeist from Mad Robot Comics and Galaxafreaks: Time Songs.
We’ve seen our fair share of indie anthologies over the years, and one of our favourites is Ken Reynolds’ Sliced Quarterly, which has created a unique niche for itself as an experimental anthology, featuring a host of fantastic names from the indie scene, pushing the boundaries of what makes a comic a comic. With stories that have used cut out keep elements, Instagram comments sections and even PDF annotations, it’s a really interesting and eclectic group of stories, which Ken has released digitally for free over the last 12 months. So after a year of innovation, Ken has gone back to the old school world of print to collect together the first four volumes into one super smart volume. So, if you have read the first four issues and fancy seeing them in print, or want to read some interesting and innovative story telling, then give Ken your backing (and if he hits his stretch goals, you’ll even get a free copy of The Pull List as part of their Indie Digital Mega Bundle reward!)
You can watch the Sliced Quarterly pledge video below and click here to get backing!
Our first Kickstarter of the Week for 2017 is the seriously impressive looking sci-fi tale The Slip from writer Cody B Stewart and Vessels artist Rafael Desquitado. The tale of Solomon Burke, a lost soul dragged through a rift in space time into a limbo called the Slip which turns his life upside down and is inevitably forced to buddy up with a group of intergalactic misfits to survive. It’s a stunning looking project (especially the cover design!) with the guys looking for funding to finish off Rafael’s incredible artwork. We’re also hoping this will be the first of many ongoing collaborations as Stewart dips his toe into the world of comic book crowd-funding for the first time and this is one hell of a debut! Find out more and back it here. And watch the pledge video below…