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.

kickstarter_of_the_weekWe’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…

kickstarter_of_the_weekDue to a technical error, TPub have restarted their Kickstarter for webcomic Theatrics, so we’re going to reboot our recommendation of it as well!

If you’ve read our review of TPub’s welcome Theatrics, then you’ll know we were rather big fans of it. And so it’s pretty much a no-brainer to see that the Kickstarter for the collected print edition is our pick of the week. In case you missed that review, well shame on you, but Theatrics is the tale of a Broadway star in the 1920s who gets mugged and disfigured and subsequently carves out a career as a prize fighting mad Count. From the brain of Twisted Dark maestro Neil Gibson and with stunning art from Leonardo Gonzalez, Jan Wijngaard and Jim Campbell it is a star turn of a comic! If this printed edition is half as good as the webcomic and a quarter as good as their last collection Turncoat, then Theatrics going to be a knockout read, so back it via the Kickstarter here and if you need some more persuading then watch the stunning pledge video below…

flintlock2-coverFollowing the very successful and modest campaign that saw the publishing of Time Bomb’s first issue of Flintlock, the second Kickstarter is up and running and has been, to date, just as successful. So, this isn’t so much a spotlight on the new campaign to encourage you, dear readers, to save it from publishing limbo, but rather a torchlight swung towards this anthology to highlight the book and the promise of further bonuses once the stretch goal has been met. 

nottingham-comic-conAs well as running a fantastic convention, the folk over at Nottingham Comic Convention have put together a Kickstarter to fund an amazing looking indie anthology called Forest Tales volume 1. Featuring stories from some of the best indie talent around, including Marc Laming, Andy Bloor, Nich Angell, Vince Hunt, Gavin Mitchell and Emily Owen, it also has a stunning a cover by Random Trials‘ Dean Beattie.

kickstarter_of_the_weekAfter the success of his previous mission, taking down the despicable Dr O, simian secret agent Bubble O’Seven is back with another clandestine mission in Baboon Taker! If you loved the tongue in cheek antics of Matt Rooke and Grainne McEntee’s previous offering, then what are you waiting for?! But if you thought it was just a bit silly and a poor excuse for some bad ape puns… well, you’d be right… but you’d also be missing out on a really smartly put together comic that harkens back to the golden age of campy spy capers – and also happens to star the most dapper pipe-smoking ape around! And if that still isn’t enough then Matt and Grainne are also responsible for some of the very best Kickstarter videos around, and so without wasting another second we think should click below and watch it. And if you like what you see, then go to Kickstarter and help support Bubbles as he tries to make the world a safer place for mankind (and apekind) everywhere!

kickstarter_of_the_weekDigital comics trailblazer SUTU is at it again, creating a new collection of augmented reality paintings in an art book called Prosthetic Reality, which he is looking to get funded on Kickstarter. We’ve seen SUTU’s augmented reality work before in the amazing Modern Polaxis comic (which was a previous nominee for our Digital Comic Of The Year award) as well as his cutting edge story-telling in webcomics like These Memories Won’t Last, however this time he has brought along some other digital comics pioneers to help him, including Upgrade Soul’s Ezra Clayton Daniels and many more from all over the globe. Although it is a much more traditional book in the sense that it has individual pieces of artwork on a printed page, the addition of an augmented reality layer provided via a free to download introduce some truly staggering new dimensions to already amazing looking pieces of artwork. Words can’t really do it justice, so check out the Kickstarter video below and if you like what you see then pledge to the Kickstarter here.

alexautomatic_coverContinuing our week of amazing indie Kickstarters, we talk to Fraser Campbell, creator of throwback super spy advenutre series Alex Automatic, about a government agent who is driven mad and thinks he is the star of his own TV show (that unfortunately only exists in his head). Inspired by 60s and 70s TV shows we find out if the world of Alex Automatic is just a figment of Fraser’s imagination.