kickstarter_of_the_weekIt’s a great time for indie comics anthologies, and joining the like of Papercuts & Inkstains and 100% Biodegradable is Comichaus, a new monthly British comics anthology, prroduced by the team at Comichaus, the indie comics website. As a gateway for some of the UK’s best new indie titles it means they are in the ideal position to capitalise on the current boom in indie and small press publishing and have cherry picked some of the best names from the UK scene to create exclusive new tales. These include Vanguard’s Dan Butcher, Brethren Born’s Jon Laight, Merrick’s Tom Ward and many more alongside editors Pete Genepool and James McCulloch. Committees will also be boasting covers from some big names in the comic industry, with issue 1 featuring work by Glenn Fabry and issue 2 slated to feature a cover by John McCrea.
If you need any more convincing then check out their fantastic Kickstarter video below and you can back them here.

kickstarter_of_the_weekWe love a gritty crime noir and this week’s Kickstarter of the Week gives the genre a unique twist by setting the tale in the murky streets of Mumbai instead of LA or London. Featuring four short stories, it contains all the classic elements of noir, from a brooding city to a weary inspector at the centre of everything as well as  a supernatural undertone which writer Ram Venkatasen uses to give the world of Black Mumba a sinister undercurrent, just like the sinister snake which it is named after. The slick black and white art is produced by 4 Indian artists and mixes watercolour washes and cross hatched inking to give the book a fantastic vintage feel as well as maximise the darkness of some Black Mumba’s more terrifying tales.
You can view the pledge video below and can support Black Mumba by backing it here

kickstarter_of_the_weekWe’re recommending another creepy aquatic based horror story this week, as we introduce you to the world of Tom Smith and Katie Wittle’s Take Only Photographs, Leave Only Footprints. With a creepy hand drawn and inked style from artist Katie, with muted watercolour washes, the artwork seams to be soaked in ennui and melancholy and looks like the perfect showcase for Tom’s dark and unsettling story. If you’re interested in backing them you can find their Kickstarter here, and you can view their pledge video below…

kickstarter_of_the_weekThe unstoppable Kickstarter machine, Mike (The Kill Screen) Garley is back with a new volume of the relentless killing machine known as the Samurai Slasher! Featuring art from the likes of Casper (Limbo) Wjingaard, Chris (Operation Boom) Imber and original Slasher artist Andy W Clift, it’s another superb looking collection of stories featuring the slasher and his unfortunate victims. It even boasts a section in 3D to fully embrace the 80s video nasty vibe that this series is soaked in. You’d better hurry if you want to back it though as it will only be running for 13 days, so back it here, or watch their pledge video below…

kickstarter_of_the_weekIf last week’s Kickstarter of the Week, Ness should be oozing stagnant water, then this week’s offering should reek of sea salt and be covered in barnacles. Madius Comics’ latest offering, and their first Kickstarter, is a nautical action adventure with spectacular supernatural undertones and stars a salty old seadog called Griff Gristle. With superb Mignola inspired artwork from Rory Donald, and a fantastic script from Madius’ main men Rob Jones and Mike Sambrook, this looks set to be their most complete book yet and an essential read for any fans of the producers of Papercuts and Inkstains. You can watch their video below and pledge here.

kickstarter_of_the_weekFrom the Lovecraft addled brain of Chris Welsh the writer of Wart, and Irish artist Robert Carey, comes a new slimy and spooky horror book called Ness. An absolute no-brainer for Kickstarter of the Week, you could be forgiven for thinking it was a new release from Image rather than a crowd-funded book as the story is that creepy and the art is that damn good. Based on the half dozen preview pages we’ve seen, we can;t help but expect the package to ooze with stagnant water and a tentacle burst out when it arrives on our doorstep once this Kickstarter has been funded! Watch the dank and murky pledge video below and help support this superb soggy horror book here!

kickstarter_of_the_weekIf you like your comics to give you nightmares then you need to back Hellbound Media’s new one-shot The Disease. Based on a classic short story and featuring stunning digitally painted artwork from Pawel Kardis, The Disease is set to be a stomach churning shocker of a book. You can find out more by watching their gruesome pledge video below and you can back them here.

kickstarter_of_the_weekIt’s Timecop meets Crocodile Dundee in our Kickstarter of the Week this week, as Kris Carter of Lou Scannon fame brings his time-traveling Australian detective Bruce Outback to the crowd-funding platform! You can view the hilarious video below (and make sure to watch right to the end) and pledge you support for them here.

kickstarter_of_the_weekCharles is a private eye, but not just any PI – he’s a robot, and so thanks to his machine logic he struggles to comprehend the emotional complexities of the crimes of passion he is required to solve. Plus, like any good PI he does this while drinking and smoking – not because he enjoys, just because that’s what PIs do!  This is the awesome central premise of this week’s Kickstarter Of The Week – PI Charles from The Kill Screen’s Joshua Sherwell. The mix of classic crime noir with a sci-fi twist has really piqued our interest and should make this collection of 5 short stories an essential read.