Category Archives: Crowdfunding

1/6: Graphic Novel answers The Question: What if the January 6 Insurrection Was Successful?

1/6 Graphic Novel

From One Six Comics, 1/6 answers the question “What if the January 6 attacks on the US Capitol succeeded in overthrowing our Democracy?“. Written by Gan Golan and Harvard Law professor Alan Jenkins, it features art by Will Rosado, with colors by Lee Loughridge, and letters by Tom Orzechowski. The graphic novel also features work by comics masters Shawn Martinbrough and Jamal Igle

The first issue of the 4 issue series is coming out early January 2023.

The team is working closely with the Western States Center, an amazing organization that has been on the frontlines of countering White Supremacy for decades.

They’re We looking to raise $10,000 so they can distribute the comic en masse to organizations looking to amplify their critical work. You can support the project through Kickstarter. If the project hits its goal, it’ll be able to print and distribute 5,000 additional copies to organizations and educational institutions.

All-Negro Comics commemorates 75 years with a Prestige Hardcover

All-Negro Comics

75 years ago journalist Orrin C. Evans led a talented team of cartoonists to create All-Negro Comics #1, the first comic book anthology of original Black characters created by Black talent with the express purpose of entertaining while rejecting harmful stereotypes and pushing boundaries in the industry. All-Negro Comics #1 returns via Kickstarter, with an archival reprint of the landmark artifact in sequential storytelling history, along with new stories by Black creators.

All-Negro Comics #1 was released in 1947, only eight years after Action Comics #1, six years after Captain America #1, and a whole 19 years before Black Panther hit the pages of Fantastic FourAll-Negro Comics #1 should be among those revered moments in comic book history, but the original print run was quickly removed from newsstands, and in the present day, Superman and Black Panther are recognized everywhere while All-Negro Comics is a factoid that cannot be easily found or read.  

Chris Robinson has assembled an incredible team of current creators to help. Multi-award-winning illustrator Tony Washington has digitally remastered the complete Golden Age comic, while new stories are contributed by Deron Bennett, David Brothers, Jasmine Hatcher, Ryan Marlow, Sharean Morishita, Shawn Pryor, and Zipporah B. Smith.

The All-Negro Comics 75th Anniversary Edition is an 88-page hardcover with brand new prose and comics, featuring the All-Negro Comics characters, by notable Black creators of today and new essays that provide historical and cultural context. 

Robinson also aims to make this hardcover available to communities everywhere through schools, libraries, and detention centers through multiple pledge tiers – a unique opportunity with this Kickstarter campaign. There are several ways to receive the book:  $20 for a digital PDF, $35 for hardcover, and a $50 pledge secures two copies in a “1 for you, 1 for them” initiative – one copy for the purchaser and one which the campaign team will donate to a community reading center with a bonus teaching guide. The top tier is a $75 pledge for an exclusive illustrated dust jacket, hand-numbered and signed by the contemporary creators plus a standard hardcover donated to a community reading center. Retailers will also have the opportunity for a bundle discount. A special $45 bundle includes the anniversary hardcover plus Fearless Future vol. 1 and vol. 2., two rare sci-fi anthologies featuring the early work of some of today’s brightest creators like Declan Shalvey, Ricardo Lopez-Ortiz, Paulina Ganucheau, Derek Fridolfs, Kendall Goode, Sebastian Girner, Ian Herring, and many more!

Wild River Comics launches horror title Lurker in time for Halloween!

Having introduced readers to Daughters of Albion earlier this summer, London-based creative studio Wild River Comics are back with a fresh Kickstarter campaign for their new horror title, Lurker!

A cross between Uncle Creepy and Bob from Twin Peaks, Lurker is a shadowy figure who acts as both host and instigator for the stories he presents. Issue #1, subtitled Harriet Is A Tree, is a suitably unsettling introduction to the character through the tale of young Harriet and her mother.

Joining Beanie Aurora White for Lurker’s debut outing is artist Anna Readman, colorist Tanya Roberts, letterer Cardinal Rae, and editor Martin Eden. The Kickstarter edition of the comic comes with two gorgeous covers – a regular edition by artist Abigail Harding, and an exclusive variant by Paula Andrade – along with a host of other incentives.

Backers can choose between various tiers – ranging from digital and print editions of the comic to a Lurker T-shirt and Daughters of Albion catch-up pack. In addition to those offerings, there are six higher tier slots for dedicated fans – five of which come with a page of Anna Readman’s original art, and one that features Abigail Harding’s original cover art for issue #1.

Northwest Press kickstarts A Home Without

A Home Without

The first new book project from Northwest Press since 2020—an autobiographical fiction graphic novel by Don Gaddis called A Home Without—has launched on Kickstarter!

This beautiful watercolor graphic novel explores the tumultuous, heartbreaking, hopeful, and tender story of River, a young boy growing up in the Bible Belt in Georgia. His father’s rages grow ever more dangerous, year after year, throwing the household into chaos… until things reach a breaking point. In the end, the children are forced to take on the emotional responsibilities that their own parents will not.

The campaign will run through October 2, and features rewards like:

  • Digital and print editions of A Home Without
  • Print editions at a lower price for early pledges
  • Signed copies of the book
  • Retailer packs of the book at a special wholesale discount
  • Original art from the book by Don Gaddis
A Home Without

Bad Kitty is Back in the Big Easy!

Dynamite has announced the return of the former good cop turned zombie hunter, Bad Kitty. This action-packed new special is being written by Tom Hutchinson, with art by CB Zane, and colors by Chris Chua. It features multiple pulse-pounding covers from some of the hottest names in the industry. Fans can get their copy right now via Indiegogo!

Former Detective Katherine Bell has been away from New Orleans for a long time, but she and her cat Lucky return to hunt down a reported Skinwalker. But when her battle with the creature gets splashed all over social media, it catches the attention of the police who are still hunting Bad Kitty. All bets are off when the spirit she’s hunting takes over an even stronger body and Bad Kitty must team up with the city’s new detective to try and stop it. It’s an action-packed supernatural tale with teeth in the Big Easy.

Bad Kitty first appeared in 2001 as part of the Chaos! mythos, and made her way over to Dynamite in 2010. Katherine Bell was a good cop in the heart of a complicated Crescent City when what should’ve been a routine case brought her into conflict with the corruption on the police force. But it went deeper that that as elements of voodoo turned her lover into a zombie that was then sent to kill her. She turned in her badge and went hunting for those that ruined her life. And while they ended up dead, she became one of the FBI’s most wanted. Taking alias of Bad Kitty, she went on the run with nothing but her weapons and her black cat, Lucky, in an attempt to survive and to hunt down the supernatural wherever it lies.

Writer Tom Hutchinson, co-founder of Big Dog Ink Comics and writer/creator of Penny for Your SoulThe Legend of OzCritter, and Ursa Minor is reteaming with his partner, artist CB Zane who has also worked on The In CrowdInto the SuckWhispers in Necropolis, and Scorpiana, for this thrilling adventure that takes Bad Kitty back to her home town and forces her to deal with both her past and a crazy new creature of immense power.

On Indiegogo, readers and collectors can pick up a wide variety of reward tier options for supporting this project. Nine total standard covers are available, featuring CB Zane, Joseph Michael Linsner, Shannon Maer, Maria Laura Sanapo, Bill McKay, Michael Sta. Maria, Brian Pederson, and two featuring cosplayer Rachel Hollon. A digital edition is also available for readers! Metal, holofoil, and CGC graded copies of the covers are available. Plus a complete set of metal trading cards featuring all of them. There are also options to get Tom Hutchison’s signature on almost every edition. There’s something for everyone in this campaign!

Ryan K Lindsay and Louie Joyce’s A Fistful of Pain gets a teaser trailer

A Fistful of Pain is a large-format, one-shot graphic novella about VENGEANCE, DRAGONS and SIBLING RIVALRY from award-winning Ryan K Lindsay and Louie Joyce.

Xin and Sloane spent their childhood fighting over the family pet — Gilgamesh, a four-ton, fire-breathing dragon. The family is torn apart when Sloane betrays her family for a life of crime, leaves her sister for dead, and steals Gilgamesh, forever corrupting the creature’s heart. Now in their stark future, the estranged sisters reunite for a final knock-down-drag-out kung fu battle to settle accounts.

Critically acclaimed creator-owned comics publisher ComixTribe is offering this stunning piece of innovative sequential storytelling is available now on Kickstarter in a European-style, large-format die-cut foil-enhanced hardcover edition, with softcover and digital versions also available. A Fistful of Pain is a breathtaking tale perfect for fans of stylish kung-fu fight comics. The Kickstarter campaign runs from August 16 to September 10, 2022.

Vault hires Jazzlyn Stone to manage Upcoming Kickstarter Projects

Vault

Vault has announced that they have partnered with Jazzlyn Stone, who will help the publisher launch a small selection of Kickstarter projects in the near future. The first Vault Kickstarter project will be announced next week. Vault becomes the latest publisher to dip their toes into the crowdfunding space.

In the announcement Stone and Vault CEO & Publisher Damian Wassel described a want for “deluxe-as-hell collected comics editions, thick enough to use as a weapon,” a hint as to the type of projects we might be seeing from Vault in the future. Beyond the ability to release deluxe hardcover editions, Wassel sees crowdfunding as a way to reach new readers.

Crowdfunding not only decreases the risk for publishers but direct to consumers sales makes possible projects that might not be monetarily feasible if it were sold through the direct market where discounts to stores and distributors would make the retail price too high.

The Cargo Rebellion: Those Who Chose Freedom based on the true story of the 1852 Robert Bowne Rebellion

The Cargo Rebellion: Those Who Chose Freedom

The Cargo Rebellion: Those Who Chose Freedom is a new graphic novel of the 1852 Robert Bowne Rebellion in which indentured Chinese men overthrew their American captor and slave trader. The graphic novel by Ben Barson, Jason Oliver Chang, and Alexis Dudden is raising funds on Kickstarter now.

Bold and exciting, this graphic tale of mutiny on the high seas tells the true story of the Robert Bowne Rebellion of 1852—in which indentured Chinese men overthrew their captor and slave trader the American businessman Captain Leslie Bryson. This stand against American capitalism and the global economy that profited from exploitation and death. This often-overlooked part of history is brought to life through lively prose and meticulous research of archival material, with wonderful graphic illustration by Kim Inthavong. The Cargo Rebellion does lasting justice to the memory of the hundreds of thousands of Chinese and South Asian workers were indentured in the “coolie trade,” in hope of building a movement where human slavery can be abolished forever.

Published by PM Press, you can get a physical copy for just $17 and shipping.

Elvira’s Next Tome of Classic Tales

They say the best things in life come in pairs… That’s why Dynamite Entertainment has dug up more classic Elvira comic book stories for a brand new second volume of murder, mayhem, and monkey business following up from the bestselling first volume. Fans can reserve their copy right now on Indiegogo!

It’s everyone’s lucky day because the fiends at Dynamite are digging up the grave of these lost adventures and delivering them to Elvira’s fans with the beautiful Elvira Mistress of the Dark “The Classic Years” Omnibus Volume 2! This awesome tome of darkness is packed with Elvira awesomeness and is available in softcover, a deluxe hardcover, and an ultimate darkness edition signed by Elvira Mistress of the Dark herself!

This is the second volume reprinting the highly sought-after tales originally published by Claypool Comics. In these beloved adventures, Elvira must contend with vampires, werewolves, mummies, gorillas, politicians, and worst of all…telemarketers! Ahhhhhhh! Spooky! The book covers 25+ issues, rounding out to a massive 600-page tome.

And no need to fret, for anyone who missed out on the first volume’s Indiegogo or hasn’t gotten to grabbing a copy yet, they are being offered as add-ons in this campaign as well. That way all fans can catch up and not get left behind as this hotly anticipated reprint series continues.

The horrifying artists and creepy writers of Elvira Classic Years Volume 1 were a regular who’s who of classic comics. This new batch of monsters is even more frightening! Contributors include Dave Cockrum, Jim Mooney, Neil Vokes, Tom Simonton, Louis LaChance, Frank Strom, Richard Howell, Lou Mougin, David Day, Dan Day, Bruce Patterson, James Fry, Anna-Maria Cool, John Heebink, Peter Sanderson, Yvonne Mojica, Tom Smith, Al Vey, and so many more!

And of course there are some amazing add-ons you can grab including the aforementioned signatures, digital copies, photo covers of previous Elvira comics, a four pack of Elvira metal variants, CGC graded exclusives, and more. As the support and pledges roll in, fans can also stay tuned for some possible fun stretch goals that will only be available through this campaign. Fans of Elvira and anyone looking for fun nostalgic comics should pass go and run right to Indiegogo to reserve their copy. Copies will be shipped to fans by Halloween!

BOOM! celebrates 10 Years of Evil with The Complete Irredeemable Deluxe Edition Library Kickstarter

Ten years ago, master storyteller Mark Waid – aided across more than 60 issues by founding artist and Eisner Award nominee Peter Krause alongside other artistic collaborators including Diego Barreto, Marcio Takara, Paul Azaceta, and more – delivered the long-awaited final chapter to the Eisner Award-winning saga that brought the once-sterling world of superheroes to new depths of darkness: Irredeemable.

Now, BOOM! brings the three interlocking narratives of the Irredeemable mythos – the original Irredeemable run, plus its hit companion series, Incorruptible, and the spiritual successor co-created by Waid and Krause, Insufferable – together for the first time in The Complete Irredeemable Deluxe Edition Library.

It is available now on Kickstarter collecting each series in deluxe hardcovers along with limited edition printings of the first issues with all-new artwork by InHyuk Lee. The campaign also features upgrades and extras featuring new contributions from John Cassaday, Howard Chaykin, Barry Kitson, Waid, and Krause.

Over the course of the pre-order campaign, BOOM! Studios will be unveiling even more surprises with Stretch Goals that include brand-new covers for all three hardcover volumes by original series cover artist and Eisner Award winner John Cassaday and the promise of  “a major announcement for the future of the Irredeemable franchise” with more to be revealed over the next 30 days.

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