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DC’s We Can Be Heroes Raises Money on IndieGoGo

badge_v2DC Entertainment last year launched a new initiative to combat the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa. Their effort, We Can Be Heroes uses their popular properties to raise awareness, and money, to help with relief efforts. The comic publisher has launched a fundraising effort on the crowd funding platform IndieGoGo as part of this effort.

Their initial goal of $50,000 has been passed and since then they’ve upped their effort with a target of raising $100,000 that will be given to their non-profit partners.

Each fundraising effort will take on a different theme focusing on a character, the first one up is Batman. For donating, you’re able to get various items like comic books, t-shirts, posters, or even a trip to San Diego Comic Con.

This stuff is only available until May 7, 2013, so check out the latest perks.

The funds raised go to:

Save the Children—Tirelessly committed to improving the lives of children and families whose lives have been changed by the hunger crisis.

International Rescue Committee—delivering life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable people.

Mercy Corps—Unfailingly dedicated to making life more livable in the world’s toughest places.

IndieGoGo Spotlight – Harpy Horror VS. Robot Thriller – Graphic Novel Showdown!

In a twist to the crowd funding experience Kara Barrett, writer of the indie series The End Is Totally Nigh, has launched a new fundraiser page for her upcoming graphic novel project. Not only is she offering a rewards like printed books and posters, but she is also providing a unique incentive and offering “votes” for each dollar contributed. Barrett is pitching two different concepts for her 45 page graphic novel and is allowing the public to decide which concept gets created. The more backers contribute, the more votes they receive. When the online fundraiser is over, the winning concept is the one that will be published.

One story is a sci-fi thriller involving a futuristic world where robots infiltrate every part of life and the other is a modern day horror story about a woman who is unexpectedly turned into a mythological beast. The project page features short previews for each book and a synopsis of each concept. Contributors can sample both and then decide which one they prefer.

Said Barrett:

I knew I wanted to make both of these books, but I could only hope to have the resources to make one of them. I love both stories and I decided that I would let the people contributing to this book decide which one they wanted to read the most. I think no matter which one gets created, the readers will be pleased with the final product.

Contributors can donate as little $5 dollars or as much as $500. The rewards include signed copies of the limited edition first printing of the book, posters, character sketches and cameo illustrations. There are also 3 special reward tiers created for aspiring comic artists, comic enthusiasts/bloggers and resellers. Artists can contribute $50 and have a pinup featured in the book, limited to 15. Comic lovers and bloggers can get signed scripts and an advanced preview of part one of the book along with author interviews. For resellers, there is an option to receive signed books with prints. Perfect for small comic book shops and online retailers.

The fundraiser will last 30 days and all the funds collected will go toward paying for professional artwork, editing and lettering.

You can pledge now.

Help Bring Red Run to the World!

From the creative team of Brandon Barrows (Action Lab Comics’ JACK HAMMER) and Joel Cotejar (Brainscan Studios’ FIENDISH FABLES) comes a brand-new horror one-shot, RED RUN!

RED RUN tells the story of the McConnells, a down-on-their-luck family desperately in need of a fresh start. Packing only what will fit into a trailer, young parents Becky and David move their two small children, Dina and Ben, out of state to an unassuming town somewhere in America’s heartland in order to seek employment. They rent a cheap apartment and make a surprise discovery in their new home that seems like a dream come true, only for it to be the beginning of Becky’s nightmares.

This is a story that we (Brandon and Joel) feel needs to be told, but we need your help. We are seeking to raise $1000, just over half of what the total cost of doing this book will run. I (Brandon) am paying the other half out of my own pocket and the funds raised here will go to paying Joel for his time, effort and the supplies neccessary to pencil, ink and color the comic as he is a working artist with a family to support. I am not taking any page rate as writer of the book and if, through donors’ generosity, we exceed our goal,the excess over $1000 will go towards the rest of cost of producing the book and towards the cost of lettering.

As much as we need your help, we want to give something back in return, as well. Donation gifts include special “IndieGoGo Thank you” versions of the comic (in print and digital formats), exclusive prints, ORIGINAL production art, ORIGINAL sketches and even a chance to see YOUR name listed in the comic’s credits!

Please take a look at the cover and preview pages then click the link below to watch the campaign video and please consider donating. This is a tale about a family who need a helping hand and we need yours to bring their story to the world!


Eternal Descent and Calabash Animation launch Animated Series on IndieGoGo

Eternal Descent and Calabash Animation Launch Animated Series on IndieGoGo

Star studded heavy metal series from IDW Publishing puts music and comics in motion

(San Diego, March 29) –The Eternal Descent comic series from IDW Publishing has bridged the worlds of music and comics like no other, with an army of chart topping heavy metal stars including Joe Satriani, Wayne Static, Gus G, Arch Enemy, Periphery, Shadows Fall, and many more appearing throughout the saga.

In Eternal Descent’s continued effort to explore the unholy alliance between heavy metal and high fantasy, they have teamed up with Calabash Animation, the acclaimed animation studio led by Sean Henry and Wayne Brejcha, to bring an animated reimagining of Eternal Descent!

Having tested their mettle with a 2 minute animated preview, they are now in pre-production for a 22 minute pilot episode, which would realize Eternal Descent as a fully animated TV show. Eternal Descent is pleased to announce that Mike Sizemore is handling the script, and if you love animation, fantasy, and heavy guitars, then this could be the show you’ve been waiting for! See the preview and find out how you can get involved at: www.indiegogo.com/eternaldescent

While Eternal Descent aims to have a complete series commissioned by a network, the pilot will be released online, to be enjoyed for free. The pilot will be launched as an episodic web series with 5 action packed installments!

Eternal Descent remains entirely creator owned and they want to include the fans as much as possible. Sharing this message will be a huge help to their cause, but if you would like to contribute directly, the have created an awesome array of rewards, perks and experiences to show their appreciation. From signed comics to custom ESP Guitars, Eternal Descent has got you covered!

Bringing this project to life will be a creative challenge, and they want you to be a part of the production every step of the way. Eternal Descent will be shooting exclusive behind-the-scenes footage to release alongside the animated series, so you’ll get to see how the animators work their magic and follow studio sessions with the incredible guest guitarists who have always been a part of this world. The pieces are in place, the descent begins!

To learn more about Eternal Descent visit www.EternalDescent.com

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘sPlatinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

Paul Duffield’s Fireflight Isle Needs Your Support

Official Press Release

Oxford, UK, 23 January 2012 — The Firelight Isle is a new creator-owned graphic novel that Paul Duffield started writing after Warren Ellis´ Freakangels came to an end.

The story revolves around two young characters who have been friends since birth, a weaver named Anli and Sen, a spearman in training.
The plot begins as they’re initiated into their professions and begin adult life. The world is a fantastical one that forms a backdrop on which to explore human culture in a fictional setting.

Paul is currently working on story, designs and research, and he now has gathered enough material to go live with the project!

Paul´s goal for The Firelight Isle is to produce a graphic novel without compromises, and put every ounce of quality that he can into the story, the art and the design. The finished product will be a 200-300 page full-colour book, with production values inspired by beautiful publications like Habibi and The Arrival, in which every detail of the book contributes to the atmosphere of the story.

Between now and publication, Paul Duffield plans to document the creation process online, and release each newly finished page for free on this website.

Right now Paul is funding The Firelight Isle himself, and he can currently afford to spend one day a week on it at most.  At that pace it won’t be finished for many years, but he is dedicating himself to completing it at full quality, no matter how long it takes!

In order to speed up the process, Paul is hoping to attract funding from other sources, and has launched an IndieGoGo campaign in order to do so!


You can check out a visual promotional video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrTXFORUXwk

MOre about the project can be found here: http://www.firelightisle.com/

Paul Duffield’s own website is here: http://www.paulduffield.co.uk/

Paul Duffield was born in St Albans, grew up in Winchester and went to Western Primary, Westgate Secondary & Peter Symmonds College. Paul did Foundation Art at

Winchester Art College, then moved out to study Animation & Illustration at Kingston University. Moved again after Uni to live in Oxford, and now works as a self employed Illustrator and Comic Creator.

Paul has since been published a few times, including SelfMadeHero’s The Tempest & Freakangels.

FreakAngels is a free weekly webcomic created by Eagle Award-winning writer Warren Ellis and artist Paul Duffield. In collected form, it is published in book format (6 Graphic Novels and 2 Hard Covers) by Avatar Press.

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