March 18, 2013
Comics By Request -- People, Projects In Need Of Funding
By Tom Spurgeon
* Tripwire is still hanging in there on their crowd-funder
. Here's a tweet
featuring a page from an older issue, a copy of a column written by a then-young Mark Millar, who doesn't read as a different person than the Mark Millar of today. They have a tumblr featuring a lot of older art, like the image above, here
* P. Craig Russell's latest crowd-funding effort
is in its final days, if not hours, by the time you read this. I can't imagine a more prolific, productive professional to back on one of these things.
* there's not much time left in Steven Sanders' Kickstarter
* my hope is that by the time this rolls out the Robin Snyder Steve Ditko project seeking funding here
will have met its goal. Either way, it's something you should know about. Jog sent me the link. That's a pretty great comic, and it's been out of print forever.\
* the Roman Dirge fundraiser
is still going on; according to that site, that's related to his hospital bills following a hit-and-run accident.
* one thing that's fun about crowd-funders is that you run across cartoonists you didn't know had any interest in working in certain formats, like this graphic novel project by Nate Fakes
, whom I thought of as more of a gag/humor cartoonist.
* Leigh Rigozzi is involved with this crowd-funder anthology
, featuring a service with which I'm unfamiliar. Blood & Thunder
apparently features talent from New Zealand and Australia.
* I haven't sorted this all the way out, but it looks like a film project by Juliacks
, which makes it worth noting.
* here's a webcomic about knitting -- which I didn't know existed, but like already -- that has a kickstarter going and already funded with a bunch of days remaining
* I bet the Art Thibert Kickstarter
is either funded or really close to being funded by now.
* this Kickstarter campaign
was tweeted at me by someone nice. It looks like field-trip day for the Fantagraphics intern program.
* here's one that looks interesting, from Ryan Standfest: Black Eye 2
's a mini-comic with an appropriately mini-comic sized funding goal, already met. I don't think anyone would have believed this Sailor Moon-related one
was going to have a hard time meeting its goals.
* we must be in the season of interesting-looking crowd-funder because here's another one
, a doodle-driven project from Brian Fukushima.
* I would have to imagine this 2D Cloud-related crowd-funder
has totally blasted by its goals by the time this rolls out. Worth looking at regardless.
* finally, a bit of not-comics but also comics (also comics-related): the very talented Dunja Jankovic is selling some art in order to a) move some of it, b) move herself, at least for a while. Go here
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