April 28, 2014
Comics By Request: People, Projects In Need Of Funding
By Tom Spurgeon
* Josh Bayer's crowd-funder for the latest issue of Suspect Device
is the highest-profile one I can see with time running out a bit, although any crowd-funder that gets past the halfway point has a decent chance to succeed. That's been a home for a lot of younger talent, particularly in the New York City scene, so you might want to check that one out. Plus the video is amusing.
* Dave Sim has launched another kickstarter
. I didn't quite understand the High Society
one Sim did as evidenced by the fact I did not get quite what I thought I was getting when I made the order -- which is my fault -- and this one looks similarly complex so I'll suggest you read it carefully. This FAQ section might help
. Crowdfunding seems like it would be really good for Sim because of his passionated fanbase and the ability to provide goods and services to them directly without -- depending on how something is constructed -- risking a significant and hard to recaputure capital outlay, so I wish him the best.
* Martian Comics
is a crowd-funder we mentioned early on because of a tweet from contributing cover artist Darick Robertson. Unless something has changed over the weekend -- this is being written on Friday -- it has some work to do heading into its final week.
* the Supernatural Law fundraiser seems to moving at a brisk clip
. Everyone I know is fond of Batton Lash.
* this Abraham Lincoln-related crowd-funder
has yet to find significant traction. This store-related campaign
isn't far enough along for me to be confident of its successes at this point.
* the Doug Wright Awards crowd-funder
is more than halfway along, which bodes well, as we get down into single digit days remaining. This one is counting on a bunch of specific incentives, so take a spin around there and see if anything strikes your eye.
* finally, this modestly-conceived Steve Ditko crowd-funder has reached its goal
, but you can still get on board.
posted 1:25 am PST
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