October 28, 2013
Comics By Request: People, Projects In Need Of Funding
By Tom Spurgeon
* there are two prominent publisher-driven projects asking for funds for completion right now, both of which were featured here before: the Qu33r anthology edited by Rob Kirby
; the Neil The Horse collection that Hermes Press is doing
* this person was nice enough to ask me directly to drive attention to their crowd-funder
. Ditto this person
. I'm happy to do that, for the most part -- if I don't, it's usually because I forgot or lost the link.
* JK Parkin talks to a cartoonist named Andrew MacLean about the second, kickstarted issue of a series he's doing
; I was interested in reading in terms of the crowd-funding sought being about a second issue rather than a first; the matter-of-factness of it is worth noting, as is the very specific function that going to crow-funding plays strategically, as is just the fact that the first issue was more traditionally self-published. I think we've reached a point where using these sites is a really natural, recurring option for a lot of cartoonists, for a variety of reasons.
* finally, this
still looks like the best first place to go if you want to help out the writer Steve Niles, whose home was hit by flooding.
posted 5:00 am PST
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