November 23, 2015
Comics By Request: People, Projects In Need Of Funding
By Tom Spurgeon
* it looks like the crowd-funder for Northwest Press
will be right up against to the end. That's one of comics' few LGBT-devoted publishers, and that seems like a modest, reasonable amount of money for a publisher to ask for assistance on two projects. You, of course, can decide that on your own. I just hope you'll visit and consider it.
* with slightly more time but slightly more funding to cover in its last week is the Nexus Compendium project
, part of plans Mike Baron and Steve Rude have for their creation in its anniversary year and beyond. The latest Cerebus
project is well over its first selected limits
. Both of those comics were iconic for a generation of readers that came of age in the 1980s.
* congratulations to the Shadoweyes Vol. 1 project for surpassing its initial goal
. That should result in an extremely attractive book.
* I also don't check in with projects when they fade
, but I wanted to note this one because eventually they promise a second stab at it.
* about a half-dozen CR
readers were on me to provide some support to the Peow crowd-funder
, which has roared past its initial goal with several days left. People feel very optimistic about that publisher. The Kickstand Comics crowd-funder
is in a similar position.
* if your family is like mine and you take part of Thanksgiving weekend to strategize about year-end giving, I hope that you'll keep comics' non-profits in mind or at least realize that that gifting such a rich source of funding that they might bother you a bit more than usual.
* finally, the Lost Work Of Will Eisner
project is way over its initial goal
. I mention it here because that's something with which CR
readers might want to be on board given Eisner's place in the historical firmament.
posted 1:25 am PST
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