October 25, 2015
Comics By Request: People, Projects in Need Of Funding
By Tom Spurgeon
* the great Frank Santoro is 91 percent of the way
to meeting his initial goal for funds to restore a nearby house into a physical teaching space. I hope he gets there with some time to spare, because I want to see what he does with any extra money.
* I made the joke last night that I don't understand anything going on in the latest Dave Sim post on behalf of restoring his Cerebus comic
. I didn't mean that as a funny way to be mean and say I hate the project. I think having that comic in print or otherwise available for its fans sounds like a great idea. I just don't understand these posts. I think this is the latest in the line of digital offers by which the project is being archived, but I could be wrong about that. I participated in one of these, and was confused by what I got in return. I don't even hate Cerebus
; I like big chunks of it. I wish I could get my hands on high-end versions of the stuff I like.
* it might not be Cerebus
; it could be I'm just having an old-man day. Since Santoro's project is on IndieGoGo, I thought I'd look at comics projects there, but I had a hard time understanding their search mechanism due to the overwhelming number of complete projects
. I'm sure there's a good one in there.
* the latest DMP Tezuka project looks like it needs some help
* one of Gary Panter's students sent along this like, back over at Kickstarter
. Gary's in there, along with some other cartoonists of note, and the whole thing is modestly priced for its first level of completion.
* the New Brighton Archeological Society material
is being made available as hardcover books again. There's a lot of history there in terms of that project: its double-helixed relationship to crowdsourced publishing, who was carrying it and when, who fulfilled what orders and when, how it was made available on-line and so on... I don't know if any of that is pertinent to the crowd-funder itself, but I'm happy to receive e-mail telling me how I'm wrong.
* finally, here's that Mike McCarthy project
posted 5:25 pm PST
Daily Blog Archives