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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.

image* 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.
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