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Kickstarter You Should Be Backing: THE GOOD FIGHT: A Peaceful Stand Against Bigotry and Racism by Adam Ferris

Kickstarter You Should Be Backing: THE GOOD FIGHT: A Peaceful Stand Against Bigotry and Racism by Adam Ferris


It has been a while since we highlighted a Kickstarter campaign. This one is important.

THE GOOD FIGHT is a comics anthology taking a peaceful stand against racism and bigotry. It was originally concieved as a reaction to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017. According to Adam Ferris, the curator of this project, “It has since evolved into a more timeless commentary on the ongoing struggle against hate. Because hate itself will adapt to survive.”

There is a fantastic group of writers, artists, colorists, letterers and editors involved in THE GOOD FIGHT who donated their effort to create a collection of more than 40 full color stories across a broad spectrum of genres.

While the campaign is already fully funded, there are only 6 days left from this publication to get in on this great project.  According to the creators all post-campaign money will be donated to The Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Kickstarter You Should Be Backing: The Adventures of Parker Reef-TO SAVE A SOUL by Christopher Campana

Hey folks! Here is another Kickstarter that we are excited about!!

 

Comic book writer and artist Chris Campana is running this campaign to self-publish a graphic novel called “The Adventures of Parker Reef – To Save a Soul”. The story is meant to be a tool for getting through loss. The preview art looks amazing and the story sounds breathtaking and heartfelt. The funds raised are intended to print the book and fund a foundation for children.

I want this book to be the kind of thing therapists have in their offices. The kind of book, people who have suffered tragedies, can look to for some kind of comfort. – Chris Campana

There are only 10 days left to support this amazing project. So get out there and do that thing!!

Kickstarter You Should Be Backing: Comics Comics #1 by Patton Oswalt & pals!

I mean, Patton Oswalt is helping to make this. Seriously, what are you waiting for, you leptons!? A flying spaghetti monster to invite you to Black Angus for a mixed green, buddy?!

Seriously though, this looks like a hip (but not too hip) anthology that should totally not be only half-funded with 5 days to go. So, Pop Culture Squad (that’s you guys)… go do that voodoo that you do so well*!

 

 

*In this case voodoo is a combination of you backing this cool project, and sharing it out to your respective social media accounts so that we might see gentle Patton and his amazing friends succeed in the independent endeavor.

Still Time to Back ‘The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini’!

Still Time to Back ‘The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini’!

Hey kids! Do you like comics? How about when they turn into immersive theater? What do you mean you don’t know what that is… Poppycock, I say!

For real though, check out this killer Kickstarter from Cynthia von Buhler. She’s already funded, but you can score some slick rewards as she turns her hit graphic novel into a play. Want to be turned into a pulp character? How about tickets to a gala? Or to see the show itself? It’s all there, kiddos. So, put on your best flapper, and check it out:

So Long and Thanks for the Fish, Man #007: Indie Comic Book Publishing 101 Part 7

So Long and Thanks for the Fish, Man #007: Indie Comic Book Publishing 101 Part 7

If you google my name, and “Kickstarter”, “Crowdfunding”, or “Needs Money”, you will undoubtedly find a plethora of articles I’ve penned detailing my complicated thoughts on the matter. But, time has passed, and as such, it’s time within the context of this series to imbue you, the newly-minted would-be comic creator, with my hot take on all of your fancy IndieGoGoKickStartGoFundMe’ing. In short:

Crowdfunding is the blessing and bane of the indie comic movement.

Let’s just go ahead and lay out the forest before inspecting the trees, shall we? The good part about crowdfunding is that it offers the chance to level the playing field when it comes to raising funds before a project is ready to go—allowing successful campaigns to have a honey pot from which to build a budding empire. With the toolsets of all the major players set, crowdfunders enjoy having a working platform to process payments, organize purchasers, and promote their project both socially as well as natively to the crowdfunding site itself. And when a creator is extra good at creating a buzz? Well, sometimes those crowdfunding sites will organically promote those on-the-rise campaigns which can snowball a project from funded to stretch goals in a matter of hours. It’s exhilarating.  Continue reading “So Long and Thanks for the Fish, Man #007: Indie Comic Book Publishing 101 Part 7”