Comix Talks the Talk; Walks the Walk
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 22, 2012 - 21:20
Hello hello hello. Let's call today's post a rally round the flag, consider splashing some cash kind of all KICKSTART MY ART post. It's amazing how many webcomic projects have been funded now through Kickstarter.
MULTIPLEX BOOK 2: Gordon McAlpin was one of the first webcomic creators to use Kickstarter and now he's back to raise funds to put out Book 2 of his webcomic Multiplex. He's still got a ways to go but 20 days should be enough time to make it. If you're a fan of this webcomic pledge pledge pledge!
ALL NEW ISSUES: This webcomic is running a drive to print its first book. You can check out the webcomic here before deciding whether to pledge or not.
GOATS IV: BACK IN THE SADDLE: It's finally over and I managed to get my pledge in before it finished. Looking forward to my autographed book. Pledges passed $50,000 easily. People love goats I guess.
Fubar Press: These guys have made their goal but they've still got nine days to go. Their project is to print up an anthology to give away on Free Comic Book Day this year. Free comic book day is an annual event, held on the first Saturday in May where just about every major comic book company distributes a few titles for free to comic shops all across the country. The idea is to bring in new fans and get old fans back in on what ends up being one of the busiest days of the year for comic shops.
CARPE CHAOS: These guys are down to the wire trying to raise 7,500 and they have less than 24 hours to go (more or less). The drama of Kickstarter! Jason Bane, Eric Carter, Anthony Cournoyer, Daniel Allen, Joe Slucher, and others create Carpe Chaos, a free web-based sci-fi graphic novel series. They want to create a concept art book called The Art of Carpe Chaos that will featureall of the artwork they produced when we were creating the universe.
We've got a ton of material, we've got graphic designer Christopher Kosek to help us, and we've got a $7,500 quote from a printer. Whether we get 250 books or 1000, the price doesn't change much because most of the printing costs are for getting everything set up to print in the first place. 100% funding means a print run for us!
YEAR OF THE DWAGON: This one is also over but Rob Balder met his goal for Erfworld and ran a pretty impressive Kickstarter campaign while he was at it. Did I say "met his goal"? I meant smashed it, raising almost $85,000.