Long time since Jamie Delano’s Hellblazer “Original Sins” run was read, so excuse to came in the form of sub-orbital flight… “streets are the hardened arteries that lead to the city’s dead heart…” Damn son! Love the language, need to dig out the rest of the back issues.
During brief journey to space, loved Ed Piskor’s Wizzywig, which drew a historic hacking map of the lives of folks like Kevin Mitnick, Phrack Magazine and the GURPS Cyberpunk raid through the fictional hacker Kevin “Boingthump” Phenicle. Worth a read, and you can pick it up from Top Shelf Comix :).
Onwards, ever onwards to Part 3 of a collection of musings, spurred on from completing a Kickstarter project for a new Indie comic, BaadFood (which today, you can purchase as a physical copy on Etsy http://etsy.me/2FfAbpO, or digitally through ComiXology http://bit.ly/2BH3G4r.)
Continuing with things that you can do before starting the Kickstarter to improve your chance of funding. A successful Kickstarter is most definitely front loaded!
Here then, lies Part 2, of a collection of musings, spurred on from completing a Kickstarter project for a new Indie comic, BaadFood (which today, you can purchase as a physical copy on Etsy http://etsy.me/2FfAbpO, or digitally through ComiXology http://bit.ly/2BH3G4r.)
This post continues looking at tasks that you can do before starting the Kickstarter to improve your chance of funding.
“Failing to plan, is planning to fail” was the mantra which slowly burrowed its way through my subconscious with the horse power of a Eurotunnel excavator. I had been close to getting the final artwork in place to release BaadFood Issue 1 (which today, you can get a physical copy from Etsy http://etsy.me/2FfAbpO if you so please, or digitally through ComiXology http://bit.ly/2BH3G4r) and my first Kickstarter campaign was slowly coalescing from digital fragments spread across various devices, spreadsheets, textfiles, images, music and a video which outlined what it was that would be done.
Here captured, across multiple posts, lay varied musings from this completed project which readers may find helpful in running their own Comics based Kickstarter.
Issue 1 of BaadFood, a new Sci-Fi comic series looking at the interactions between a couple of Human-Standard twenty-somethings and the robots, AI, altered-humans and ageing in a near-future job market, is up on Kickstarter now. The project is looking for funds to print the first issue and complete the front and back covers.
You can find the project here, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1961353225/baadfood-1
The Kickstarter launched on Saturday the 22nd of April, lasts for 30 days, and has art from Angelo Dazo famous for Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth and Thunderbolts, colouring from Davi Correia (BSG: Starbuck), lettering from Ken Reynolds (Sliced Quarterly and Cognition) and writing from Nic Ho Chee.
It looks like 2015 is going to be a great year for comics, Image and Dark Horse are releasing a host of enjoyable series with great artwork gracing some of the most varied sci-fi, horror and super-hero stories around. February has seen a good crop of floppies, with new East Of West and Jupiter’s Legacy issues amongst others:
- Black Science continued with it’s Lost In Space meets Time Tunnel vibe. It is up to issue 11 and should have the second collected works out in the next few months.
- East of West recently restarted after a short break, with Jonathan Hickman delivering his own take on the collision between religious apocrypha and the American Dream.
- Rebellion have started releasing more American format comics, mashing the tech-style from the film Dredd 3D with old-school Mega-City to create a new continuity which kicks off in Dredd Uprise.
- Abe Sapien 19 and Hellboy and the BPRD: 1952 2 remain solid. I’ve been enjoying “Abe’s Odyssey” through his unfolding post-apocalyptic world and Hellboy:1952 followed the eponymous hero as a teenager on his first mission with the BPRD. Two great reads.
- Mark Millar and Frank Quitely have restarted Jupiter’s Legacy after a hiatus. Quitely’s fragile, almost alien artwork made the excessive power wielded by the heroes and villains a shock each time they were manifest. The series would be worth reading for the artwork alone, paired with Millar’s writing this was a blatant win. The BBC recently followed Frank Quitely as he worked on one of the earlier issues, the programme may be still available on iPlayer here.
- Moon Knight 11 was just released, it isn’t Warren Ellis, but it is still readable with a new story arc for the main protagonist.
Currently reading through Brandon Graham’s King City. I managed to pick up his Multiple Warheads series on Image a few years ago, and found the King City graphic novel over at Mega City Comics recently.
King City the eponymous domain is rendered as a haven for Sasquatch super-spies, military-trained master burglars and suburban luchadors. Graham’s playful use of language wends an atypical reality with unique artefacts to deliver a superbly illustrated and readable story. If you get the chance, source this book :).
Communing with comics in a bid to clear some of my reading backlog before the start of the new year. One on my list for a few months is Tekkon Kinkreet: Black and White from Taiyo Matsumoto. Very simple, but beautifully rendered black and white artwork, with a story following two street kids with superpowers as they apply their brand of morality to an amoral metropolis.