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  • Kickstarter Feature: The Seas

    Kickstarter Feature: The Seas

    I have the pleasure this week of featuring a new Kickstarter project called The Seas, a 49-page anthology by UK-based cartoonist and comics critic Iestyn Pettigrew. Pettigrew has brought together an eclectic group of cartoonists, each contributing 2-4 pages to an anthology that explores the idea of what it means to be human when the […]

  • Kickstarter Feature: Naked Body

    Kickstarter Feature: Naked Body

    Brooklyn-based small press Paradise Systems has been publishing comics since 2017, with a focus on bringing work from the Chinese alt-comics scene to an English-speaking audience. Their first large collection, an anthology titled Naked Body, is currently going through a funding round on Kickstarter. I got in touch with Paradise Systems’ publisher R. Orion Martin to […]

  • Kickstarter Feature: PersonaЖ by Sputnikat Press

    Kickstarter Feature: PersonaЖ by Sputnikat Press

    We’re deep in the midst of comics crowdfunding season, and while a lot of the projects on crowdfunding sites seem like chaff, there are a few that rise up as truly interesting, exciting projects. I recently posted about the 2dcloud summer season, which made its funding goals, and I’m back today with another Kickstarter feature. A […]

  • Czap Books takes a big step: my thoughts and a short interview with the publisher

    Kickstarter is becoming more and more a part of alternative and independent publishing for comics. Anthologies and collections of webcomics have been running successful Kickstarter projects for some time now, and Iron Circus Comics in particular does a majority of its fundraising through Kickstarter. There is a recent trend, likely generated by the folks at […]

  • Hey there! If you’re a fan of Sequential State, I want to take a little time today to point you towards 2dcloud’s ongoing Kickstarter project. I back a lot of Kickstarter projects, and I generally don’t talk about them too much on Sequential State. I’m making an exception for a recent campaign because @2dcloud is about […]

  • 2015-02-222021-05-22_SkypeCall_sequentialstate_Serafina20Dwyer-1 It’s good to be back! Late in February, serafina-dwy and I had a chat about the Kickstarter project Serafina is running, Love in All Forms: The Big Book of Growing Up Queer.  While I’m still trying to transcribe the audio to make the interview more accessible, I’m going to post the audio from that […]

  • Pow Pow Press is a Montreal-based publisher run by Luc Bossé – he’s running a Kickstarter to help translate a selection of the press’ collection into English in time for TCAF 2015. I got in touch with Luc to ask a few questions about the project and Pow Pow Press. Interviews aren’t something I do […]

  • DMP’s Kickstarter Issues, Continued: Feedback Loop

    This is a continuation of a 3 part series I wrote on DMP’s latest Kickstarter project. DMP’s goal is to take in $589,000, and in return, publish 31 volumes of Tezuka manga before July 2015. I expressed concerns regarding the total price, the loss of value, and the relative lack of book quality. Check out […]

  • DMP’s Kickstarter Issues, Part 3: Righting the Ship

    Links: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 In part 1 of this 3 part series, I talked about DMP’s Tezuka publishing Kickstarter which aims to put out 31 books for just over $500,000.  In part 2 of 3, we discussed Osamu Tezuka, the god of manga, as a mythical Golden Goose. His manga is desired by English speaking […]

  • DMP’s Kickstarter Issues, Part 2: Golden Eggs

    Links: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 In part 1 of this 3 part series, I discussed prices of manga in some of Digital Manga Publishing’s Kickstarter projects. Their latest project to bring 31 volumes of Osamu Tezuka manga to print in English for the first time is looking for well over half […]

  • DMP’s Kickstarter Issues, Part 1: Costs?

    Links: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 I’ve had some interesting conversations over the past two days in the wake of Digital Manga Publishing’s release and subsequent PR blast surrounding their latest Kickstarter project. The goal is pretty lofty – to print a chunk of Tezuka’s currently unpublished work in 31 paperback books before the end of 2015. […]