Tagged: comics

SLG Publishing Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Rebuild After Rough Times

California-based comic publisher SLG Publishing has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $85,000 in order to rebuild the company, after what the owner, Dan Vado, describes as “bad luck, bad economy and, yes, bad decisions. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the publication is… Read More

Three Kickstarter Projects Nominated At Eisner Awards

Fresh off the announcement of The Eisner Awards nominations, Kickstarter announced three of its crowdfunding campaigns made the list. The projects were Dax Tran-Caffee’s “Failing Sky;” Brandon Perlow and Paul J. Mendoza’s “Watson and Holmes,” which was nominated twice; and Ben Acker and Ben Blacker’s… Read More

On Kickstarter: Fantagraphics Raises $120K+ In 4 Days For Comics

Kim Thompson and Gary Groth started publishing comics under Fantagraphics Books since 1976. This year tragedy struck the group. Kim Thompson was diagnosed with lung cancer and died in four short months earlier this year, which forced the company to cancel or postpone 13 titles…. Read More

Kickstarter Backer Allegedly Scams Over One Hundred Projects

Pledge a huge amount of money. Secure the promise of an awesome reward. Wait for the rewards to ship. File a dispute with Amazon Payments. Get your money back. It is a simple scam, and it may have worked for one “Encik Farhan” to the… Read More

Tim Draper Pays Jim Lee $25K To Paint His Wall

Last month we reported that the “We Can Be Heroes” crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo was offering one heck of a reward. For $25,000 famous comic book artist Jim Lee would come to one backer’s house and paint a wall of their choosing in his trademark… Read More

Noir City and the Guilt of the Kickstarter

When I began my Kickstarter, I was worried that it would fail. However, after we met our goal, I didn’t realize how guilty I would feel. First, a little context. Picture it . . . Missouri, September 2004. Jeph Loeb and Michael Turner were finishing… Read More

DC Comics’ We Can Be Heroes fundraising campaign surpasses $100,000

On April 23, 2013, through the crowd funding website Indiegogo.com, DC Comics’ We Can Be Heroes campaign surpassed $100,000 more than doubling the company’s original goal in their fight against hunger. The We Can Be Heroes fundraising campaign is in its second year of humanitarian aid for the Horn of Africa…. Read More

Greg Pak and Jonathan Coulton Kickstart Everything

The Internet went to sleep last night and tossed and turned with a fever dream of monkeys, mad scientists, and robots. When it awoke, it found that Jonathan Coulton and Greg Pak had launched a crowdfunding campaign to create a series of comic books based on… Read More

Calvin and Hobbes Meet the Kickstarter Era

In the age of Twitter and online streaming content, the endurance of a treasured comic strip (from something as archaic as a newspaper) especially among the Facebook generation, might be a bit puzzling and unexpected. It’s also the subject of the new documentary “Dear Mr. Watterson,” which… Read More

Crowd Funding Watch: Political Cartoonist Matt Bors’ ‘Life Begins At Incorporation’

With the growing appeal of crowd funded projects through platforms like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, ComicsAlliance has decided to dedicate a weekly column highlighting some of the more promising projects that deserve to be funded. Having worked on several Kickstarter projects over the last couple of years — all… Read More

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