True Patriot is a comic-book anthology featuring Canadian superheroes written and drawn by an all-star list of Canadian creators. The first volume was funded via Indiegogo and was released this past summer. Plus it seems to have been successful enough to warrant a second go, this time via Kickstarter! The list of creators involved is very impressive, I’ve included the full list below. The risk is also minimal since these guys have definitely done this before successfully. With 27 days to go it’s already 40% funded, I plan on pledging shortly, and you guys should certainly check it out. Also, did I mention that Jeff Lemire is involved? Because he is!
Returning Creators: Adrian Alphona (Uncanny X-Force), Andy Belanger (Kill Shakespeare), J. Bone (Rocketeer), Jack Briglio (Scooby Doo), Scott Chantler (Two Generals), Tom Fowler (Quantum & Woody), Adam Gorham (Zero), Faith Erin Hicks (The Last of Us), Fred Kennedy (Teuton), Tim Levins (Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes), Ramon Perez (Tale of Sand), Ron Salas (Dracula: Company of Monsters), Jay Stephens (Secret Saturdays), J. Torres (Bigfoot Boy), and Howard Wong (After the Cape).
New Creators: Paul Rivoche (Mister X) and Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth)!
Isn’t that an impressive list?! I’m sad I missed the first volume, and fortunately it’s offered in many of the pledge tiers in digital from, so win-win!
If this didn’t catch your attention, more after the jump! Read More
Disenchanted is a new webcomic/graphic novel project from Simon Spurrier and German Erramouspe. It will be updated weekly online (every Monday will see twelve new pages), and twice per year it will be collected in print volumes by Avatar (think Freakangels). Anyone following the blog should have picked up on the fact that I think highly of Spurrier’s work, from Six-Gun Gorilla, to Numbercruncher, or even X-Men: Legacy. I’m not as familiar with Erramouspe’s work, but it looks great, and absolutely fitting for the story being told (more on him, here). Anyway, Spurrier goes on at length about the series (and you can read that here).
After the jump, I list five reasons why you should go and read it! (besides the fact that you can do so for free, which should be all you need right there – plus (!!!) there’s a free giveaway for Halloween – so much free awesomeness!) Read More
Nelvana is the Inuit goddess of the North, and she is one of the very first superheroines created, she even predates Wonder Woman. Adrian Dingle created her in 1941, and she is one of the most popular heroes of the Canadian Golden Age of comics. There were 31 issues, and they have been out of print for some time. Well! Fear not! There is a Kickstarter that will soon solve that!
If the draw of an obscure piece of comic-book history isn’t enough. Let’s take a look at the long list of talent involved that will provide art in the hopes of helping this project be funded: Ramón Pérez, Francis Manapul, Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, J. Bone, Adam Gorham, Steve Manale, Jason Laudadio, Jay Stephens, Marco Rudy, Kalman Andrasofszky, Michael Walsh, Scott Hepburn, Jordyn Bochon, Kate Leth, and Katie Shanahan. If that isn’t a fantastic endorsement, I don’t know what is!
Anyway, I’ll be pledging, and with 30 days left you should too! More exciting Kickstarters after the break. Read More
I’ve mentioned Cartozia Tales before, and that it is exactly the kind of comic-book we need more of these days – an all-ages fantasy anthology starring a great line-up of indie talent. When I first started writing this, earlier today, the project was still about $5.5K away from the goal, now it rests ahead by $200. This was going to be a great call to action, alas that time is past. Instead, you should still help fund this, because it’s freakin’ awesome and will definitely include a story from Kelly Sue DeConnick and Ming Doyle! You have about 37 hours, go!
I’ve already pledged $50, which gets me all ten issues shipped in two batches as they become available. This is the cheapest you can get all the planned issues in print, and although it may seem a bit expensive – it comes out to $5 per issue. Considering shipping, plus the fact that each issue is offset printed on high-quality, creamy natural-tone paper, with full-color covers and at least 40 pages of content – it’s actually a great deal! Besides, there are many other lower pledge levels, including the digital subscription tier for $34!
So check it out! And if that wasn’t enough, a few more Kickstarters that deserve your attention after the jump. Read More
There are some comic-books out there that you’ve never heard about, but then once you find and read, you just have to wonder why you didn’t discover them earlier. Starstruck is precisely that sort of comic. It began as an off-Broadway play in 1980 and has since morphed into a comic that’s been serialized by several publishing companies – most recently by IDW. Along the way the story has been expanded a few times, and has also spawned a successful Kickstarter. Regardless of which incarnation you’re looking at, one thing seems to be true, it’s excellent and deserves your attention! Read More