It’s that time of the week for Comic Watch’s Kickstarter Korner when we spotlight some projects that we hope you will support and help spread the word about these great indie titles don’t forget to check out our previous posts to see if some of those campaigns are still running:
ODDS & ENDS Vol. 1 & 2
- Current Funding: $4,526
- Funding Goal: $6,000
- Days Left: 26
- Link: ODDS & ENDS Vol. 1 & 2
Collected science fiction & humor comics plus so much more, Odds & Ends is a massive two volume Comics Anthology of “lost & found tales” by Kraig Rasmussen for fans of science fiction and European, classical and indie creators such as Moebius, Richard Corben, Al Williamson, & Wally Wood!
This campaign is much more than just fundraising for two anthologies, but actually a way for readers to get in on the ground floor of the full launch of Kraig’s personal publishing label Monkeygong!
For more information on this project, check this Comic Watch NEWS WATCH story.
The Relentless Lark
An urban vigilante goes on a genre-hopping tour of her hometown to hunt down the copycat impersonating her superhero father.
- Current Funding: $2,437
- Funding Goal: $ 8,000
- Days Left: 26
- Link:The Relentless Lark
Jane Robinson returns home to Chicago for what promises to be an eventful three-day weekend after reports that The Lark has returned from his long-absence to wage war on crime. That’s a problem for Jane because she’s The Lark. And before her father disappeared a year ago, he was The Lark.
So now she’s got three nights to track this copycat down before he does further damage to her family legacy. That’s three nights full of violent beatdowns, a haunted mansion, and a manhunt through a blizzard.
CERULEAN DREAMS #1 – One-Shot Comic by Pat Shand & Friends
A full-color fantasy comic featuring characters from Destiny NY; Afterglow; and Smoke Weed, See The Future.
- Current Funding: $13,406
- Funding Goal: $5,000
- Days Left: 27
- Link: CERULEAN DREAMS #1 – One-Shot Comic by Pat Shand & Friends
CERULEAN DREAMS #1 is a 32-page one-shot comic for mature readers featuring three dazzling fantasy stories from the minds of Pat Shand and Space Between Entertainment, the team that brought you Destiny NY, Cheeky, Thirsty, Prison Witch, and many more enthralling comics.
CERULEAN DREAMS features full-color stories set in the worlds of…
- DESTINY, NY — a world where magic is a real and accepted part of life, where we follow a woman trying to find meaning in her life after completing her prophecy
Artwork by KARL MOLINE (Fray, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and colors by FIN CRAMB (White Ash), written by creator PAT SHAND
SMOKE WEED, SEE THE FUTURE — a world where a Seer creates a strain of marijuana that allows normal people to see what she does… their future
Artwork by JOHN McGUINNESS (Destiny, NY Trading Card Game) and colors by FIN CRAMB (White Ash), written by creator PAT SHAND
- AFTERGLOW — a post-apocalyptic world with giant, glowing, mutated animals and those that hunt and protect them
Artwork by ARIEL MEDEL (Xena: Warrior Princess, Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales) and colors by LEONARDO PACIAROTTI (TMNT: Shredder in Hell, Zenescope’s Wonderland), created by PAT SHAND and written by JEFF MASSEY (Warlord of Oz).
Bodhisattva: Instant Karma – Psychedelic Suspense Thriller
Who is the Many-Eyed Man who attempts to steer the lives of 3 very different troubled souls on to their appropriate karmic
- Current Funding: $ 3,313
- Funding Goal: $5,000
- Days Left: 20
- Link Bodhisattva: Instant Karma – Psychedelic Suspense Thriller
Who is the Many-Eyed Man who attempts to steer the lives of three very different troubled souls on to their appropriate karmic courses?
3500 years ago, Hindu gods transform a group of young monks and leave them to shepherd mankind on its journey. But even gods have human liabilities, and Kali, goddess of destruction, plants a murderer among them. San Francisco, 2010: A madman sees into other dimensions, a hospital orderly’s karmic corruption makes him prey to dark powers, a middle-aged man from India unravels under the guilt of having murdered his wife in a “kitchen fire.” What links these men? Who is the Many-Eyed Man who attempts to steer their lives onto the appropriate karmic courses? The ages old betrayal by Kali and her servant plays out over the centuries climaxing in modern day San Francisco.
BODHISATTVA: INSTANT KARMA collects the 75 page story from my self-published black & white Bodhisattva GN from 2005, with a 12-pager, a 6-pager, and multiple guest pin-ups. I have made numerous art and script fixes, re-lettered it entirely, and it features Paul Little’s gorgeous color work throughout. This is a truly RE-MASTERED edition. 120 + pages of art and comics… with a Foreword by legendary comics writer J.M. DeMatteis!
Ennead: The Rule of Nine| An Epic Comic Book Collector’s Box
Visit Amashik and explore an immersive epic fantasy saga made for the modern reader.
- Current Funding: $4,000
- Funding Goal: $3,582
- Days Left: 11
- Link Ennead: The Rule of Nine| An Epic Comic Book Collector’s Box
ENNEAD: THE RULE OF NINE is an epic fantasy set to span multiple mediums; everything from comics and graphic novels to fictional history and traditional novels. Inside this Special Edition you’ll find everything you’d expect to see in epic or high fantasy, while looking through the eyes of a burgeoning medieval bounty hunter.
For the first time you’ll get to travel through The Republic Kingdom of Athea alongside Inahtuu Kinisc and experience the events of The Rule of Nine through Inahtuu’s eyes, and his eyes only, as he runs from his past and his present pursuers.
As a new republic kingdom fights to break free of the yoke of empire and ethereal beings position themselves for the next phase in their civil war, Inahtuu seeks a fresh start. After years of military service Inahtuu’s looking for something he’s never had: a life of peace.
Will he find rest? Or will his sense of duty and justice find him bound to a new cause?
ILLÜMON: Seven Rays of the Sun – Book One
To rescue seven fabled monsters, a brash young monster catcher braves a dying world to confront their captor: her very own sister.
- Current Funding: $9,945
- Funding Goal: $7,425
- Days Left: 15
- Link ILLÜMON: Seven Rays of the Sun – Book One
ILLÜMON: Seven Rays of the Sun is a grounded, emotional love-letter to all of the great monster-catching games we’ve grown up with. This first book is an 80-page graphic novel painted in watercolour and ink, and it kicks off the series with a question: how do you say goodbye to your best friend?
In a bright, curious world brimming with light-born monsters called Illümon, Kanno Vaash is hailed as Hyllorah’s finest monster-catcher. Or, she would be, if the world hadn’t began to wither when the Seven Fabled Illümon – legendary creatures preserving all life in Hyllorah – were awoken and captured by Kanno’s misguided sister, Annova Vaash.
Now, three years later, Kanno and her impressionable Illümon companion Shyll find themselves lighting their way through a dying world. Reviving the forbidden art of Lightbonding – the combat synergy between human and Illümon – the two journey towards confrontation with Annova to free The Fabled.
Jacob’s Ladder: Issue #1
Trapped in his own subconscious dreamscape, Jacob explores the surreal depths and heights of a subliminal divine comedy
- Current Funding: $1,750
- Funding Goal: $1,000
- Days Left: 18
- Link Jacob’s Ladder: Issue #1
Trapped in his own subconscious dreamscape, Jacob explores the surreal depths and heights of a subliminal divine comedy Jacob’s Ladder is a five-part comic series that started when I had a dream within a dream.
Jacob finds himself lost deeper and deeper in his own dream. His only hope of escape is to explore the depths and heights of his own subconscious. What he finds is a world of surreal symbols that seem to goad him further and further into bizarre lands. The less Jacob resists and begins to accept his place in the dream world, the more is revealed to him: a whole society with a prophecy and rituals centered around his arrival
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That’s a wrap for this week from us, but if you are running Kickstarter and would like to be put in the Korner, drop us a line at email@example.com, and we will take a look when we put together next week’s post.
Comic Watch’s Kickstarter Korner for January 21, 2023!
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