We here at Comic Watch want to highlight and support those projects across the various platforms, especially those projects that still need a push along with those stretch goals.
Below is a brief synopsis of the project; for more details and to support the projects, click on the link to the campaign page.
August: Purgatory Underground – Book One
Benjamin W. Morse brings back the classic Captain August franchise in this epic collection of AUGUST: PURGATORY UNDERGROUND!
Funding Goal: $3,000
Days Left: 26
Benjamin W. Morse (We Are Scarlet Twilight) brings back the classic Captain August franchise in this epic collection of AUGUST: PURGATORY UNDERGROUND!
The book will also include a never before published 13 page prequel comprised of earlier drafts of the final story that fill in more of Captain August’s fall from celebrated hero to galactic pariah!
Death Sentence Trilogy & Artbook
Funding Goal: $2,000
Days Left: 25
People across North America and Europe are contracting the deadly G+ Virus, an STD that gives them weird abilities and six months to live. What can they do in the time they’ve got left? That’s the dilemma facing Verity, a frustrated artist, Weasel, a burned-out rock singer, and Monty, an insane movie star.
The more creative they get the more dangerous they become – because G+ is a virus that turns artists into gods, leading to an epic confrontation between our protagonists.
The series is wild, dark, and blackly funny, for mature readers. Each book continues on from the last and provides a satisfying story in its own right. You can start with any book or get the whole set, with the artbook adding the latest amazing artwork from series co-creator Monty Nero. It’s a deep, thrilling, intricately plotted series infused with fear and mystery that rewards repeat reading. Like all the best comics it features characters who feel touchingly real leading incredible lives we can only dream of.
If you’re into Akira, William Gibson or Grant Morrison and detailed atmospheric art then you’ll love this series, with Death Sentence hailed as timeless comic art and writing. It has been favorably compared to the greatest graphic novels ever made, with some of the best art and most addictive storytelling ever.
This is the perfect time to get the entire epic story, a decade in the making, and explore the fresh vision in the new artbook!
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Cleaning up the galaxies one perp at a time.
Funding Goal: $3,000
Days Left: 5
From the creative team that brought you HERO HAPPY HOUR, the comic book about superheroes hanging out in a bar, comes STAR MARSHALS, the comic book about space cops, umm…hanging out in, uh—space. This is the sci-fi buddy cop comic book that you didn’t know you were missing.
These are the investigations of the Intergalactic Justice Coalition Marshals. Their oath of service: to apprehend wanted fugitives; to investigate intergalactic violations and felonies. To boldly skew where science fiction and police procedural tropes have gone before.
It’s Lethal Weapon meets Star Wars.
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Previously featured campaigns still running and unfunded:
- The Spider-Squirrel & Trash Panda Titan-sized Special! — 6 Days Left 76% funded
Previously featured, fully funded Kickstarters Worth A Look:
- Terminus Veil Volume 1 – An Explosive Action Mystery — 3 Days Left
- TRIGGERGIRL 6: JUSTICE – by Palmiotti, Santacruz and Conner — 5 Days Left
- [Boyish²] Butch×Butch Yuri Anthology[vol.2] — 23 Days Left
- Sapphic Pulp: Collected Tales of Love and Desire — 13 Days Left
- Complete LABYRINTH Visual Library & Graphic Novel Adaptation –3 Days Left
- Billy Dogma — 4 Days Left
- DEFIANT The Story of Robert Smalls – written by Rob Edwards — 3 Days Left
- We Will No Longer Have to Cover Each Other’s Wounds –3 Days Left
- HOPE 1-4: THE SCI-FI NEO-WESTERN COMIC BOOK SERIES — 5 Days Left
- There Be Shadows #1 — 2 Days Left
- THE FEW AND CURSED #9 — 12 Days Left
Foul Mouth: The Superhero Who Gets Her Powers From Cursing
Her Gift Is To Curse!
Funding Goal: $4,000
Days Left: 47
From the bat$h!t mind who brought you fast killer sloths (Slow Pokes), chancleta wielding grandmas who fight zombies (Zombie Date Night) and Santa fighting robots (X-Maschina), comes a superhero whose gift…is to CURSE!
After the divorce of her parents, teenager Faye Flik is adjusting to her new surroundings. A new city, a new home, and after accidentally getting possessed by a demon, new abilities that turn her curse words into the ultimate weapon against evil.
With amazing art and colors by Sarah Davidson (Hollow, Hero Too) and lettering that brings the whole project to life by HdE, this 20-page comic is filled with laughs, heart, and a F*#! Ton of action.
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Mike Grell’s Jon Sable Freelance Deluxe Hardcover Vol 1 & 2
The first deluxe hardcover omnibus edition is available again, with the new Volume Two, fully remastered, oversized edition (9×12)
Funding Goal: $57,000
Days Left: 23
After a hugely successful Volume 1, we’re finally back for Volume 2, and have great news! Not only is Volume 2 already well underway with the meticulous remastering (which is moving rapidly) but plans for printing are already being put in place, and our hope is to have this project wrapped up by the end of 2023!
Volume 1’s production, and shipping took way longer than we had planned, and active measures went into place in recent months to remedy all those lingering issues, which started at the pandemic’s height, and dogged us all the way to the end. But we’re leaving the pandemic, and the struggles we faced, in the dust, with a fully revamped Masterstroke Studios going forward.
Luckily, the old saying “seeing is believing” proved true, as the fan reaction to seeing Volume 1, and holding it in their hands was met with a resoundingly positive reaction. It was hard to explain what we were attempting to do with the remastering process, but the end results were to maintain the original look and feel of SABLE, while also making it look better. In fact, it looks the best it ever has, and we are proud to call this the “Definitive” and final word on JON SABLE FREELANCE!
Mike Grell, Jeff Messer, and Glenn Hauman have all been working hard behind the scenes to make sure that Volume 2’s launch, and timeline will stun those who patiently waited over two years for Volume 1. And, with Volume 2 fast-tracking, that puts Volume 3, and beyond, on a much close timeframe.
The Beast & Snow #1 – NSFW Queer Fairytale Romance
A Vampiric Snow White must rescue the Beautiful Belle from the clutches of a ferocious Beast in this steamy, 18+ adventure.
Funding Goal: $13,000
Days Left: 26
There was a princess with skin as white as snow. A good, obedient girl who was murdered by her father’s new wife – The Evil Queen. And once there was a young Beauty named Belle, who couldn’t bear to see the people she loves suffer. She took her father’s place as the captive of a ferocious Beast.When Snow White is brought back to life as a vampire, she vows to give up her people-pleasing ways and to live her life on her own terms. Well, that is until her father returns to task her with killing the Beast that has been terrorizing their kingdom.
And how can she say no to rescuing a damsel in distress?
Cthulhu Invades Neverland – 200+ Pg – Graphic Novel
Peter Pan, Wendy, Hook, and the rest of your Neverland favorites come face to face with the horrors of CTHULHU and his minions.
Funding Goal: $30,000
Days Left: 13
- Fans of Peter Pan
- Fans of Cthulhu/Lovecraft
- Fans of Neverland-related modern fiction- Peter Pan and Wendy, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook
- Fans of Lovecraft-related fiction – Lovecraft Country, Dagon, Dark City
- People who like stories that encompass elements of horror, magic, and science in a classic setting
- Collectors of high quality, modern, independent TRADE PAPERBACK ANTHOLOGIES from amazing talent throughout INDIE COMICS!
- People who enjoy unique takes and twists on familiar characters
BASEMENT SHOW: A One-Shot Punk Rock Horror Comic
DIY punk rock meets poltergeist in a haunting black-and-white one-shot comic!
Funding Goal: $30,000
Days Left: 30
Local three-piece DIY punk rock band Feasters is preparing to play a Halloween night basement show at an abandoned house with a tragic history. None of them particularly believe the rumors about the place being haunted, chalking it up to urban myth overtaking the truth. However, they do see opportunity. After all, what better way to attract a crowd of punks, horror fans, and morbidly curious individuals alike?
Many turn out to see the show, including a mysterious young woman with closer ties to the old house than anyone realizes. Before the show can begin, dark, supernatural forces are unleashed into the house. What was supposed to be a night of music and moshing quickly turns into a fight for survival as the band desperately tries to escape the house of horrors.
BASEMENT SHOW is described as “DIY punk meets Poltergeist meets Hellblazer #27.” Featuring 25 pages of story, this black-and-white one-shot comic is a love letter to both punk rock and horror, featuring nods and homages to classic bands and films. The comic is self-published by writer and creator Noah E. Dominguez. It is 100% completed and the creative team has been paid. This Kickstarter is purely to cover printing, distribution, and other ancillary costs
ANTICUCHO and other Peruvian Cyberpunk stories
A Peruvian Cyberpunk graphic novel anthology
Funding Goal: $6,366
Days Left: 26
Discover a world where robotics and biotechnology are accessible to many and where corrupt governments and criminal organizations constantly struggle over power. ANTICUCHO will bring two new stories connected to the Piraña street gang: TAYTA UKUKU and ANTICUCHO and include the previously published L1MA comic.
Welcome to the World of Peruvian Cyberpunk!
The ALTIPLANO Saga is a world filled with evil corporations, cyborg animals, assassins, crime lords, sex, robots, warfare, and an explosive grand finale!
FREE HANDS Issues 1 & 2
The first two issues of a historically-grounded pirate noir in the colonial Atlantic. Equal parts Treasure Island & The Usual Suspects.
Funding Goal: $6,000
Days Left: 20
After murdering their captain and hauling him overboard, the crew of the pirate ship FREE-HAND make their way against the naval empires that would put them in chains, as recounted by the crew’s sole survivor.
Free Hands is a 6-issue historical noir adventure series about the small rebellions and little victories–often coupled with crimes and violence–tackling social and cultural struggles still present today, through the lens of the “golden age of piracy.”
Good Omens: The Official (and Ineffable) Graphic Novel
The nice and accurate adaptation based on the beloved, world-famous book by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, adapted by Colleen Doran.
Funding Goal: $31,832
Days Left: 26
The Terry Pratchett Estate and Neil Gaiman are once again joining forces, this time to bring one of the most well-loved writing collaborations in history to life in graphic novel form. We are working with the inimitable Colleen Doran on Good Omens: The Official (and Ineffable) Graphic Novel.
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman began life almost forty years ago as an idea that grew legs (and scales and rapidly wings) and went on to be published in 1990. The story follows the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley as they attempt to avoid the impending Apocalypse on the horizon. There’s also the small matter of a missing Antichrist…
Good Omens has been reprinted many, many times and translated into over forty languages across the world. It has also been adapted for audio (twice!) and most-recently television, with seasons 1 & 2 now available on Amazon Prime Video. But it has never been a graphic novel… until now.
The creative team is absolutely delighted to be working with Colleen Doran, the multi-award-winning illustrator and long-term collaborator with Neil on projects such as Chivalry, The Sandman, and Snow, Glass, Apples. She has also worked on other hugely prestigious titles including Wonder Woman, Amazing Spiderman, Lucifer, Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and created all the art for Stan Lee’s autobiography.
Optometry: A Graphic Novel by Xiang Yata
A woman’s visit to the optometrist catapults her through a multi-medium journey in this kaleidoscopic, experimental full-color comic.
Funding Goal: $5,000
Days Left: 26
As the eye doctor calibrates the optometry machine to investigate the faults and fractures in her eyes, our protagonist is transported to a new world, a place full of overlapping images, dots, curves, houses, and light reflections. As she struggles to navigate the various unique planes within the optometry world, she must confront the endless versions of herself to avoid becoming forever lost in a daze. In Optometry, artist Xiang Yata takes you on a journey through multiple art forms to investigate the myriad ways we perceive ourselves.
Xiang Yata has been working on the world of Optometry for over a decade, expanding the world with every new medium she can find. Here collected in one meaty English paperback, Optometry is the culmination of these years of work, published for the first time ever and presented to you in full-color A5 format with an author interview tucked at the end. For this new campaign, Optometry will be printed in the US and will be distributed to backers alongside a Kickstarter-exclusive zine.
KrowdFunder Korner August 5, 2023
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