Favorite Book: Mockingjay
Favorite Food: In-N-Out Burger
Favorite Heroine: Katniss Everdeen
The popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter has given a voice to independent creators and entrepreneurs throughout the world, providing them with a platform to share their projects and ideas with a larger audience. In addition, Kickstarter has empowered audiences with the ability to lend their support to causes in which they believe. By providing individuals with the opportunity to donate their hard-earned money to specific projects in order to ensure their success, people are truly making a difference in the world around them. For that reason, the new Kickstarter campaign for Arcana's graphic novel, The Steam Engines of Oz, is even more impactful, as it imparts a strong message about how people, regardless of where they come from, or their station in life, can affect change in a larger world.
Bluewater Productions is one of the top publishers of independent comic books and graphic novels, often focusing on biographies of celebrities past and present. One such biographical comic book is standing apart from the others, as Bluewater has decided to commemorate the historical event in June of 1969 that changed the face of the gay rights movement forever. In The Stonewall Riots, scheduled for release on the 44th anniversary of the infamous New York City riots this coming June, writer Michael Troy and artist David T. Cabrera capture the events and culture leading up to the riots, the incident itself, and its historical significance as the genesis of the Gay Pride Movement. The events at Stonewall led to riots and demonstrations that opened the dialogue and fight for the basic human rights of the homosexual community.
For over 40 years, the Star Trek franchise has witnessed several TV show and film adaptations, each boldly taking its respective fanbase where no one had gone before. Each property within the Star Trek universe embodied its own thematic elements and messages as influenced by visionary creator Gene Roddenberry, always staying true to his hopeful vision that the future would be one without thought of gender or race.
Prepare for a high-flying Steampunk adventure in Tinker, a new sci-fi fantasy webseries that is currently crowdfunding through Kickstarter. Tinker is a series about the Tinkers, a father/daughter team of genius mechanics who live in the overpopulated city of San Francisco. In an alternate history run by bulky and rather finicky machinery, the Tinkers are masters of their craft and are often called upon to repair, invent, and even retrofit anything from large engines to personal wrist watches. When a wealthy noblewoman, Lady Cushing, hires the duo, they are thrust into a world of air ships, danger, and excitement in which the balance of worldly power rests unaware in the tool-calloused hands of the Tinker family. Featuring a stylish Steampunk wardrobe, props, sets, digital environments, and an original score and soundtrack of Steampunk-inspired music, Tinker aims to evolve the genre into a multi-ethnic, culture-exploring, collection of stories that does for Steampunk what Star Trek did for science fiction.
Dark Matter Publishing LLC, a transmedia company that specializes in the publication and transformation of comic, graphic, and Young Adult books into film and television, is launching a Kickstarter campaign for its brand new property, Uncle Alice Presents.
Uncle Alice Presents is a shock-rock, genre-bending comic book series, graphic novel, and television pilot featuring the legendary Alice Cooper. Each issue tells a story of the grim and macabre seen through the eyes of Uncle Alice, the gatekeeper of the netherworld between Heaven and Hell. From paintings that seek revenge to mad scientists that crossbreed beach babes with fish, the things Uncle Alice will share are just plain creepy.
For over a year, the staff of Fanboy Comics has informed its readers about exciting Kickstarter campaigns for projects that are worthy of your hard-earned money. As supporters of independent creators of all mediums, we love doing our part to spread the word about high quality projects and talented creators. In fact, for the very first time on the FBC website, today's edition of "The Kickstarter Report" will focus on a Kickstarter campaign that has already surpassed its fundraising goal; however, the project in question is so good, that we could not resist the opportunity to push the campaign well over its stretch goal!
Author Justin Robinson, best known for the novels Undead on Arrival, Mr. Blank, The Dollmaker, and Nerve Zero, is at it again with his latest book, Coldheart. The new urban fantasy novella is set in San Francisco, which has been ravaged by a blizzard, while its residents live in fear of a cannibalistic killer stalking the streets and a rash of abductions targeting people seemingly at random. Throughout this chaos, only one man has the ability to put together the pieces of the mysteries affecting the people of the city. The catch? The man must also fight the demons of his own mental illness, unsure if the clues that he is finding are real or figments of his imagination.
Motorcycles, magic, vengeance, voodoo, and roadkill. All of these things and more make up the new comic book series Roadkill du Jour by writer Kevin LaPorte (Inverse Press' Clown Town), artist Shawn Harbin (BSX22 Studios' The Dungeon Comic), and colorist Laura Guzzo (Action Lab's PrinceLess). If you like your comics dark and gritty with a splash of black magic thrown in for good meausre, then this is the series for you. In the latest Kickstarter campaign from Inverse Press, Roadkill du Jour is a tale of motorcycle gangs in a mystic bayou world, clashing in an explosion of vengeance and voodoo.
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The FBC Crew attended BMI (@BMI) and White Bear PR's WonderCon panel entitled 'The Music That Makes You Scream,' which featured film and television's talented composers as they discussed the art of composing for the horror genre. From the frightening two notes that signal the arrival of the great white in Jaws to the shrieking minor chord that will forever be tied to the shower scene in Psycho, music adds an extra special "creep factor" to our favorite frightening films. Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the leading global music rights organization, and White Bear PR hosted the horror-themed panel in an effort to educate audiences about the role of music in TV and film.
Have you ever been so engrossed by a book, TV show, or movie that its ending leaves you craving more? Does the idea of delving deeper into the world of your most beloved stories and characters through thought-provoking discussion and analysis make your Spidey-sense tingle? Thankfully, the creative team behind Smart Pop Books, the pop culture imprint of independent publisher BenBella Books, craves the exploration of pop culture as much as we do, as is evidenced by their latest anthology of essays focusing on one of geekdom’s most popular science fiction novels, Ender’s Game. In Ender’s World: Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender's Game, fans of the Orson Scott Card classic will have the chance to return to the world of Ender Wiggin in advance of the major motion picture adaptation later this year.
Look! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the Sweethearts of the Galaxy! If you are as big of a fan of cosplay as I am, you will not want to miss the Kickstarter campaign for Sweethearts of the Galaxy, a new web series starring well-known cosplayers Kit Quinn and Tallest Silver (a.k.a. Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy) which celebrates costume play, and its avid participants, in all of their glory. In the series, Quinn and Silver will portray Katelyn (Trinity Infinity) and Silvia (Element 47), two cosplayers enjoying their convention experience until a nasty head injury convinces Katelyn that she is, in fact, a superhero! (Whether actual superpowers will accompany this new identity remains to be seen. Viewers must stay tuned to the web series!) If you have ever wished that your bed sheet cape magically transformed you into a real superhero, then this is the web series for you!