For listeners to Fanboy Comics' flagship podcast, The Fanboy Scoop: Week in Review, you will already be familiar with comic book writer, artist, and editor Siike Donnelly. (He recently appeared on the latest episode with OSSM Comics colleague Omar Spahi.) Siike first became a friend of FBC in 2012, when he launched a Kickstarter campaign for Solestar, an original graphic novel featuring artwork donated by 60 different artists and educational information regarding brain aneurysms, the proceeds of which will go to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Those who know Siike are aware that he is a survivor of a brain aneurysm, and that he has spent the past four years helping other survivors and educating the world about the need for further aneurysm research. After the success of his Solestar Kickstarter campaign, Siike has again launched an ambitious crowdfunding campaign for his latest book, Elan Vital, and he needs your help to make this amazing project a reality.
Fanboy Comics strives to bring its readers the latest and greatest crowdfunding campaigns through its Kickstarter Report and Indiegogo Report series. Most often, the selected campaigns are launched by independent writers, artists, filmmakers, and other creators who are hoping to bring their amazing ideas to a larger audience, and we at FBC are happy to do our part in assisting these creators. Every now and then, there are campaigns that are so popular that they succeed within unimaginably small periods of time, and, for this, we also like to acknowledge their accomplishments.
Over the past few years, Fanboy Comics' Kickstarter Report series has highlighted a myriad of indie comic book projects, many of which were targeted towards adult audiences. At FBC, we love geeks of all ages, and we feel that it is important to bring our younger readers (and their geek-tastic parents) the same exciting array of independently created comic book projects that could soon be a reality. Today, The Kickstarter Report will be highlighting SpaceBear, an interactive children's picture book and sci-fi adventure story designed for the geek parent (and their little fanboys and fangirls), filled with games, educational activities, and creative ways that parents can interact with their children.
Can't get enough of The Walking Dead? Well, today is your lucky day! The hit comic book series turned wildly popular TV show is making its way to the gaming medium, and you have the opportunity to make this transition a reality. Through a partnership with independent game developers MegaGigaOmniCorp and Top8Magic (and with the blessing of series creator Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment), a Kickstarter campaign for The Walking Dead: The Prison - Board Game was recently launched as the standalone sequel to the hit 2011 game Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: The Board Game, featuring the incredible artwork by series artist Charlie Adlard. The game focuses on the events of Issues #13-24: the discovery of, fight to clean out, and struggle to control . . . the Prison; you and up to five of your friends will take on the role of one of the six leaders of the group from Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead: Rick, Tyreese, Glenn, Dale, Andrea, and Michonne.
Epic battles! Sworn enemies!! Blood vengeance!!! Penguins and possums!!!! Wait . . . what?! Yes, you heard that right. All of this excitement and more can be found in the indie comic book series Penguins vs. Possums, and, if you know what's good for you, you will not want to miss this extraordinarily amazing series as it heads into trade paperback. Created by Sebastian Kadlecik, John Bring, and Lindsay Calhoon Bring, Penguins vs. Possums has already released four issues of hilarious, nail-biting, penguin-versus-possum action, and the creators are now taking to Kickstarter to bring the four issues (plus loads of bonus content!) into a gorgeous trade paperback. The Fanboy Comics staff has long enjoyed this series since its epic first issue, and we hope that you will join us in supporting the talented indie creators behind P vs. P in continuing their creative journey.
Over the past year, Fanboy Comics has been following the indie comic book series Creepy Scarlett with interest, as the adventures of the series' candy-obsessed dead girl who lives in a graveyard and can only leave it during Halloween certainly offer stories that are out of the ordinary. Now, series creator Graeme Buchan is ready to continue Creepy Scarlett's adventures with Issue #4, but he needs your help to make the latest issue a reality.
Mystery, mysticism, and adventure fill the pages of the new indie comic book, The Shepherd, a 24-page comic book created by Nathan Sage and Ron Joseph. The Shepherd tells the tale of a shepherd on a distant planet who must make some tough decisions when she finds a wounded ancient beast on her flock's grazing grounds. While Sage and Joseph have spent the last three months building the vast world of The Shepherd, they now need your help to raise the necessary funds to make this comic book a reality!
Steampunk fans, rejoice! Back by popular demand, the creators of Boston Metaphysical Society have returned to Kickstarter to fund the print version of the sci-fi, action/adventure series' third issue. Series creator Madeleine Holly-Rosing is hoping to raise $3,000 to cover the printing costs of Issue #3, as well as the costs for the campaign's incentives, shipping, postage, and fees. Having already surpassed the Kickstarter funding goal, your support could mean the attainment of BMS' stretch goal: the printing of Issue #4!
If you are a fan of Steampunk, The X-Files, and great comic books, then you will not want to miss the Kickstarter campaign for Boston Metaphysical Society, an indie comic book series that combines all things sci-fi, action/adventure, Steampunk, and supernatural to make one heck of a great story! Series creator Madeleine Holly-Rosing has already released three issues of the thrilling adventure series, but she needs your help to finish the last three issues of the mini-series and print all six issues in a trade paperback.
The characters of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the various reincarnations of Star Trek are no strangers to the apocalypse. In fact, one may argue that there are no better individuals with which to surround yourself when the apocalypse does arrive! That is exactly what writers/comedians Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine have done in their upcoming feature-length film, Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse. Written by and starring Diani and Devine, the project is an apocalyptic comedy in the spirit of the old Bob Hope and Bing Crosby “Road” movies about two struggling comedians who discover that surviving the apocalypse is almost as difficult as surviving in Hollywood. The dynamic duo will be appearing alongside Buffy and Star Trek alums including Armin Shimerman (Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Harry Groener (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dear John), and Kitty Swink (Star Trek, Nikki and Nora), as well as fan favorites like Janet Varney (The Legend of Korra), Dawn Didawick (Hart of Dixie, Erin Brockovich), and Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spin City).
In order to make this indie film a reality, the filmmakers launched their own Kickstarter campaign today to raise the necessary production costs for the film, and they need your help!