As avid supporters of indie comic book creators, the Fanboy Comics staff has been keeping a watchful and interested eye on the folks at Bleeding Ink Productions. With a seemingly unending list of new titles being generated by the indie publisher, including last summer's announcment regarding their mini-series Blood-Moon, Bleeding Ink is at it again with a Kickstarter campaign for an ongoing horror series called Blackwood.
A few months ago, the Fanboy Comics staff received an online introduction to Siike Donnelly, a comic book creator and writer who survived a brain aneurysm in 2010. Forced to rebuild his speech patterns and relearn how to walk, Donnelly forged a strong will and a desire to help other brain aneurysm survivors. With his company, The Naïve Project, Donnelly launched a Kickstarter campaign to publish 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.
Kickstarter is quickly becoming one of the best ways for independent comic creators to fund their projects. Creators with really amazing, quirky stories that a big publisher might not take a chance on can find an audience and raise the funds they need to make their dreams come true. I recently had the chance to sit down with one of these comic creators, Andres Salazar, to learn more about his upcoming comic, Pariah, MO. Here’s what he had to say about the project. Learn more about Pariah, MO, by visiting the Kickstarter page.
For the millions of Star Trek fans out there, you will not want to miss the latest crowdfunding campaign to launch on Kickstarter. In a mission created by fans for fans, Star Trek superfan Huston Huddleston has initiated a campaign to restore the D Bridge of the Enterprise from The Next Generation TV show in order for it to become a fully interactive education museum. With the support of Star Trek creators, producers, writers, and actors including Ronald D. Moore, William Shatner, Scott Tipton, Herman Zimmerman, Larry Nemecek, Michael Okuda, and Naren Shankar, the Kickstarter campaign (if fully funded) will restore the bridge to its original design, as created by Paramount Studios, but it will also feature fully working displays and mechanics.
Fanboy Comics is putting out a call to every zombie lover, zombie slayer, zombie apocalypse prepper, and even to the walking (and running) dead, themselves. We have another extremely worthy and awesome Kickstarter campaign that deserves your help!
Doc of the Dead is the definitive zombie culture documentary coming from the makers of the fantastic nerd-doc, The People vs. George Lucas. After metaphorically taking on the Grand Poobah of geeks lightsaber-to-lightsaber, why take on zombies for their next doc and why now? Here’s what they had to say:
Created by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, The Thrilling Adventure Hour stage production is performed each month at the Coronet Theatre and has become known throughout Los Angeles (and far beyond) as an outright success when it comes to the quality of the productions and the entertainment it delivers to its audiences. The show (and Nerdist Industries podcast) is performed in the style of an old-time radio production and features cast members and guest stars such as Nathan Fillion, Ed Helms, and Neil Patrick Harris.
Kickstarter exists to help independent creators voice their creative endeavors to the masses, with the hopes of garnering an interested audience that is willing to take a chance financially on the success of said projects. Creators who have a true passion for their projects have the ability to showcase their hunger through the campaign page, which often intrigues potential backers and secures their donations. One such creator who is obviously eager to make her vision come to life is Mae Catt, an indie filmmaker with the goal of producing the film Sam's Story.
All-ages comics are difficult to come by these days; finding a story that is both entertaining and appropriate for children and adults is no easy task. But, fear not, readers! Indie comic book publisher WE Comics is making a name for itself by producing all-ages titles, and the company is calling for fans to contribute to the Kickstarter campaign for How I Spent My Summer Invasion, an all-ages comic book series "about three friends who discover a secret hotel for intergalactic alien travelers."
Calling all geeks! Calling all geeks! Fanboy Comics has another extremely worthy Kickstarter campaign that needs your help to reach its goal!
The Odds is a post-apocalyptic action-comedy novel and is described by its author as an “. . . extended ode to John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China and its redoubtable goofball hero, Jack Burton.”
The Odds is written by Robert J. Peterson (CC2K), who has appeared on numerous episodes of The Fanboy Scoop - Week in Review podcast. He’s a true geek’s geek, and we can’t wait to experience his epic sci-fi action-comedy!
If you were a fan of the "choose your own adventure" books as a kid, Fanboy Comics knows of an indiegogo campaign that is sure to be right up your alley! Created by William Cannon and Matthew Woodward, (mis)adventure is described as "the story of two friends out for a night on the town in search of a good time . . . and selective amnesia." (mis)adventure will be a live-action web series and will provide viewers with a choice at the end of each chapter, where they can decide which path they would like the characters to take next.