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CrowdfundingFridays: ‘Gustaffo Vargas Sketchbook Vol. 3,’ ‘Joan: Volumes 1 and 2,’ ‘Screams from the Past #1,’ and ‘Ripple Effects: The Deluxe Edition’

Here at Fanbase Press, we strive to provide an outlet for up-and-coming creators to promote and showcase their incredible works. With thousands of creators utilizing crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to make those works a reality, we will highlight these talented creators and their noteworthy campaigns through #CrowfundingFridays! We hope that you will join us in giving these projects a moment of your time (and possibly your support).

Project #1: Gustaffo Vargas Sketchbook Vol. 3

What it’s about: Any idea, character, world I create starts with a sketch.

Sketching is entering my personal kitchen, where I play with the ingredients, finding new and fresh combinations, discovering spicy new flavours. In SKETCHBOOK Vol. 3, you will find doodles, sketches, character and creature designs, art commissions, pinups, cover processes & comic pages…basically anything and everything.

Click here to visit the Kickstarter campaign.

Project #2: Joan: Volumes 1 and 2

What it’s about
: Joan is an action-packed pulpy tale of revenge loosely based on the history of Joan of Arc.

When the growing authoritarian might of her nemesis, the self-righteous English monarch King Henry, and his magic-wielding dark lords, The Burgundians, spread like wildfire across the medieval hellscape, God resurrects Joan of Arc to stop them. Enchanted with immortality and blessed with infinite ammo, Joan will stop at nothing until these villains are vanquished and peace is restored across France.

Joan is a 4-part graphic novel series set in an alternative 1430s medieval France. It is a hodgepodge of genres, put together in one unique stylish action-packed comic book casserole: spaghetti westerns, ’80s/’90s films of John Woo, Tarantino, and Robert Rodriguez, anime (Ninja Scroll and Samurai Champloo), and comics (Blade of the Immortal and Spawn). 

Click here to visit the Indiegogo campaign.

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Project #3: Screams from the Past #1

What it’s about
: Millions of readers delighted themselves in the macabre stories of horror comics during the early 1950s; however, moral panic led to the banning and destruction of these books, their terrifying tales being lost in the fire of ignorance. These are some of the horrors that terrified the world. Beware as you discover the forbidden…

Grimmcore Studios has returned to Kickstarter to bring you Screams From the Past #1 ,an anthology of remastered horror comics from the 1950s! We’ve curated some of the most interesting stories from the Golden Age of horror comics, remastered them using modern digital technology, and brought them back for you to enjoy! Dive into the original stories that shocked the world!

Click here to visit the Kickstarter campaign.

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Project #4: Ripple Effects: The Deluxe Edition Hardcover

What it’s about: Jordan Hart’s critically acclaimed graphic novel, Ripple Effects, has been nominated for the biggest awards in comics and now, on the eve of its 15th anniversary, GLAAD Media Award-winning publisher Fanbase Press will launch the company’s first-ever Kickstarter campaign to fund an expanded deluxe hardcover edition of the book, featuring all-new contributions from some of the biggest names in comics. Ripple Effects follows the adventures of a superhero whose invincibility is offset by an acute case of type 1 diabetes and a defective pancreas that must be monitored and treated daily. The gripping and inspirational story about living with an invisible illness is inspired by writer Jordan Hart’s own lived experience with thrombophilia, an incurable blood-clotting disease.

Ripple Effects was created, written, and colored by Jordan Hart (The Cabinet, Terminarch, Doppelgänger), illustrated by Bruno Chiroleu (El Borde, Mara and Samu), flatted by Shane Kadlecik, lettered by Oceano Ransford (Eisner Award-nominated Rikki, The Sequels, Haphaven), and features cover art by Justin C. Harder (CLAUS Studios) and a foreword by Matthew Noe (librarian, Harvard Medical School).

Striving to increase awareness and representation for individuals with invisible illnesses and disabilities, Ripple Effects: The Deluxe Edition will feature a new foreword by Eisner and Harvey Awards-winning writer Gail Simone (Birds of Prey, Batgirl, Uncanny X-Men), study guides by Eisner Award nominee and educator Tim Smyth (Teaching with Comics and Graphic Novels) and comics literacy advocate Creators, Assemble!, and an art gallery which pairs youth artists who have invisible disabilities and illnesses ranging from deafness to Autism Spectrum Disorder with superstar artists including Liana Kangas, Ray-Anthony Height (Midnight Tiger), Don Aguillo (Spawn), and Manuel Martinez (DC, Marvel). The deluxe hardcover also features “Unseen Ripples” essays written by individuals with invisible disabilities and illnesses who relate Ripple Effects‘ events to their own lived experience, ranging in topic from paranoid schizophrenia to diabetes. 

Click here to visit the Kickstarter campaign’s prelaunch page.

If you have a crowdfunding campaign that you would like to have included in Fanbase Press’ #CrowdfundingFridays series, please contact barbra (at) fanbasepress (dot) com for details.

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief




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