Hey everyone, so I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at the comics section in Kickstarter, goodness me, there are a lot of amazing comic projects up there at the moment.
Too many that it would be impossible to fit into a single tweet, so I thought I’d take some time out here to go through some of the standout books here.
If you haven’t already, do check out the Kickstarter for Digitopia 2.0 on Kickstarter running up until June 28th 2020.
Must read comic books on Kickstarter in June 2020
Project name: The Last Ember #1: Reforged – Mythology, Magic & Mystery
Who’s the maker: Brant Fowler
What it’s about: Ember Madison is the last of the fire goddesses incarnate, but she has no idea!
One day, that fire deep inside came swirling to the surface and her world was changed forever. Now, one in the shadows watches her every move, while another hunts and preys on those like her slowly making his way to her.
She is… The Last Ember!
Project name: Monster Matador: Tango of the Matadors #1
Who’s the maker: Steven Prince
What it’s about: Set in a near future where monsters appeared suddenly and without warning, bringing death and destruction.
Ramon Alejandro Estévez-Guerrero roams the earth fighting these monsters in memory of his late wife and to make a better world for his daughter – he is the MONSTER MATADOR!
Who’s the maker: Kat Calamia
What it’s about: A father with superpowers, leaves his wife and daughter to become “Invulnerable” – the world’s only superhero.
Ten years later his daughter discovers that she has inherited the very superpowers that made her father leave their family.
Project name: Mythic Creature Trainer Issue #1
Who’s the maker: Rene Pfitzner
What it’s about: Set before the events of Mythic Creature Trainer, this short story introduces us to the world of creature trainers, and shows us the link between the Sneaky Goblins storyline and Mythic Creature Trainer.
Project name: XCT: Fractured World
Who’s the maker: Shaun Paulet
What it’s about: In the year 2069, the Xtreme Champion Tournament (XCT) has cloned some of the pasts greatest heroes, villains and monsters. Caged and forced to comply, they have only one choice – to compete in the most brutal sport in the world as a part of the XCT!
Project name: The Alchemist of Aurillia #1
Who’s the maker: Melissa J Massey
What it’s about: Magic! Adventure! Wizards! Epic Architecture in the Ottoman-Byzantine style! The Alchemist of Aurillia is an exciting new comic series about a girl and her familiar on an epic quest through a colorful fantasy world based on the Ottoman Empire!
Project name: Spectress & Sabanion #1
Who’s the maker: Kurt Zauer
What it’s about: Spectress & Sabanion is a supernatural horror story about Aneksi, the ghost of Cleopatra’s top assassin.
Aneksi has lived as a ghost for centuries and has learned to rejoin the world of the living. She is at the cusp of finding purpose in her unlife in the modern world of the living.
But she is bound by an ancient curse to a demon named Sabanion. As Aneksi pushes more into the world of the living, she must drag Sabanion with her.
Project name: The Jump #1
Who’s the maker: Rylend Grant
What it’s about: After a series of crippling personal tragedies, Thomas Northrope retreats from his everyday life and finds comfort in an online community dedicated to the art of astral projection.
When he demonstrates a unique aptitude for the practice, Thomas becomes the target of a mysterious corporate/political machine – known as AJAX – bent on using promising young practitioners to win a centuries-old war on the astral plane.
Project name: Savage Sasquanaut #1 – #3
Who’s the maker: Wes Hartman
What it’s about: Do you enjoy over the top, rocket fueled fun and excitement in your sci-fi adventure stories? SAVAGE SASQUANAUT features the legendary Bigfoot lost in space as he carjacks star ships, arm wrestles aliens, hoodwinks an empire, and bends the cosmos to his will, searching for home.
Project name: Hollowed #1-#2
Who’s the maker: Casey Bowker
What it’s about: Hollowed Issue 2 is the continuing adventures of Detectives Vasquez and Tyler as they hunt down a brutal serial killer that hollows out the bodies of its victims. In this issue, we’ll introduce the characters of The Chief, Oren, and Sylvia as the plot gets thicker than thick!
Who’s the maker: Roland Mann
What it’s about: Welcome to the kickstarter for Divinity #1 and Twilight Grimm #1, both are first issues in new mini-series to be published by Silverline, a genre spanning independent comic book and graphic novel publisher. Divinity #1 is 24 pages of story and art while Twilight Grimm is 22 pages of story and art.
Project name: Demon Bitch “I Told You SO!” Kickstarter Tour
Who’s the maker: Christie Shinn
What it’s about: Demon Bitch is a low level demon from the 13th pit of Hell. She wants to bring the second coming of Armageddon, but the first one never happened – because she is DUMB
Hope you enjoyed this round up of Kickstarters that are running in June 2020, I’ve got to know the creators behind these books – not only are they making great comics, they’re really nice as well.
If you haven’t yet, check out my new book Digitopia 2.0 on Kickstarter too, to keep up with the theme of the page here is my project.
Project Name: Digitopia Comic Book Issue 1 and 2
Who’s the maker: Farhan Qureshi
What it’s about:
Digitopia 1.0 is an pre-apocalyptic action adventure comic book about a father and daughter team trying to get to safety from the terrorists and an invading army
We tackle some pretty hard hitting issues in these books including
- social demonisation
- fake wars + fake news
- what drives media agendas and biases
all encapsulated in a super high adrenaline action adventure – think ‘The Matrix’ meets ‘The Running Man’.
It’s been great fun, putting this together, I hope you find something that you like in this list.
Do have a look around the site while you’re here. You can hop over to the Digitopia webcomic site here.
I’ve currently upload the first 16 pages of ‘Digitopia 1.0: Displaced Dreams’ to the blog, below each page is a blog post in which I explore the making off and themes of the page.
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