ComicScene had delved into the work of crowdfunders and chosen our ten top favourites this week. Thunder Child is a three-part comic series set within the world of beloved Science-Fiction novel ‘The War of the Worlds’ by H. G. Wells.
This Kickstarter is for the 40-page prestige format BOOK ONE. Read more about this kickstarter here http://kck.st/3AsTAlw
BPM: BEATS PER MINUTE
BPM: BEATDOWNS PER MINUTE is a comic tribute to retro beat ’em up games and old-school action movies by Dave Cook (Killtopia, Ninja Baseball Spirits) and Steve Gregson (Ninja Baseball Spirits, B*stard Galaxia), who are joined by colourist Lou Ashworth(Killtopia, Ninja Baseball Spirits) and letterer Rob Jones (Ninja Baseball Spirits)
The series is a love letter to retro beat ’em up games like Streets of Rage, Final Fight and Double Dragon, together with classic action movies like Commando and Die Hard.
The series stars hot-headed martial arts cops Maya Wickburn and Rick Diavola along with their fun-loving friend Ashby. Together they fight through the mean streets of Stone City to crush an evil crime Syndicate during one night of wild, explosive action in 1992. Pledge here http://kck.st/3e62eNZ
In 2019 Geoff and Colin set up the Podcast ‘The Brewgooders’. It was a response to the fact that a Craft Beer shop, The Caledonian Craft Beer Merchant, opened a few doors down from our Local Comic shop, The Little Shop of Heroes, in Dunfermline.
They started of by picking up a few comics and a few beers each and reviewing them. They visited brewers cons and pubs and chatted to folk.
When covid hit, like everyone else, they changed format. For the last few years they have interviewed comic creators and other interesting people and become part of a really amazing community. They have met loads of people, have created comics, have been printed in nationally accessible comics and newspapers, been named in parliament motions, recruited amazing co-hosts Andrew Magee and David Cranna and have interviewed guests from excited upstarts to some of the biggest names in comics (including co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kevin Eastman).
They are now over 140 episodes in and are still going strong. They want to do something else to say thanks and celebrate comics. They have met with some of the countries most exciting emerging talents and established characters to bring you this anthology. Details here http://kck.st/3oouBJj
BRYAN TALBOT AUTOBIOGRAPHY
An illustrated biographical novel about the legendary British comic book creator Bryan Talbot, a member of the 1980s-1990s “Brit Pack,” a group of influential British comics creators that included Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and Grant Morrison, whose work had a major influence on the North American comics industry. The book will detail Talbot’s career, his work, and never before heard stories of his time in the comics industry. From his time working with DC Comics to industry events and some landmark happenings, you don’t want to miss these tales from behind the pages! See it on Zoop here https://zoop.gg/c/bryantalbot
Vince Danks is a British comics creator. His early artistic career began when he was commissioned to draw Doctor Who comics for the Marvel Comics Group. Further comics’ work culminated in the creation of his own comic, Sapphire, the co-creation of Harker with Roger Gibson, originally published by Titan Publishing in May 2012 and currently by Time Bomb Comics and most recently, Gravestown, also in collaboration with Roger Gibson.
This 28 page story, plus a further 8 page coda from new artist Andrew Richmond, is the concluding part of this first season of four full colour issues of Gravestown, bringing vampires, faeries, UFOS, ghosts and zombies all together in one wild, crazy, sexy adventure and drawing the first season to its climax!
Deep in Sherwood Forest things have not been going well for The Outlaw Robin and his band of merry men. He has been betrayed by a friend and killed by a ruthless mercenary while his love The Maid Marian is held captive. Now his killer returns to his master claim his gold.
All seems lost – but will the the forest give up one of its own so easily?
Find out when folk hero meets folk horror in LINCOLN GREEN. Find out more here http://kck.st/3pC99RC
Monster Mates is a brand-new 36 page comedy one-shot comic book from Cabal Comics!
It is written by Fraser Campbell (Alex Automatic) with art from Steve Gregson (BPM) and lettering by Colin Bell (Pirate Fun)! Details here http://kck.st/3wimH8K
PILGRIM: SECRETS AND LIES
B7 Comics is a brand-new comics imprint from UK indie B7 Media, the company best known for a new wave of cinematic sounding audio drama, including I, Robot, Blake’s 7, Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures, Venna’s Planet and dramas for the BBC and Audible, including The Effect, The Martian Chronicles, The Space Race and Mahabharata Now.
They are launching the new imprint with a four-issue SF mini-series, Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies in October 2022. This Kickstarter is raising funds for the completion of the mini-series.
The first 36-page issue, featuring 22 pages of comic strip, is already complete and ready to print and the second issue is scripted, with art underway.
Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies is written by award-winning editor and writer John Freeman (Doctor Who, Judge Karyn, Crucible) with art by New York Times bestselling artist, Neil Edwards (Fantastic Four, Farscape), coloured by Martin Baines (Thunderbirds) and lettered by Jim Campbell (2000AD).
Series covers will be by Alex Ronald, with variant covers on #1 by Alex and Neil Edwards. Pledge here http://kck.st/3CN4m7y
TILT SIX TALES FROM QUINDRIE PRESS
Tilt: Six Tales contains a medley of comics from creators Julie Campbell, Chris Manson, Jack Devereaux, Cara Gaffney, Lio Pressland, and Dominique Duong. The book features nearly 150 pages of black & white comics in one tasty, chunky volume, and has been put together by editors Eve Greenwood (Inhibit, When I Was Me: Moments of Gender Euphoria) and Hari Conner (Finding Home, Into the Dungeon).
The book is available in both print and PDF formats. Our print edition is a lovely A5 size and features a beautiful wraparound cover drawn by Edinburgh-based artist Fran Morton. Pledge here http://kck.st/3QaBoBL
Jordan Thomas & Shaky Kane are proud to welcome you back to our multi-coloured sci-fi psychedelic-noir series, WEIRD WORK. Crime, gangsters, cops, killers and deception all combine to create a murder mystery akin to LA Confidential being set in the world of Futurama.
This is the final issue of our first volume of Weird Work – all the answers you’ve been waiting for are here! And as a very special treat for this final issue we have our first ever variant cover! And even better, it’s drawn by Geof Darrow! Back it here http://kck.st/3cpGpIZ