GWAR: Orgasmegeddon – An Interview with Matt Miner and the Creative Team

GWAR: Orgasmegeddon – An Interview with Matt Miner and the Creative Team

Last time we talked with Matt Miner we had talked a little about the Westboro Baptist Church.  Their reaction to Toe Tag Riot ended up being printed on issue #1 of the book.  We also discussed funding comics like Critical Hit through Kickstarter.  Now he’s back with Jonathan Brandon Sawyer and GWAR. Lindsey  Bass:  Toe Tag Riot featured Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy, and now you’re doing a project with GWAR. How has the working…

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Rising Star Matt Miner Launches New Comic with GWAR

Rising Star Matt Miner Launches New Comic with GWAR

Matt Miner and Jonathan Brandon Sawyer have joined forces with GWAR for a new comic mini-series.  If you are familiar with the GWAR Mythos you are in for a treat.  All hands are on deck for this creation that is sure to offend the faint of heart.  The Kickstarter campaign launched today and will run until November 25th.  They must reach their goal of $39,000 by that day in order to go to production.  The…

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KICKSTARTER KORNER: A Magnificent Seven Books You Should Back

KICKSTARTER KORNER: A Magnificent Seven Books You Should Back

Welcome to Kickstart Korner, where every month we’ll take a look at several comics, web comics or graphic novels that are in the throes of their Kickstarter campaigns. You can choose to fund one or fund them all. Whatever you do, you’ll take a peek at cool projects like these that are clearly worth a closer looking into. THE FIST Who doesn’t like the vigilante in comics, the anti-hero, the unstable protagonist? Deadpool, Wolverine, Punisher,…

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The Goon Movie May Still be Happening

The Goon Movie May Still be Happening

In 2012, Tim Miller and Jeff Fowler launched a Kickstarter campaign to adapt Eric Powell’s comic series The Goon into an animated film. Since then, David Fincher has signed on to produce, but updates on the project have been few and far between leading many to think that the project had been canned for good. It seemed liked studios just weren’t interested in financially bringing an R rated comic book movie to life but now that Miller’s R rated Deadpool movie has been…

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Discover what lies beyond NORTH BEND: An interview with Ryan Ellsworth

Discover what lies beyond NORTH BEND: An interview with Ryan Ellsworth

Over the last couple of years, crowdfunding has become a popular method for smaller publishers and creators to fund their projects. Sites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and more have allowed creative minds all over the world to connect with an audience they would struggle to find in the days before the internet. One of the projects that have been offered as sacrifice to the increasingly selective people that roam crowdfunding sites is North Bend. Based on…

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Battle Chasers Has Returned!

Battle Chasers Has Returned!

Between 1998 and 2001, Joe Madureira released his own creator-owned comic series named Battle Chasers which was published by WildStorm Comics under its Cliffhanger imprint until the series moved to Image Comics in 2001. Even though it was considered one of the most popular American comic book series in the late 1990s, it suffered from some pretty extreme scheduling problems which caused only a total of nine issues to be produced in its four-year run. Even with its short run, Battle Chasers has…

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REVIEW: BAAKO Chapter 1

REVIEW: BAAKO Chapter 1

Self publishing one’s own book or comic is quite common nowadays. Practically anyone can publish their work and because of this we now have a large variety of stories out there. BAAKO is one of these such books. Created by Joshua Covey, BAAKO Chapter 1 is a creator-owned comic published on Kickstarter and is the first book in a planned all-ages trilogy series. It all began when a great star fell from the heavens, unleashing an evil force known by…

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REVIEW: Super! Volume One

REVIEW: Super! Volume One

I’ve read a lot of independent comics over the years. Some good, some not so good, and some that just knock my socks off with how good they are. Super! is an example of one of these such books. Created by writer/artist Zachary Dolan and writer/letterer Justin Piatt, Super! is a creator owned comic funded by Kickstarter that follows the story of a motley team of amateur superheroes as they struggle to make a name for themselves…

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Independent Jones: For The Brothers Coker, Outcasts of Jupiter a Family Affair

Independent Jones: For The Brothers Coker, Outcasts of Jupiter a Family Affair

Our latest installment of Independent Jones centers on a Kickstarter project with just 17 days left by two brothers from Lagos, Nigeria. Shofela and Shobowela Coker, more commonly known as Shof and Shobo, are seeking to crowd-fund their upcoming comic book Outcasts of Jupiter. While from the same family, they are now in two very different places. Shof resides in sunny California while Shobo resides in the equally sunny, yet significantly farther away locale of…

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BOOM! Works to Kickstart Curse of the Vessel

BOOM! Works to Kickstart Curse of the Vessel

In small-press news, publisher BOOM! Studios is partnering with writer Michael Leal to complete funding for a full run of his new series Curse of the Vessel. Publishers working directly with writers to crowdsource funding for the titles is a relatively new phenomenon, so it will be intriguing to see if this project is a success. If you want to support the book, you can find a link to the campaign here. BOOM! has released…

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