A little divergence from my usual content, today I want to shine the spotlight on some of the current KickStarter campaigns that I found interesting. To be clear, none of the campaigns mentioned here have any association with my own releases, these are just some cool projects I wanted to share with everyone.
It is an interesting time for indie comics. With crowdfunding sites like KickStarter and Indiegogo, these gifted writers and artists are bringing their vision to the world. In some cases whether the world is ready or not!
As I prepare to re-launch my own comic book title I enjoy checking out what's new in comics on KickStarter.
Urban fantasy, no heroes and a story of revenge. I read over the story description and it caught my attention immediately. A high school phys. ed teacher dons a mask to avenge the death of a student. As someone who lived in Baltimore for a time, I find the setting choice very powerful. If you're looking for a gritty title that doesn't pull its punches, you need to see Cornrows #1.
SuperKids! Mental Health Support Coloring Book
I discovered this campaign by accident, when Bill Shatner (Captain Kirk himself) tweeted out a link to it. I looked it over and knew I wanted to help this project succeed. I've backed this project myself.
This project creates coloring books for sick children in hospitals, which just makes it the 'feel-good' campaign of the year for me. The example pages on the campaign are well done, with excellent attention to the lettering.
This is not your typical comic / coloring book KickStarter campaign. Check it out.
Treacherous Traps for 5th Edition!
This is the RPG KickStarter campaign that all of my friends are talking about. Launched by the fine folks at Nord Games (these guys know their RPG's), this campaign is rapidly reaching for its next stretch goal, where trap schematics get added to the book.
This project boasts both a book and decks of cards for the creation, generation of unique trap combinations. A fantastically ambitious title and one that promises to bring new and exciting challenges to tabletop role playing games everywhere.
With 2019 off to a strong start on KickStarter, I look forward to what the creative communities bring to our little blue world in the coming months.
I hope you'll check out the projects presented here, share the link with others, and help these creators to reach their goals by supporting their campaigns.
Thank you for joining me on my adventure today.
This post has been a bit different from my normal fare as I am preparing for my own KickStarter campaign launch for 47 Furious Tails, Issue one.
I hope you'll check that campaign out when it launches on January 23rd.