welcome to RhythmThe crowdfunding overview of August 29! This week’s favorite campaigns include creators from around the world, some of whom are trying to bring their first stories to life on the comic page. To Rhythmwe’re excited to see a standalone book from the newest creator of Marvel Comics in a The Voices of Marvel anthology, Louis Morochoa graphic novel adaptation of “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyeand more!
Creators: Jose Luis Guizar (Creator), Ruben Romero (co-creator/screenwriter), Luis Morocho (pencils/inks), PH Gomez (colors) and David Lentz (characters)
End date: October 1, 2022
Tips : Physical or digital copy of OUT OF WORLDLuis Morocho variant cover, RJ Argents variant cover, Sean Forney cover variant, and Catacutan Peejay cover variant
When two aliens named Oscar and Zar crash-land on earth during the zombie apocalypse, learning to survive will become the mission.
Of Jolzar Entertainment, a comic combining two of the most captivating genres: aliens and zombies. Crash landing on Earth during a zombie apocalypse, two aliens, Oscar and Zar, encounter a young survivor. Together they must devise a plan to leave the world behind. The pencils and inks for this project were done by up-and-coming Marvel creator Luis Morocho, who is making his Marvel Comics debut in 2022. Marvel Voices: Communities.
Dream Rider Vol. 1
Creators: Daniel Parada (writer/creator) and Louisa Fogerty (artist)
End date: September 28, 2022
Tips : Print or digital copy of the book, art print and create a custom character to appear in Dream Rider, with human and non-human options
A Mesoamerican sci-fi graphic novel set in a fictional world plagued by a dark conspiracy.
Daniel Parada created a Mesoamerican science fiction world. On the Kickstarter campaign page, Parada explains why it’s important to support this type of story, saying, “I’ve always felt lacking in many Mesoamerican portrayals in the media, either due to poor research, or showcasing generic cultures for fear of not placating a mainstream audience. For this reason, I hope dream rider can find its place on your shelf, rooted in authenticity without stifling the imagination that a sci-fi genre can bring. SOLD. (Be sure to check out the first chapter via the campaign page.)
The Highwayman – A graphic adaptation
Creators: Maeliss Font
End date: October 1, 2022
Tips : Digital or printed copy; printed/signed copy and three bookmarks; and a set of 15 books for sale in a comic book store
A 100-page graphic adaptation of Alfred Noyes’ iconic poem “The Highwayman” in charcoal and red tones.
Based on the Victorian ballad “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noye, which was voted 15th in the BBC’s poll for “The Nation’s Favorite Poems” in 1995, about a bandit who falls in love with a landlord’s daughter. But when a jealous stable boy reports the whereabouts of the thief to the authorities, the owner’s daughter sacrifices herself to warn her lover, who is then killed in a vain attempt at revenge (“so they shot him on the road , like a dog on the road”). The ballad is known for its vivid imagery, making the poem a perfect fit for a graphic novel adaptation. the bandit graphic novel adaptation will be a 100-page, 20x28cm, hardcover book with a sewn spine to enhance the reading experience.
BUZA!! Vol 4: The Long Summer
Creators: Shazleen Khan
End date: September 6, 2022
Tips : Digital or physical copy, eco-friendly sticker sheet, extra pages, character design sketches, A5 prints
Volume 4 of the award-winning LGBTQ/Slice of Life/Urban Fantasy webcomic, BUUZA!! gets to print!
If you’ve been following the award-winning fantasy web series in print or online, it’s time to support the next chapter in the story of Sam, Zach, Musa and Zhen in BUZA!! Vol. 4 (which, coincidentally, is also the longest volume to date at 230 pages). BUZA!! tackles themes of found family, spirituality, cultural identity, marginalization, and diaspora while featuring a full QPOC cast.
Plus, the physical edition of the series comes in a lovely bag-friendly A5 size, a comic book format that I’m really enjoying again as the world opens up again.
Color Comic: The Adventures of Ninja Cat
Creators: Nalani Smalls
End date: September 18, 2022
Tips : Physical or digital copy of The Adventures of Ninja Cat and vinyl character stickers
Follow Ninja Cat on his adventures across the lands, rescuing princesses, battling corrupt royalty, and overcoming new challenges.
Adorable animals. Check. Creator in the making. Check. This is Nalani Smalls’ first project on Kickstarter, but the young creator hopes to expand the Ninja Cat universe in future stories. Watch Ninja Cat; the Adorable feline hero will activate the same happiness pathways in your brain as your favorite cat meme.
Here are some projects already funded that are worth seeing:
And don’t forget to check out last week’s campaigns:
And finally, here are some projects that have not yet been launched, but are worth following:
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