Kickstart This: Your Dollars for Comics (May 14, 2015)

Swapna Krishna

Staff Writer

Swapna is the Comics Editor at Book Riot. She's a Space Columnist for Paste Magazine and writes for Syfy Wire—Fangrrls,, Bustle, and other sites. She co-hosts a podcast called Desi Geek Girls. You can find her incessant ramblings on Twitter at @skrishna. She lives outside Philadelphia.

The comics crowdfunding world is large and difficult to keep track of; each week, we highlight a few fundraising projects that are worth your time, attention, and maybe your dollars!

broken-frontier(1) Broken Frontier

A creator-owned anthology about breaking boundaries and exploring the great unknown by the most inventive talents in comics.

Recommended Pledge: $40 to get an oversized hardcover featuring stories from such comics giants as Greg Pak, Marguerite Bennett, and Cullen Bunn.

(2) A Feminist Deck

Feminist Deck is a deck of cards featuring feminists in comics, drawn by artist Kiva Smith-Pearson. Each card includes quotes from the woman featured and information on how to support their work.

Recommended Pledge: Pledge $30 to get a full deck of 56 cards, a thank you card, and all the variant cards.

(3) Comics Uniting Nations

Comics Uniting Nations, a charitable endeavor led by the educational non-profit Reading With Pictures, is using the universal language of comics to teach the entire world about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)! Help make this project a reality to provide these comics for free under a Creative Commons license and help the UN improve the quality of life for millions worldwide!

Recommended Pledge: This one’s tough, because there are so many rewards and so much variation. Go check it out for yourself!

(4) Anatomy of Melancholy: The Best of a Softer World

The webcomic A Softer World is ending. To celebrate, Joey Comeau and Emily Horne want to make a physical book, a collection of their favorite comics, from the very first to the very last.

Recommended Pledge: $35 for a PDF and physical copy (white hardcover) of Anatomy of Melancholy: The Best of A Softer World.


(5) Fangirl

Fangirl by Tom Stillwell is a YA mystery featuring a young woman at a comic convention.

Recommended Pledge: $25 for a print signed copy of Fangirl



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