Comics/Graphic Novels

Kickstart This: Your Dollars for Comics (May 21, 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!

(1) Separation: A Hardcover Art Book by Tyler Kirkham

THE FIRST EVER Kirkham art book! Featuring over 13 years of comic book art, commissions, sketches, concept and graphic art. 272 pages!

Suggested pledge: $60 gets you a preorder of the book.

(2) New World: A Sci-Fi/Fantasy Anthology

What happens when worlds collide? New World has 25 stories by 30 creators about culture clash and civilizations in conflict!

Suggested pledge: $30 gets you a paperback copy of the book, as well as a DRM-free digital copy.

(3) Original Princess

A graphic memoir about growing up in the Philippines in the 1980s with Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos & the EDSA Revolution.

Suggested pledge: $10 gets you the entire book in serialized digital format.


(4) Mae by Gene Ha

A graphic novel: Eight years ago Mae’s sister Abbie ran away from home to a different more magical world. The monsters have followed her back…

Suggested pledge: $30 gets you the hardcover plus a digital copy!

(5) Rootbound by Cathy Nguyen Lee and Siobhan Noel Keenan

A graphic novel: Meridian City promises to be a new start for fortune teller and witch, Kasey Park, as he meets a quiet bookstore owner, Jasper Asano.

Suggested pledge: $25 gets you a physical and PDF copy.



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