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THE KICKSTAND: We Interrupt this Kickstarter…

THE KICKSTAND: We Interrupt this Kickstarter…

A pair of creators call off their Kickstarter because of its success, plus: Code Monkey saves the world, kiddie vampire hunters take to the graveyard and funny comics teach about global warming.

Silvestri Decodes

Silvestri Decodes "Cyber Force"

Top Cow founder and fan-favorite artist Marc Silvestri discusses the first arc of his successful Kickstarter-funded "Cyber Force" revival and what fans can expect from the initiative moving forward.

Pak Brings Jonathan Coulton's Music to Comics in

Pak Brings Jonathan Coulton's Music to Comics in "Code Monkey Save World"

Writer Greg Pak, musician Jonathan Coulton and artist Takeshi Miyazawa team up to bring Coulton's music to comics with "Code Monkey Save World," and CBR spoke to Pak & Coulton about the project.

EXCLUSIVE: Way & Proctor Formulate a New

EXCLUSIVE: Way & Proctor Formulate a New "Gun Theory" on Kickstarter

Writer Daniel Way and artist Jon Proctor spoke exclusively with CBR about the new, original graphic novel version of their creator-owned "Gun Theory" and why they're going the Kickstarter route to fund it.

Pak, Coulton & Miyazawa Team For

Pak, Coulton & Miyazawa Team For "Code Monkey Save World"

Writer Greg Pak, musician Jonathan Coulton and artist Takeshi Miyazawa adapt Coulton's songs to comics in "Code Monkey Save World," a Kickstarter-funded digital graphic novel released through Monkeybrain Comics.

THE KICKSTAND: Swinging into Action with Action Lab

THE KICKSTAND: Swinging into Action with Action Lab

Why are publishers turning to Kickstarter? We go straight to the source and discuss the approach with Action Lab. Plus, comics Kickstarters that give the creators a cut of the funding.

Comics A.M. - Fundraising For Bil Keane Statue Falling Short

Comics A.M. - Fundraising For Bil Keane Statue Falling Short

Effort to erect statue of late "Family Circus" creator Bil Keane in his hometown trails goal by $23,000! Alice Cooper launches Kickstarter for comics anthology! Jonathan Hickman talks "East of West"! Plus much more!

Pipeline - 3/19/2013

Pipeline - 3/19/2013

Augie wonders if last week's comic site outages portend a future of DRM-free comics. Also, Sean Wang's "Runners" makes a return via Kickstarter, and the end result is even better than the first book.

THE KICKSTAND: Time to Do Some Soul-Searching

THE KICKSTAND: Time to Do Some Soul-Searching

This week, Brigid offers a short meditation on the use and misuse of Kickstarter and the importance of paying creators. Plus: Action figure mini-comics, alien-possessed mutated house pets and Shaolin quests.

EXCL PREVIEW: Frank Beddor's

EXCL PREVIEW: Frank Beddor's "Hatter M: Zen of Wonder"

Creator Frank Beddor has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of his next original graphic novel "Hatter M: Zen of Wonder." The next chapter in the "Looking Glass Wars" is available to order via Kickstarter.

Comics A.M. Comics and Those Headline-Grabbing Plot Twists

Comics A.M. Comics and Those Headline-Grabbing Plot Twists

Why superhero comics increasingly chase headlines! The growth of comics crowdfunding! The international success of the U.K.'s SelfMadeHero! Comics at South by Southwest! Plus much more!

Ryan North & Aaron Diaz Kick Butt On Kickstarter

Ryan North & Aaron Diaz Kick Butt On Kickstarter

CBR News spent some time with Ryan North and Aaron Diaz at ECCC in order to find out the secret of running a six-figure Kickstarter campaign. It turns out the answer is dinosaurs!

Comics A.M. - DC's 52 Variants Add Up to Million-Dollar Comic

Comics A.M. - DC's 52 Variants Add Up to Million-Dollar Comic

DC's "Justice League of America" #1 garners more than $1 million in retail sales! Company helps creators fulfill Kickstarter orders! Publishing graphic novels in the Kickstarter era! Plus much more!

James Stokoe, Mark Andrew Smith Clash Over

James Stokoe, Mark Andrew Smith Clash Over "Sullivan's Sluggers"

On the heels of a second Kickstarter campaign for "Sullivan's Sluggers," artist James Stokoe has asked that his name be removed from the graphic novel, triggering a pointed response from writer Mark Andrew Smith.

THE KICKSTAND: Horror in Black and White

THE KICKSTAND: Horror in Black and White

Was the flying saucer that crashed at Roswell really transporting three kids from the future? Also: A comics anthology that includes one of Spain Rodriguez' last comics.

THE KICKSTAND: Horror in Black and White

THE KICKSTAND: Horror in Black and White

THE KICKSTAND talks with Erica Helfin and Amanda Rachels about "Flesh of White," a horror story focusing on the dangers faced by an albino child born in Africa. Plus, ana nimal rights superhero and Li'l Lincoln.

Bryan Q. Miller Speaks on

Bryan Q. Miller Speaks on "Earthward" Kickstarter Project

The "Smallville" and "Batgirl" writer spoke with ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea about "Earthward," his all-ages graphic novel with Marcio Takara, which he's currently raising funds for via Kickstarter.

THE KICKSTAND: Name Your Price

THE KICKSTAND: Name Your Price

Can a creator successfully fund a comic by letting readers pay what they want? Ryan Estrada has raised $12,000 for his digital comics anthology by doing just that. Plus: Pinocchio like you've never seen him before.

"Five Ghosts" Haunts Image in March

"Five Ghosts" collaborators Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham talk about bringing their high-concept pulp-adventure series to Image, the lessons they learned from Kickstarter, and what readers can expect from their "haunted" hero.

North Kickstarts Shakespeare's

North Kickstarts Shakespeare's "Hamlet" With "To Be Or Not To Be"

"Adventure Time" and "Dinosaur Comics" writer Ryan North spoke with CBR about his incredibly successful Kickstarter book "To Be Or Not To Be," a choose-your-own-adventure style version of Shakespeare's "Hamlet."

THE KICKSTAND: The Devil Is in the Details

THE KICKSTAND: The Devil Is in the Details

Time travel, punk rock and a deal with the devil pop up in this week's Kickstarter projects, but is the real devil in the details? Brigid sorts through the best of the crowdfunding site's comics projects.

EXCLUSIVE: Jenkins and Ramos' Take Readers on a

EXCLUSIVE: Jenkins and Ramos' Take Readers on a "Fairy Quest"

Writer Paul Jenkins discusses bringing his massively successful Kickstarter graphic novel "Fairy Quest" collaboration with Humberto Ramos to BOOM! Studios for single issue-release beginning in February.

"The Goon" CGI Adaptation Successfully Funded Through Kickstarter

The Kickstarter campaign to fund a feature-length story reel for the stalled CGI-animated adaptation of "The Goon" ended successfully Sunday, exceeding its $400,000 goal. ROBOT 6 has details.

THE KICKSTAND: Why Kickstarter? Plus, Dixon & Nolan's

THE KICKSTAND: Why Kickstarter? Plus, Dixon & Nolan's "Joe Frankenstein"

Cartoonist Alexis Fajardo talks about moving his "Kid Beowulf" graphic novel series to Kickstarter after his publisher folded, Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan team up to do "Joe Frankenstein" and more!

Mark Andrew Smith on

Mark Andrew Smith on "Sullivan's Sluggers" & Super-Villain Schools

Mark Andrew Smith speaks on the cusp of the release of his and James Stokoe's "Sullivan's Sluggers," discussing an eventual return to Kickstarter and new "Gladstone's School for World Conquerors" tales.

THE KICKSTAND: Ninjas, Hipsters and the End of the World

THE KICKSTAND: Ninjas, Hipsters and the End of the World

This week, Brigid interviews a Josh Elder about his "Mail Order Ninja" Kickstarter and takes a look at a project on IndieGoGo alongside her regular picks of the most interesting projects on Kickstarter.

Powell, Fincher Launch Kickstarter Campaign to Fund

Powell, Fincher Launch Kickstarter Campaign to Fund "The Goon" Movie

Three months after teasing he would use Kickstarter to help fund the stalled CG-animated adaptation of his comic, "The Goon" creator Eric Powell and producer David Fincher have launched their campaign.

THE KICKSTAND: That's Chinatown, Jake

THE KICKSTAND: That's Chinatown, Jake

A campaign to get comics into comics shops, an indy-comics anthology, all-ages monsters and Owney the Postal Dog all figure in this week's roundup of the most interesting Kickstarter projects.

TenNapel Gives

TenNapel Gives "Cardboard" Life, Kickstarts a Sketchbook & Makes Movies

Acclaimed cartoonist Doug TenNapel talks to CBR about his Scholastic OGN "Cardboard," his webcomic "Nnewts," growing his audience with color, movie deals and his Kickstarter sketchbook.

THE KICKSTAND: It's Not a Store, Just a Place to Buy Comics

THE KICKSTAND: It's Not a Store, Just a Place to Buy Comics

Kickstarter makes creators spell out the risks of betting on their project, Doug TenNapel wants to publish his sketchbooks and Lea Hernandez is back with another try at "The Garlicks."

Celebrating

Celebrating "Halloween Eve" with Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare

Co-creators Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder join forces to create an imagination-fueled heroine in the pages of "Halloween Eve," an upcoming one-shot published through Image Comics and funded on Kickstarter.

THE KICKSTAND: From Mars to the Weird West

THE KICKSTAND: From Mars to the Weird West

A fighting princess, a vengeful shaman, and a thief with a flaming tie all share the spotlight in this week's selection of the most interesting projects on Kickstarter.

Comics A.M. - Why Collectors' Market Is Booming;

Comics A.M. - Why Collectors' Market Is Booming; "Homestuck" Kickstarter

Why vintage comics and original art are bringing record prices! Kickstarter for "Homestuck" game rakes in $275,000 in a matter of hours! Brian Michael Bendis looks back on his Avengers era! Hope Larson talks "A Wrinkle in Time"! Plus more!

THE KICKSTAND: Special Ops, Battling Sax & Some Free Advice

THE KICKSTAND: Special Ops, Battling Sax & Some Free Advice

Comics about Special Ops soldiers in Afghanistan, a hard-boiled teddy bear, and a Korean food cooking how-to all make it into this week's KICKSTAND countdown.

Jamal Igle Introduces The World of

Jamal Igle Introduces The World of "Molly Danger"

Gail Simone spoke with creator Jamal Igle about "Molly Danger," his all-ages project starring a ten-year old superhero, the importance of kid-friendly comics and turning to Kickstarter to fund the graphic novel series.

FAN EXPO: Palmiotti on Everything You Need To Know About Creating Comics

FAN EXPO: Palmiotti on Everything You Need To Know About Creating Comics

Writer/artist Jimmy Palmiotti spoke with an intimate and engaged crowd of aspiring creators about publishing in the world of comics during his Fan Expo Canada panel.

Comics A.M. - This Weekend, It's Wizard World Chicago

Comics A.M. - This Weekend, It's Wizard World Chicago

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con kicks off today! Matt Kindt talks "Mind MGMT"! Ray Billinsley talks "Curtis"! Pulling back the curtain on "The Accidental Candidate"! Kickstarter vs. IndieGoGo! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Top Cow Reveals

Comics A.M. - Top Cow Reveals "Cyber Force" Retailer Incentives

Top Cow announces retailer variants for free "Cyber Force" issues! Why are there so few women working on superhero comics? Valiant publisher talks company's success and philosophy! Sean Murphy on "Punk Rock Jesus"! Plus more!

The Kickstand: Penny for Your Thoughts

The Kickstand: Penny for Your Thoughts

Last week, Dan Nadel lashed online out at the use of Kickstarter for "otherwise viable projects," but Box Brown, the "Penny Arcade" creators and other creators seem to think it's OK.

PRESS RELEASE: "The Cartoon Art of Mike Deodato, Jr." Launches Kickstarter Campaign

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