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THE KICKSTAND: The Guns of Kickstarter

THE KICKSTAND: The Guns of Kickstarter

The creators of "The Guns of Shadow Valley" western webcomic head to Kickstarter to finish their story and get it into print. Also: "Digger," space aliens, and an anthology of uncanny horror stories.

THE KICKSTAND: Translating Tezuka's

THE KICKSTAND: Translating Tezuka's "The Crater"

A new publisher scores a major manga license with Osamu Tezuka's "The Crater" but stumbles over shipping costs. Plus: Maltese cats, supernatural mystery-solving, a girl who can't stand up straight and Murderville.

THE KICKSTAND: Celebrating Office Romance

THE KICKSTAND: Celebrating Office Romance

Jamie Noguchi talks about bringing his webcomic "Yellow Peril" to print via Kickstarter. Plus: A biting satire set in post-Katrina New Orleans, an action story with a pre-teen protagonist and more.

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.

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.

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.

THE KICKSTAND: Waiting for the Trade

THE KICKSTAND: Waiting for the Trade

Former Disney animator Tom Bancroft turns to Kickstarter to publish his comic, "Opposing Forces." Plus, we look at drives for indy manga, more "Hatter M" and a faux newspaper spy serial set in the Swinging Sixties.

THE KICKSTAND: A Matter of Time

THE KICKSTAND: A Matter of Time

Former X-Men inker Art Thibert brings his "Chrono Mechanics" comics to a new audience, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles artist Jim Lawson pitches his original graphic novel, and there's even something for Steve Ditko fans.

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.

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.

THE KICKSTAND: One Day To Live

THE KICKSTAND: One Day To Live

Following an aneurism that left his memory virtually shattered save for information relating to comic book history, Siike Donnelly launched a Kickstarter campaign for "Solestar," a comic about a hero with a day to live.

THE KICKSTAND: Dara Naraghi talks

THE KICKSTAND: Dara Naraghi talks "Persia Blues"

Why would you do a Kickstarter for a book that's already under contract? Dara Naraghi explain why he took to the crowdsourcing fundraiser site for "Persia Blues," a graphic novel set to be published by NBM in 2013.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

THE KICKSTAND: Jamal Igle Makes Superheroes Fun Again

THE KICKSTAND: Jamal Igle Makes Superheroes Fun Again

A local-comics Kickstarter, an a la carte campaign that allows you to design your own rewards, plus Jamal Igle, public radio, and the return of the Flaming Carrot!

THE KICKSTAND: Halloween Comes Early Thanks To Amy Reeder

THE KICKSTAND: Halloween Comes Early Thanks To Amy Reeder

Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder kick off their creator-owned comic, a superhero faces cancer, and revolutionaries topple a police state in Brigid Alverson's latest selection of Kickstarter campaigns.

THE KICKSTAND: Message in a Bottle

THE KICKSTAND: Message in a Bottle

From robots and angels to dancing corpses, this week's roundup of Kickstarter projects offers plenty of variety and a bit of adventure as well as a look at a recent failed Kickstart venture and the resulting debate.

THE KICKSTAND: What's Hot on Kickstarter This Week?

THE KICKSTAND: What's Hot on Kickstarter This Week?

Brigid Alverson weighs in on the current crop of comic book projects currently on Kickstarter, from the return of Kaz Kibushi's "Daisy Kutter" to Lea Hernandez's kiddie vampire saga, "The Garlicks" and more.

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