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Pryor, Thompson and Reed Bring Their Sports-Comic ‘F.O.R.C.E.’ to Kickstarter [Back Pages]

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For his newest Kickstarter, Cash & Carrie creator Shawn Pryor has assembled quite the team. F.O.R.C.E. brings him together with writer B. Alex Thompson and artist Jay Reed for a new sports comic set in the world of American Football, and follows the flagging career of veteran player Terrance Wright, a starting quarterback looking to lead his team out for one last big game. But the world of football is a political one, and if he's to achieve his dreams then he's going to have to overcome a whole mess of problems both on and off the field.

The Kickstarter is running now, seeking a funding target of $4,000 to print the first issue; any additional funds will go towards further issues. Sports remains a relatively uncommon subject for Western comics, so Back Pages spoke to the whole team about how this came together, and what readers could expect from the series.

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Matt Miner and Jonathan Brandon Sawyer Usher in ‘GWAR: Orgasmageddon’ [Back Pages]

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Matt Maguire

We're always up for something new here at ComicsAlliance. When comics writer Matt Miner got in touch to let us know that he was collaborating with a group of interdimensional aliens who were also members of a rock band called GWAR... it wasn't the strangest thing we'd ever heard. But it was intriguing. And with the recent announcement of GWAR: Orgasmageddon, a new comics story from Miner, GWAR, and artist Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, we had to find out exactly what was going on.

With the comic now running on Kickstarter and edging towards a funding target of $39,000, we sat down with Miner and Sawyer to get their insight on how this bizarre, violent, musically disturbing collaboration came about. Fear everything!

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Evan Dahm Launches Kickstarter For ‘Moby Dick Illustrated’

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Evan Dahm

Herman Mellville's Moby-Dick is one of the most well-regarded literary classics in the modern Western canon, but if illustrator Evan Dahm's latest crowdfunding venture is successful, it's about to be seen in a whole new light. With the classic having been in the public domain for many years, Dahm is seeking to release a hardcover of the original text paired with his own gorgeous illustrations, and the project is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter.

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Indiegogo Launched To Complete Frank Quitely’s Animated Short Film ‘Nothing To Declare’

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Once Were Farmers

Frank Quitely is something of a living legend within the comic book industry, and one known for being very selective in the work he takes on, making any project he's attached to something to keep an eye on. Recently, he has been working on an animated short called Nothing To Declare which he's written and provided character designs for, but with the film close to completion it needs one final push of funding and the producers have turned to crowd-funding to help finish the short.

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Chris Mole and Melissa Trender Revive The Goddess ‘Brigantia’ [Back Pages]

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A new project on Kickstarter sees a Pagan Goddess thrown out of time and thrust into a modern day Britain, where her hopes and ideals have fallen apart in the face of a society that has grown careless, xenophobic, and sheltered.

Brigantia, by the creative team of Chris Mole and Melissa Trender, is a deliberately political look at modern day Britain through an unexpected filter, the real-world Pagan Goddess Brigantia. The series is running a Kickstarter campaign that just recently hit its £6,000 goal. ComicsAlliance spoke to Mole and Trender to find out about their backgrounds and why Brigantia is a passion project for them both. It's Godhoods at Dawn, with the soul of a nation on the line...

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Digital Manga Launches A Kickstarter For Osamu Tezuka’s ‘Under The Air’ And ‘The Crater’

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Over the past few years, the folks at Digital Manga has been steadily making an effort to collect some of Osamu Tezuka's more obscure work, and now they're back with their latest. Launching this week on Kickstarter, Digital Manga's latest campaign aims to reprint Under the Air, with stretch goals including new printings of Melody of Iron and The Crater.

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Couture Anthology Brings High Fashion To Comics

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Comics and fashion have always had an interesting relationship, but comics have never centered fashion as much as Danielle Colman hopes to do in the upcoming anthology Couture, currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. Couture features the work of an impressive array of artists focusing on fashion as a storytelling device.

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Blue Delliquanti Brings ‘O Human Star’ Volume Two To Life [Back Pages]

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This has been a tremendously exciting year for cartoonist Blue Delliquanti, whose webcomic O Human Star has gone from strength to strength. It's the story of brilliant inventor and roboticist Alastair Sterling, whose untimely death meant he never got to see how his innovations in the field changed the world... until the moment he woke up in a robotic body, and stepped out into a world populated by robots who are advancing and progressing in ways expected and thoroughly unexpected.

Following a success Kickstarter to bring a first volume of the webcomic to print, Delliquanti has now returned to crowdfunding in order to deliver the second collected volume of the ongoing story. As the Kickstarter whirrs towards the target goal, Back Pages spoke to her about the series, how it has changed and surprised her over the years, and what to expect should her newest campaign prove a success.

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Sam Costello Gathers Ten Years of Horror For The ‘Split Lip’ Anthology Kickstarter [Back Pages]

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For ten years, the Split Lip series has brought a new sense of horror to comics, influenced not by slasher stories and monsters-of-the-week, but by Gothic suspense and "weird fiction". It's a macabre selection of black and white chills, and for the series' anniversary, writer Sam Costello has brought the series to Kickstarter to publish a collection of his collaborations with artists Iain Laurie, Kyle Strahm, Savannah Horrocks, and more.

Back Pages spoke to Costello about how Split Lip first apparated into morbid existence, and what readers can expect from the tenth anniversary collection.

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Indie Creators Band Together To Launch Self-Publishing Imprint Two-Headed Press

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Yesterday, Fabian Rangel Jr and Javier Caba launched a Kickstarter for their upcoming original graphic novel Blood Brothers (Los Hermanos Sangre); today we learn that the comic is just the first part of a much larger plan, as a number of popular independent creators have come together to launch self-publishing imprint Two-Headed Press, or 2HP.

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