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Dark Horse Collects Alex de Campi’s Poli-Spy Kickstarter Hit ‘Ashes’ [Interview]

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A sequel to the Eisner-nominated 2005 limited series Smoke (with artist Igor Kordey), writer Alex de Campi's graphic novel Ashes was one of comics' bigger Kickstarter successes, raising over $32,000 in 2011 via the increasingly influential crowd-funding platform. But disaster struck when de Campi and her Ashes collaborator Jimmy Broxton (aka James Hodgkins) parted ways in acrimonious and public fashion before the dystopian poli-spy book was

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Kickstarted: Alex de Campi’s ‘Ashes’

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I like Kickstarter a lot. It's an efficient way to directly connect with artists while also making sure that a project that interests you gets funded. There are still a few hitches that need to be worked out, but my experience with Kickstarter has been largely positive. I've

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‘Ashes’ Update: Alex de Campi’s Kickstarter Graphic Novel Finds New Artists

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One of 2011's most successful comic book Kickstarters -- creative projects produced independently with funds pledged by patrons, rather than publishers -- Ashes suffered a tremendous setback when writer Alex de Campi and artist Jimmy Broxton (aka James Hodgkins) fell out over creative differences after the project had already been fully funded. The si

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‘Ashes’ Creators Split, Demonstrating a Potential Danger of Kickstarter

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As made plain in ComicsAlliance's Year-End Infographic tracking comic book projects funded by the Kickstarter platform, Ashes was among 2011's most successful crowd-supported comics. Written by Alex de Campi and illustrated by Jimmy Broxton, the proposed 256-page graphic novel was funded to the tune of $32,455 i

Alex de Campi on ‘Ashes,’ Comics Publishing and Selling Film Rights on Kickstarter [Interview]

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Written by Alex de Campi and illustrated by Igor Kordey, Smoke was a critical favorite when it was originally released by IDW Publishing in 2005, earning an Eisner nomination for Best Limited Series. Six years later, de Campi is back with artist Jimmy Broxton to c

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