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Master Comics Artist and Illustrator Steve Rude Crowd-Funds New Art Book

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The co-creator of '80s indie sensation Nexus and the illustrator of Superman/Batman: World's Finest, Steve Rude is arguably one of the greatest comic book artists living today. Rude is active in the collectors market, where he continues to create one beautiful commission after anoth

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Thought Bubble #6: Is Crowd-Funding Good For Comics?

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The comics medium attempts to answer a lot of big questions: Who would win in a fight between the Hulk and Superman? "What lurks behind the beehive?" What's up with the Joker's face? In that spirit, ComicsAlliance's Matt Wilson is asking comics creators, retailers and commentators some big questions of his own.

In t

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Crowd Funding Watch: ‘The Big Feminist BUT’ Tackles a Cultural Taboo

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Comic book projects that might not otherwise be made through traditional channels are turning to Kickstarter or IndieGoGo in order to crowd-source the funding necessary to get their books to audiences. The Dungeon and Drago

Top Cow’s New ‘Cyber Force’ #2: Free to Read Right Here [Full Issue]

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This week saw the release of Top Cow's new Cyber Force #2, an issue that's entirely free thanks to a very successful crowd funding initiative by which fans of the series raised so much money that anyone can pick up the first five issues of the new series at comics stores for precisely zero dollars. Because it's such a remarkable demonstration of fan evangelism and because the publisher is so proud of the work, Top Cow has provided Comics

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Crowd Funding Watch: Ryan North Remixes A Shakespeare Classic With ‘To Be Or Not To Be’ [Interview]

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The cross section of webcomics creators and crowd-sourced funding is logically large. Having bucked the traditional route of starting their project with a publisher, creators of webcomics have often needed to find new ways of raising funds in order to keep releasing their art to a wider audience. Perhaps no other coll

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Crowd Funding Watch: ‘Magpies’ Tackles Love and Loss [Video]

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Kickstarter and IndieGoGo have become a popular way for emerging and even established artists to get their potentially otherwise unpublishable books to readers. That isn't to say, of course, that these books don't deserve to be circulated and enjoyed -- far from it! That's why ComicsAlliance dedicates this special column to titles that are worth funding, and a separate series following-up on successfully executed projects.

This week: Magpies by Sara Lando, a story about love and

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True Patriot: Canadian Cartooning Favorites Team-Up For Canuck Superhero Anthology

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Ramón Pérez, J. Bone, Tom Fowler, Faith Erin Hicks and Ron Salas are all comic book artists whose work we've posted on ComicsAlliance in the past. Most of the time it's usually in the form of their routinely excellent work-for-hire stuff th

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Crowd Funding Watch: Political Cartoonist Matt Bors’ ‘Life Begins At Incorporation’ [Interview]

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With the growing appeal of crowd funded projects through platforms like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, ComicsAlliance has decided to dedicate a weekly column highlighting some of the more promising projects that deserve to be funded.

Having worked on several Kicks

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Crowd Funding Watch: ‘Home Of The Brave’ Tackles Human Trafficking

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Though it's true that crowd-source funding has been a huge help to independent comics creators, it's not easy to follow through on large projects. Both Kickstarter and IndieGoGo have their benefits and drawbacks -- Kickstarter is more popular but doesn't allow projects to keep any money unless they meet their fundraising goal. And though IndieGoGo is somewhat less familiar to comic

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