A partner to creators looking for help producing, distributing and monetizing comics and related merchandise for almost a decade, TopatoCo has rolled out a similar new service focused on crowdfunding projects dubbed Make That Thing. The spin-off service's mission is to "help artists and creators design, print, store, and ship this th
Ryan Browne's God Hates Astronauts has been one of my favorite webcomics ever since the opening scene, in which a team of superheroes battles against an army of boxing bears, and one of the superheroes gets punched in the face for sixteen straight panels. I'm not sure there could possibly be another comic as tailored to my tastes as that, but either way, it's one of the
The recent cancellation of Superman Family Adventures left a lot of readers -- especially those around here -- gnashing their teeth over another blow against fun, all-ages adventure comics. If you're on
Getting original material into the hands of readers without a publisher was difficult before ye grand ol' Internet came along, and perhaps no one understood that often insurmountable obstacle more than creators looking to break into markets beyond their own country's borders. Than
A variety of comics projects have taken to Kickstarter and IndieGoGo in order to get readers to pony-up the cash needed to create print collections, and while it's easy to consider this crowd-sourced avenue a mainstay of independent books today, it's worth remembering that Kickstarter is only three-years-old as a platform. And though the website has grown to en
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.
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
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