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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.

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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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Link Ink: New Marvel Minimates, A Stardust The Super Wizard Figure And Phoenix Jones Fights

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Toys: Art Asylum has released designs for its upcoming Marvel Minimates Series 50 fan poll winners. I'm personally digging that Cyborg Spidey and Onslaught.

Digital: Digital Manga will will suspend its print line from Jan

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Crowd Funding Watch: ‘Elysium Online’ Explores Social Media in the Afterlife [Video]

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With more and more creators turning to crowd funding options in order to release their work, ComicsAlliance is dedicating a weekly column to highlighting some of the best in the field that deserve your hard-earned money. If you're not convinc

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Kickstarted: ‘Cerebus: High Society’ – Special Audio/Visual Digital Edition [Review]

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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,

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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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Disappointed ‘Zelda’ Fans Kickstarting ‘Second Quest’ To Deal With Modern Gaming Issues

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It's always a bummer when a favorite series fails to measure up to expectations, but it's another emotion altogether when that series spans more than a quarter of a century and 16+ engrossing video game installments like Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda. Tevis Thompson tried to

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