Of all of Nick Bertozzi's comic book projects, the artist says that his ACT-I-VATE strip Persimmon Cup has had the most enthusiastic response from readers. Bertozzi's posted 454 panels of the fantasy adventure following two outcasts on the run online to read for free so far, but wants to release his creator-owned material as a 124-page printed hardcover. That's where the artist's new Kickstarter comes in. The goal of the KickStarter is to not only cover the printing and shipping costs of 500 hardcovers for backers, but also to spur the completion of two more volumes of the story down the road.
Having gifted the comics and cartooning communities with such prodigious talents as James Jean, Kyle Baker, Phil Jimenez, Peter Bagge and the legendary Archie Goodwin himself, it was only appropriate that New York's School of Visual Arts produce its own comics magazine. Titled INK, the