Every few weeks we sift through all the dozens of crowdfunding communications we receive here at BF each week to bring you a handful of the more intriguing, exciting, experimental and daring uses of the form that we spot, along with some interesting campaigns we’ve found ourselves. These are comics or related publications that both fit the Broken Frontier coverage ethos and that we think deserve your backing!
Usually we look to push a few worthwhile projects your way in this Crowdfunding Corner section but every so often we spot something so deserving of your time that we run a Crowdfunding Corner Extra edition.
The Good Fight cover art by Christian Ward
The who and what: Originally conceived as a response to the protests and resulting violence in Charlottesville, The Good Fight’s mission is to give creators the opportunity to let their voices be heard and make a peaceful stand against bigotry, racism and hate.
There are a number of big name creators involved, many of them well-known for their activism and involvement in previous benefit books. This includes Mark Waid, J. H. Williams III, Greg Rucka, Greg Pak, Phil Hester, Erica Shultz and Natasha Alterici. But it’s also worth checking out the list of relative newcomers who’ve been doing great work on the indie scene and are sure to bring their A-game for this anthology.
J.H. Williams III and Ryan Burton’s ‘Rise Against the Terror’
What’s on offer: The anthology is available in both print and digital and a lot of the creators have donated book packs, original artwork and portfolio reviews. A number of rewards are no longer available as we’re entering the final week of its campaign, but there’s definitely still some worthwhile rewards if you’re interested in getting something beyond the book itself.
Ian Mondrick and Skylar Patridge’s ‘Statutes of Limitation’
Why you should back it: Because Kickstarter doesn’t actually allow fundraising on its platform, the money raised from this campaign will go primarily to the cost of printing the book and shipping the rewards. However, all post-campaign proceeds will be donated to The Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization dedicated to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society through litigation, education and other forms of advocacy.