Every few weeks we sift through all the dozens of crowdfunding communications we receive here at BF every 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 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. Today we’re looking to raise the profile of Comics Comics #1, an anthology written by Patton Oswalt and other stand-up comedians. Here’s a few thoughts on why you may want to give it your support!
The who and what: On some level, comedians writing comic books sounds like the perfect fit. While not all stand-ups are know for writing material that fits in with the world of comics, if you’ve ever heard any of Patton Oswalt’s routines, including this bit from Parks and Recreation it’s clear he has a passion for pop culture. Throw in other writers like Eliot Rahal, who was an intern on The Late Show before writing comics for Valiant and AfterShock, and you’ve got a match made in heaven.
The first issue includes 48 pages of story across a number of genres and featuring the work of talented artists such as Troy Nixey (The Black Sinister), Evan Dorkin (Milk & Cheese), Tania Del Rio (Marvel: Now What?!) & Sarah Burrini (Nerd Girl).
‘Real-Life World’s Finest’ by Patton Oswalt, Troy Nixey and Michelle Madsen (left) and hardcover art by Richard P. Clark (right)
What’s on offer: There are three different covers available including an “underground” edition and a hardcover, both Kickstarter exclusives. You can also get a custom-made Funko Pop, have yourself drawn into a story, or choose from a number of different art options from acquiring a commission or picking up the original art for the cover.
‘Unlikely Patriot’ by Jackie Kashian, Sarah Burrini, M. Victoria Robado and Sal Cipriano (left) and ‘Poop Knife’ by Carolyn Main and Crank! (right)
Why you should back it: There seems to be a noticeable lack of humor in comics these days and who better to help us put it back in than those who tell jokes for a living. Plus it’s clear these comedians have a love of the medium and some good stories to tell.