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.
The who and what: A magical fantasy story that follows the adventures of Grace who seeks to save her devastated village from the “Dark-bark” plague that a witch has cast across the land. Also investigating the source of this evil are sorcerer Idris and his apprentice Ava in a story that we’re promised fuses the Brothers Grimm with Studio Ghibli.
What’s on offer: Outside of the usual print and digital versions are sketched-in editions, original pages, signed scripts and commissions.
Why you should back it: Lyndon White is undoubtedly one of the finest illustrators currently working in UK small press comics. His gorgeous, lush and entrancing visuals are a perfect match for the subject matter and his track record of providing suitably atmospheric artwork in projects like Sparks and the Fallen Star, The Mind of James Svengal, Flirting with Death and A Tale of Shadows speaks for itself. If you haven’t discovered his work to date then Candles looks set to be your perfect entry point.