The Kickstarter Funded wiki last edited by DonFelipe on 03/10/15 05:14AM View full history

Overview

In 2009, the website Kickstarter.com launched, which would allow anyone to attempt to crowd fund any sort of project they wished. Users would set a goal for a the minimum amount of money needed to fund the project, then ask the community to help fund the project, offering incentive rewards based on how much an individual user donated. Projects would only be funded if they reached the minimum funding by the end of the time allotted to the project's Kickstarter page.

Recently, comic projects have become more and more popular on the platform and it not all these projects are kicked off by Jimmy Palmiotti but he is the undisputed record holder with 8 different projects so far! Below is a list of some of the most notable projects funded through Kickstarter as well as currently ongoing projects; in chronological order based on their funding period. The titles link to the wiki page here on Comic Vine if any; to see their Kickstarter page see "Link to project" at the end of each bullet point.

Kickstarter funded comic books:

This list and bullet points show the following information:

  • Title of the Kickstarter project or the linked title of the comic volume or issue (if/when available),
  • Description from the project's page on Kickstarter.com in italics,
  • Creator info (if not already mentioned in the description),
  • Short date (month/year) when the funding period ended,
  • Link to the project's page on Kickstarter.com.

Also, the list is in chronological and alphabetical order: First by year and then by the projects' names from A-Z. This makes it easier to browse and find a certain project and comic book title.

2011

2012

2013

  • Aw Yeah Comics! -- A NEW line of All-Reader friendly comic books from the minds of Eisner and Harvey Award winning cartoonists Art Baltazar & Franco! -- Funding ended: March 2013. Link to project.
  • CreatureBox: The Monster Volume -- 5 years in the making, a 140 page hardcover book packed with spacemen, eerie monsters and crazed robots from CreatureBox. -- Created by Dave Guertin and Greg Baldwin. -- Funding ended: August 2013. Link to project.
  • Forager -- An all ages Sci-fi graphic novel by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and Steven Cummings. -- Funding ended: October 2013. Link to project.
  • Generation One: Children of Mars -- A comic about the first generation of children born on Mars — and what we might become, together, if we have the courage to try. -- Written by Steven R. Stewart and illustrated by Tim Stewart. -- Funding ended: September 2013. Link to project.
  • GRUMP! The loneliest kid on your block... until now! -- Who is that weird kid lurking out the window of his dilapidated house? It's Grump! Let's kickstart Grump's 40 page adventure. -- Written and illustrated by Beth Sotelo. -- Funding ended: August 2013. Link to project.
  • Hit! -- An Irish Mobster. His Vicious Boss. And a Couple 'O Bad Dudes Who Are About to Have an Even Worse Night. -- Written by Craig Schroeder and illustrated by Daniel Hooker. -- Funding ended: February 2013. Link to project.
  • Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether Vol. 1 -- Collecting the first five chapters of the Lady Sabre steampunk-adventure webcomic. -- Written by Greg Rucka, and illustrated by Rick Burchett. Published by Paper Films. -- Funding ended: June 2013. Link to project.
  • R.E.M.: The Graphic Novel -- A mind-bending graphic novel in a beautiful black & white, hard bound, numbered and signed book. -- Written by Ryan Colucci and illustrated by Hungarian artist Zsombor Huszka. -- Funding ended: September 2013. Link to project.
  • Rocket Girl -- A high-flying, sci-fi adventure comic by artist Amy Reeder & writer Brandon Montclare. The ongoing monthly series launches FALL 2013. -- Written by Brandon Montclare and illustrated by Amy Reeder. -- Funding ended: June 2013. Link to project.
  • Sabre: Graphic Novel -- Sabre, the most explosive hero in comics, returns in a thrilling science fantasy adventure by Don McGregor and Trevor Von Eeden. -- Funding ended: September 2013. Link to project.
  • Sam & Fuzzy -- The Sam & Fuzzy Omnibus is a massive two-volume set collecting the first seven years of Sam Logan's epic comedy adventure comic. -- This web comic is created, written and illustrated by Sam Logan. -- Funding ended: August 2013. Link to project.
  • Sex and Violence Vol. 2 -- A 64-pages graphic novel about crime, lust, and redemption split into three distinctively different stories sharing similar themes written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray and drawn by Romina Moranelli, Rafa Garres, Vanesa R. Del Rey and Paul Mounts. Excessive nudity and violence makes this an ADULTS ONLY title. -- Funding ended: September 2013. Link to project.
  • The Guns of Shadow Valley -- The webcomic of Western adventure and the supernatural, collected into a 200+ page, big, beautiful hardcover graphic novel. -- Written and illustrated by Dave Wachter. -- Funding ended: July 2013. Link to project.
  • The Squidder -- An original graphic novel about an old soldier from a forgotten war now in an alien world. -- Written and illustrated by Ben Templesmith. -- Funding ended: December 2013. Link to project.
  • The Tomorrow Girl: Dresden Codak Volume 1 -- The Tomorrow Girl is a collection of the first five years of Dresden Codak, a comic series by Aaron Diaz. -- Funding ended: March 2013. Link to project.
  • Weapon of God -- Weapon of God is a Kickstarter exclusive 60 page adult only Graphic Novel about a man chosen by the church to fight the ultimate evil. -- Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, and illustrated by Giancarlo Caracuzzo. Published by Paper Films. -- Funding ended: June 2013. Link to project.

2014

  • 21st Century Tank Girl -- Martin re-teams with Hewlett, Bond, Mahfood, WJC, Edwards, Parson & Knowles to bring you a new, futuristic, hardback Tank Girl book! -- Written by Alan Martin and illustrated by various artist. -- Funding ended: April 2014. Link to project.
  • Abbadon -- Welcome to ABBADON, a Graphic Novel about the wildest sin-filled town in the old west that is plagued by a series of murders. -- Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti from the original screenplay by Spencer Marstiller, and illustrated by Fabrizio Fiorentino and Alessia Nocera. -- Funding ended: August 2014. Link to project.
  • DENVER -- A mature audience original graphic novel about one man going against all odds to get back the woman he loves, all set in the not too distant future. -- Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti, featuring the amazing art of Pier Brito, and lettering and design by Bill Tortolini. -- Funding ended: March 2014. Link to project.
  • Kedzie Avenue: Stories Drawn from a City Street -- Kedzie Avenue is an experiment in illustrated journalism: a graphic portrait of a city woven from true stories along one single street. -- Funding ended: December 24, 2014. Link to project.
  • Scarlett & the Seal of Solomon -- In 1920's New York a race is on to gain control of the recently discovered seal of Solomon. An all new Creepy Scarlett adventure. -- Written by Graeme Buchan and illustrated by various newcomer artist. -- Funding ended: May 2014. Link to project.
  • SCHMUCK: A Graphic Novel -- A semi-autobio graphic novel anthology about one schmuck's quest for love and the meaning of life in New York City. -- Written by Seth Kushner, and illustrated by various cartoonists. -- Funding ended: April 2014. Link to project.
  • She Makes Comics -- A documentary film about the untold history of women in comic books, celebrating female creators and fans alike. -- by Sequart Research & Literacy Organization -- Funding ended: March 2014. Link to project.
  • Solitary: A Superhero Prison Drama -- A superhero story by way of Green Mile. When a hero is wrongly executed on death row, he awakens to find that he may just be immortal. -- Written by CW Cooke and illustrated by Nando Souzamotta, Greg & Fake Studio, and Carl Yonder. -- Funding ended: August 2014. Link to project.
  • Squarriors - Two tribes of animals find themselves on the brink of war. Will they survive and find peace, or follow humanity into extinction? - Written by Ash Maczko and illustrated by Ashley Witter. -- Funding ended: August 2014. Link to project.
  • The Dead: An Indie Horror Book -- A comic series that brings the tale of what happens after you die. -- Written by James Maddox and illustrated by Jen Hickman. -- Funding ended: April 2014. Link to project.
  • The Red Ten: Volume 1 -- A superhero re-imagining of Agatha Christie's classic whodunnit "And Then There Were None." -- Written by Tyler James and illustrated by Vic Moya and Gus Ucha. -- Funding ended: May 2014. Link to project.

2015

  • Artbook -- Toonbox Studio presents the great girls-artbook by Otto Schmidt. -- Illustrated by Russian artist Otto Schmidt and edited/produced by Pavel Muntyan and Michael Mennies. -- Funding ended: February 2015.
  • Fearless Dawn: Chibi Finale -- The Pulse-Pounding conclusion to Fearless Dawn's latest arc rears it's ugly head!!! -- Created and written by Steve Mannion. -- Funding ended: February 2015. Link to project.
  • Flowing Blade Bushido -- A neo-feudalistic samurai adventure that blends science fiction and fantasy. -- Created by Rahsaan Romain with art by Hector Trunnec. -- Funding ended: March 2015. Link to project.
  • Jill Trent, Science Sleuth #1 -- Reboots the 1940s heroine with 5 new stories for a diverse new era! Order print & digital copies now! -- Edited by D.M. Higgins, this anthology will be written and illustrated by various talents. -- Funding ended: February 2015. Link to project.
  • Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection Vol. 1 -- An incredible 200 page collection of short stories from Indigenous creators across North America, in comic book form! ... From traditional stories to exciting new visions of the future. -- Edited by Hope Nicholson. -- Funding ended: January 2015. Link to project.
  • Terra Kaiju -- The story of a young samurai who sacrifices his life to awaken the local god so that his village may be saved. -- Written and illustrated by Joe Badon. -- Funding ended: January 2015. Link to project.
  • WART: A Cosmic Horror Comic -- The Comic. Books One and Two of the Lovecraft-inspired cosmic horror comic full of giant monsters, cults and craziness. -- Written by Chris Welsh and illustrated by Ammar Al-Chalabi. -- Funding ended: January 2015. Link to project.

Currently running Kickstarter projects:

Current projects are in chronological order of their funding periods; from first to last (ending). When they have been successfully funded they will move up to the previous table.

  • Dagon -- Early H.P. Lovecraft proto-Cthulu story adapted using fever dream-like sequential storytelling and housed in a beautiful hardcover book. -- Dagon is a short-story written by H.P. Lovecraft. Adapted and drawn by Ben Templesmith. -- Funding ended: March 12, 2015. Link to project.
  • The Untamed: A Sinner's Prayer -- "I was given a second chance in death. Vengeance was offered, and I was quick to accept. Seven Days for Seven Souls." -- Written by Sebastian A. Jones and illustrated by Peter Bergting and Hyoung Taek Nam (cover only). -- Funding ended: March 19, 2015. Link to project.
  • Casefile: Arkham -- A hardboiled detective in H.P. Lovecraft's Arkham. -- Created by Patrick McEvoy (Call of Cthulhu) & Josh Finney (World War Kaiju). -- Funding ended: March 21, 2015. Link to project.
  • Elf -- The book collecting the funny and action packed fantasy comic series. Exclusive new content and FREE bonus items! 220+ pages. -- Created by Songgu Kwon. -- Funding ended: March 22, 2015. Link to project.
  • Hatter M: Seeking Wonder -- To celebrate Hatter M's 10th anniversary, a collection of 10 webisodes. -- Written by Frank Beddor, illustrated by Sami Makkonen and Tyson Schroeder, and featuring cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz. -- Funding ended: March 23, 2015. Link to project.
  • Brandi Bare: Field Trip -- Brandi and her friends are headed out on a camping adventure in the great outdoors in this new story! -- Written and drawn by Joe Pekar and Jeff Outlaw. -- Funding ended: March 25, 2015. Link to project.
  • The Aggregate -- A post-apocalyptic graphic novel with giant robots, organically engineered terrorists and spider-cats. Really. -- Written and illustrated by Ben Bishop. -- Funding ended: March 31, 2015. Link to project.
  • The Illegalists -- Set in Paris 1911, against a backdrop of thieves and anarchists; a struggling mechanic is forced into crime. Based on a true story. -- Written by Stefan Vogel and Laura Pierce, illustrated by artist/painter Attila Futaki, and colored by Greg Guilhaumond. -- Funding ended: April 1, 2015. Link to project.
  • Chainmail Bikini -- A comics anthology celebrating female gamers! Video games, RPGs, LARPing, and more. -- Edited by Hazel Newlevant, this anthology will be written and illustrated by various female talents. -- Funding ended: April 2, 2015. Link to project.

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