Welcome to another episode of Rhythm‘s Comics Crowdfunding Roundup! This week we have an eclectic mix of projects, from a queer sci-fi bonzo to a pop culture art collection to a mental health zine. Let’s start!
MURENGA – Queer African Sci-Fi Graphic Novel
Creators: Nyasha Mugavazi (writer), Andrea Cancian (artist), Funmbi Ogunbanwo (editor), Jason Lami (responsible for the design), Tumo D. Mere (variant coverage), and Marie Carames (editor)
End date: June 22, 2022
Tips : Digital edition, softcover or hardcover edition, name printed on back of OGN, digital companion book, bookmark sticker, enamel pin, foil softcover variant and A3 Foiled art print
From Kugali, co-creator of Disney’s upcoming series IWAJU, MURENGA is a queer African sci-fi (graphic novel) bonzo.
On a recently colonized planet, a group of friends discover the existence of dangerous neurotechnology developed by the corporate government to “help” people with mental illness. Although the government advertises that neurotechnology is designed to help many people, in truth, it’s only as good as the people who made it, and their sense of right and wrong. rooted in Kugaliof the African pantheon of stories, murengaa sci-fi bonzo, is part of the team behind Disney Animation’s Iwaju and is described as having the political intrigue of V for Vendettathe rhythm of Sagaand the themes of NK Jemisinit is The fifth season. Additionally, for comic book fans able to pledge $45 to the campaign, you can donate a hardcover copy of murenga in an African school or library.
Creators: Glenn Bray
End date: June 24, 2022
Tips : Hardcover or a signed copy, retailer’s lot
You CAN judge a book by its cover!
With the success of The withered eye, avid collector Glenn Bray is once again sharing his pop culture and comic book collection with a wider audience. Curated by one of the world’s foremost collectors and publishers of the weird, neglected, and fantastic in illustration and comic book art, LIBRARY is 800 pages of “obsessively curated” books, magazines and pamphlets printed over the last century that celebrate a “vast range of high and low art – from a first edition Hemingway to off-brand adult magazines from the 1960s, with everything sacred and profane in between.
As a comic book fan and lover of stranger things, I think this collection looks delicious. But don’t take my word for it, because Art Spiegelmann Okay ! Bray’s “Great Babble Library” is more than a typical collection of “strange paper trash that escaped from the recycling bin.”
Violet Eyes Vol. 1
Creators: Sean Dicker (artist), Justin Birch (letter), Philippe Maira (script), Alex Jordan (writer, letterer), CG Salamander (writer), Castro Jr. (writer, artist), Chris Maiurro (artist), Devaki Neogi (artist), Deyvison Manes (letter), Galen Haecky (writer, artist), Ilaria Fella (colorist), Jack Foster (cover artist), Jao Canola (colorist), Jimmy Kucaj (artist), Justin Birch (letter), Keaton Miller (writer), Kevin Sharp (writer), Kyla Aiko (artist), Leonie O’Moore (artist), Lewelin Polanco (writer), Hill of Liam ‘Pais’ (artist, writer), Mario Candelaria (writer), Micah Myers (letter), Nenad Viticanin (artist), Raymonde Chira (writer), Roberto Duque (artist), Robin L Davis (artist, writer), Scott Arnold (artist, writer), Scott Ewen, Shadia Amine (artist), Skye Berggren (artist, writer), Steven Charles Rosia (artist, writer), Valeria Arayaand William McLaughlan (artist, writer)
End date: June 15, 2022
Tips : Full Color Anthology, Death Cards, All Three Crackle Anthologies, Digital Add-on, Drawn in Story, and Custom Commissions
What would you do with only 73 minutes to live? 33 creators invite you into a world where 73 minutes before you die, your eyes turn purple.
Contributing to the over 140 pages of “humor, grief and humility” in the purple eyes anthology are 33 of the best independent comic book creators. With so many creators contributing to this anthology, campaign backers can expect a wide range of stories from diverse perspectives.
Creators: Cee Raygun, Alex Williamsand Greg Smith
End date: June 19, 2022
Tips : Saturday morning print, VHS print, digital or printed copy of all 40 pages Delete #1, stickers, Crime & Space: the briefcase for fools! (sign)
Sci-fi is full of action-packed galactic battles, strange new worlds, and truck stops in space. But where do the space geeks eat when they need something fattier… Space Denny’s? More like Zurk’s Diner. Yes, this comic is about two space dishwashers who love to blast hair metal and get into hijinx. If you like the artistic styles of Jamie Hewlett and the Foodcourtia episode(s) of Invader Zimthis campaign is for you!
Creators: Utku Yavasca (artist), James the Stanton of the Gnartoons (cover artist), Brandon Hayes (writer) and 100% comics (editor)
End date: June 27, 2022
Tips : A copy of Thready: Tuesday; digital download of Filiform: Monday
Thready is back with the second issue of his 7-day adventure. Come see what’s coming to Thready on Tuesday!
Thready: Tuesday is the second issue about Thready, a “manic-depressive recluse who, apart from bi-weekly meetings with his treatment team, spends most days alone in his room and is always seen wearing a mask”. Starting with Filiform: Monday, released last year, the first issue of the seven-issue comic featured Thready and his mental health issues (if you missed the first issue, a digital copy is currently offered with the campaign). Thready’s creator, Brandon Hayes, was diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder in 2012. Always an avid writer, Hayes dedicates his work to raising awareness of mental health and believes in “destigmatizing illness with a creative approach.” Dope!
Here are some projects already funded that are worth seeing:
And don’t forget to check out last week’s campaigns:
And finally, here are some projects that have not yet been launched, but are worth following:
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