kicking it – 14th April 2021

header art from Sonagi


Kev F Sutherlandko-fi

A part of UK comics for decades, Kev has settled into a groove of doing modern takes on Shakespeare whilst continuing his normal strips and kid classes. He’s a force for sure! He’s got his shop set up on there as well and the Prince of Denmark Street comes with my personal recommendation.

First Image

Coin Operated Presspatreon

Coin Operated Press feel like they’ve really hit a stride during Covid, which is impressive when you think about it. Their Quaranzine and Vacczine publications have bottled that lightening on a fair few feeds that I follow.

New this week

Pinpricks – written by Jason Pell (@Dexxell)

(fully funded) finishes Friday, May 7 2021 3:00 AM BST

there’s a really interesting mix a styles, but all the examples have strong cartooning chops, so I’m intrigued

Someday Soon by Shawn Kuruneru

(fully funded) finishes Friday, May 7 2021 11:34 PM BST

That art! You can see the influence of Jose Munoz, but it’s sort of like Paul Grist meets Munoz and I never knew how well that would work out until I saw this. The story seems intriguingly OTT as well.

Tokai: Blasted by Andrew Lytle (@LytletheLemur)

(still funding) finishes  Sunday, May 9 2021 4:13 PM BST

another one where I just like the look of the art, very cool, bouncy cartooning

I’m still loving these Kickstarter

Less than a week to go

Typhoon Days organised by Francesca Carità

(fully funded) finishes Wednesday, April 14 2021 5:00 PM BST

interesting subject matter and solid artwork

May be a cartoon

Eros + Venus: An Artbook by Rosielah by Rosie Alexander (@HeyRosielah)

(fully funded) finishes Thursday, April 15 2021 6:00 PM BST

The artwork is just so amazing on this, or more specifically, the colour work really makes this something different.

Sonagi: A Korean Fable organised by Dr. Hall

(still funding) finishes Friday, April 16 2021 9:00 PM BST

I like the concept for the story and the backstory of how this came about

‘I am an English teacher in South Korea. I teach a class called the English Graphic Novel Project. The students in our wonderful class spent 16 weeks writing and drawing a complete graphic novel. The finished book was their FINAL EXAM.’

God Summoner – Chapter 1 by Dionysis Zogaris & Manos Lagouvardos

(fully funded) finishes Friday, April 16 2021 10:00 PM BST

I just love that art.

Dwellings No. 2 by Jay Stephens (@kingpopgun) published by Black Eye Books (@blackeyebooks)

(fully funded) finishes Saturday, April 17 2021 1:00 PM BST

Comics from a comics veteran; an amazing cartoonist

Our Stories Carried Us Here: A Graphic Novel Anthology organised by Green Card Voices (@GreenCardVoices)

(still funding) finishes Sunday, April 18 2021 6:00 AM BST

10 stories of immigrating to the US. I particularly like that the organisation have paired illustrators from the same linguistic, cultural and regional backgrounds. There are some strong artists here as well.

Craig Moodie’s illustration by Ana Hinojosa

Incoming! edited by Gary Adams published by Incoming Magazine (@incomingmag)

(still funding) finishes Monday, April 19 2021 10:36 AM BST

Three very different art styles each of which is interesting @JustinMRyan87 @rayointhebottle @originalkrista and @Sebasti38998519

Still got a while yet

Black Stories Matter edited by Ramon Gil (@ramonsgil)

(fully funded) finishes Thursday, April 22 2021 4:59 AM BST

The art alone looks varied and interesting and I know the work of both Mauricio Cordero and Trevor Von Eeden.

Gardener by Matt Emmons (@secondatbest_)

(fully funded) finishes Thursday, April 22 2021 3:01 PM BST

It seems like an interesting take on a sci-fi story and world building

We Reap What We Sow by Joel Davies

(fully funded) finishes Thursday, April 22 2021 5:57 PM BST

I like both the subject and the photos here.

Keeping Metres by Jimmy Brimmacombe

(still funding) finishes Friday, April 23 2021 11:19 AM BST

Strong set of images.

Off Limits: Berlin – Europe, 1992-1996 by Rab GP Lewin from Resipole Studios (@resipolestudios)

(still funding) finishes Saturday, April 24 2021 3:55 PM BST

The tagline says exactly why it’s interesting – ‘A photographic book documenting the European techno-traveller free party scene from 1992-1996.’ – interesting photos looking at a scene that was quite mythical in my youth – something i really wanted to be a part of secretly (despite hating the music)

Unburying My Father by Zander Masser

(fully funded) finishes Thursday, April 29 2021 12:05 PM BST

An interesting photographer, but also an interesting look at an under discussed part of the AIDS epidemic, those with haemophilia that received infected blood products.

Photograph by Randy Jay Masser

The Homeless Activist Book by Sage Lewis

(still funding) finishes Thursday, April 29 2021 2:16 PM BST

Written by someone that set up a homeless tent village on his own property, this is his insight into homelessness in America.

Kimber Rose Journal by Kimber Rose & Sarah Ann Jump (@sarahannjump)

(still funding) finishes Fri, April 30 2021 10:37 PM BST

I like reading people personal stories about something much bigger that is happening in society, so a journal of a trans woman’s transition is definitely of interest and this has some strong photography to go with it

John Wilcock: New York Years (The Complete Series) by Ethan Persoff (@EthanPersoff) & Scott Marshall

(fully funded) finishes  Friday, April 30 2021 11:00 PM BST

I think this explains why I’m interested

‘Beyond work establishing the Village Voice, John also co-founded The East Village Other. And during the peak of the 1960s, he spent a summer editing The Los Angeles Free Press. He then produced his masterpiece, Other Scenes, “The International Paper”, which Wilcock published from any city or part of the world he was presently visiting (and as a travel reporter for the NY Times, this was many places, often)’

Smut Comics 2 (@tsontokomik) organised by Korinna Mei Veropoulou (@KorinnaMei)

(fully funded) finishes Saturday, May 1 2021 10:58 AM BST

An erotic comics anthology by 13 female and non-binary artists who are part of the Greek indie comics scene, that sounds like a great opportunity to find new work and different voices

Small World by JD Morvan and Toru Terada (@ToruTerada67) published by Magnetic Press (@MagneticPress)

(fully funded) finishes Saturday, May 1 2021 12:00 AM BST

TORU TERADA!!! That art will be awesome (no offence to the writer, but it could be the worst plot and I’d still buy it for the pictures!!)

Mutual Aid: Three Visionary Classic Anarchist Works published by PM Press (@PMPressOrg) with new illustrations by N.O. Bonzo (@NoBonzo)

(fully funded) finishes Saturday, May 1 2021 1:00 AM BST

Classic works given fresh life to celebrate 100 years since their publication

Tales to Enlighten by Matt King & James Edward Clark

(fully funded) finishes Monday, May 3 2021 4:59 AM BST

Just seems like a great and daft story, with lots of parody of things I would enjoy, also some lovely art!!

Urban Tails – an Israeli lesbian family dominated by cats by Ilana Zeffren published by Soaring Penguin Press (@spenguin)

(still funding) finishes Tuesday, May 4 2021 2:45 AM BST

I really love the look of the art in this

Sentinel issue seven: Hell on Harry Howson (@uk_comic) by Alan Holloway and Ed Doyle (@EDDREDD)

(fully funded) finishes Tuesday, May 4 2021 11:59 AM BST

This is based on Ray Harryhausen films!! It’s got the Skeletons from Sinbad and it looks great.

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