Indie comic book publisher Inverse Press has been quite busy in 2013, producing titles including The Blind Eye, Clown Town, and Flesh of White. In addition, April of 2013 saw the runaway success of their Kickstarter campaign for Roadkill du Jour, a 4-part series about motorcycles, magic, vengeance, voodoo, and roadkill. Now, Inverse Press has returned to Kickstarter with the hopes of funding the second issue in the series, and they need your help to continue this dark and gritty story!
Los Angeles is getting a board game café! Board game enthusiasts Robert Cron and Terry Chiu are opening up GameHaus, a fun place to hang out, drink some coffee, and try the latest Eurogame or deck builder.
GameHaus is in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to add more board games to their library and stock the kitchen with the latest and greatest gadgets and goodies.
I recently had the chance to speak with Robert and Terry about GameHaus, and I'll go ahead and let them explain more about board game cafés and GameHaus in particular, in their own words below.
For those comic book readers in the market for high quality and entertaining all-ages comic books, today is your lucky day! The talented folks at indie comic book publisher WE Comics are working diligently to create a trade paperback of their hit series, How I Spent My Summer Invasion, and they are calling for fans to contribute to their Kickstarter campaign. The hilarious, all-ages comic book series "about three friends who discover a secret hotel for intergalactic alien travelers" will collect five issues into a 130-page, full-color graphic novel, which will undoubtedly delight readers young and old.
The staff of Fanboy Comics is always happy to support independent filmmakers, which is why we wanted to tell our readers about Reunion, a new horror/thriller from the creators at MOnsterworks66. Full of twists and turns, Reunion tells the story of a ghost who tries to reunite his lookalike twin with his mysterious murderer.
In order to bring this film to life, MOnsterworks66 initiated an indiegogo campaign to raise funds for Reunion's production costs. For more information regarding the campaign and the film itself, please see the exciting trailer and the full press release below.
Fanboy Comics readers recently learned a great deal about comic book artist Gerry Kissell in an interview discussing his projects, Iron Sky and Code Word: Geronimo. Now, Kissell has decided to bring a personal and relevant story to light in his upcoming graphic novel, Vindicated, Inc. In an attempt to bring the issues that plague our military vertans to light, including the effects of PTSD and physical injury, Kissell decided to create a story that centered around an emotionally scarred and physically disabled war veteran. With the story in mind, Kissell and bestselling author Shane Moore (Apocalypse of Enoch) set out to create a gritty, touching, humorous, and tragic graphic novel about a wounded soldier who has to lose everything in order to find the true warrior he needs to be. Now, Kissell and more have taken to Kickstarter to raise the necessary funds to make this project come to life.
Have you ever had a new neighbor move in, and your curiosity about this new individual cannot be squelched? This is the case for Aden, a fallen-from-grace reporter in the upcoming indie film Personal Demons. Aden may have just found the story of a lifetime in his new neighbor, Seth, an acquitted murderer who may not be so innocent. He sees in Seth something else: A released convict who may not be the innocent victim he's playing. When Aden's idle investigating stirs a cat-and-mouse game between the two men—it becomes a game that neither may survive.
If the concept of this film has piqued your interest, the filmmakers behind Personal Demons are looking for your help to fund the production of the film through Kickstarter. Creator Adam Cosco is attempting to raise $100,000 through Kickstarter prior to July 13th, and you can play a part in making this dream a reality.
As Fanboy Comics continues to inform its readers about exciting Kickstarter campaigns that are worthy of your hard-earned money, there may be rare opportunities when we will highlight campaigns that have already reached their desired goals. One such campaign has come to our attention, and we hope that you will enjoy it as much as we did!
Shogun Rising is a graphic novel collaboration between writer/producer Jonathan Mayor and Awesome Horse Studios' Marc Scheff, Noah Bradley, Aaron Miller, and Cynthia Sheppard. With a story that features love, samurai, and zombies, what could be better? Featuring 64 pages of art by seasoned comic layout artists and colorists including Tim Paul, Shogun Rising is an original story where a near-future Tokyo is the zombie apocalypse ground zero. Survivors are forced to flee to a remote samurai village. Hiroshi, a samurai prodigy, and Mizuki, the daughter of a ruthless Tokyo crime-boss, attempt to navigate the new world and their forbidden love. Tensions arise as cultures clash and the chances of survival diminish. And, yes, samurais will fight zombies. But, who will win?
Did you know that about 1 in 100 adults – or between 2 to 3 million adults in the United States – currently has OCD? There are also at least 1 in 200 – or 500,000 – kids and teens that have OCD. This is about the same number of kids who have diabetes. For those who may not be familiar with the disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder of the brain and behavior, and it causes severe anxiety in those affected. With so many people struggling with the challenges caused by OCD, one man took it upon himself to both educate and entertain readers by sharing his own candid and humorous look at life with OCD. In The OCD Handbook, writer Jefferson Jordan talks about growing up with OCD, how he developed it, and what he has learned about life from it. He also has fun listing his more epic meltdowns, designing the perfect OCD bathroom, and teaching readers how to open a bathroom door without using your hands. While Jordan hopes that his book will be relatable to readers with and without OCD, he first needs your support to print the book through his Kickstarter campaign.
The popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter has given a voice to independent creators and entrepreneurs throughout the world, providing them with a platform to share their projects and ideas with a larger audience. In addition, Kickstarter has empowered audiences with the ability to lend their support to causes in which they believe. By providing individuals with the opportunity to donate their hard-earned money to specific projects in order to ensure their success, people are truly making a difference in the world around them. For that reason, the new Kickstarter campaign for Arcana's graphic novel, The Steam Engines of Oz, is even more impactful, as it imparts a strong message about how people, regardless of where they come from, or their station in life, can affect change in a larger world.
Bluewater Productions is one of the top publishers of independent comic books and graphic novels, often focusing on biographies of celebrities past and present. One such biographical comic book is standing apart from the others, as Bluewater has decided to commemorate the historical event in June of 1969 that changed the face of the gay rights movement forever. In The Stonewall Riots, scheduled for release on the 44th anniversary of the infamous New York City riots this coming June, writer Michael Troy and artist David T. Cabrera capture the events and culture leading up to the riots, the incident itself, and its historical significance as the genesis of the Gay Pride Movement. The events at Stonewall led to riots and demonstrations that opened the dialogue and fight for the basic human rights of the homosexual community.