#CrowdfundingFridays: ‘Black Boy’s Blues,’ ‘Quetzalcoatl,’ and ‘Afterlife Inc. 10th Anniversary Collection’

Here at Fanbase Press, we strive to provide an outlet for up-and-coming creators to promote and showcase their incredible works. With thousands of creators utilizing crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to make those works a reality, we will highlight these talented creators and their noteworthy campaigns through #CrowfundingFridays! We hope that you will join us in giving these projects a moment of your time (and possibly your support)!



Project #1: Black Boy's Blues - An Honest Graphic Novel of Hard Times

What it's about: On June 28, 2018, a man barricaded the only exit to the offices of the Capital Gazette Newspaper and charged in with a shotgun. At the end of the mass shooting my former editor, and several co-workers were identified among the dead. Fortunately, I wasn't there. I was a terribly inexperienced journalist and quit just before the shooting. I spent the next few years wondering if my life was saved by my own ineptitude. Maybe, if I had been a better writer, I could have done something. On the third anniversary of the shooting, just days before the start of the gunman’s trial, I published a comic about my experience on the internet message board, Reddit.com. The cathartic experience of creating a comic and the overwhelmingly positive response I received helped me deal with what I now recognize as survivor’s guilt. For the past year I've written about terrible, yet self-affirming, events in my life that I publish online in their entirety for free online. However, hiring artists at fair wages isn’t cheap, and I’ve finally reached the point where it is no longer sustainable to fund this ongoing project with cash advances from my credit card. Every boy becomes a man. Every man has a story.

“Black Boy’s Blues: Funny Money” chronicles the life of a millennial African American college graduate as he travels the globe in search of love and meaning. The 56-page black-and-white graphic novel features seven autobiographical, life-affirming stories that explore the awkward, often terrifying, yet always surprising experience coming of age in the modern world.

Click here to visit the Kickstarter campaign.



Project #2: Quetzalcoatl

What it's about
: Quetzalcoatl is a Latinx story about family, heritage, and a big f-ing feathered serpent. The series takes mesoamerican myths and retells them with a modern twist.

The coolest backer reward: Our $100 Tier is pretty fun! You can a drawing of you as a character in the universe of the comic as well as getting that character IN the comic with dialogue!

Click here to visit the Kickstarter campaign.





Project #3: Afterlife Inc. 10th Anniversary Collection

What it's about
: Collecting six volumes' worth (over 800 pages) of content, along with a host of special features, the Book of Life and the Book of Death are the definitive Afterlife Inc. experience - and a perfect celebration of a decade of independent publishing. Afterlife Inc. is the tale of con-artist Jack Fortune who dies, discovers an afterlife in chaos, and decides to take over and run it like a business. First published in 2012, Afterlife Inc. has become one of the leading lights of the UK independent comic scene. Written by creator Jon Lock, the series has featured the work of over 60 artists and creators across six volumes - with the sixth and latest volume to be released alongside the Book of Life/Death.

Click here to visit the Kickstarter campaign.







If you have a crowdfunding campaign that you would like to have included in Fanbase Press' #CrowdfundingFridays series, please contact barbra (at) fanbasepress (dot) com for details.


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