Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Aw Yeah Kickstarter
We interrupt our normally Shark Cowboy news with some pretty big Kickstarter news. In January we covered how Art and Franco’s Superman Family Adventures was canceled by DC in a really cowardly way. Well that may have been a blessing in disguise; because they are now pushing forward and releasing their own all ages comics. They aren’t doing it by themselves either. The Eisner award winning duo are teaming up with other comic professionals to create the books, they are also teaming up with fans to publish them.
By teaming up with fans, I mean Kickstarter. The Kickstarter started yesterday with a goal of 15,000 dollars. The Aw Yeah team believed that would be what was needed to create and print 6 issues. Among the other rewards, 30 dollars would get you the first 6 issues. Well it only took 8 hours for them to reach their goal. 8 hours for comic fans to pledge 15,000. That’s impressive. With 29 days left and their Kickstarter already complete they did the only reasonable thing, they started adding push goals. Why stop at 6 issues if they could fund 12?
If you’re wondering why I keep coming back to talking about Art and Franco’s comics let me try and explain. I like monster comics. I like violent pulp comics. I like comics written specifically for adults. But that can’t be the only thing in the industry. If there aren’t comics for kids to read the industry is going to continue to get smaller and smaller. If you’ve read Tiny Titans, Superman Family, or Patrick the Wolf Boy you know how enjoyable these comics can be. The link to the Kickstarter is here http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1197720703/aw-yeah-comics please check it out.