Welcome to The Beat’s crowdfunding round-up: a collection of some of our favorite campaigns from the week including one-shots, on-goings, anthologies and everything in-between. This week we’re checking out the latest Push/Pull Press book launch, the DnD-inspired fantasy Wayfinders: Off Course, and more.
Let’s get started!
Push/Pull Press Spring Book Launch
Creators: Push/Pull Press
End date: July 5, 2021
Goodies: Grab PDFs of singles for $2, get physical versions for $8, or grab any combination you choose!
Push/Pull Press Spring 2021 book launch. 8 great comics & zines from indie creators. Parenting, cults, evil cars, and more!
Push/Pull Press is an artist co-op publishing underground and indie creators. With this campaign, the team is hopeful to publish 8 new titles, of which backers can choose any combination. Genres and themes are wide-ranging, including queer horror, masculinity, autobiographical, and more. Details and previews are available on the campaign page, so follow the link below, and check those out now.
The Disconauts Issue #1
Creators: Jonathan Stevenson (creator)
End date: July 1, 2021
Goodies: Get the digital version for $5, get the physical version for $6, or check out higher tiers for short stories, scripts, and more.
A 36-page funking disco odyssey comic.
The A-Team meets disco in the upcoming series, The Disconauts. A group of cool cats traipses around the galaxy cleaning up evil and giving a helping hand to anyone who needs it. It’s got action, fun, adventures, and funk, rolling into a full-color, 36-page debut issue. It’s already complete and ready to ship, so check out the preview and pick a tier that suits you.
The Owl: Osage Guardian #1
Creators: Blue Turtle Comics, Skyler Ammons (Creator, Writer, Colorist, Letterer), Huenito (Penciler, Inker), Dante Biss-Grayson (Editor)
End date: July 7. 2021
Goodies: Grab the digital copy for $5, get the physical version for $12, or check out higher tiers for stickers, exclusive prints, and more.
A dustbowl pulp thriller comic book starring a Native American vigilante dispensing violent justice in 1930s Oklahoma.
When the Blackmoon family is victimized by the Vickers Gang – an infamous crew of bank robbers – an Osage vigilante known only as The Owl swoops in, rising from the darkness as a bane against evil-doers. This is the world of The Owl: Osage Guardian, a new series combining the perspective of Indigenous people with a pulpy noir aesthetic. This debut issue is totally finished, and tells a 32-page, self-contained story.
Wayfinders: Off Course
Creators: Snackbag Studios, Q (writer/artist), Nat (designer, artist), Line (colorist)
End date: July 7, 2021
Goodies: Grab the digital version for $10, get the physical version for $25, or check out higher tiers for exclusive prints, party with the creators and more!
Printed Book 1 of the webcomic “Wayfinders: Off Course” – a DnD-based fantasy adventure, about how connections can help save the world!
The Ladies at Snackbag Studios are bringing their beloved webcomic, Wayfinders: Off Course to print. This DnD-based series follows three adventurers whose paths are suddenly bound together, as they find themselves stuck together on a mysterious island. Magic is sick, navigation is broken, and the gods are no help. Check it out now on Tapas – and don’t forget to back!
Working In: The Arts
Creators: CHIP Collective
End date: July 6, 2021
Goodies: Grab a digital version for $12 or get the physical version for $17.
An informative anthology comic highlighting the HUGE variety of potential career paths and opportunities within the field of the arts!
In the educational/informative genre, we’ve got Working in: The Arts. This second anthology from CHIP Collective aims to demystify the professional world for upcomers through interviews with folks working in creative fields right now. It collects stories from 9 pros in industries including photography, animation, textiles, illustration, graphic design, games, comics (of course) and more!
Here are a few funded projects we love:
And don’t forget to check out last week’s projects: