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Kickstart my art | Help Athena Voltaire return to print

Athena Voltaire

Athena Voltaire

Steve Bryant, the creator of Athena Voltaire, put the creator-owned project on the backburner so he could focus on higher-paying work — but now he’d like some help so he can start working on it again.

“That’s the great thing about Kickstarter,” he writes on the fund raising website. “With your help, I can set aside the time to work on Athena Voltaire—and ONLY Athena Voltaire. And that’s the best way to get the book done; to schedule it just like any other project and work on AV without other deadlines pulling me away from the book.”

Launched in 2002 as a webcomic, Athena Voltaire received an Eisner Award Nomination for Best Digital Comic in 2005, while Bryant was nominated for the 2007 Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award. It has since gone on to be published by Ape Entertainment in two collections –- The Collected Webcomics and Flight of the Falcon.

After collaborator Paul Daly left the series, Bryant produced half of the 2009 Black Coat/Athena Voltaire One-Shot. Bryant intends to follow it up with a two-issue mini-series, Athena Voltaire and the Volcano Goddess.

He’s offering several “prizes” for those who pledge to support the book, from access to .pdf copes of the new comic to original cover art from previous editions, as outlined on his Kickstarter page. You can find out more about the book at its official website, and read it online at Webcomics Nation.



Thanks so much for the coverage! I really appreciate it!!


For real. I’ve already pledged.

When ATHENA VOLTAIRE is back in action, wouldn’t it be great to know that you personally had a hand in it’s return?

Andrew Collins

March 31, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Great news! I just pledged some money myself. Been waiting to see some more Athena Voltaire and I’ll be happy to support its return.

Soon as I get my paycheck, I’m’a pledgin’. One of the best period adventures since The Rocketeer.

Welcome back Steve. I loved interviewing you about Athena Voltaire several years ago. Looked forward to what you have to offer folks again once you get kickstarted.

Thanks, guys! I really appreciate it!

Tim, how are you? I remember you were one of the first folks who responded back when I was web-only. That meant a lot then, and it means even more to me that you remember my little dog-and-pony show today.

thomas_magnum, I believe that’s one of the nicest things anyone has ever said. My sincerest appreciation. Also, bear in mind that Kickstarter doesn’t actually deduct money from your account when you pledge. They only charge you upon completion and successful funding of the project. So no one would charge you until late May, and that’s only if I reach my goal.

Andrew, I saw your pledge yesterday. Thanks! Your name sounds familiar. Have I met you on a forum or at a con?

Kyle, as always, thanks a bunch. You’re a pal.

And to everyone who pledged but hasn’t posted or I haven’t had the opportunity to thank. I’d like to express my sincerest appreciation!

Andrew Collins

April 2, 2010 at 9:59 am

Hi Steve! No, we’ve never met but we shared some dialogue online over at Comics Should Be Good where you caught me lamenting the lack of any new Athena Voltaire and wondering why we hadn’t seen any. :)

You politely explained the reasons behind the delay and I wished you well and hoped I’d someday see what I’m seeing now, which is you in a spot where you can comfortably put out some new Athena material.

Andrew? You rock. Thanks for the support!

And if you find yourself at C2E2 (Chicago), Summit City Comic-Con (Ft. Wayne, IN), or the San Diego Comic-Con, please look me up. It would be great to put a face with the name.

Thanks again!

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