The Kickstarter campaign for Franco Aureliani and Art Baltazar Aw Yeah Comics! received widespread and immediate attention, rocketing the series past its $15,000 goal on the very first day. However, a drive for another terrific-looking all-ages project by established creators kicked off last week without that level of publicity.
Gumshoes 4 Hire brings together Sean “Cheeks” Galloway, Kevin Hopps, Gurihiru and DJ Welch for a comic about a group of friends that investigates seemingly petty crimes only to discover the real cause of the troubles in the town of The Cliffs may be the fabled Curse of the Wendigoes.
J. Torres and Sean Galloway have teamed up on a new science fiction webcomic– Bastion’s 7, which began running on Galloway’s blog last week. Galloway says to look for a new page each week,either on his blog or on the Table Taffy Deviant Art site he’s set up with Ryan Benjamin.
Down to the wire here, so let’s do a round-robin of a few more cool items you can get at the San Diego Comic-Con this year …
• Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba are bringing a new limited signed giclée print, which you can see to the right.
• Buenaventura Press is having a going-out-of-business sale at booth #1734. Alvin Buenaventura will be there, selling the last copies he has of Kramers Ergot 7, Boy’s Club by Matt Furie, The Gigantic Robot by Tom Gauld, original art and more.
• Gene Luen Yang has a new T-shirt he’ll be selling at the show.
• Terry Moore is bringing The Complete Paradise TOO — “a 360 page softcover book filled with hundreds and hundreds of my comic strips and cartoons, from high school to SIP to all the Kixie strips and Plato and Lizzie the axe-murderer… all for just $30.”
Wednesday Comics artist/Spectacular Spider-Man character designer Sean Galloway shares a work-in-progress sketch of a banner he’s designing for the 2010 Angoulême International Comics Festival festival held in France. Galloway says he is working with Luche Libre writer Jerry Frissen on a new title called Doctor Steel, which will be published by Soleil in France. Hopefully it’ll get picked up in over here in the United States as well.
We’ve seen “cute” takes on the Batman characters by Jen Zee and Dustin Nguyen over the last few months, but why should DC have all the fun? Over the past few days, artist Sean Galloway has been sharing some fun Marvel characters in a similar vein, including Ironlad, Storm and Spidey Tyke, Mini Skullface (aka Ghost Rider), Lil Hulky Wulky and Wolvie, who drinks milk to make his adamantium bones even stronger.
Sean is also putting together his annual artbook and is asking for suggestions on what to name it. Head over there to see what past books have been called; he has a theme going.