Announcing our latest Kickstarter campaign, Vattu: The Sword and the Sacrament, by Evan Dahm! Here’s Evan’s own description of the project:
Vattu is an expansive fantasy adventure comic, and is the third graphic novel set in a world called Overside. Vattu is a girl from a nomadic society who is caught in the middle of a clash of cultures with a ruthless imperialistic civilization called Sahta. In the first two books, Vattu is taken from the idyllic grassland of the Fluters, and must find her way through a new world of zealous conquerors, and the many peoples incorporated into their Empire: mute, monstrous slave-soldiers from across the sea; chemist-priestesses who manufacture an addictive drug; and amphibian people who struggle for a foothold in the capital city of Sahta.
I’ve been publishing Vattu online since 2010; it’s the biggest project I’ve ever worked on. It’s the winner of a 2014 Ignatz Award. The first book is already in print, and it’ll be four books long when it’s done. The contents of book 2 are already finished (and online as a webcomic here), so this Kickstarter is to raise money to get it printed, AND to reprint the first book of Vattu, both in paperback and deluxe hardcover editions!
Rewards include both volumes of Vattu, signed bookplates, and Evan’s other books. Pledge today! LIVE on Kickstarter through December 17th!
Since The Nib launched in September 2013 they’ve published over 2,000 comics. They want to commemorate their second anniversary with a giant hardcover collection featuring the best political cartoons, comics journalism, non-fiction and humor.
This book is packed with comics: 300 pages featuring dozens of the best cartoonists to ever toon a toon. You can also add other books or prints from artists like Matt Lubchansky, Tom Tomorrow, Lucy Bellwood, Sarah Glidden, and more!
Make That Thing is pleased and excited to bring you Twenty-Five Years of Tomorrow, and to tell you about it, here’s Tom Tomorrow himself:
I’m Tom Tomorrow, the creator of This Modern World, the weekly cartoon of political and social satire that runs on Daily Kos and the Nation, and has been a mainstay of alt-weekly newspapers around the country since 1990. I’ve won the Herblock Prize, the Aronson Award, the RFK Journalism Award (twice), and this year, I was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
I’ve done a lot of work over the last 25 years! I’ve written more than 1,500 cartoons, published ten cartoon anthologies and a children’s book, and had cartoons featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, U.S. News & World Report, Esquire, and Spin, just to name a few. I even worked with Pearl Jam to create the art for their 2009 album, Backspacer.
This giant two-volume set will feature every cartoon I’ve ever done: my weekly strip, work I did for magazines, one-offs, rarities, illustrations, you name it. There’s some early, non-TMW work that hasn’t been seen by anyone in decades, if ever—including experiments with collage, single panel gag cartoons, and even an attempt at a syndicated daily comic strip from the 1980s. I’m including some of the interviews I’ve done over the years, and to put things in context I’ve gone through and added extensive annotation to many of the cartoons. I have several pages on the Pearl Jam collaboration, including photos and art that have never been made public before. And of course, there are the cartoons themselves—a contemporary satirical history of everything we’ve been through over the past 25 years, through the eyes of an acerbic penguin with weird sunglasses.
Even if you have some of my older books, you’ve never seen my work like this before.
This project is my entire career in book form. It’s a labor of love: a thousand pages, two volumes, fifteen pounds of cartoons.
And we have a lot of other cool rewards lined up. You can get a copy of my children’s book, The Very Silly Mayor, which is the only major work I’ve done that’s NOT included in this retrospective. I have some original (pre-digital) strips from the 1990s to give away. And I’ve got some amazing collectibles for Pearl Jam fans, including vinyl Backspacer albums signed by all five members of the band, not to mention a guitar from Eddie Vedder’s personal collection, which he has signed and drawn on!
Last year, KC Green ended his beloved webcomic, Gunshow. This Kickstarter campaign is to publish the final print volume, “Doomed to Repeat It,” which will collect Gunshow comics from mid-2012 to the end, in 2014. This book is a big boy: 400 pages, 8.5″x11″, and heavy as heck. We have other rewards: a slipcase for the other Gunshow volumes and a COMPLETE SET of Gunshow! You can also get all the books signed by the man himself. So head on over to Kickstarter before July 29th and pledge!
Inspector Pancakes Helps the President of France (Solve the White Orchid Murders) is an exciting new children’s book which should absolutely not be read by children! Or most adults, for that matter.
Luckily, it is a scientific fact children cannot read small print! The large print story is for the kids, the small print is for YOU!
Written by Karla Pacheco and beautifully illustrated by Maren Marmulla, this 18-page atrocity follows the adventures of an adorable dog helping the President of France solve a series of horrific murders. At least it does if you’re an adult. If you’re reading this to a child you’ll be learning terribly inaccurate things about France while a dog in a hat looks for a croissant.
The book includes bonus Inspector Pancakes art from Jeph Jacques, Leia Weathington, Kate Leth, AND MORE! In addition to the book, rewards include a cute Inspector Pancakes tote bag, a “Friend To Little Dogs” medal, and a cut-and-sew Inspector Pancakes stuffed animal! Arf arf!
Cartoonist Evan Dahm needs your help to print his illustrated edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the original book written by L. Frank Baum in 1900. The book is in the public domain, and we’re printing it in a fancy hardcover edition! Evan says:
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a beautiful, dreamlike book, and it’s very different from the adaptations that are more widely-known. In the illustrations, I’ve tried to emphasize the strange atmosphere of its setting, and the sense of being lost and overwhelmed by an otherworldly place. I made almost 100 illustrations for the book: 24 of them are full-page illustrations that begin each chapter. The rest are spot illustrations that emphasize the characters. For the past year, I’ve been publishing this process online at Baum by Dahm.
These books are going to be gorgeous, and the Kickstarter campaign is your opportunity to pre-order one–you can even have it signed by Evan. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is live on Kickstarter now through November 6th!
A documentary about building the biggest thing ever. Coming in 2015 with the help of the Kickstarter community.
Twelve men have set foot on the moon, and getting them there cost $25.4 billion dollars. The last moonwalk ended more than 40 years ago. Two men, Michael and David, are dedicating their lives to creating the next moonshoot for humanity, and they think they can give us permanent access to the moon for less than a billion dollars.
We’re filming their journey to build an elevator to space.
Our Kickstarter campaign is live! Funding through October 23rd.
Mobile Frame Zero: Alpha Bandit is a component for Mobile Frame Zero: Rapid Attack, the indie tabletop war-game of tiny giant LEGO® robots! Spaceships of the year SC 0245 battle in the orbit of the colonies — present and former — of the Solar Union as Ijad and Free Colonies struggle for independence and advantage! Build a fleet of ships from LEGO® or another building toy, equipping your ships with weapons, sensors, defense systems, and frame catapults to capture your opponents’ High Value Assets — and the very ships of their fleet!
If you’ve never played Mobile Frame Zero: Rapid Attack, never fear! You can get the game now, or you can pledge at the $18 level to get both PDF books. You can also pledge at the $75 level to get both physical books, some sweet decals for your ships, and a sew-on patch to declare your affiliation. There are plenty of other goodies available–like custom-designed LEGO® ships!–so head on over and check it out.
The Bacterionomicon is the latest project from Nerdcore Medical: it’s an artbook bestiary, with entries for 41 “Lords of Pestilence” (infectious bacteria) and 27 “Apothecary Healers” (antibiotics).
It’s a spinoff from, and expansion of, a card game called “Healing Blade: Infectious Disease Card Battle” – but you don’t need to have played the game to enjoy the book! Part study guide, part RPG guidebook, part beautiful art object, the Bacterionomicon is great for medical students, doctors, role playing gamers, fantasy art enthusiasts, and anyone who wants a relic of the hidden battle between drugs and disease.
“Permanence” is the new album by Deathmøle, an instrumental metal project from Jeph Jacques, author of Questionable Content. Jeph is raising funds to record and master his album in an actual studio, with professionals! Pledge now and you can get the album when it’s finished, as well as rewards like stickers, t-shirts, and tickets to an album release party! HOLY.
Check out Deathmøle’s music on Bandcamp, then head to Kickstarter and sign your life away in blood. Or Amazon Payments, that’s just as metal.