Kickstarter Meets Comic-Con

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If you’re like me, then you’ve spent some time this week pondering whether it would be completely ridiculous to spend all your money trying to get to San Diego just to see all your heroes in real-life at Comic-Con. The thought of such an adventure has crossed my mind 3, maybe 12 times.

It just so happens that amazing comics projects are all over Kickstarter, some of which are even at Comic-Con as we speak. Here’s your Kickstarter guide to cool discussions, signings, and projects you can support whether you’re in San Diego or not!

“Kickstart Your Art” Panel Discussion

It’s Kickstarter’s first Comic-Con panel! On Saturday July 24th from 6:30-7:30, our very own Andy Baio will be joining comic creators Kody Chamberlain (Sweets), Steve Earnhart and Pat Loika (The Villain), and Steve Bryant (Athena Voltaire) to discuss their highly successful Kickstarter campaigns and offer advice to help you fund your own comic. Can’t be there? No problem. You can still see what makes a comics project successful by looking through their amazing project pages + updates. (Image via wired)

Daniel Corey and Anthony Diecidue (Moriarty: The Dark Chamber)

Daniel and Anthony are currently funding their latest collaboration, “Moriarty: The Dark Chamber,” a story based on Sherlock Holmes’ infamous arch-nemesis, Prof. James Moriarty. They’ll also be signing comics at the Geekscape/Comics on Comics booth #4018 today at 2:30 PM (hurry!). Or, you can support their project here!

Ted Rall (Comix Journalism)

Ted funded his journey back to Afghanistan to follow-up on his daring work of investigative journalism, “To Afghanistan and Back.” He’ll be signing copies of another great book, “The Year of Loving Dangerously,” July 22-25 at the NBM Publishing booth. This will be his last public appearance before leaving for Afghanistan. His full schedule is here.

James Kochalka (Glorkian Warrior)

James funded a wonderful game called Glorkian Warrior with Kickstarter. He’s also a super-awesome comic illustrator and artist, and he’ll be signing books at Top Shelf’s booth. See the full schedule here.

Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson (Tigerbuttah)

The duo behind the gorgeously hand-painted Tigerbuttah books will be exhibiting at Booth #1234. Stop by and say hello, or drool over their web comic Tiny Kitten Teeth here.

Inferno 2010 by Ron Bassilian and Jim Wheelock

Ron and Jim will be out on the floor handing out fliers and promoting “Inferno 2010,” a graphic novel re-telling of Dante’s epic tale. You can also check out their project and some cool rewards here.

Healed by George O’Connor

George O’Connor’s “Healed” was just recently funded on Kickstarter, and he’ll also be out pounding the pavement at Comic-Con and spreading the word. His comic imagines a world with where diseases no longer exist and humans have essentially become immortal. For a sneak peak, check out his project.

reMind by Jason Brubaker

Jason Brubaker’s “reMind” had an amazing project launch and ended up fully funding his project within a few days! Keep an eye out for him at Comic-Con, and make sure to head over to his project page if you want to reserve a cloth-bound hard copy of the book.

Is your project at Comic-Con? Drop us a line and let us know where to find you!

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