Harlan Ellison is Unwell
My dear friend Harlan Ellison (who Comic Book Babylon was dedicated to) suffered a stroke late last week, which resulted in some paralysis.
I spoke with Harlan earlier today and... Read more
I hope you enjoyed ComicBook Babylon. Now here's my earliest work with Dave Cockrum, Gene Colan & Marie Severin.
CRIB DEATH & OTHER BEDTIME STORIES
Don't just say, "yuck!" and... Read more
A Year Ago Today... And What's in the Future?
A year ago today you helped fund ComicBook Babylon. The result was a bigger book than what was promised, and Aardwolf Publishing's first successful Kickstarter. We've had excellent feedback... Read more
Oneta Bobbett and Jaden’s Ladder Receive ‘Extra Mile’ Award from X-Men Creator
A Dave Cockrum ‘Extra Mile’ Award, named for X-Men co-creator Dave Cockrum, has been bestowed on Oneta Bobbet, founder of Jaden’s Ladder, for her significant work helping victims of domestic... Read more
Want More Cockrum?
Thanks again for backing Comic Book Babylon. By now you've received everything… so it's time to check out our new Kickstarter, Dave Cockrum's FUTURIANS RETURN. You won't be sorry!
Are we there yet?
I am told that EVERYONE'S books and perks have gone out. If for some reason you did not receive yours, contact me please... If you've received your book and enjoyed... Read more
Some Editions Sold-Out
The double-lettered edition of COMIC BOOK BABYLON is now sold out, but there's still signed copies (same price as the retail edition) available by clicking here. And the e-books are... Read more
We Made Amazon's All-time Top 100 List!
ComicBook Babylon just jumped to #77 in the all-time top 100 Kindle Graphic Novels on Amazon (a list that includes Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns).
Ain't Too Proud to Beg
A personal request from your oft humbled author: If you have a Twitter account or Facebook, please give ComicBook Babylona shout out to your followers and friends. It would... Read more
If You're Happy & You Know It...
PDFs and videos should have reached all of you by now. My sincere thanks to those who have messaged or emailed me with warm words about the book. It was... Read more
Folks: Jim is handling perks and they've been going out regularly. If you have any concerns, please email Jim at email@example.com.
The book is now with artist Michael Netzerfor... Read more
Getting Your Perks?
The book ComicBook Babylonmay be a wee bit later than planned (because I'm an obsessive editor, and you'll thank me for it, or at least Jim Reeber will thank... Read more
I sent out so many updates while this project was still funding that I thought my silence would be a welcomed reprieve once funding closed. But if you’ve missed me,... Read more
Phew! The day after...
First, a Giant-Size thank you to everyone for helping make this project a reality and your generous support. As some of you know, many perks actually helped Paty Cockrum and... Read more
10 Hours Left. Steal This Art.
We're really in the home stretch now. And we don't want any cheese to stand alone, so we've rolled up the available art into one fat perk for some lucky... Read more
$10K Goal. Thank you. You're Gonna *LOVE* Your Stuff
We're hit our final stretch goal and we can't thank you enough. This book is just three days from funding and this will likely be our last update... You'll be... Read more
And now...The DAVE COCKRUM Alternate Cover
This perk is only being offered to those of you who have already purchased a hard copy of ComicBook Babylon: As promised, we're creating an extremely limited editionof the... Read more
Original Art Prices cut! Kubert, Perez, Colan...
Thanks to everyone's generous and enthusiastic support, the size of this book will be DOUBLE what we initially planned, with a lot more art and three covers. We can't thank... Read more
Original Art from George Perez, Marie Severin, Adam Kubert...and WILL EISNER
We've just added some one-of-a-kind items as perks. If you're already a supporter of this project, there's no need to add the item (though that's easier on us!) You can... Read more
More Art... And More Coming
We're in the last six days so prepare to be bombarded. First, we just added the "Most Ridiculous Art Bonanza" Perk Package, which includes original art from GENE COLAN, MICHAEL NETZER,... Read more
And now, Harlan Ellison
HARLAN ELLISON has just officially joined the tribunal questioning me in the turnabout-is-fair-play section of COMIC BOOK BABYLON. Significant? You bet. Harlan is the standard bearer; he is one... Read more
Art Sold IMMEDIATELY... So we added MORE!
The "Ridiculous Art Bonanza" Perk Package was gone five minutes after we announced it. So we've just added the "Even More Ridiculous Art Bonanza" Perk Package, which includes original art... Read more
Some one-of-a-kind perks
Just nine (9) days left so we're clearing the shelves in hopes of hitting our ultimate $10K goal. Noting how quickly our other original artperk packages sold out, we've... Read more
A nod from Marv Wolfman
We've now passed $8K thanks to all of you and some generous support for this project from professionals across the industry. I'd like to take a moment to thank MARV... Read more
New BIG Perk
First, we'd like to recognize and thank writer MARK WAIDfor backing this project. Second, we apologize to those annoyed by the updates...but that's showbiz. Please stay with us--it's almost... Read more
Another Father's Day Offer
Just for today, increase your pledge by just $6 and receive a signed or personalized copyof one of Clifford Meth's short-fiction collections -- Most of Cliff's books contain artwork... Read more
Father's Day Art Special
Just for today, increase your pledge by $45 and receive a published piece of Michael Netzer's art. This offer is only for our current backers. Come get some.
Final Stretch Goal & Another "Just For Today" Perk
We're delighted we've come this far so quickly. Now, if we hit $10K, we will increase the size of the book and add at least 5 more creators sketches by ... Read more
Dan Mishkin & a new milestone
DAN MISHKIN--writer and co-creator of the DC Comics characters Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld and Blue Devil (among other things)--is one of our newest backers, which makes me proud and... Read more
"Attorneys--just about the lowest form of human dreck."
Don McGregor--one of the finest comics writers of the Bronze Age--interviewed Clifford Meth regarding ComicBook Babylon for ComicsBulletin. You can read the brief interview McGREGOR ON METH here.
Well, we did it...
We went and added the "If I Could Write Like Cliff" reward! We did it to get him out of the mood he's been in because of happenings over the... Read more
Stretch Goal Costs Shrinks as Team Expands
We've dropped our second stretch goal to $6600 (from $7500) so we're just $600 away. That new section, as promised, will contain input from a lineup so impressive, we're afraid... Read more
The DAVE COCKRUM Alternate Cover
As of today we have 174 backers. After we are funded, you folks will be the first ones offered the DAVE COCKRUM alternate-cover version of ComicBook Babylon, which will... Read more
And now, Dan Jurgens!
DAN JURGENS has joined the Assembly participating in ComicBook Babylon by interviewing Cliff for the promos and our "What Goes Around" Section.
While at least one of the BIG two... Read more
What do Tribbles & Jimmy Palmiotti Have in Common?
Besides the hair and the cooing?
Jimmy Palmiotti (one of the comic industry's finest inkers and writers) and David Gerrold (Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer of The Martian Child... Read more
Stretching With the Stars.
Thanks to your faith in this project (and some irresistible perks, let's face it), we're now ready for Stretch Goal #2. If we hit $7500, we will add a new... Read more
Holy stretch goal Batman! What now?
Thanks to all of you, we hit our stretch goal during the wee hours this morning. That means everyone at the $20 level and up will get a free comic... Read more
Just $400 from goal so we're tempting you with art!
As promised, at $5000 (our 1st stretch goal) we will pay Dave Cockrum's widow generously for the rights to an unpublished alternative cover for ComicBook Babylon. We will also... Read more
You asked for DAVE COCKRUM... And we delivered.
Just added: The "I LOVE DAVE COCKRUM" Package -- You will get 1) 20 different X-MEN comics from the personal collection of DAVE COCKRUM. Each comic will be bagged/boarded and... Read more
Original Michael Netzer art!
We are proud to offer original art from Michael Netzer as part of a new perks package. While Michael's portraits of the creators illuminate ComicBook Babylon, you'll also find... Read more
Heroes, Villains & the rest of us
Andy Shernoff asked who will save rock & roll, and he instinctively posited the answer on every album he's participated in... Now Michael Netzerasks who will save comics' creators.... Read more
More original art from Gene Colan... and a new stretch goal.
Our Gene Colan original art perks sold out. So we just added one more. But you better hurry.
We've also added a new stretch goal for all supporters at the... Read more
More Gene Colan signed items
There's just one of each: The Essential Iron Man SIGNED by Gene Colan, and Comic Book Profiles also SIGNED by Gene (the latter has an article by Cliff). For the... Read more
Neal Adams perks things up...
I hope it doesn't feel like spam. I hope it's just like going to the grocery store and suddenly they announce a sale on tunafish in isle #7... But in... Read more
Lowered prices; new perks & FAQs; help for Paty Cockrum
First: We've lowered the price of the original art from Wm. Michael Kalutaperk. Apparently some of you youngsters don't recall this brilliant magician's work. Google him. You'll be... Read more
New Perks from Stan Lee, Dave Cockrum, Gene Colan
We're more than half-way to our stretch goal, which will allow us to purchase rights from DAVE COCKRUM's widow Paty to a beautiful, unpublished piece of Dave's art for our... Read more
We're funded! Now let's put DAVE COCKRUM art on an alternate cover!
It took less than 36 hours and we are fully funded. We’re the #2 Kickstarter staff picktoday, graciously noted at Tom Spurgeon’s ComicsReporter, and supported & praised by some... Read more
Want an Original Gene Colan Capt. America drawing?
The Tomb of Dracula sketches from GENE COLAN sold out in one day. But the good news is three (3) new Capt. America sketches from Gene have just been added... Read more
50% on Day One! How do I love thee, my droogs?
We launched the ComicBook Babylon Kickstarter at 11 pm last night and we're already half way home! In less than 24 hours.
I am taking zerocredit for this. I... Read more