As a comic book creator at a local convention, you would often hear "I didn't know there were so many comic people in Columbus. How cool!"
Unless you go to conventions or are a creator yourself, it's difficult to know about the amazing and vibrant comics scene happening right under our noses. Many people can be intimidated by comics culture and, though they might enjoy the Sunday comics or the movies based on comic book characters, they've never read a comic book and wouldn't know where to start.
Our hope is to spread our affinity for the comics medium. We want people to come to conventions to see us and read our hard fought work. There's a river dividing comic culture and what could be potential fans. We hope "The Columbus Scribbler" can be a bridge.
"The Columbus Scribbler" is a free newspaper distributed throughout the city of Columbus. The Scribbler will establish a place where anyone can find out about local comic events (book signings, readings, conventions, festivals, or simply a hangout with others). We want people to explore and learn about the history of comics, meet local comic creators, or be inspired to make your own comics with handy tutorials. Did we mention an avalanche of local comic art? It is our hope that the Scribbler will inspire people to create their own stories, develop their own art, learn something new, and become a part of the amazing comics community here in our wonderful city.
Sections of the newspaper will include:
- A creator spotlight where we interview creators around the city about their work.
- Articles about the long storied history of the comics medium.
- Kids Comics - comics from kids as well as highlighting creators making all ages material
- Reviews of comics spanning the different genres of the medium
- Promoting local comic events in the Columbus area
- Also COMICS!!!
The Scribbler will be distributed throughout the local businesses of Columbus.
All artists have been compensated and all funding for the project will go toward printing the newspaper.
So why should you pay to receive a paper that we're giving away for free? Well, as anyone who's sat through a PBS pledge drive has heard before, we hope you'll help support things that matter to you. We've paid artists out of pocket to help bring this paper into the world and we're asking you to help make Columbus a home for comics.
Risks and challenges
There is very little risk as the newspaper is completed. Once funded, we
will send the files to printer.
- (31 days)