welcome to The beat Crowdfunding Roundup: A collection of some of our favorite campaigns of the week, including one-shots, current events, anthologies and everything in between. This week we are checking Class Z, a graphic novel of YA superheroes, Color guard, a fantastic story about proudly waving your flag, and more.
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Class Z: the beginning
Creators: Kevvo (Creator)
Goal: $ 5,000
End date: August 19, 2021
Bonus: Pick up the PDF for $ 10, get the physical edition for $ 25, or check out higher tiers for a set of prints, additional copies, and more.
Z Class is a YA superhero graphic novel.
Anjali is the new tenth grader at Hope Academy, and although she tries to keep her own secrets safe, it’s immediately obvious everyone is doing the same. Class Z is a YA superhero story that follows Anjali and her new team of overpowered kids in a ten-chapter color graphic novel, with an emphasis on celebrating diversity and teamwork.
Jalisco, graphic novel by latina superheroes
Creators: Kayden Phoenix (writer / creator), Amanda Julina Gonzalez (pencil), Sandra Romero (translator / letter)
Goal: $ 3,000
End date: August 15, 2021
Bonus: Get a signed copy for $ 25 in English or Spanish, give copies to a Girl Scout, or check out extra levels for more comics.
(English and Spanish edition)
Jalisco is the next in Phoenix Studios’ line of Latina superhero graphic novels, available in English and Spanish editions. With this latest entry, readers encounter the main character, Jalisco, a young girl whose mother inexplicably disappears. Even when the police don’t want to hear her, she turns to a gang of Adelitas and takes matters into their own hands. The book is now ready to print and readers can further preview the story on the campaign page.
The Color Guard # 2
Creators: Ryan Little (writer), Scott Malin (artist)
Goal: $ 1,500
End date: August 11, 2021
Bonus: The digital version is $ 10, the physical version is $ 12, and other levels include back issues, t-shirts, and more.
A 55-page finale! A humiliated flag girl must overcome her shame and hold her banner high to overcome a mysterious evil.
Color guard returns with its second and last entry. This adventure story for all ages follows a young girl named Alyssa who is finally, after years of waiting, on guard of the high school colors. She is led to find a magic flag in her school’s bowls, and as a result encounters a Bannerman, and forced to carry her own flag against hordes of evil invaders if she hopes to save her city.
Darkboy and Adler # 1-3
Creators: Edward Bentley (co-creator, artist, writer, letterer), Daniel Earey (co-creator, designer)
Goal: $ 4,784
End date: August 19, 2021
Bonus: Take the digital version for $ 6, get the physical version for $ 11, and check out the higher levels for back issues, sticker packs, tarot cards, and more.
The boys get scary in Part 3 as they venture to the other side, with ghosts, ghouls, and voodoo dolls galore. LGBTQA +
For fans of Rick and morty and The real Ghostbusters, Darkboy and Adler is a story of unrequited love, bullying and voodoo curses. Now in its third issue, the story picks up on Adler’s decision to engage in some cursed magic in the hopes of catching the attention of the wrestling team’s MVP – and the local bully – Jock. Find out what’s in store for Adler in issue 3 and see a preview on the campaign page.
Monsterwood Book 3: Annihilation Graphic Novel
Creators: Jason Rosen (creator, writer), Steve ellis (illustrator), Nicolas Efstathiou (co-author),
Goal: $ 10,000
End date: August 18, 2021
Bonus: The digital version is $ 15, the hardcover is $ 30, and the upper levels include back issues, sketches, watercolor editions, and more.
The third in a series of fantastic YA graphic novels, filled with clever characters, dark edges, lots of twists and monsters.
Featuring gorgeous fantasy art, Monster returns for his third book. The series follows an unlikely pair of heroes – Jovis, orphan, and Jocosta, a princess – as they uncover the dark tales of their kingdom and arrive in the mysterious forest known as Monsterwood. Now, as the Regent’s agents attempt to “save” the princess, the couple must defend themselves and Monsterwood.
ShortBox: a box full of fun and subtle independent comics
Creators: Zainab Akhtar (editor), Lily blakeley (author), Hush nap (author), Jack T Cole (author), Luis Yang (author), Xulia Vicente (author)
Goal: $ 29,961
End date: August 11, 2021
Bonus: Get all 5 comics for $ 48 before shipping.
A box full of 5 new indie comics featuring fantasy, horror, cooking recipes, romance and more!
Chances are, if you’re reading this you’ve already received your fair share of ShortBox comics, but if not, here’s the deal. It’s an award-winning publisher of standalone comics, brought to life by independent creators, each bringing their own unique styles and genres. For a preview of what I mean exactly, head over to the campaign page for previews, cover reveals, and plot summaries.
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