Here at io9, we’re huge fans of Simon Stålenhag’s artwork, paintings from an alternate Sweden where familiar landscapes, fashions, and vehicles stand against ominous power plants, futuristic robots, and the occasional dinosaur. And there’s currently a crowdfunding campaign for two art books featuring Stålenhag’s…
Upcoming comic anthology New World is all about civilizations clashing, and clash they do in this comic from the book, written by Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’s Zach Weinersmith and illustrated by O Human Star’s Blue Delliquanti, where a man visits in isolated space colony founded on an unusual belief.
If you’re looking for cartooning inspiration, or just like making goofy comics, you’ll want to gather your friends and try Mangaka: The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics. There’s a crowdfunding campaign currently running for the game, and we got a chance to play it.
The Reward was one of our favorite short films of 2013, a dialogue-free animated tale of two men who go on a heroic quest and become great friends in the process. Now the creators have released a longer prequel film and are raising funds for a webseries.
Looking for comics that feature a wide variety of sexualities and genders? Want all-ages science fiction and fantasy stories where the characters are “unquestionably queer” and their gender and sexuality isn’t treated as an allegory? Then check out the crowdfunding campaign for the upcoming comics anthology Beyond.
Yes, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has been interpreted and reinterpreted over the decades, but you've never seen it quite like this. Rice Boy creator Evan Dahm has gone back to the book's text and is illustrating a new edition of L. Frank Baum's classic novel.
Like her inspiration, Sherbet Lock is a cocaine-addicted detective—although her mysteries tend to be of the supernatural variety. She's looking for a bit of crowdfunding support, as is an anthology of speculative fiction and essays, a bisexual horror web series, and gorgeous 16-bit video game.
Fortunately, if this team reaches its crowdfunding goal, they'll be available in adult sizes as well. Also looking for crowdfunding help is an exciting new anime, dolls based on real historical women, and a new online science fiction and fantasy magazine.
A new TV series wants to entertain kids with space-faring adventures while teaching them real scientific concepts—and it needs some crowdfunding help to get off the ground. You can also fund a reprint of the lost adventures of a golden age comics hero, a comic about the dismal future of immigration, and a short film…
The writers of Project Greenlight's Feast have written a screenplay about a robot insurgency—and the team needs your help bringing the film to life. You can also help fund some wonderful comics, a Mouse Guard board game, and a documentary about working visual artists.
This week in crowdfunding, we have two documentaries for your financial consideration: one about San Francisco's boy hero Batkid and one about the people behind D&D. Plus, there's a Neil Gaiman off-Broadway play and a beautiful art book featuring diverse fantasy women.
Want to understand what is going on in the world of webcomics and digital comics publishing? Here's a book all about the current digital landscape, available as a crowdfunded preorder. You can also crowdfund a magical transgender TV series, a comic about an all-female space crew, and a chance to have your own…
Some of the biggest creators in comics are making their own versions of the fantastical Little Nemo comics, and you can help bring their creations into print. Plus, you can fund another season of the Fallout fan series Nuka Break and a comic that combines hardboiled crime novels with nursery rhymes.
The funny folks behind the goofball web series Red vs. Blue are trying their hands at a feature film—and it's a scifi comedy. Plus, an English version of Osamu Tezuka's space Western, a line of high-quality Greek mythology toys, and a diverse superhero anthology are all looking for a bit of crowdfunding help.
Zach Weiner, creator of the smart and hilarious webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, has written a children's book, and you can help bring it into the world. You can also fund a movie adaptation of one of the web's smartest comics, a fan film about Harry Potter's Mauraders, and more!
Want to see a web series set in a land where singing controls magic? How about a play about the life of Jack Kirby, an audiobook of Catherine Asaro's short stories, a series of science fiction romance comics, or the weirdest puppet show ever to grace the Internet? They're all looking for a little crowdfunding help.
A couple of our favorite webcomics—one about an ex-superhero college student and another about sexy toys—are coming out in print and you can give them a crowdfunding boost. You can also help fund a line of horrifying pony toys, foam swords that keep score while you duel, and a video game that teaches coding.
One of the largest artists portfolio sites shut down last month, but you can help fund its replacement. You can also back a line of female superhero toys, a swashbuckling clockpunk RPG, and tons of beautiful new comics.
Larry Elmore is collecting the complete SnarfQuest in a single volume for the first time, and you can get it if you help fund it. You can also fund Rudy Rucker's new project, a Mockingjay fan film, and a webseries set in an alternate 1970s.
One of our favorite unsung science fiction movies is finally getting a digital release, and you can help make it a success. You can also help fund a film based on HP Lovecraft's Dream Cycle stories, a collaborative storytelling game, and anthology of science fiction stories about ladies and their bikes.