• Posts Tagged ‘Comic Books’

    Awesome Finds: Stormhaven Techs

    by  • July 16, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Illustration from Stormhaven Techs featuring a ghostly figure, a dark skinned woman in a lab coat, and a white male gnome in a lab coat

    We love graphics novels, so we were excited to find Stormhaven Techs, which is currently funding for a print graphic novel on Kickstarter! Stormhaven Techs is about two technicians who work in the magic department at a high school for mages and knights. One of the characters has a history as an adventurer, which comes...

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    Awesome Finds: Weaponized Cats

    by  • July 11, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Illustration of a cat being launched from a catapult

    Our feline interns (a.k.a. feline overlords) would like for us to tell you about this awesome find of a Kickstarter for the Weaponized Cats comic book. While our feline interns find themselves well-equipped with built-in weapons, they know that not all cats are so equipped, and that some cats need outside assistance. More seriously,...

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    Awesome Finds: S.P.I.R.I.T.

    by  • July 3, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Sample illustrated page from S.P.I.R.I.T. showing three female characters driving to a cemetery

    We love comics that feature female protagonists and science, so it’s no surprise that we’re excited for S.P.I.R.I.T.! The Kickstarter describes this comic as “a 24-page full-color comic about a group of teen girl ghost hunters. Mary, Ada and Jane are the scientific paranormal incident research investigation team or S.P.I.R.I.T.! The team uses science to...

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    Awesome Finds: Indigenous Futurisms in Moonshot Series

    by  • February 6, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Moonshot volume 1

    We recently learned about the Moonshot indigenous comics collection, which already has two volumes, with a third one coming this summer! Focused on indigenous futurisms, the third volume will feature 15 stories by indigenous North American artists and authors. The article about the third volume explains that “Indigenous Futurisms is a method of storytelling...

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    On Kickstarter: Books for Kids with Mental Health and Special Needs

    by  • December 26, 2018 • Awesome Finds, On Kickstarter • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Super Kids

    Today, we’re featuring a couple of Kickstarter projects that benefit kids with mental health needs and other special needs. The first is the Super Kids Change the World activity book. This coloring and activity book is set up like a comic book, and it helps hospitalized kids learn to deal with mental health challenges that come...

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    On Kickstarter: Strange Waters

    by  • December 5, 2018 • On Kickstarter • 0 Comments

    List of authors and artists for Strange Waters

    We’re on a comic book anthology kick right now, having just learned about Strange Waters, a queer fantasy comic anthology with a theme of water. The anthology will include “daring feats of maritime exploration, overcoming despair, finding love in unexpected places, merfolk, pirates, and much more,” all of which is definitely our jam! The sample...

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    On Kickstarter: Shout Out

    by  • November 28, 2018 • Awesome Finds, On Kickstarter • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Shout Out

    The amazing folks at TO Comix Press are at it again with another comics anthology called Shout Out. This anthology is a collection of queer comics for teen readers, by a queer creative team, and they’re currently seeking funding on Kickstarter! The creators involved with this project include a few names that might be known...

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    Review of Paper Girls Volume 1

    by  • August 29, 2018 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Paper Girls Vol. 1

    It’s summertime and the graphic novel stack is threatening to overtake the hallway, so we’ll be talking about some of the graphic novels we’ve accumulated that we think you might enjoy! Paper Girls Volume 1 (Image Comics, 2016) starts out with young girls doing their early morning paper route through their neighborhood and gets weird...

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    On Kickstarter: Heartwood

    by  • August 15, 2018 • Awesome Finds, On Kickstarter • 0 Comments

    One of the current projects on Kickstarter we’re digging is Heartwood, an anthology of fantasy comics by non-binary creators. Everything about this comic anthology looks gorgeous thus far, and we’re sure it’s only going to get more amazing as it moves into the final stages of production! We’ve backed a few of these comic anthologies...

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    On Kickstarter: Further Vol. 1

    by  • July 4, 2018 • Awesome Finds, On Kickstarter • 0 Comments

    Teaser art for Further

    Here at Mad Scientist Journal, we’re big fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, so finding a comic that’s noted as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer (except without any characters you’d feel confident in trusting with supernatural disaster.)”, we’re definitely interested! Further is a dramedy comic featuring a couple of teenage protagonists getting to the bottom of...

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