• Posts Tagged ‘Comic Books’

    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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    On Kickstarter: Comics and Graphic Novels

    by  • May 30, 2018 • On Kickstarter • 0 Comments

    Cover art for The Gentleman #1

    There are two fantastic comics projects on Kickstarter right now that we thought our readers might be interested in. They’re both already funded, so at this point, you’d just be getting in on the sweet rewards (and possibly helping them reach some stretch goals). The first is for the first issue of The Gentleman, which...

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    On Kickstarter: Valor Volume 2

    by  • January 17, 2018 • Administrative • 0 Comments

    Valor graphic novels

    If you’re looking for a fun comic anthology for all ages that pays homage to the strength, resourcefulness, and cunning of female heroines in fairy tales, check out Valor: Volume 2 on Kickstarter! The first volume of this series contained re-imagined, adapted, and invented fairy tales, and was funded on Kickstarter in 2014. The second volume will...

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    Awesome Finds: Comics by Miles Greb

    by  • December 6, 2017 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Cover art for After the Gold Rush

    We recently came across a few comics that might be of interest to mad scientists, by Seattle author Miles Greb. His comic After the Gold Rush involves the last scientist, Scout, returning to Earth to study it, but finding it a wilderness rather than a place of high technology. The story also deals with the conflict...

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    On Kickstarter: Wayward Sisters

    by  • October 18, 2017 • Awesome Finds, On Kickstarter • 0 Comments

    A portion of the cover art for Wayward Sisters

    TO Comix Press is crowdfunding an anthology of comics about monstrous women (and non-binary folks), written and illustrated by women and non-binary folks! This Kickstarter for Wayward Sisters drew me in with the picture of what I interpret as a mermaid luring someone in, but clearly, she’s not what she seems beneath the surface of the...

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