Kickstart the Week(end) with Who’s Knot Hare

By: Nicole D’Andria Who’s Not Hare is a graphic novel that introduces kids to friendly cryptids. Jonathan Rosenbaum is the creator who worked on every aspect of the book, from writing to artwork to colors and letters. He spoke in-depth about the inspirations behind his unique project and what cryptid he’d want to spend the day with and why!

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Kickstart the Week(end) with The Disconauts Issue #1

By: Nicole D’Andria Kickstart your weekend with a group of funky space travelers as they explore the cosmos and fight against the forces of evil. Today I’m talking with The Disconauts creator and writer, Jonathan Stevenson.

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Kickstart the Week(end) with The Deadliest Bouquet

Kickstart the Week Deadliest Bouquet

By: Nicole D’Andria Today, I’m talking with the creator and writer of The Deadliest Bouquet, Erica Shultz, about creating compelling family dynamics and punching out some Nazis. Her graphic novel follows three sisters on their investigation to find out who killed their Nazi-hunting mother in 1998.

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Kickstart the Week(end) with Turner Family Terrors 1-2: Horror-Comedy-Adventure

Kickstart the Week Turner Family Terrors #2

By: Nicole D’Andria Robert Krisch returns on “Kickstart the Week” to talk about his second Kickstarter for the Turner Family Terrors comic book. Part Hellboy, part The Simpsons, this adult horror comedy has already blasted past its goal and is looking to push itself to fulfill even more stretch goals.

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Kickstart the Week(end) with HEAVENS DECODED (Part 1 of 3)

Kickstart the Week Heavens Decoded

By: Nicole D’Andria The Cyfer Comics Universe begins here with Heavens Decoded Part 1: Shadows of the Ancient Architect. It’s the beginning of a science-fiction and fantasy trilogy that promises to be out-of-this-world. I spoke with creator and writer Rony Lescouflair about his series and the future of his universe.

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Kickstart the Week(end) with LET ME OUT – A Queer Horror Graphic Novel

By: Nicole D’Andria The adult horror graphic novel LET ME OUT features a cast of LGBT+ characters created by a marginalized creative team who want to pay tribute to queer cinema and vintage revenge fantasy flicks. Learn more about the project from the creator and writer of LET ME OUT, Emmett Nahil.

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Kickstart the Week(end) with CLASSIC MONSTERS UNLEASHED – Horror Fiction Anthology

Kickstart the Week Classic Monsters Unleashed

By: Nicole D’Andria Iconic monsters abound in this prose collection featuring art pieces by Frank Frazetta. The curating editor of this monster madness, James Aquilone, answered some questions about the scary stories collected in Classic Monsters Unleashed.

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Kickstart the Week(end) with House of Fear: Rubber & Glue

Kickstart the Week House of Fear #7

By: Nicole D’Andria The seventh issue of House of Fear is on Kickstarter with even more standalone scary stories for young readers. This series is a mish-mash of classic horror properties like Goosebumps, Scooby-Doo, and Tales from the Crypt. Prepare for a scare in this uncharacteristically welcoming collection!

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Kickstart the Week with Spores: The Broken Circle OGN

Kickstart the Week Spores The Broken Circle

By: Nicole D’Andria A sequel to our previously featured Spores: Prom of the Dead, the zombie apocalypse mixed with Mean Girls is back. It starts out as a zombie story but becomes so much more. I’m talking with creator and writer Dave Dwonch once again about the next part of his coming-of-age horror series.

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Kickstart the Week(end) with Flytrap: A Time Travel One-Shot

By: Nicole D’Andria Inspired by the likes of Back to the Future and The Terminator, Flytrap is a time travel story about the destructive power of inspiration! I’m talking with creator/writer Caleb Thusat all about his science-fiction journey.

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Kickstart the Week(end) with Reburn #1

Kickstart the Week Reburn #1

By: Nicole D’Andria The all-female team of Reburn has already raised over $10,000 for their Kickstarter campaign, and with almost three weeks to go, the campaign is on its way to hitting multiple stretch goals. Learn more about the dystopian world introduced in Reburn in an in-depth interview with the creator and editor of the series.

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(PODCAST) Kickstart the Week with Band of Warriors #1

Kickstart the Week Band of Warriors #1

Welcome to the second episode of the Kickstart the Week podcast! This is your Comic Maven Nicole D’Andria. I’ve done hundreds of text interviews with creators of crowdfunding projects, typically for comic books on Kickstarter. I feel very honored that my second guest is the founder of Signal Comics, Samuel George London. Today we’re talking about his Kickstarter for Band of Warriors #1, which combines historical events with a mixture of Celtic and Greek mythology. Sam is the creator and writer of this mature series, which is perfect for fans…

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Kickstart the Week with Future Primitive Mag #1

Kickstart the Week Future Primitive Mag #1

By: Nicole D’Andria Learn more about the timeless continent, Ultima Pangea, in this relaunch of the Future Primitive series, previously published by Markosia Enterprises. Taking inspiration from retro sci-fi and fantasy mags like Heavy Metal, Savage Sword of Conan, Warren’s 1984/94, Epic Illustrated, and more, I spoke with members of the Future Primitive creative team about this Kickstarter launch.

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(PODCAST) Kickstart the Week with The Last Ember: Hunted #1 – Urban Fantasy Mystery Comic

Welcome to the very first Kickstart the Week podcast! I’m your Comic Maven Nicole D’Andria, and I’ve done hundreds of text interviews with creators of crowdfunding projects, typically for comic books on Kickstarter. I feel very honored that my first guest is a fellow member of Comic Frontline, Brant Fowler. Brant is the publisher of Last Ember Press, and we are talking about his Kickstarter for The Last Ember: Hunted #1, which he not only wrote but also did the letters and the logo. The book is a coming of…

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