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Vet running Graphic Novel Kickstarter campaign

27 Jul

by Mike Hansen

I got this email the other day:

I’m Richard C. Meyer, an animator and cartoonist and I’m currently running a Kickstarter campaign for my graphic novel “No Enemy, But Peace” about the heroics I witnessed in Iraq from other Marines.


The campaign has accomplished 59% of its goals in 1 week with 17 days to go. I’m interested in getting a story done on the campaign. This is my first Kickstarter campaign and it is a real eye-opener. 

Here is some art from the graphic novel as well as other books I have coming out in the next 6 months.

Thank you,
Richard C. Meyer
Author Richard C. Meyer in Iraq

Author Richard C. Meyer in Iraq.

Author Meyer, who served with the Marines featured in this story, calls this “The true story of Sgt. Marco Martinez, a former gang-banger who joined the Marines and earned the Navy Cross in Iraq.” Looks pretty cool. This independent project was originally published in black-and-white in 2008, but this new edition will have additional story pages and be in full color – if it can reach its goal within the next 4 days.

No Enemy But Peach story page

As of right now, the Kickstarter is at $3143 of its $3600 goal. I think this one definitely deserves support – but it needs a few more pledges to reach its goal so it can be published.

There are several more story pages and video in the link. Give it a look, won’t you?

Quote of the Day: Amanda Palmer

25 May

by Mike Hansen

English: Amanda Palmer Live 2008

Amanda Palmer Live 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The brilliant and talented Amanda Palmer (also known in comics circles as “Neil Gaiman’s wife”) posted an awesome Q&A about her latest Kickstarter venture.

 i think music should be shared. all the time. by everybody. i think it’s pure insanity to make music filesharing illegal.
and with that said, i have, for years, encouraged my fans to burn, download and share all of my music with each other and with strangers.
and i will never stop doing that. all that sharing eventually comes back to me in all forms of income and goodwill.

I think this applies not just to music, but all forms of “commercial art” (comics, books, movies, etc.). Even though companies generally look the other way now when their fans use their work in a non-commercial way (since angering one’s own customer base is stupid, if not suicidal), Continue reading

Help Built a Statue Honoring Harvey Pekar and Comics!

3 Nov
American Splendor (film)

Image via Wikipedia

Via The Beat

Since his death last summer, there’s been much talk about honoring the late Harvey Pekar in his native Cleveland with a statue.

Pekar’s widow Joyce Brabner, was uncomfortable with the idea of a heroic monument, so in conjuction with some local artists they;ve come up with a more populist memorial: a statue at the Cleveland Height library hat would also serve as a place where people can read and make comics.

Here’s the Kickstarter page to raise funds.

It’s a FANTASTIC idea – a way to honor one of comics’ greatest voices, and a way to share the love of comics.

I recall Joyce Brabner talking about this idea at the Eisner Awards, and that the original plan was a statue at Harvey Pekar’s gravesite. But they’ve found a better plan: Continue reading

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