Awesome Kickstarter(s) of the Week!
So this week I have two awesome Kickstarters to share with you.
Go Get A Roomie bills itself as a comic about love, girls and beer. The art is adorable. GGaR was a webcomic first, and now they’re putting out hardcopies. At this point the project is fully funded, but there are still 8 days to get all those coveted Kickstarter extras.
Ultrasylvania vol 2: Emporer Frankenstein is an interesting project. It’s set in an alternate 19th century, where both Dracula and Frankenstein rule European kingdoms. The art is clean and professional, and the concept is delicious. What makes this Kickstarter interesting is that they’ve brought art students on board, who all get a great bullet point on their resume. Help get young artists published!
- Introducing ‘Objectify A Man In Tech Day’, Katie J.M. Baker (Jezebel).
- Kuchera vs Kain: What is the nature of a game journalist?, Ian Miles Chong (Storify).
- The Zombieland TV show heads to Amazon.com, Meredith Woener (io9).
- Eva Green heads to Sin City, Steve Sunu (CBR): I didn’t even know we were getting a sequal. And hey, it’s due this October!
- Bryan Singer Promises ‘Epic’ X-Men: Days of Future Past, TJ Dietsch (Spinoff Online): Meh.
Interviews and Editorials
- Django Unchained: Put-On, Revenge, and the Aesthetics of Trash, David Denby (The New Yorker).
- Adventures in Feministory: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Audrey Bilger (Bitch).
- Pipedream comics has an interview with Dan Goldman of Red Light Properties and MonkeyBrain Comics.
- Lauren Davis’ The Webcomic Guide to the Apocalypse is pretty great: it’s an intro to early apocalyptic fiction and it’s fun fun fun (io9).
The Art of Science
- Drop everything, and check out Astronaut Dinosaur, Scott Listfield’s series of paintings starring an astronaut visiting a fantastical planet Earth (via io9).
- The Art of Our Pale Blue Dot, Phil Plait (Slate): Plait does a survey of the weird variety of art based on Carl Sagan’s famous essay, Reflections On A Mote of Dust.
- In other space art news, Phillip Bond has some gorgeous portraits of female astronauts.
- Paste brings us a much needed Illustrated Timeline of Robots, Darren Orf and Taryn Wellman.