Kickstarter Thursdays

I’m gonna try a new thing on this blog and try and keep up with it. Every Thursday I’m gonna try and review a comic I’ve bought on Kickstarter as well as do a spotlight on a Kickstarter I’ve backed recently or that looks cool! Obviously I might not always have a comic to review as its determined by Kickstarter deadlines but hopefully I’ll always be able to do a spotlight!

Without further ado….

Kickstarter review:

Cautionary Fables and Fairytales: Asia Edition 


I sprung for the package that got me the previous books as well which was a bargain really. The series focuses on traditional fairy tales and fables from different continents, so far we’ve had the European edition and the African edition which I have yet to read (though they look awesome, and might be the subject of a future review). The stories are told using the format of comics which is always an instant positive for me, with different artists and authors working on each story, some told with modern elements.


What drew me to this particular Kickstarter campaign originally was the cover art, I thought the style and colour schemes used were gorgeous plus I’ve always been intrigued by Asian cultures.

A massive kudos I have to give for this book is that usually when I see things refer to Asia it tends to be East Asia, mostly Japan, sometimes China that is included rather than Pakistan or India. This book has been very inclusive and has stories from all over the continent, I’ve learned a lot about mythologies that I don’t usually come into contact with in western appraisals of myths and legends.

The different styles of artwork adds to the eclectic feel of the stories, I was slightly disappointed it was black and white rather than colour but for the sheer amount of content in the book I can understand why this was opted for and the illustrations are gorgeous regardless.

If anyone is interested in a copy, you can buy it digitally or physically from here, for $20 it’s an absolute bargain, for the quality of content and artwork and sheer size of the book you should snatch it up!

Kickstarter Spotlight:
Enough Space for Everyone Else: An Anthology

Ok there are quite a lot of really cool Kickstarter projects on at the moment but this one stood out for numerous reasons (which I’ll get to) and it isn’t even 100% funded yet!


First of all, the artists taking part in this project are extremely talented, a look through the example pages left my mouth watering. I’m very much a believer in comics moving away from the traditional Marvel styles and story telling techniques to being more adventurous and diverse in appearance, this project promises just that.

Secondly, and this sealed the deal for me when I backed it, this project aims to explore new paths of space stories to follow, rather than sticking to the tired old space exploration/ colonisation stories this book is exploring new directions to take the space travel genre. People always say ‘if you don’t like it, make your own’ which is what these guys have done and this gets infinate respects from me, and means that each story will be new and exciting. Go, pledge now!

One of the main reasons I Kickstarter is that it allows projects that wouldn’t necessarily be made by mainstream means  to be created and in public awareness for those who need to see something besides what is provided in popular media. This project is a really good example of this.

If this post was interesting to any of you, and you have any suggestions for kick-starters that you think deserve a spotlight send me an email at katskivhittlkov@gmail.com or leave me a comment here!
 

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New products added this week!

I’ve added some new products to my Etsy store

I’ve added the badges I designed in conjunction with the Kickstarter campaign for our comic. People who bought a physical copy received the whole set of pins for free, now people who missed out can get the set for just £2 here

The creatures featured are:

Angler Fish

Honeycomb eel

Goblin shark

Giant Pacific octopus

Creatures of the Deep pin set

Assorted steampunk gears

Made from upcycled brass and silver coloured gears with silver plated studs. Perfect for steampunk fans! 

Cuttlefish earrings

I’ve also added these lovely hand drawn cuttlefish earrings. I drew these on shrink plastic myself and I’m really happy with how they’ve turned out!  Those of you who follow my blog are probably aware of my octopus obsession already, so I’m sure you can understand why I’d make these beauties!

Animal skull studs 

Because I love biology so much I made these lovely animal studs. There’s a choice of Owl, Bear and Bull skulls and they all look really cool. Again these are hand drawn into shrink plastic by myself. I personally like the Owls the best!

Take Only Photographs


Leave only Footprints. 
I’ve finally finished drawing our indie comic, managed to fill 2.5 A3 sketchbooks and use 4 large bottles of ink!
Now it’s time to digitally colour this beast which I’m 50% of the way through which means there’s not long until we print 🙂 exciting times! Details on ordering a copy to come in the next month! More projects by Frisson Comics to come! 

New items in my Etsy store!

Hi guys! I have some pretty new items in my Etsy store

I’ve added some new Jewellery

No-Face drop earrings


Made from shrink plastic, measuring 2 1/2 inches so they’re quite long but STUNNING. No-face is my favourite Ghibli character by far so I couldn’t resist making them.
Iridescent red button earrings.


Made with recycled buttons, the buttons are so shiny and pearly. They look quite alternative while at the same time staying classic looking.

Vintage 60s/70s style button earrings


These vintage buttons look absolutely lovely as little stud earrings. They have a 60s / early 70s feel to me and would definitely look great with a summer wardrobe!

Handmade shrink plastic Sushi earrings.


I originally made these because I think sushi looks beautiful and I wanted a set for myself. It turned out that these were my most popular sellers at the comic con I attended this weekend so I made them available to buy online! 

Newly added prints

Thomas Sharpe- Crimson Peak

Originally drawn with my dip pen and ink, then scanned in and digitally coloured. This print is on a4 300gsm hammered card to a very high standard. Any excuse to draw Tom Hiddleston of course! 

David Bowie as Jared the goblin king. 


Digital painting of David Bowie as the goblin king, printed on A4 hammered 300gsm card. This print was my best seller at comic con so it’s by popular demand that I add it to my Etsy store. Labyrinth was one of my favourite childhood films so a lot of love went into this painting. 

Pipedream comics

The Kickstarter for our comic ‘take only photographs leave only footprints’ is Kickstarter of the week on pipedream comics! 

We only have 3 days left to go and we’d love to reach our stretch goal of £1000 so we can give everyone goodies! 


Everyone who buys a physical copy already gets one of these stunning badges 🙂 imagine the awesome poster and stickers you guys can get! 

You can pledge here, spread the word! 

New Project Video

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1782527373/take-only-photographs-leave-only-footprints/widget/video.html

We decided to add a project video for our awesome Kickstarter horror comic ‘Take Only Photographs, Leave Only Footprints’  The campaign is currently doing really well and we have 12 days left. I’m finding working on the campaign is really exciting so far and i’m enjoying the response that my art has had from the public, i’m really excited to get it published!

Manchester Film and Comic con

For anyone whose in Manchester May 21st and 22nd we’ll be exhibiting for the first time! I’ll be there with my collaborator as Frisson comics and also the very talented Rebecca Taylor. We’ll have a range of prints and Jewellery available for purchase. 


As well as previews for our Kickstarter Comic ‘Take Only Photographs, Leave Only Footprints’

You can buy tickets for the convention here


And you can pledge towards our comic here, you can get a full digital copy from Just £2!


 (if you come to the con and have pledged we’ll give you free hugs) 

We’re excited to see you all, swing by our table!

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Still Available!

We still have 13 out of 20 of our premium packages for those backing £20 or more to our Kickstarter campaign. The package includes a PDF copy of the finished graphic novel, a high quality printed physical copy and best of all; a custom A5 sketch by Katie, just for you and of absolutely anything you would […]

https://frissoncomics.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/still-available/

Comic Just Launched!

For anyone who has been interested in the comic pages i’ve been uploading recently. Myself and the writer have just decided to launch the comic via Kickstarter to raise funds to get it printed. We’ve decided to launch it as the first title of our comics label Frisson Comics and hope to have copies available at future conventions!

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Like the sounds of the Project? You can support us here!

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