Check out these new cartoon kickstarters

I have here a list of Kickstarters with a focus on comics. There are quite a few here, so I won’t spotlight them all, but one that really caught my eye is Death Transit Tanager of Karl Kerschl. I saw the art and immediately got Samus vibes and was intrigued. That sounds like a pretty cool cartoon. Moreover, it is important to note that Rise of Izta launched this week and is already almost over, so hurry if you like it. Which of these projects are you most interested in and which other projects should we check out? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Rise of Izta: Fantasy Graphic Novel

    • George Mann and Mariano Laclaustra

War, dragons and magic. This Dragonbond series follows a young necromancer’s quest to protect his people from a devastating threat.

Set in Draco Studios’ Dragonbond universe, Rise of Itza is a 112-page graphic novel that contains all the trappings of the high fantasy genre – epic adventures, world-wide magic, superhuman entities and, of course, fearsome dragons. Rise of Itza explores the origin story of young necromancer Itza Chapula as she fights to defend her people against the threat of war, armies of both the living and the dead, and a dragon that is about to destroy her home.

  • Impossible Jones & American ANGEL

    • Karl Kesel

54+ pages, full throttle finale to the IMPOSSIBLE TEAM-UP story arc.

The fourth and final team-up book! In a story so big it needs EVERYONE. Who is The Big Bad? Certainly not Krampus. Holly’s former mentor is a single-minded, sadistic anti-goblin intent on spreading misery, but his only “power” is a razor-bladed whip. It’s not like he found a source of unlimited – uh-oh.

  • Burn with me: A graphic novel

    • Steven Ingram

A 100-page “modern folk horror” graphic novel.

Burn With Me is a 100-page “modern folk horror” graphic novel about Jessica Bailey, a woman who returns to her hometown after spending twelve years in prison for the horrific crime she committed at the age of fourteen. With her father falling apart and the townspeople hostile towards her, Jessica seeks out her friend Helen from the Old Manor House who would never, ever leave her… The story deals with themes of coercive control, misguided beliefs and toxic friendships.

  • Cult Heroes Volume 1: Of the Honorable Kind

    • Raymond Estrada

A heroic terrible comic series about killing your heroes!

Your heroes are failing you?… Put them down! The sky is crowded with people in robes. A mysterious disfigured self-proclaimed “Hero” – a cult hero! – embarks on a murderous path alongside Razor Blade Mary “The Holy Mother of Blades” to make way over. Their bloody bunch of caped crusaders leads to speechless young gifted Jamie, daughter of a long-retired hero facing his bloody penance. This is Cult Heroes. No heroes. Only villains.

  • Dead people throw the best parties

    • Caleb Henshaw

Art’s life may be over, but the party is just getting started.

Art’s life had become a comfortable, yet unfulfilling routine. That is, until he suddenly dies and is whisked away to the Interzone – a chaotic city of death – and his entire existence is turned upside down. Initially wanting to escape back to the world of the living as a ghost, he finds an unlikely friend in Randy, a loud-mouthed drunken skeleton. Together they embark on a crazy night filled with booze, dead celebrities and dangerous insect gangsters. With Randy’s help, Art learns that maybe being dead isn’t so bad after all! But will he choose to stay in the Interzone or return to the land of the living?

  • Death Transit Tanager

    • Karl Kerschl

A young woman with a strange gift travels the galaxy to help lost souls find their way home in this new sci-fi comic.

Tanager Ray can talk to the dead. One of a handful of young women who have this strange ability, she works as a death transport – a ferryman for lost souls stuck between here and the afterlife. Inspired by Metroid and Hellboy and a LOT of manga and anime, each issue of Death Transit Tanager is a murder mystery set in space, filled with creeping horror and kinetic sci-fi action! The standalone story follows Tanager on the job as she tracks down the body of an old asteroid miner, while the all-new Past Lives color backup story delves into her past – who was she before she became a Death Transit?

  • Fractured Realms: A Norse Horror Anthology

    • Paul Carroll

Twenty-four short horror comics that explore Nordic gods and monsters, and the end of the world.

The darkest nights of Fimbulwinter are upon us, Ragnarok is not far behind, and the Nine Realms are falling… welcome to Fractured Realms, the new anthology from Limit Break Comics. Norse mythology meets horror at the same time in this 24-story collection from Irish and international creators, on a total of 96 pages.

  • Kisha: Demon Eater Vol.1 in full color

    • Newton Lilavois

Sixteen-year-old Kisha is sent to live in a small town with dark secrets, but Kisha has some secrets of her own.

The ancient African demon king, Kishi, has hundreds of demon sons, but one day he fathers his first and only daughter: Kisha. Kishi distains his daughter. But Demon Kisha seeks approval from her father, so she begins devouring her demon brothers to gain his attention and love. Angered by her actions, the Kishi Demon imprisons Kisha to prevent her from consuming his sons.

  • Slaughterhouse

    • Hellbound Media

Blood. Death. Pigs. Grindhouse horror graphic novel.

Slaughterhouse Farm is a blood-soaked love letter to the grindhouse horror classics of the 70s and 80s. The horror of The Hills Have Eyes or the Texas Chain Saw Massacre moved to the isolated mountains of North Wales. There’s humor and a mysterious plot to be uncovered – but this cartoon is still nasty as hell, with beheadings, impaling and mutilation to keep hounds happy. The story begins with Frankie and Julian taking a minibus full of troubled teenagers for a weekend in Snowdonia – but horror awaits literally around the bend in the twisted form of Pigfucker!

  • Vesper & Onion: A Forager’s Story

    • Vera Greentea and Sarah Webb

A cartoon about a witch and her famous search for a rare mushroom.

Vesper is a young witch who apprentices with the great witches of Castagno as a forager, a searcher for hard-to-find ingredients for magical spells. Together with her expressive cat, Onion, she is tasked with finding a rare, dangerous mushroom in the Sacred Woods of Chanticleer. If you like warm and cozy experiences in the likes of Kiki’s Delivery Service, you will like this cup of tea.

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