Black

The world of comics is dominated by characters who are white so it's a surprise that it's taken this long for a comic to appear that challenges this status quo and presents a different view point. BLACK is a 120-page story that is comprised of six chapters. Having already exceeded their funding goal work to release issues monthly on digital platforms starting mid-2016 is already in motion with plans for extra things they can do to reward Kickstarter backers. Their idea is simple: In a world that already fears and hates them – what if only Black people had superpowers? The response from people however has been truly amazing as it's double their original goal with 12 days to go (at time of writing). The power of role models is a real thing and not having fictional characters you can identify ...

Inky and the Beast

Finding something you truly love to do and making a business out of it is not an easy thing to do but Jen aka Inky managed to do just that with her letterpress studio in London featuring a 1950's Vicobold press along with two Adana 8×5 presses. Thanks to backing People of Print's Kickstarter (Print isn't dead) I was lucky enough to stumble across and be charmed by Jen's Kickstarter campaign to get enough funds to purchase the Vicobold which she had been renting at the time. I loved the commitment to her craft (learning it, doing it, teaching it to others) and could not stop myself from committing some funds to her worth cause. As a result of backing the campaign I got a free workshop for two which I've just been to with my brother. I love ...

Popped Culture

Dan Luvisi, the artist that inspired my twisted Mike Watowski costume launched his POPPED CULTURE Kickstarter on Sunday and within hours it was funded. While it's already funded that doesn't mean you shouldn't still help push it further in the 26 days (at time of writing) it has left by pledging money towards it. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1904003967/dan-luvisis-popped-culture Acclaimed artist Dan LuVisi is ready to take you on a twisted trip down memory lane. You know those popular culture characters you love so much from your favorite video games, TV shows, and movies? He’s reimagined them, putting them in an alternate and strangely satirical universe. After years of putting these images and their associated stories online, Dan is ready to present you with POPPED CULTURE, a book that collects some of his peculiar pop culture paintings, ...

Tranimated

If you know me personally or have followed my instagram or even had a look at any of my past posts you'll know that I've started to enter the weird and wonderfully creative world of designer toys. One of the things that got me started on this journey was the amazing work by some brothers in the states operating under the name Plastic Cell. I got hold of my first DIY custom from them. Tony Tran an Artist with a really cool style who I discovered on Instagram as a result of following Plastic Cell's work recently launched a Kickstarter that I think you should all have a look at. Now at it's halfway mark the Tranimated kickstarter could use some support from those who love carefully hand crafted pieces of work and the world of designer toys. And even ...

Exploding Kittens

So a few months ago I threw some money at a Kickstarter campaign called Exploding Kittens because it seemed cool. I was right. The game is amazingly simple to play and made by peoplegeeks who understand exactly what makes a great card game or any game for that matter. Created by Elan Lee (Xbox, ARGs), Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal), and Shane Small (Xbox, Marvel), Exploding Kittens made history when it became the most-backed game in Kickstarter history and the campaign with the most number of backers, ever. It is a highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players draw cards until someone draws an exploding kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game -- unless that player has a defuse card, which can defuse the kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, ...

Rohith Katbamna and Terry Mardi

Along with an early preview of the first episode of the upcoming series PREMature which I reviewed in my earlier post I was able to get in touch with Writer, Co-Producer & Director Rohith Katbamna and Co-Producer Terry Mardi for a small in-depth Q&A about how the series came about, how it was filming it and the ideas behind it. So without further ado here's what they had to say... You've had a lot of different interests and companies over the years what made you become an entrepreneur? T: It's true, I started using my initiative as a student, there wasn't any company out there that I wanted to work for. Nothing I truly believed in. I loved how we as youth all resonated with music and was particularly fascinated at how music, fashion and film could bring ...