What if there was a comics anthology that featured quality, independent creations and interviews with some of the industry’s best? That’s what Weekend Warrior Comics hopes to do, if they hit their fundraising goal. With only 5 days to go, they’re hoping to hit the $2,000 target that will make this magazine a reality. Also, it’s being produced by some friends of the site, including former contributors Mark Stack and Chase Magnett.
Check out the project below and visit it on Kickstarter to pledge.
Weekend Warrior Comics is a new digital and print magazine specializing in superhero comics. We’re raising funds to print our pilot issue for the series, a 36-page installment featuring 5 comics stories, one prose story, and an exclusive interview with cartoonist Michel Fiffe!
Our magazine exists as a space for a diverse range of creators of different races, artistic sensibilities, genders, experiences, and sexualities to explore the superhero genre. It’s not always easy taking part in the genre when it seems to belong to an industry that is either forgetful of or downright hostile towards your existence! We’re here to offer a space for creators to tell their stories in the genre, whatever those may be.
Fortunately for our prospective backers, Weekend Warrior Comics #1 is complete thanks to the hard work of our crackerjack creative teams and dynamic designer! We’re ready to send our files to print the moment we receive the funds to do so, making this Kickstarter one that is prepared to focus on fulfillment once the campaign has ended.
We believe in the book that we’ve put together, but don’t just take our word for it when we say it’s great:
- “You are gonna want to keep an eye on this one, friendos.” – Ted Brandt (Crowded, Princeless)
- “Superheroes don’t belong to companies, the concept of them belongs to the world, and with Weekend Warrior, we get a bit more movement on proving it. A smart, fun, collection of comics sprawls across the pages here, showing what superheroes can be, in new ways. This is a glimpse into what the future can be.” – Adam P. Knave (Amelia Cole)
- “It’s great to see a superhero anthology that manages to capture the hope, thoughtfulness, and spirit of adventure that Weekend Warrior Comics stuffs in each of its stories. The teams here have all accepted the responsibility of challenging the status quo, and delivered comics that celebrate the medium with a sense of optimism that both refreshes and inspires. I can’t wait to be surprised by more issues in the future.” – JK Schmidt (ComicBook.com)
- “This book gives me warm fuzzies. It reminds me of the times I’d get together with my weird friends after school and make comic strips. Unfettered, optimistic.” – Emmett Helen (My Riot!)