Now that THE CABINET kickstarter is over and successful I have a more time to pay better attention to other comics type fundraising projects. I noticed while I was in the midst of our kickstarter, that publisher Alterna comics had begun their “Reverse Fundraiser”. I, unfortunately, didn’t realize how close it was to finishing until late last week.
Alterna is a small company. I mean, like, really small. Like, it is one dude, Peter Simeti. Alterna has been around for awhile and published many fine works. One of my first published pin-up’s was in an Alterna book (American Terror vol.1) and over the years I’ve continued to work with Peter on other Alterna projects. He’s a great guy and has a dedication to comics and creators rivaled only by a select few. Alterna continues to release creator owned titles on a regular basis, I mean, hell, they distribute FUBAR which was actually on best seller lists.
The time of creator owned comics is rising fast. More and more, creators want to focus on their own creations and not giving them away for a check and a pat on the back to big companies. It’s hard though. It’s hard to make the money you deserve for your hard work and it’s hard to get publishers to take a gamble on your ideas sometimes.
This is changing though! That’s the best part, and it’s because of brave publishers like Alterna.
If you can, help out in the Reverse Fundraiser. Help keep a dedicated creator owned publisher around to bring new and fresh ideas to our hands and eyeballs. There are loads of good rewards too, you get some dang good stuff for helping. I’m even doing drawings for the $20 level original art (note: my name isn’t listed because I came along after they could edit that. But you can pick me just the same. Really.) There are even rewards dealing with the soon to be released Alterna Originals card set (I contributed to that too!) which is going to be pretty killer. There are only 7 days left so, please, spread the word and contribute if you can! ALTERNA COMICS REVERSE FUNDRAISER