For years, creators have likened Kickstarter to a 30-day online comic convention.
This week, one publisher is taking that anaology one step further, by adding a popular comic convention staple -- the Horror in Comics Panel -- to a successful Kickstarter campaign.
As part of its SINK World Tour Kickstarter campaign, ComixTribe is running a free online event to be broadcast on the new Kickstarter Live platform.
The event is a round-table panel discussion where comics creators discuss the impact of the horror genre in the comics medium, and field questions from the live virtual audience.
"Horror in Comics" will broadcast live on Thursday, February 16 at 8PM EDT and be moderated by veteran moderator James Ferguson of Horror Talk, and will include three acclaimed creators:
Riley Rossmo is an acclaimed artist well known for his work within the horror genre in such titles as GREEN WAKE, BEDLAM, CURSE, REBEL BLOOD, CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER and more. Most recently, he brought a touch of horror to BATMAN with art on the "Night of the Monster Men" story, and will next be seen tackling BATMAN/THE SHADOW.
Brian Level is the artist of Image Comics series THE MANTLE, and has numerous credits working with DC Comics, Valiant, Black Mask and more. He recently drew the Killer Croc stories in DC's SUICIDE SQUAD: MOST WANTED miniseries, and will next be seen as artist on MONSTERS UNLEASHED: INHUMANS.
John Lees is the writer of AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE, OXYMORON, THE STANDARD and QUILTE. This year, he injected a touch of horror into TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES UNIVERSE, working with artist Nick Pitarra. John's new comic, SINK is currently active on Kickstarter.
"Horror in Comics" will take place on Thursday 16th February at 8pm EDT. The event is available free to all interested in watching, whether a Backer of SINK or not.
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SINK is a series of offbeat, stand alone crime stories, all linked by one shared location: Sinkhill. A forgotten East End district of a warped funhouse mirror vision of Glasgow, Scotland, Sinkhill is a hive of crooks, deviants and killers, and ordinary folk unfortunate enough to live among them.
In SINK #1, Allan, an affluent young suburbanite, misses the last bus home after a night out in Glasgow City Centre, forcing him to walk through the inner city. Allan's journey takes him into the East End district of Sinkhill, where he is subjected to a psychotic bus driver, deviant youths, a shovel-wielding vigilante, and the nightmare that waits in the blue van... just another Friday night in Sinkhill.
The SINK World Tour Kickstarter reached its funding goal of $5000 on Day 1. Fundraising now continues, with the stretch goals of adding additional issues to the series.