Crowdfunding for Cirsova #6: Where is the Money Going?

Okay, so, we’re trying to raise $7,000 for the Spring issue. That’s a lot of money! So, where is it going?

Well, let’s first talk about how much did this issue cost to put together?

  • Cover Art: $1200 [Anton Oxenuk Cover + Genzoman Cover]
  • Interior Art: $700 [3 illustrations from Dark Filly and 1 illustration from Zobert Zoltan]
  • Fiction Content: $500
  • Comic: $500 [rights and digital cleanup]
  • Editing: $80
  • Proofs: ~$100
  • Contributor Copies: ~$70

So, that’s over $3,000 right there!

The rest is going towards fulfillment [~$10 per unit to print, ship and fulfill for softcovers]. We need to get about 300 backs. So, 6 times as many as we have now…

If you want Cirsova Magazine to keep on keeping on through 2021 and keep doing illustrations [something everyone has asked for but we’ve never done until now], then we REALLY NEED TO REACH OUR GOAL!

Critical Blast Interview with Michael Tierney, The Local Comic Shop Guys, and Wild Stars Art From DarkFilly

Friday night, Michael Tierney and I were on with R.J. Carter of Critical Blast talking about the new issue of Cirsova and The Artomique Paradigm.

Saturday, Michael also appeared on the regular Critical Blast feature round-table of comic shop owners.

Here’s a piece of the Red Queen of the Space Pirates of Corsairiana with Achilles Hister the Elder of the Artomiques by Dark Filly.

Be sure to back our kickstarter for our 5th Anniversary Issue!

Jiro – MHA

Finally got caught up on MHA last weekend. Yeah, the 4th season had some pretty bad pacing issues, and ended on what felt like filler, but it was still a lot of fun, with a lot of great characters getting some screentime and development.

Also, Jiro’s finally starting to grow on me. I still think her quirk is kinda squick, but I love her eyes and I’ve warmed up to her, even if it took an otherwise bad and cheesy ‘we’ll all play as a band’ story for me to reach that point.

Anyway, looking forward to season 5 coming out later this spring…

Some New Art – Kamen Ramen and Yoshika Miyako

In between working on a freelance project over the weekend, did some painting.

First here is Kamen Ramen from Tim Lim and Mark Pellegrini’s Kamen America 2. If you missed the crowdfund, it will still probably be available soon from Iconic Comics.

Next is Yoshika Miyako, the Jiangshi, from Touhou Ten Desires. The scan kinda cut her hands off, but you get the idea.

Anyway, we’re in the final countdown to our Winter issue, the last of 2020.

Please be sure to pre-order it! It’s available in print through Amazon now.

Also, don’t forget to grab Misha Burnett’s Endless Summer or drop a review if you’ve had a chance to read it!