Jen Vaughn is trying to get to get to SXSW:
PRESS for immediate RELEASE :
“Cartoonist Jen Vaughn is thrilled to announce her first SXSW InteractiviZINE! From March 12th to March 16th, she will attend the SXSW (South by Southwest) Interactive Festival in Austin, TX and will “cover” the event multimedia-style in her Interactivitizine! SXSW is chock full of panels, events, and of course parties, related to social media, convergence, video games, start-ups and anything Internet. Upon the conclusion of her visit, Jen will post her drawings, notes, photos and other ephemera from the festival on her website for everyone to share the wealth of information gleaned.
Jen is looking for "donations" to help fund the trip. I put donations in quotes, because if you give $5 or more, she'll send you a copy of her IneractiviZINE, which will have comics, notes from the show, and a screen printed cover. So it's not really a donation, you're buying an awesome zine for way cheap (I'd expect a zine like the one she's planning to cost like $10 at a convention) and helping out an artist in the process.
Rachel Dukes at Poseur Ink has launched a Kickstarter Project to fund a new comic, Octobriana. "Donating" (again, it doesn't really feel like a donation. It's not like NPR where you send $150 and get a coffee mug, the stuff you get is worth well more than the money you're sending) gets you access to a bunchof cool stuff in return. Check out the donation page for all the details.
One of these days I'll blog about the cool projects I'm working on again, too. But right now everything is in either the "keep it a secret" stage, or the "almost done, let's wait until we have something to show before promoting it" stage.
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