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Sparkplug’s IndieGoGo Fundraiser

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I went to a really amazing reading a few days back at the Waypost to support and kickoff Sparkplug‘s newest fundraiser!

I didn’t stay for the whole reading because my partner Jon and I had to duck out for a comedy thing he was performing at, but we got to see Sean ChristensenTheo EllsworthJulia Gfrörer, and Suzzette Smith all do readings. All of them were wonderful, earnest, and fun. I think comics readings are fun because it’s always interesting to me to see an artist convey their printed work. Typically, in comics readings, you get to see the pages projected up for the audience while the author reads it aloud for you. In same readings, you see what Sean, Julia, Suzette, and Theo did the other night… Funny voices, sound effects, and friends helping out for different characters. It was such a treat to be there for some of the reading. 

They launched an IndieGoGo campaign for their upcoming publishing projects, to help fund the release of  Nurse Nurse by Katie SkellyThe Golem of Gabirol by Olga Volozova, issue 9 of Reich by Elijah Brubaker. These books are of special import not only because they are amazing in themselves, but because they are the last projects on which Sparkplug founder Dylan Williams was working before he died of cancer in September 2011.  I can personally say that knowing Dylan was such an inspiration because he was kind and intelligent, but also because of what he did for comics. It would mean a lot to see the sort of projects that Dylan cared about see fruition.

So far, the fundraiser has been going so well that their campaign was even featured on the IndieGoGo homepage, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to call it quits. There are 36 more days to finish their goal of 11,800.

Please consider contributing in anyway that you can, even if it’s just sharing this online and telling your friends.

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Written by lovemotionstory

March 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm

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