This is my favorite Kickstarter ever. It’s going to end in 48 hours and I need it to reach its goal.
Three guys, all of whom are charmingly terrible on camera, are trying to produce six mini comics.
The name Mini Comics Included refers to the old-school marketing ploy of including a mini comic in an action figure’s packaging. There’s an example of that in their video.
Fans of Community will remember the Kickpuncher mini comic that was included in the Season One DVD. Here’s a link of Dan Harmon talking about the mini comic. So if you’re a Community fan, you’re probably a mini comic fan already.
Ridiculous, pun-heavy, nostalgia-fueled joylets—or mini comics for short—featuring Prime-8s drawn by Ryan Browne, whose Gods Hate Astronauts recently funded successfully, and Literary Commandos which features a character names Marksman Twain. Not too long ago, Wil and I came up with a bunch of pun-based superheroes and one of our best was Karl MarXman, so I’m already a huge fan of Marskman Twain. In fact, I’d like to see a version of Enemy At The Gates featuring Ed Harris as Marksman Twain and Jude Law as Karl MarXman, but not even Kickstarter could make that happen.
(maybe if we did Veronica Marksman…)
Mini Comics Included, by Mike Moreci and the Brothers Seeley. Jump on it.
The best part? For $15 you get all six mini comics! That’s a no-brainer.
Okay, now that you’re all backing this project and telling your grandmothers to back this project, let’s move on to the question that’s been bothering everybody since the beginning of the Internet:
When is there going to be a Kickpuncher Kickstarter?
The problem with this video:
Is that it inspired this video:
And when you hear them both, you can’t stop humming, “cooool ways to di-hie”
For those that work, it’s not safe for you.
You can blame Gabe from PA for this.
Behold the Espresso Book Machine!
Jason Epstein, veteran editor of such writers as Norman Mailer, Philip Roth and Gore Vidal, gave a series of lectures in 1999 in which he reflected on his experiences in publishing. Epstein mentioned in his speech that a future was possible in which customers would be able to print an out-of-stock title on the spot, if a book-printing machine could be made that would fit in a store. At the time, Jeff Marsh, a St Louis engineer and inventor, had already constructed a prototype book printer that could both photocopy and book-bind. A friend of Marsh, present on one of the lectures, informed Epstein. The editor together with Dane Neller, former President and CEO of Dean and Deluca, licensed Marsh’s invention and founded On Demand Books.
Jason Epstein is also the author of Book Business, which I’ve been meaning to read.
Does anyone else think that this is animated?