Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fundraisers of Note: PFC, Bonesteel, Farrell

At the Autoptic Festival in 2013, I was privileged to spend a day talking to the artists engaged in that year's Pierre Feuille Ciseaux (French for "Rock, Paper, Scissors"), an extraordinary event that brought together artists from North America and Europe for a series of collaborative exercises that culminated in a single book as an artifact of the event. PFC was much more than that, as a gallery displayed the fruits of their collective labors in a variety of fascinating, constraint-based "experimental comics residency-laboratory". Indeed, the artists live together in a dorm for a week, constantly working on art. John Porcellino, initially leery at the prospect, described it as a life-changing event. PFC is coming back to Autoptic this year, and I would urge anyone interested in supporting this kind of collaborative project to donate to their kickstarter, which will fund transportation costs, printing fees and other expenses.

I'd also recommend this fundraiser for G.P. Bonesteel's third installment of his Jason comic, which is a slice-of-life comic about movie horror villain Jason Vorhees, featuring any number of other famous psychopaths, killers and monsters. It's hilarious, grisly and somehow touching all at the same time.

Please take a look at Greg Farrell's indiegogo fundraiser for his memoir Golden Age, a story about being poor and trying to make it in New York. Farrell's been steadily improving for quite some time and is someone to watch out for.

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