Tomorrow’s show: Kickstarting the Riven Seal
June 17, 2015
— Crowd Funding Comics
Tomorrow at 11am on Resonance FM, Panel Borders: Kickstarting the Riven Seal
Continuing a month of shows about comic book creators who have used online fundraising to launch various titles, Alex Fitch talks to Amanda Gomes and Julie Wright about their webcomic Riven Seal – Ars Ianua, which is being collected as a graphic novel via kickstarer funding. Riven Seal is an on-going fantasy narrative set in a bustling port town in the 1860s, where the use of magic, demonic possession and exorcism is common day in an all-ages strip which mixes positive depictions of LGBTQIA characters with manga and anime style art. Amanda and Julie discuss the origin of the comic, their use of sites such as Patreon and the commissioning of branded tea bags to fund their work, and interactions with fans at gaming and comic conventions.
Links: Read the archive of Riven Seal at www.lesserkeystudios.com
Support Riven Seal on kickstarter and patreon
Listen to Alex’s interview with ‘gas-lamp fantasy’ creators Phil and Kaja Foglio about their comic Girl Genius