Monday, November 11, 2019

Cool Projects #32

Since its Veterans Day, were going to dedicate Cool Projects #32 to a Kickstarter campaign from Top Cow Productions that I feel is worth sharing, and a wonderful cause!

Top Cow is running a Kickstarter campaign for its 'Vetranology' entitled SOLDIER STORIES to raise money for the United States Veterans' Artist Alliance (USVAA) with a 5 story anthology created by veterans who have served in military conflicts. Proceeds from the Kickstarter, after costs, will go to the USVAA. 

The USVAA, according to Top Cow's press release,  "provides opportunities for veterans in the arts by highlighting the work of veterans in the arts, humanities and entertainment industry along with the contributions veterans have made to the rich cultural history of our nation since the Revolutionary War.

Additionally, USVAA networks with veterans, artists, supportive individuals and organizations within the arts and veterans’ communities to find funding and support for individual artistic projects in theater, film, television, the visual/fine arts and a wide variety of crafts."

Check out the Kickstarter trailer followed by some sample art (courtesy of Top Cow)

"ALL CLEAR" by Megan Ferrell Burke, Arturo Lauria, & Kelly Fitzpatrick

"GAME OVER" by Jalysa Conway, Annapaola Martello, & K. Michael Russell

"THE GREAT MAN" by Rev. William J. Bellamy, Cecilia Lo Valvo, & Ryan Cody

Please consider supporting this great Kickstarter for SOLDIER STORIES, from Top Cow! Visit the Kickstarter page for SOLDIER STORIES HERE, and be sure to check out some of the great comics Top Cow is putting out at

Happy Veterans Day from Thanks to all who've served our country!

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