It’s All About You creator Tony Murphy has started a Kickstart project to raise $5,500 to launch a weekly comic-strip broadsheet titled Coffee Talk that will be available in coffee shops and cafes.
In his project introduction, Tony writes,
I’m a daily syndicated cartoonist. Unfortunately, newspapers are dying, and while my strip It’s All About You is in a handful of papers – the Boston Globe, the Tampa Tribune, etc. – I’m looking for a way for comic strips to really thrive.
The internet is great — but there’s nothing like reading comic strips in a newspaper you can hold in your hand. The project is therefore to create a newspaper of comic strips. Since much of my strip IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU takes place in a cafe or is coffee-related, Coffee Talk could be carried in cafes and coffee shops.
The paper would include his feature It’s All About You, Max by Marc Bilgrey, Eve N’ Steven by Anne Gibbons, Strings Attached by Ali Solomon, Pop Culture Shock Therapy by Doug Bratton, Bitter Girl by Joan Hilty and other local artists.
He notes that advertising will keep the project funded.
h/t: Mike Lynch.