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04/19/2007


Gay Superhero Comic Reaches $14,000 Kickstarter Goal In Less Than 24 Hours: VIDEO

Comic

Less than 24 hours after launching a Kickstarter project to publish his gay superhero web comic The Young Protectors in book form, writer Alex Woolfson has reached his $14,000 goal. Back in March, we reported on Woolfson's first Kickstarter-funded comic Artifice. Both have been tremendous successes on the crowd funding website.  

Kyle"I wrote The Young Protectors because I loved action movies and superhero comics as a kid," Woolfson said. "But I never got to see what I really wanted to see and that's kick-ass genre stories with heroes who just happened to like other guys."

To foster interest in the project, Woolfson has created a variety of rewards for different levels of pledge support, including signed copies, posters, keychains, and even chances to appear in future pages of the comic. As of Tuesday afternoon, over $28,000 has been pledged to the project.

Check out Woolfson's trailer explaining the comic, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Alec Mapa Wants Help Bringing His Real-Life Gay Parenting Story to the Screen: VIDEO

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Comedian Alec Mapa (Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, Alias, Friends, Roseanne) is hoping to bring Baby Daddy, his one-man show about gay parenting, to the big screen.

"The documentary will include his stand-up special as well as behind-the-scenes looks at how Alec’s life has changed since he and his husband adopted a child through the foster care system," according to his Kickstarter campaign.

It's not the first time Mapa has been through the kickstarting system. Last year, he and his husband Jamison Hebert and their adopted son Zion starred in Family Restaurant a children's film for gay and lesbian parents, which is on the festival circuit now and was produced via Kickstarter funds.

Said Hebert: “Last year, we had such a great response to fundraising through Kickstarter for 'Family Restaurant.' We wanted to do something even more ambitious this year while continuing to spread the message of foster and adoption by gays and lesbians not only to our LGBT community, but also to the wider world. We know there are many people who want to support a film like this and its timely message.”

Watch their trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

And visit their Kickstarter here.

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The World's First 3-D Printing Pen Lets You Draw in the Air: VIDEO

Doodler

In the category of Kickstarter projects we love comes this awesome offspring of the 3-D printer:

As 3Doodler draws, it extrudes heated plastic, which quickly cools and solidifies into a strong stable structure. This allows you to build an infinite variety of shapes and items with ease!

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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