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The Real Folk Blues: a Cowboy Bebop fanbook

A project in Leeds, UK by Zainab Akhtar

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A 130+ page, full-colour fanthology of new comics, illustration, and essays celebrating seminal '90s anime, Cowboy Bebop
Backers: 1101
Average Pledge Per Backer: £36

Funded: £39,222 of £21,000
Dates: Oct 29th -> Nov 28th (31 days)
Project By: Zainab Akhtar
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Latest News

Process section!

November 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Preparatory sketches by Nick Dragotta Hi everyone, Stopping by to say we hit £27,000 and our second stretch goal: a process section! This means we'll be adding at least 14 extra pages to the book, and I'm so stoked we're able to do this one as... (Read More)


November 12th - via: kickstarter.com
A quick note to say 'THANK YOU' for getting us to our first stretch goal: the book will now have french-flaps and thus be even swisher than initially envisaged. Patrick and I are busy thinking of what to put on the flaps themselves, but if Patrick's... (Read More)

Funded! And onwards

November 7th - via: kickstarter.com
In case you didn't notice: we hit our funding goal last night!! Thank you so much. I'm truly glad we get to make this book. Undertaking a fan-based anthology of this size; to want to produce something set apart in quality in both content and... (Read More)


November 6th - via: kickstarter.com
A quick update since a lot of people have been asking: we won't be offering the options of any add-ons once The Real Folk Blues Kickstarter has wrapped. I'm working with White Squirrel, who are a small, independent business based in Seattle (and who... (Read More)

This 'Cowboy Bebop' Fan Book Looks Incredible

November 3rd - via: comicbook.com
There has been a countless number of fan projects and art created over the years for the incredibly popular anime Cowboy Bebop, but this latest fan book, which is currently raising funds on Kickstarter, might take the cake. The Real Folk Blues is a Cowboy Bebop fan book organized by Zainab Akhtar of publisher ShortBox fame and featuring a real murderers' row of talent like Nick Dragotta (East of West), Leslie Hung (Snotgirl), and Emma Rios (Pretty Deadly). ShortBox, for those unaware, describes itself as "a quarterly, independent comics box- with a unique difference: we publish all our own comics." It publishes a number of small comics and compilations which can be purchased for $10 or so. (The publisher is based in the United Kingdom, so actual prices are in British pounds and therefore vary with the conversion rate.) (Read More)

Chugging along

November 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Ron Wimberly  Hi everyone, I wanted to post a closer look at Ron Wimberly's wonderful print as the image on the rewards graphic is pretty small. Ron's piece will be included in the book as a double-page spread to accompany the essay he's written.... (Read More)

The Real Folks Blues Kickstarter Zine Celebrates Cowboy Bebop?€™s Enduring Legacy

November 1st - via: pastemagazine.com
There are few anime whose popularity and impact in the West is matched by that of Cowboy Bebop. Produced by Sunrise Inc. and directed by the now-legendary Shinichiro Watanabe, the series is credited not only as a highwater mark for anime of its period, but also for introducing a generation of western audiences to the medium in the early 2000s. Following a misfit crew of bounty hunters searching for their next big score while reconciling with the ghosts of their past, the series set itself apart from its ilk with its mature themes, dazzling animation, anachronistic mashup of sci-fi noir and western action-drama and its unimpeachably iconic score composed by Yoko Kanno and The Seatbelts. (Read More)

Day 1! + Pin and pdf tier

October 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! It's been a little over a day since we've launched and we're already a third of the way funded with 200 of you along for the journey! Thank you so much! It's incredibly gratifying to see people as enthusiastic for this book as we are.  A few of... (Read More)

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