Help Us To Get To The Next Level
♦ Over the next few months, Tripwire is looking to increase investment into our site. So to that end, we have just launched a crowdfunding campaign. Here’s the details updated with new perks now…
Tripwire started life as a magazine way back in 1992 and we switched to the web in 2015. In 26 years, we have become one of the pre-eminent comics and genre publications in the UK, with fans like Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro, Weta Workshop maestro Richard Taylor, best-selling author Ian Rankin and The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening. We are looking to take things to the next level and develop our remit and our brand and to do this, we shall require a small financial boost. The funds raised would be hugely beneficial to us as it would allow us to pay contributors to the site as well as enhance the site’s software and feel.
Although it’s unusual for us to ask directly for people’s assistance, we feel that this is a worthwhile endeavour as we have been such mainstays of the UK comics industry for many years. Money raised will help us to pay contributors, assist with running costs (things like upgrades and hosting) and also facilitate things like increased new originated content like videos and more interactive features. It will allow us to continue to support UK independent comics the way we have done for many years now too.
We shall need the funds fairly soon as we have plans for the website we would like to put into place by the end of this year. So we are looking to conclude our campaign by the end of December 2018.
Also, for a limited time, anyone who donates £20 or more will get a limited edition print with art from the likes of Walter Simonson, Sean Phillips, Shawn Martinbrough, Dave Dorman, Gene Ha, Martin Simmonds and more.
Thanks for reading and thanks for your continued support.
“Tripwire represents that most precious gem: a pop culture publication by fans, for fans. It is, then, terrifically exciting to see Tripwire stretch its tentacles firmly into the digital sphere with this superbly curated compendium of genre culture.” – Richard Taylor, Weta Workshop (NZ) (Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit)
“TRIPWIRE has been, for more than two decades the touchstone of comic book culture in the UK and one of the leading periodicals dedicated to this narrative art form. Incisive, smart and always relevant.”– Guillermo del Toro, Oscar-winning Director, Shape of Water, Hellboy, Crimson Peak, Pan’s Labyrinth
“Hard to believe that Tripwire is already 25 – and looking more youthful than ever. Still the coolest magazine on the planet, and helping young and old alike fritter away their lives with the best coverage of comics, film, TV and genre. All hail, and here’s to the next 25!” – Ian Rankin, best-selling author, Rebus