As many in the comics community know, Fred Fredericks, the longtime artist and writer of the MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN daily-only comic strip, announced his retirement. The comic strip went into reprints in September, serving up great Mandrake stories from the archives.
You, the dedicated disciples of our beloved magician, want a way to continue to celebrate this legendary strip and character. We are exploring the possibilities of a Kickstarter campaign to create a new storyline for Mandrake the Magician. Kickstarter is a crowd funding platform that allows backers to support creative projects, and in exchange for their support, the backers receive rewards based on their level of involvement. Ideally, we would give this new comic the “Prince Valiant” treatment, in full color on a full page every Sunday, exclusive to the web.
This is about much more than just funding a project. You, the fans, would have special opportunities to own pieces of Mandrake history and even be involved in the creative process. The most exciting part of running a Kickstarter campaign is fan involvement.
We are so excited that the most dedicated Mandrake devotees would be able to participate in the next act for our favorite magician. Would original art, signed prints, or the opportunity to be drawn into a future strip be appealing to you? What other prizes and experiences would be most exciting to you?
We look forward to hearing what you think. Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments below.