#tbt! Various stages of production on past issues.

Want to see previews of the FAB comics from the upcoming issue? It’s your lucky day :)

We’re facing down the last 10% of the funds we need for our Kickstarter campaign with 10 days to go - help us support these wonderful artists and get their comics published! We’ll be debuting the book at TCAF, but you can reserve your copy by pledging to the campaign!

You can check out the full list of contributors on the Kickstarter page.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dirtydiamonds/dirty-diamonds-5-comics

Eleven days left for our Kickstarter! We’re 90% there! http://kck.st/PTs7jV

We posted our latest project update earlier today with some thoughts on MoCCA Fest (HELLO to all of the amazing people we met!) AND the last of our blooper reels from the Kickstarter video. Check it out! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dirtydiamonds/dirty-diamonds-5-comics/posts

Please share this post to help us make a strong push through this week to reach our goal! Every dollar counts to fund the printing of this issue and putting well-deserved dollars directly into the pockets of the artists involved.

Make sure to say hi if you’ll be at Asbury Park Comicon this weekend (April 12th & 13th) - you can find Kelly & Claire of Dirty Diamonds, along with cover artist Carey Pietsch, at table C-330!

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Saying Hi to Kickstarter Creators at MoCCA Arts Fest

Beneath the watchful eye of a giant floating Charlie Brown, we visited the MoCCA Arts Festival this past weekend and caught up with some fantastic project creators. There were great Kickstarter-funded comics to be found all over the festival — above are just a handful of the creators we saw (and managed to take photos of). Pictured:

Great seeing everyone — now go back some projects and read some comics!

Dirty Diamonds is featured on the Kickstarter blog! Thanks for stopping by to say hi at MoCCA Fest.

Don’t forget - DIRTY DIAMONDS starts its big Spring con season this weekend at MoCCA Fest! :)

We’ll also be at Drink & Draw Like a Lady on Friday, so make sure to say hi! (The poster this year was done by our tablemate and DD#5 cover artist Carey Pietsch)

You got to see editor Kelly Phillips screw up, so now watch editor Claire Folkman’s blooper reel!

We’re 66% funded as of this morning with over 140 backers! Can we hit $5,000 by the end of the month!? Please reblog to help spread the word and reach our next benchmark! :)

There’s been so much demand for our back issues, so don’t forget to note our expanded $75 tier for the physical copies AND the new addition of the $15 tier that gets you digital copies of issues #1-4!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dirtydiamonds/dirty-diamonds-5-comics


Comics comics comics :) Check out some lovely previews from the new issue!
Please share and help spread the word about our campaign! Be sure to look at our new $15 reward tier for those of you who want to get your hands on ALL of the DIRTY DIAMONDS backlog.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dirtydiamonds/dirty-diamonds-5-comics

Comics comics comics :) Check out some lovely previews from the new issue!

Please share and help spread the word about our campaign! Be sure to look at our new $15 reward tier for those of you who want to get your hands on ALL of the DIRTY DIAMONDS backlog.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dirtydiamonds/dirty-diamonds-5-comics

Check out preview art from the issue, bloopers, and new rewards in our project update! 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dirtydiamonds/dirty-diamonds-5-comics

Check out preview art from the issue, bloopers, and new rewards in our project update!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dirtydiamonds/dirty-diamonds-5-comics

"If you’re not familiar with Dirty Diamonds yet, you haven’t been listening.”
Check out a great write-up by Geekadelphia about DIRTY DIAMONDS and a close look at our Kickstarter campaign for our fifth issue! Thanks for always showing us a lot of love. :)
http://www.geekadelphia.com/2014/03/24/weekly-kickstarter-dirty-diamonds-5-comics-by-dirty-diamonds/

"If you’re not familiar with Dirty Diamonds yet, you haven’t been listening.”

Check out a great write-up by Geekadelphia about DIRTY DIAMONDS and a close look at our Kickstarter campaign for our fifth issue! Thanks for always showing us a lot of love. :)

http://www.geekadelphia.com/2014/03/24/weekly-kickstarter-dirty-diamonds-5-comics-by-dirty-diamonds/

Interview: Kelly Phillips and Claire Folkman, “Dirty Diamonds” - Comics on Kickstarter

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As often as I can, I will try to bring you short interviews with people who are creating comics and doing everything they can to show their work to the world.

Today I spoke with Kelly Phillips and Claire Folkman, co-editors of DIRTY DIAMONDS, currently funding on Kickstarter.

Interview below.

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Claire and I did a quick interview about our Kickstarter campaign and the upcoming issue of DIRTY DIAMONDS! Check it out!

Kelly and Claire talk about the Kickstarter, our upcoming goals, and dinosaurs!

It’s official - the Kickstarter to fund DIRTY DIAMONDS #5 is live! Help us make this amazing book a reality! 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dirtydiamonds/dirty-diamonds-5-comics

It’s official - the Kickstarter to fund DIRTY DIAMONDS #5 is live! Help us make this amazing book a reality!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dirtydiamonds/dirty-diamonds-5-comics

We can’t hold it in any longer - we need to debut our special guest cover by the fabulously talented Carey Pietsch!

We can’t hold it in any longer - we need to debut our special guest cover by the fabulously talented Carey Pietsch!

We are SO EXCITED to announce the list of contributors for DIRTY DIAMONDS #5: Comics!
This issue will be debuting at TCAF on May 9th-10th, 2014 and will be available for purchase online soon afterwards! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and right here on Tumblr for more news.

We are SO EXCITED to announce the list of contributors for DIRTY DIAMONDS #5: Comics!

This issue will be debuting at TCAF on May 9th-10th, 2014 and will be available for purchase online soon afterwards! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and right here on Tumblr for more news.

riansygh:

Mar 5th
Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark contrast to yesterday, today I saw tangible impact of lady-representation in comics.

At the bookstore I work at, we have a dedicated Adventure Time section. This family came in and those kids were SO EXCITED to see their favourite characters in comics. I talked them through each OGN and series compilation, explaining what they all were and in what order they should be read, and this little girl’s entire life was changed. You could see it on her face.

The moment I mentioned Kate Leth (and that, yes, she is a girl.) this little girl’s face lit up like Christmas morning. I don’t know if it just never occurred to her that girls can work in comics but the excitement and wonder that left the store in her was a privilege to see. I ended up selling them the Fionna & Cake’s, all the OGN’s, and an AT doodle book. She left begging her dad to help her learn how to draw Marceline comics. (And he was happy to comply!)

Kate Leth has left an everlasting impression on this little girl just by existing and working in the industry. I honestly hope to someday be able to see such an impact on someone from my own work. Ladies in comics is important. The representation on the page, and behind them, is important. Having a reflection of yourself in the content you enjoy is important. I hope that little girl grows up to be a famous comic author someday.

It was a very good day.

Ladies making comics makes our day. <3 Happy International Women’s Day!

FOUR MORE DAYS!
FOUR MORE DAYS!
FOUR MORE DAYS!
FOUR MORE DAYS!
:)

FOUR MORE DAYS!

FOUR MORE DAYS!

FOUR MORE DAYS!

FOUR MORE DAYS!

:)