The ilovecomix Archive is creating An Archive of Old Newspaper Comics
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patrons

$3
per month
The ilovecomix archive is dedicated to the preservation of vintage newspaper comic strips printed before 1990. Since the launch of the Archive began in early 2007, we have been scanning and archiving vintage comic strip from collectors and contributors. The founder, Steven Cottle Jr. stated, "This is a collaborative effort to save and digitize old newspaper comics". Filling in the gaps in runs of strips with a variety of contributors, the ilovecomix Archive already stands as a major online database displaying both familiar and obscure newspaper comic strips of the 20th century. By constantly adding comic strips by the end of 2016, the Archive had acquired more than 360,000 images including: Sunday strips, daily strips and various newspaper clippings. 

About the Founder

Steven Cottle Jr. founded the ilovecomix Archive in late 2007. Being a huge comic strip enthusiast, he currently has a collection of 7 tons of newsprint in his home. Currently In his spare time he is scanning and preserving these old newspaper comics for your enjoyment.   (Click to view the collection)

The Archives Mission

"Digital Newspaper comics should always be FREE to access". Did you know that most comic strips created before 1990 are only available in a newspaper? Almost every time you read a newspaper comic strip online before 1990 the person that digitized that comic content was not paid. Unless an individual is selling actual newsprint of their collection, digitizing newspaper comics is not a paid profession. Keep in mind that most of your money used in collection newspaper comics is probably gonna end up in some eBay auction sellers pocket. So understand this, the ilovecomix Archives goal is very simple, every time we release a batch of scanned comics, you will be supporting the work of the individual scanners and by giving us a few bucks, you get access to content that may never be seen again. We take the funds provided and apply them back into the project. We are always needing to upgrading equipment, purchasing more items to scan, pay for operation costs and cloud hosting fees. We believe this hobby is much more than a few pages of newsprint for one single individual and it should be available to the whole world.

Legality issues

Again the content is only being preserved, so as usual you DO NOT have permission to use it wherever you want. This project is all about saving and sharing historical newspaper comics by scans.  Because of this it may contain copyrighted material, the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.  We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of cultural and historical issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on our sites is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest and included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from the ilovecomix Archive for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owners.

Archive framework

The ilovecomix Archive is a digital platform hosted in the cloud.   In early 2016 we upgraded to a new cloud system. We switched to the very powerful cloud system called Box.    Box is an enterprise content management platform that solves simple and complex challenges, from sharing and accessing files on mobile devices to sophisticated business processes like data governance and retention.   Box has provided the archive with an opportunity to collaborate on our hobby and share our scans in real time.  Here is a short video on what box can do for your cloud needs.  

For the future

Our biggest dream is to run and host the largest online archive of all digital newspaper comics. For that, we need your help and support. Every dollar given will support the archive project.  All funds will be invested to support the longevity of this hobby. This will ensure there are future scans and more digital content. If you don't have a buck or two, please continue to share our ideas and the digital newspaper comic images with your friends and family!   So I ask you this, would you like to become our patron? Please consider becoming one and let's save even more history and preserve this disappearing pastime. 400,000 images is an awesome number, but saving even more is always better. This is why we will always need your help!


Tiers
The Member
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to a feed of patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
The Helper
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • You just want to help us achieve our archiving goals.


The Giver
$10 or more per month 1 patron
  • Access to patron only content
  • First dibs at purchasing scanned daily strips.  Announcements will be posted on patron, before publicly posting them on the web.
  • Private access to all the 360,000+ images in the archive
The Hoarder
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
 
  •  Receive all other offered rewards..... 


  • Direct access to the ilovecomix cloud  Storage Archive.  


  • Personal Unlimited Space cloud storage 
  • 5 GB file upload 
  • Mobile app access
  • FTP access
  • SSL and at-rest encryption
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Collaboration with the ilovecomix Archive team in real time
The Scanner
$90 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Receive all other offered rewards..... 

 

  • Scanning Privileges. The Archive team will scan a small batch of your collection. Time of scan completion is base upon amount of items we received and is on a first come first server basis. Images that are scanned will be save on the ilovecomix archive and in your personal cloud.  Normal Legality issues apply. Please email us with questions for this reward.
The Archiver
$175 or more per month 0 patrons
 

 

  • Receive previous offered rewards..... 


  • Scanning Privileges. The Archive team will scan a large batch of your collection. Time of scan completion is base upon the amount of items we received and is on a first come first server basis. Images that are scanned will be save on the ilovecomix Archive and in your personal cloud account.  Normal Legality issues apply. Please email us with questions for this reward.
Goals
$3 of $50 per month
About once a MONTH we will release a few hundred scanned newspaper comics. Please considering support this project. This will allow us to archive the newspaper comics so the future generations will have access to the past.
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The ilovecomix archive is dedicated to the preservation of vintage newspaper comic strips printed before 1990. Since the launch of the Archive began in early 2007, we have been scanning and archiving vintage comic strip from collectors and contributors. The founder, Steven Cottle Jr. stated, "This is a collaborative effort to save and digitize old newspaper comics". Filling in the gaps in runs of strips with a variety of contributors, the ilovecomix Archive already stands as a major online database displaying both familiar and obscure newspaper comic strips of the 20th century. By constantly adding comic strips by the end of 2016, the Archive had acquired more than 360,000 images including: Sunday strips, daily strips and various newspaper clippings. 

About the Founder

Steven Cottle Jr. founded the ilovecomix Archive in late 2007. Being a huge comic strip enthusiast, he currently has a collection of 7 tons of newsprint in his home. Currently In his spare time he is scanning and preserving these old newspaper comics for your enjoyment.   (Click to view the collection)

The Archives Mission

"Digital Newspaper comics should always be FREE to access". Did you know that most comic strips created before 1990 are only available in a newspaper? Almost every time you read a newspaper comic strip online before 1990 the person that digitized that comic content was not paid. Unless an individual is selling actual newsprint of their collection, digitizing newspaper comics is not a paid profession. Keep in mind that most of your money used in collection newspaper comics is probably gonna end up in some eBay auction sellers pocket. So understand this, the ilovecomix Archives goal is very simple, every time we release a batch of scanned comics, you will be supporting the work of the individual scanners and by giving us a few bucks, you get access to content that may never be seen again. We take the funds provided and apply them back into the project. We are always needing to upgrading equipment, purchasing more items to scan, pay for operation costs and cloud hosting fees. We believe this hobby is much more than a few pages of newsprint for one single individual and it should be available to the whole world.

Legality issues

Again the content is only being preserved, so as usual you DO NOT have permission to use it wherever you want. This project is all about saving and sharing historical newspaper comics by scans.  Because of this it may contain copyrighted material, the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.  We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of cultural and historical issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on our sites is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest and included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from the ilovecomix Archive for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owners.

Archive framework

The ilovecomix Archive is a digital platform hosted in the cloud.   In early 2016 we upgraded to a new cloud system. We switched to the very powerful cloud system called Box.    Box is an enterprise content management platform that solves simple and complex challenges, from sharing and accessing files on mobile devices to sophisticated business processes like data governance and retention.   Box has provided the archive with an opportunity to collaborate on our hobby and share our scans in real time.  Here is a short video on what box can do for your cloud needs.  

For the future

Our biggest dream is to run and host the largest online archive of all digital newspaper comics. For that, we need your help and support. Every dollar given will support the archive project.  All funds will be invested to support the longevity of this hobby. This will ensure there are future scans and more digital content. If you don't have a buck or two, please continue to share our ideas and the digital newspaper comic images with your friends and family!   So I ask you this, would you like to become our patron? Please consider becoming one and let's save even more history and preserve this disappearing pastime. 400,000 images is an awesome number, but saving even more is always better. This is why we will always need your help!


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Tiers
The Member
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to a feed of patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
The Helper
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • You just want to help us achieve our archiving goals.


The Giver
$10 or more per month 1 patron
  • Access to patron only content
  • First dibs at purchasing scanned daily strips.  Announcements will be posted on patron, before publicly posting them on the web.
  • Private access to all the 360,000+ images in the archive
The Hoarder
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
 
  •  Receive all other offered rewards..... 


  • Direct access to the ilovecomix cloud  Storage Archive.  


  • Personal Unlimited Space cloud storage 
  • 5 GB file upload 
  • Mobile app access
  • FTP access
  • SSL and at-rest encryption
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Collaboration with the ilovecomix Archive team in real time
The Scanner
$90 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Receive all other offered rewards..... 

 

  • Scanning Privileges. The Archive team will scan a small batch of your collection. Time of scan completion is base upon amount of items we received and is on a first come first server basis. Images that are scanned will be save on the ilovecomix archive and in your personal cloud.  Normal Legality issues apply. Please email us with questions for this reward.
The Archiver
$175 or more per month 0 patrons
 

 

  • Receive previous offered rewards..... 


  • Scanning Privileges. The Archive team will scan a large batch of your collection. Time of scan completion is base upon the amount of items we received and is on a first come first server basis. Images that are scanned will be save on the ilovecomix Archive and in your personal cloud account.  Normal Legality issues apply. Please email us with questions for this reward.