Shelfdust

is creating Comics Essays and Criticism

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Comics should last longer. If you're like me, once you've finished reading your comics you put them away and then, every few months, sadly look at them sat on your bookshelf... ignored and slowly gathering dust. 

Shelfdust is a website designed to try and give a second look to the comics you have on your shelf. The goal is to write anything *but* a comics review, and offer a reason for people to pick up and re-read the comics they love! And the ones they tolerate. And the ones they hate. All the comics. On the site right now you can find critical essays, silly recaps and commentaries, esoteric annotations, and loads more writing about individual comics issues.

I'd like to expand the site further, though. At the moment it's mainly me writing things (like thematic essays on Journey Into Mystery, and essays on House of X/Powers of X), with the occasional guest writer sprinkling their magic on the site - like Graeme McMillan, Claire Napier, Charlotte Finn, Tiffany Babb, Rob Clough, Kelly Kanayama and Al Kennedy! I'm not willing to ask people to write for free, though, and I don't have the money myself to keep paying people for each new piece we feature on the site.

That's where Patreon will hopefully come in! For every $15 raised through Patreon, I'll be able to commission a piece about a comic - be it a personal reevaluation of a comic that meant something to the writer, or a weird and wild retelling of a forgotten story from the past. It's not all about the new: there's gold in those old trade paperbacks. Strange, strange silver age gold.

I have so much more I want to do with Shelfdust, and the more we can raise through Patreon, the more regular features the site can host:

Women Watch the Watchmen!
"The Twelve" Days of X-Mas!
The Annotated Giant Days!
All-Star Dazzler!
Comics Roulette!
The Great Cyclops War!
A long-deserved critical reevaluation of, uh, The Draco!

And some other huge projects which are hopefully coming together over the next few months. If you'd like to contribute to help independent, passionate - and, most importantly, often very silly - comics criticism, then please consider contributing... and thank you for reading! 

Shelfdust banner and avatar designed by the lovely Katherine Holt, who runs the website http://www.giftast.com and is on twitter @misshwrites
Tiers
Support the Site!
$1 or more per month
Every pledge helps support the site, and each $15 raised means I can commission a new guest feature on Shelfdust!
Recognition!
$5 or more per month
For pledging $5 or more per month, you'll be thanked on the site, and I'll include a link to any nice thing want!
Name A Comic!
$15 or more per month
If you contribute $15 a month, you can name any comic you want for one of our contributors to cover!
Goals
$64 of $100 per month
If the Patreon hit $100 a month I'd be flipping amazed!
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Comics should last longer. If you're like me, once you've finished reading your comics you put them away and then, every few months, sadly look at them sat on your bookshelf... ignored and slowly gathering dust. 

Shelfdust is a website designed to try and give a second look to the comics you have on your shelf. The goal is to write anything *but* a comics review, and offer a reason for people to pick up and re-read the comics they love! And the ones they tolerate. And the ones they hate. All the comics. On the site right now you can find critical essays, silly recaps and commentaries, esoteric annotations, and loads more writing about individual comics issues.

I'd like to expand the site further, though. At the moment it's mainly me writing things (like thematic essays on Journey Into Mystery, and essays on House of X/Powers of X), with the occasional guest writer sprinkling their magic on the site - like Graeme McMillan, Claire Napier, Charlotte Finn, Tiffany Babb, Rob Clough, Kelly Kanayama and Al Kennedy! I'm not willing to ask people to write for free, though, and I don't have the money myself to keep paying people for each new piece we feature on the site.

That's where Patreon will hopefully come in! For every $15 raised through Patreon, I'll be able to commission a piece about a comic - be it a personal reevaluation of a comic that meant something to the writer, or a weird and wild retelling of a forgotten story from the past. It's not all about the new: there's gold in those old trade paperbacks. Strange, strange silver age gold.

I have so much more I want to do with Shelfdust, and the more we can raise through Patreon, the more regular features the site can host:

Women Watch the Watchmen!
"The Twelve" Days of X-Mas!
The Annotated Giant Days!
All-Star Dazzler!
Comics Roulette!
The Great Cyclops War!
A long-deserved critical reevaluation of, uh, The Draco!

And some other huge projects which are hopefully coming together over the next few months. If you'd like to contribute to help independent, passionate - and, most importantly, often very silly - comics criticism, then please consider contributing... and thank you for reading! 

Shelfdust banner and avatar designed by the lovely Katherine Holt, who runs the website http://www.giftast.com and is on twitter @misshwrites

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Tiers
Support the Site!
$1 or more per month
Every pledge helps support the site, and each $15 raised means I can commission a new guest feature on Shelfdust!
Recognition!
$5 or more per month
For pledging $5 or more per month, you'll be thanked on the site, and I'll include a link to any nice thing want!
Name A Comic!
$15 or more per month
If you contribute $15 a month, you can name any comic you want for one of our contributors to cover!