According to their website, manga publisher DMP
started a campaign via Kickstarter
in order to be able to publish Osamu Tezuka
" in English for the first time. In only two days, the campaign reached its goal, however it is currently still possible to back this Kickstarter and receive the bonus items.
Tezuka Productions allowed DMP to publish "Barbara" after DMP successfully reached its previous Kickstarter goal to reprint Osamu Tezuka's "Swallowing the Earth
With Kickstarter, users pledge money to the campaign over a 30 day period. If the goal is met by the end of the 30 days, then the project is funded. By pledging different amounts, users can gain different rewards. Awards include a copy of the book when it's printed or even a package that includes the book and bonuses exclusive to Kickstarter, such as bonus art and commentary. Backers of 35 dollars or more in this Kickstarter receive a bonus pdf, with art and an essay by Helen McCarthy who wrote "The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga".
Related topic: DMP Starts a Bring Back Osamu Tezuka's "Swallowing the Earth" Kickstarter
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