Crowdfund female-friendly smut, overlooked fairy tales, and steampunk Sherlock Holmes

You can crowdfund projects from a number of genres this week: fairy tale webcomics coming to print, porny comics created by and for women, a steampunk tale of Sherlock Holmes, and a children's animation about a girl with a tail.

Erstwhile Fairy Tale graphic novel: The anthology webcomic Erstwhile Tales adapts the lesser-known Grimm fairy tales, such as "Maid Maleen," "The Farmer's Clever Daughter," "All Fur," and "The Bird, the Mouse, & the Sausage." Currently, the creators are working on their first print volume, which will collect five of the stories in color. For a $10 pledge, you'll receive a PDF of the book. For a $20 pledge, you'll receive a print copy.

The Smut Peddler Pre-Order Project: For those who prefer their comics NSFW, Spike Trotman, creator of Templar, Arizona, has assembled dozens of cartoonists to create an anthology of female-friendly smut. The Smut Peddler anthology features the talents of Jess Fink, Carla Speed McNeil, Kel McDonald, Erika Moen, and more, a lineup that has hopefully produced a few speculative fiction entries. The more money the Kickstarter campaign receives, the more payment the contributors receive. Get a PDF for a $15 pledge, and the hard copy for $30.

Steampunk Holmes: This one is in desperate need of a jumpstart, so if you're interested in seeing an interactive book about the steampunk adventures of Sherlock Holmes becoming a reality, be sure to tell your friends. Steampunk Holmes: Legacy of the Nautilus takes place in an alternate reality in which Captain Nemo's plans for the Nautilus submarine have been stolen, and only Sherlock Holmes, his assistant Watson, and his sister Mycroft Holmes can solve the case. In subsequent titles, Holmes will cross paths with characters from Jules Verne, HG Wells, and Mary Shelley's books. For a mere $1 pledge, you'll receive a text-only ebook; for $8, you'll receive access to the full interactive book.

A Cautionary Tail: Based on a children's story by Erica Harrison, this animated short stars Cate Blanchett and follows the adventures of a girl born with an expressive tail. For a $25 pledge, you'll receive a special edition DVD or Blu-Ray of the finished film.