Ethan Van Sciver’s “Cyberfrog Rekt Planet” Sets New Crowdfunding Record
Overnight, the crowdfunding campaign for Ethan Van Sciver’s Cyberfrog: Rekt Planet crossed the threshold, raising more than $711 thousand at the time of this writing. This means that Rekt Planet has surpassed Earthworm Jim: Launch the Cow to set a new record for a comic book campaign on Indiegogo during its crowdfunding period – all with 8 days left in the campaign.
At those numbers, the Rekt Planet project has already met dozens of stretch goals, including a chromium cover upgrade, wall calendar, keychain, trading cards, and multiple extra books.
Van Sciver celebrated this milestone achievement with with a live stream on his YouTube channel, Comic Artist Pro Secrets, which you can check out below.
Written and illustrated by Van Sciver and featuring colors by Kyle Ritter, Cyberfrog: Rekt Planet is a 48-page sequel to the wildly successful Cyberfrog: Bloodhoney. Here’s a plot synopsis taken from the Rekt Planet Indiegogo campaign page:
It’s 2018, twenty years after the VYZPZZ invasion. CYBERFROG has reunited with his friend HEATHER SWAIN, who is surviving in the New Jersey Pine Barrens with her ten year old daughter LILY and others.
They live by these four rules:
1. STAY IN THE TREES: The Vyzpzz have demonstrated that they have trouble maneuvering in the forest.
2. STAY NEAR THE SMOKE: Survivors keep bonfires going constantly. The Vyzpzz are repelled by smoke and fire.
3. STAY CALM: The Vyzpzz are intoxicated by panic and fear.
4. ALWAYS WEAR RED: The Vyzpzz can’t see the color red. Wearing red cloaks makes you invisible to them.
The survivors believe that they are safely hidden, and have been living in relative safety for years. But the return of CYBERFROG brings trouble. Big trouble.
Congratulations to Van Sciver, Ritter, and the rest of the Cyberfrog team. You can check out the Cyberfrog: Rekt Planet Indiegogo campaign page here.