Irene Strychalski’s “Fiendish 2: Origins” Raises Nearly $100k During Launch Weekend

Over the weekend, veteran comic book creator Irene “Renie” Strychalski launched a crowdfunding campaign for Fiendish 2: Origins, a 70+ page fantasy horror graphic novel.

The project is already well beyond fully funded, having raised nearly $100k at the time of this writing.

Written and illustrated by Strychalski, Fiendish 2 builds on the story introduced in Fiendish: Demons, expanding on the world, characters, and introducing new ones.

Here’s the official pitch taken from the Fiendish 2 Indiegogo campaign page:

Origins is the 70+ page continuation to the VERY successful first chapter in the FIENDISH saga, “Demons”! Filled with action as well as more explorations of the characters everyone met in Chapter 1, “Origins” will bring the universe of FIENDISH further to life.

After mysterious demons kill their respective families, Kazimir, Yeomi, and Iskel set out to discover the truth behind the monsters. However, the burdens of the past weigh heavily as they venture forth; and they must navigate not only the dangers of the wilds, but also their place as outcasts from society.

Backers can get a copy of Fiendish 2: Origins for $25. If you have more cash to spend, you can also receive the following:

  • Multiple copies of the book
  • Variant covers
  • A mature-themed “au naturale” variant cover
  • A demon standee
  • A Ragna standee
  • A Fiendish world map
  • “REGROWTH” art book
  • A copy of the first Fiendish book if you want to catch up

It is also worth noting that there is an additional shipping charge starting at $12 for those in the United States.

Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Fiendish 2: Origins Indiegogo campaign page here, read a 24-page preview of the first book here, or you can check out our full review of Fiendish: Demons here.

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