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Richard C. Meyer Launches “Iron Sights 3” & “Impossible Stars 2” Combo Crowdfunding Campaign

On Sunday, independent comic book creator and Splatto Comics founder Richard C. Meyer launched a crowdfunding campaign for both Iron Sights 3 and Impossible Stars 2. Iron Sights is an over-the-top, gritty crime series, while Impossible Stars is a sci-fi tale set in Earth’s distant future. Here’s the official breakdown of the campaign from the Iron Sights 3 and Impossible

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Review: “Iron Sights” (Splatto Comics – Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re featuring Splatto Comics’ Iron Sights, which was successfully crowdfunded into existence in 2018. Following up on his successful Jawbreakers: Lost Souls superhero book, independent comic creator and Splatto Comics founder Richard C. Meyer chose to go a very different route with his next project, Iron Sights. Co-written by Carlos Ivan

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Updated! Crowdfunding campaign for “Iron Sights: 2 Psychos” ends big; still available in-demand

Update: Since the publishing of this post on Tuesday, the Iron Sights: 2 Psychos project has indeed raised more than $100 thousand, putting it firmly across the “six figures bitch” threshold. The original post follows: Overnight, the crowdfunding campaign for Richard C. Meyer’s Iron Sights: 2 Psychos ended successfully, raising more than $98 thousand at the time of this writing

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“Iron Sights: 2 Psychos” graphic novel is now killing it on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, independent comic book creator Richard C. Meyer launched a crowdfunding campaign for Iron Sights: 2 Psychos, a sequel to the very successful Iron Sights graphic novel which Meyer crowdfunded last year. This new 100-page book is written by Meyer (Jawbreakers), illustrated by Ibai Canales (The Abductables) and features cover artwork by Kelsey Shannon (Nora’s Saga). It’s also

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“Iron Sights” returns to Indiegogo for a limited time to support suicide prevention charity

Earlier this week, Richard C. Meyer brought Iron Sights back to Indiegogo for a limited campaign in support of The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention charity focused on LGBTQ youth. Iron Sights is a 120-page graphic novel written by Richard C. Meyer and Carlos Ivan Silva with art by Ibai Canales, Iron Sights is the story of an Iraq War

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Crowdfunding campaign for “Iron Sights” surges on final day; raises nearly $120 thousand

The crowdfunding campaign for Iron Sights ended successfully early on Thursday, achieving 1195% of its original goal for a total of $119,495. Iron Sights is a 120-page graphic novel written by Richard C. Meyer and Carlos Ivan Silva with art by Ibai Canales, Iron Sights is the story of an Iraq War veteran nicknamed “Ramadi” who inadvertently starts a border

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Splatto Comics launches “Iron Sights” one-shot on Indiegogo… and it’s already 100% funded

Coming hot on the heels of their last crowdfunded success, Splatto Comics announced Sunday that their next project, Iron Sights, is now available to support on Indiegogo. Written by Richard C. Meyer and Carlos Ivan Silva with art by Ibai Canales, Iron Sights is the story of an Iraq War veteran nicknamed “Ramadi” who inadvertently starts a border war when

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Comic Review: “Decimators” (Ibai Canales, Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to Monochrome May, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of black and white entertainment. No, not that kind…. Written and illustrated by Ibai Canales (Iron Sights, The Abductables), Decimators is a cautionary science fiction tale set in a politically correct, dystopian future.  The age of nanotechnology is upon us, and humanity has overstepped its bounds. Upon recognizing that the nanobots now living in

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Edwin Asevedo’s Sci-Fi Hero “The Ace” Returns for Volume 2

On Sunday, independent comic book creator Edwin Acevedo launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Ace Volume 2, a sci-fi adventure that picks up where the first volume of The Ace left off, where the young hero is targeted by the beautiful-but-dangerous Angelyke. Written by Acevedo, the main story features illustrations by Ibai Canales (Iron Sights, The Abductables) and colors by

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Chimera Comics’ “SOS” Returns to Indiegogo for Volume 3

On Wednesday, Chimera Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for SOS Volume 3, a 50-page black & white graphic novel. The campaign is off to a solid start, having already raised more than a fourth of its initial funding goal. Written by “Chimera” and featuring illustrations and lettering by Ibai Canales (Iron Sights, The Abductables), SOS is described as “a dark

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Mail Call! Unboxing Cauldron Comics’ “The Abductables 2: Reticulous” by Michael Derrick and Ibai Canales

Today we’re unboxing our Indiegogo-exclusive copy of The Abductables 2: Reticulous by Michael Derrick (Grayskale) and Ibai Canales (Iron Sights). This video also features the debut of my cat, Thoth Hermes Trismegistus Al Egypti (or Hermes, for short). Without further ado, let’s get straight to the video. Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful.

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The Jawbreakers’ Hellpriest Gets His Own Statue

For those asking for more Jawbreakers merch, your prayers have been answered, because Splatto Comics founder and Jawbreakers creator Richard C. Meyer has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a Hellpriest statue sculpted by Marco Cannella. Hellpriest is- erm – was available in three sizes (I say “was” because the large, painted version is already sold out): Large Statue HAND-PAINTED –

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Jakob Morris’ Supernatural Noire “Necromancer: Faith Militant” Now on Indiegogo

Earlier this week, independent comic book creator Jakob Morris launched a crowdfunding campaign for Necromancer: Faith Militant, a 48-page supernatural noire graphic novel set in a cyberpunk-inspired universe. Written by Morris and illustrated by Ibai Canales (Iron Sights, The Abductables), Faith Militant is the follow-up to Necromancer: Tombstone Blues, which was successfully crowdfunded in 2019. Unlike its predecessor, however, Faith

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Mail Call! Unboxing Splatto Comics’ “Impossible Stars” and “Nexus: Triplets”

Today we’re unboxing our Indiegogo-exclusive copy of Impossible Stars and Nexus: Triplets from Splatto Comics. Written by Richard C. Meyer (Jawbreakers, Iron Sights) and Chuck Dixon (Batman) and featuring artwork by Renzo Rodriguez, Impossible Stars is set approximately two hundred years in the future, and mankind has hit an extra-terrestrial snag in our plans to begin interstellar travel. The bonus

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Splatto Comics Launches First Jawbreakers Solo Adventure with “Knife-Hand: Blindspot”

On Wednesday, independent comic book creator and Splatto Comics founder Richard C. Meyer launched a crowdfunding campaign for Knife-Hand: Blindspot, a 48+ page book set in the Jawbreakers universe. Written by Meyer (Iron Sights, 499) and illustrated by Kenneth Loh (G.I. Joe), Blindspot is a solo adventure featuring the titular Knife-Hand as he jumps into action to rescue the rest

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Crowdfunding Review: “More Lethal” (King Toad Comics, Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to Monochrome May, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things chiaroscuro! Today we’ll be reviewing the crowdfunded action/sci-fi comic book More Lethal by King Toad Comics.  For those of you not familiar with the “crowdfunding review” format, we grade a crowdfunding campaign on four distinct categories: Book Content and Quality Communication and Fulfillment Packaging and Shipping Stretch Goals

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Edwin Acevedo Teams Up with Ibai Canales for Sci-Fi Adventure “The Ace”

Earlier this week, independent comic book creator Edwin Acevedo launched a crowdfunding campaign for Boba Fe The Mandolo The Ace, an all-new, 32-page sci-fi comic. The book itself contains one main story and two backup stories, all written by Acevedo and featuring artwork by Ibai Canales (Iron Sights, The Abductables), Sweens (Oddity), and Teo Gonzalez (Brutas). Despite the main character’s

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Michael Derrick Digs In for Another Round of Probing with “The Abductables 2: Reticulous!” (Interview)

Independent comic book creator Michael Derrick is no stranger to crowdfunding projects (nor is he a stranger to being interviewed by The Splintering!). Derrick recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Abductables 2: Reticulous!, a full color follow-up to 2019’s sci-fi/comedy original (which we reviewed here). We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his Reticulous! campaign which is still available to support here.

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Michael Derrick’s Sequel to “The Abductables” Now Live on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, independent comic book creator Michael Derrick launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Abductables 2: Reticulous!, the follow-up to to sci-fi/comedy from 2019 (which The Splintering reviewed here. Spoilers! We liked it). Once again written by Derrick (Grayskale) and illustrated by Ibai Canales (Iron Sights) Reticulous! picks up shortly after the first book left off. Here’s the official

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Splatto Comics’ “Impossible Stars” Now on Indiegogo

Break the Alien Quarantine! Earlier this week, Splatto Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Impossible Stars, an all-new sci-fi graphic novel set in the same timeline as Desolation Wave (a back-up story in Jawbreakers: GØD-K1NG). Written by Richard C. Meyer (Jawbreakers, Iron Sights) and Chuck Dixon (Batman) and featuring artwork by Renzo Rodriguez, Impossible Stars is set approximately two hundred years

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Small Texas Town Declares “Johnny’s Law” in Deltaverse’s Latest Graphic Novel

Earlier this week, independent comic book publisher Deltaverse launched a crowdfunding campaign for Johnny’s Law, a 50-page graphic novel that promises “action, martial arts, ‘gun-fu,’ wrath & revenge.” Written and colored by Alejandro Garcia and illustrated by Ibai Canales (Iron Sights), Johnny’s Law follows the adventures of the titular Johnny, an elite assassin who gets in trouble with his employer

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Michael Derrick Presents Sci-Fi Action Comedy “The Abductables 2: Reticulous”

Independent comic book creator Michael Derrick and Cauldron Comics have been teasing a follow-up to The Abductables for a good while, and now the promotional gears are in full swing as the project’s pre-launch page is live on Indiegogo. Artist Ibai Canales (Iron Sights) returns to illustrate the sequel, which will also include the painted artwork of “Ink Spots” (Cash

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Review: “The Abductables” (Cauldron Comics – Monochrome May Special)

At some point, aliens became a part of horror culture. Why did this happen, exactly? Was it the consistent appearance of Kodos and Kang in The Simpsons‘ Treehouse of Horror speicals? The release of Ridley Scott’s Alien film series? Or does it go even further back to Cold War-era sci-fi/horror flicks like Invasion of the Body Snatchers? Whenever it happened,

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Nearly $200k raised to send “The Expendables” to Hell

Earlier this week, the crowdfunding campaign for The Expendables Go to Hell ended successfully, raising more than $192 thousand* (well beyond the coveted “Six figures, bitch!” threshold). The Expendables Go to Hell is an all-new graphic novel featuring characters from Sylvester Stallone’s action film series. The book itself includes a 50-page main story plus 3 related “side quests” featuring artwork by

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“The Expendables Go to Hell” graphic novel hits Six Figures, Bitch!

Over the weekend, the crowdfunding campaign for The Expendables Go to Hell crossed the blessed “Six figures, bitch!” threshold, raising more than $107 thousand at the time of this writing. The book was an overnight crowdfunding success, well surpassing its initial fundraising goal right out of the gate. In addition to hitting the $100k benchmark, project lead Richard C. Meyer

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Richard C. Meyer launches “The Expendables Go to Hell” on Indiegogo; quadruple funded on day one

For months, independent comic book author and Jawbreakers creator Richard C. Meyer has teased several “secret projects.” On Saturday, he launched a surprise crowdfunding campaign for the first of these projects via Indiegogo: The Expendables Go to Hell. The Expendables Go to Hell is an all-new graphic novel featuring characters from Sylvester Stallone’s action film series. This project is a

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Unboxing Richard C. Meyer’s “Jawbreakers: GØD-K1NG” graphic novel

I recently received my copy of Jawbreakers: GØD-K1NG, the action/superhero graphic novel written by Richard C. Meyer (Iron Sights), co-written by Chuck Dixon (Batman) and illustrated by Aaron Alfeche. I backed the tier with an unsigned copy of the Jawbreakers book and featuring variant cover art by Kyle Ritter (Starblades). I thought I’d unbox it to give you a sense

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Indie comics creators Alex Garcia and Ibai Canales bring “Johnny’s Law” to Indiegogo in 2020

“There is a way that seems right to a person, but at it’s end are the ways of death.” -Proverbs 14:12 Writer/colorist Alex Garcia and illustrator Ibai Canales (Iron Sights, The Abductables) have teamed up to produce an all new graphic novel titled Johnny’s Law. What’s it about? Details are sparse, but here’s a very brief plot tee-up from the

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Chimera Comics’ action/fantasy graphic novel “SOS” fully funded on Indiegogo

Earlier this week, the crowdfunding campaign for the action/comedy graphic novel SOS Vol. 1 reached its funding goal. Written by “Chimera” (mysterious pen name) and featuring artwork by Ibai Canales (Iron Sights, The Abductables), SOS Vol 1 includes the first four issues (chapters?) of what Chimera promises will be a 16-issue story. Here’s the pitch taken from the SOS Indiegogo

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