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Talking “Adventures of Kim Il Sung” with CФMMIЭ МдЯK (Commie Mark Interview)

In February, writer CФMMIЭ МдЯK (aka Commie Mark) launched an Indiegogo campaign for Adventures of Kim Il Sung and Best Korea. Using actual historical photographs to tell the story, Adventures of Kim Il Sung is a graphic novel set in an alternate history where North Korea single-handedly wins the Second World War. The Splintering was fortunate enough to ask CФMMIЭ МдЯK

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Richard C. Meyer launches surprise campaign for coronavirus-inspired comic “PANdemIC”

Well, this came out of frickin’ nowhere… On Wednesday, independent comic book creator Richard C. Meyer (Jawbreakers, The Expendables Go to Hell) launched a surprise crowdfunding campaign for PANdemIC, a new thriller graphic novel “ripped from the headlines!” (Kill me) Written by Meyer and featuring artwork by Renzo Rodriguez (Desolation Wave), PANdemIC will be written as our own real-world struggle

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Ethan Van Sciver’s “Cyberfrog: Rekt Planet” comic raises $250k and counting just hours after launch

On 15 March, renowned comic book creator and YouTube personality Ethan Van Sciver launched a crowdfunding campaign for Cyberfrog: Rekt Planet via Indiegogo. At the time of this writing, the campaign has already raised more than $265 thousand, which is record-setting pace for a crowdfunded comic. Of course, it’s also “Six figures, bitch!” twice over. Written and illustrated by Van

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Indiegogo campaign for cheeky sci-fi comic “Rocket Gal and the Mole Men of Mars” blasts off to instant success

Earlier this week, independent comic book creators Wyatt Holliday and Peter Gilmore launched a crowdfunding campaign for Rocket Gal and the Mole Men of Mars, a 32-page comic book written by Holliday and illustrated by Gilmore. At the time of this writing, the project has already raised more than 600 percent of its original funding goal for a total exceeding

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“Megadimension Neptunia­ VII” coming to the Japanese Switch eShop 19 March

Earlier this week, Compile Heart announced that Megadimension Neptunia­ VII for Nintendo Switch will release on the Japanese eShop on 19 March. So far, there has been no confirmation of an English language release on Switch. Originally developed by Idea Factory for the PC and PS4, Megadimension Neptunia­ VII is the latest installment of the long-running JRPG series featuring characters

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Conquest Comics’ “Xenotype” fully funded

Overnight, the crowdfunding campaign for Conquest Comics’ Xenotype achieved its initial funding goal of approximately $16 thousand. Written by Liam Gray and featuring illustrations by “Odysseas Theodoratos” and colors by “Scotsmn” (sic.), Xenotype is a sci-fi adventure influenced by Japanese manga books. Here’s the story synopsis taken from the Xenotype Indiegogo campaign page: Warmly familiar and yet unlike anything else you’ve

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E3 2020 cancelled, possibly replaced with online show (updated)

*Update! Yep, it’s cancelled. Original story follows… The king daddy of of gaming conferences, E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), stands on the precipice of being officially cancelled later today. Scheduled to take place in June at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the show will be canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus (aka COVID-19 or the “Commie Cough”). The ESA (Entertainment

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