Category Archives: Comics

Arrow Comics’ “Chrome Dog” Now Barking Up the Money Tree

“Chro’ Dogs!” Over the weekend, Arrow Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Chrome Dog issue 1: Perfect Strangers, a 32-page sci-fi book. The project is nearly funded, having already raised more than $1700 at the time of this writing. Written by Justin K. Sweet and illustrated by Luke Stone (Hybrids: Sons of the Gods, Voodoo Nations),* Chrome Dog is described

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Ryan James’ Underwater Adventure “Octo Gone” Now on Indiegogo

It took me far too long for that “Octo Gone” pun to dawn on me. Over the weekend, aspiring comic book creator Ryan James launched a crowdfunding campaign for Octo Gone issue 1, a 48-page sci-fi book intended as the first of a three-part miniseries. Written and illustrated by James, Octo Gone is described as an “action-packed underwater adventure like

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Tyler Carpenter’s “The Girl With The Mega Fists” Volume 3 Fully Funded on Day 1

Those are truly, truly mega… fists. On Wednesday, independent comic book creator Tyler Carpenter launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Girl with the Mega Fists volume 3, a 200+ page (!), black and white graphic novel. Written and illustrated by Carpenter, The Girl with the Mega Fists is an ongoing sci-fi saga with a heavy manga influence. The project is

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Jon Del Arroz’s “Flying Sparks” Concludes with “Ultra Light Beams”

The interdimensional lizard people are upon us! On Tuesday, independent author and “the leading Hispanic voice in science fiction” Jon Del Arroz launched a crowdfunding campaign for Flying Sparks: Ultra Light Beams, a 72-page graphic novel. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $6 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Del Arroz and featuring

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Pum Spak’s All-Ages Comic “Unemployed Monsters” Still Available In-Demand (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

“Monsters” seems a little bit strong… “Hippies” maybe… Pum Spak recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Unemployed Monsters, a 56-page comic book featuring work by artists from Rick and Morty and Bob’s Burgers. The book is fully funded, and currently in-demand, so you can still buy into the project if you missed it during the crowdfunding period (like we did).

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Alterna Comics’ Winter Preorder Campaign Now Live

A hazy shade of newsprint On Wednesday, Alterna Comics launched a pre-order crowdfunding campaign for their Winter lineup of books. This time around, the campaign is being run both on Indiegogo (here) and the Alterna Comics website (here). Through the campaign pages, you can pick up all six of Alterna’s Winter issues, or simply pick and choose the titles you

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Haunted Pizza’s Superhero Comic “Hurley’s Heroes” Fully Funded in First 24 Hours

On Wednesday, Haunted Pizza launched a crowdfunding campaign for Hurley’s Heroes issue 1, a 40-page “flipbook” that includes not just the main story, but also a 12-page preview of HP’s upcoming sci-fi action series, Universals Initiative. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $3 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Mark Poulton (Graveyard Shift)

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South River Studios’ Horror Comic “The Mythicals” Launching in February

The fellas at South River Studios are currently hard at work prepping a crowdfunding campaign for The Mythicals issue 1, a horror adventure comic that is intended as the first of a 13-issue series. The book is described as being a mashup of the “best elements of Buffy and WildCATS and layers in X-Files type conspiracy,” and the campaign itself

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Indiegogo Campaign for Velvet Comics’ “Melvin” Issue 2 Ends Successfully (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

“I can’t believe we just melvined Death!” The Indiegogo campaign for Velvet Comics’ Melvin issue 2 recently ended, successfully raising more than $750 during the crowdfunding period. Written and created by Timothy Olson and featuring illustrations by both Sid Teles and Andy A., issue 2 is a 24-page follow-up to the first Melvin book, this time promising “more action, more

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Throwback Comic Review: “Pete the P.O.’d Postal Worker: Pete’s Very Special Christmas” (Sharkbait Press)

Welcome back to Jolly Jinglings, The Splintering’s celebration celebration of all things that shake like a bowl full of jelly. Today we’re going to take a look at Pete the P.O.’d Postal Worker: Pete’s Very Special Christmas, which was published in 1997 by Sharkbait Press. Written by Marcus P. Meleton and illustrated by Pete Garcia, the book follows the titular Pete,

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Lynsey Leigh Paints a Petrifying Tale in “The Hollow Raven” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Because “Crow” was taken. Independent comic book creator Lynsey Leigh recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Compendium of the Unmasked: The Hollow Raven, a project that spans six issues (0-5) and is intended as the first volume of a seven volume story. Ambitious, no? The project is already fully funded, having raised nearly $1 thousand at the time of this

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Graham Nolan’s “Ghosts of Matecumbe Key” Crosses $100k Threshold

What’s the “key” to his success? (Kill me) Earlier this week, the crowdfunding campaign for Compass Comics’ horror graphic novel Ghosts of Matecumbe Key crossed the blessed six-figure threshold, raising more than $100k while available in-demand. Written by and illustrated by Graham Nolan (Detective Comics, Monster Island), Ghosts of Matecumbe Key is the third book in the loosely connected “NolanVerse”

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No Sleep Press’s “Dirty Work at the Crossroads” Concludes on Indiegogo

No Sleep Press recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for issue 5 of Dirty Work at the Crossroads, a 32-page comic book. The Indiegogo campaign follows a successful run on Kickstarter, so this is a second chance for those missed out the first time around or prefer Indiegogo as a crowdfunding platform. Set in a post apocalyptic future, Dirty Work at

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Father and Son Creative Team Launch “The Continuing Adventures of Pillowman & Blanketboy” via Indiegogo

No, it’s not a new ad campaign by Balenciaga… it’s The Continuing Adventures of Pillowman & Blanketboy! On Monday, Shaun Davis launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Continuing Adventures of Pillowman & Blanketboy issue 1, a 28-page superhero story aimed at readers of all ages. Co-written by the father and son team of Shaun and Parker Davis and featuring illustrations

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Evil Fights For Survival in “Dr. Alpha: Dead Man’s Lullaby” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator and YouTube personality A. S. Rivera (aka Literature Devil) recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Dr. Alpha: Dead Man’s Lullaby Vol 1, a 70+ page graphic novel intended for mature readers. Written by Rivera and featuring illustrations by Preston Asevedo (aka The “Good” Preston) and colors by Oliver Lee Arce, Dead Man’s Lullaby serves as a

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Mike Baron’s “Private American” Takes the US-Mexico Border Crisis Into His Own Hands (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Braly Image Group recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Private American, a 66+ page graphic novel set against the current US border crisis. The project is fully funded, having raised nearly $38 thousand at the time of this writing and still available in-demand.* Written by Mike Baron (The Punisher, Nexus, Thin Blue Line) and featuring illustrations by Richard Bonk (Superman,

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Throwback Comic Review: “The Thirteen Days of Christmas- A Tale of the Lost Lunar Bestiary” (Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to Jolly Jinglings, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of everything frankincense and myrrh. Today we’re going to torture ourselves yet again with another disappointing Christmas comic book: The Thirteen Days of Christmas: A Tale of the Lost Lunar Bestiary. Published by DOGSTAR Press in 1998, The Thirteen Days of Christmas is written by David Quinn and illustrated by Kristen

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Mystery and Adventure Abound in “The Valiant Heroes” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator and The Fourth Age founder R.J. Shaw recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Valiant Heroes, an 82-page action adventure anthology. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $7 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by R.J. Shaw and featuring illustrations by multiple artists, The Valiant Heroes is a part of

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Throwback Comic Review: “Sun Runners Christmas Special” (Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to Jolly Jinglings, The Splintering’s festive holiday extravaganza that celebrates all things Yule. But you want to know what won’t be celebrating the season along with us? The Sun Runners Christmas Special by Amazing Comics. Not only did it mark the end of the Sun Runners series in 1987, but it had absolutely zero to do with Christmas or the Holiday Season

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The Galactic Rodents of Mayhem Return in “Rat-Trap” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Capybaras in a spaceship… RODENT POWER! Nah, that doesn’t sound quite right. Anyway… Independent comic creator Gilbert “Gilly” Deltrez* recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Galactic Rodents of Mayhem – Rat-Trap, a 32-page, oversized comic book (with 8.5” x 11” dimensions) starring a badass group of anthropomorphic capybaras. Written by Deltrez and featuring illustrations by Sebastian Navas, Galactic Rodents of

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Kaiju Roam the Earth in A.G.E. Comics’ “Fall of Man” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

As distinct from “The Autumn of Man” A.G.E. Comics recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Fall of Man issue 1, a 25-page sci-fi book set in a post-apocalyptic world. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $900 at the time of this writing. Written by Paul Byrd and featuring illustrations by Benjamin Worrell and colors by Jimmy

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Fantasy Comic “Beckoned: Recourse” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

But who is creating the book? Zade Studios recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Beckoned: Recourse, a 32-page fantasy comic book intended for a Teen (and up) audience. Written by… erm, and illustrated by… well, the campaign doesn’t say, but after a heads up in the comments, it looks like Jeremy Thevenot is both writer and artist.* In any case,

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The “Ed Gein: Demon Hunter” Saga Comes to an End (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Hell hath no fury like the Butcher of Plainfield Independent comic book creator Lucifer Storm recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for issues 3 and 4 of Ed Gein: Demon Hunter. Written by Storm (Lady Satan, Jericho) and featuring black and white illustrations by Kristian Rossi (Rad Rose, Trespasser), Ed Gein: Demon Hunter is a supernatural horror book starring the infamous

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“SuccuBUSTED!” Creator Isaac Fox Talks Greed, AI Art, and Bayonetta (Interview, NSFW)

With an emphasis on “U busted!” Independent comic book creator Isaac Fox recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for the second issue of SuccuBUSTED!, a supernatural comedy book. We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his latest SuccuBUSTED! campaign, which is available to support here. This is the second time we’ve had the opportunity to speak with Fox, and the

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Cyber Sheep Studios’ Cyberpunk Graphic Novel “Ronin of Okane” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Do ronin dream of katana-wielding sheep? Cyber Sheep Studios recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Ronin of Okane, a 50-page, cyberpunk graphic novel. The project is already fully funded, having raised nearly $40 thousand at the time of this writing. Created by Michael Pachidamrong, Keld Bjones, Weerayuth Dilokleartpalakorn, and Dino Zour, Ronin of Okane is a dark tale of two

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Crowdfunding Review: “Dwarfs Versus Lion” (Bryan Butvidas, Juanito Sanabria)

Who do you think would win between 50 diesel-powered dwarfs and one monster lion? Would you be #TeamDwarf or #TeamLion? This campaign (and comic book) by Airith Saga creator, Brian Butvidas aims to answer that question. This premise is based on a bar room discussion, of sorts. Characters, story details and the campaign set-up all derived from a live chat

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