Category Archives: Comics

Alterna Comics’ Fall Preorder Campaign Now Live on Indiegogo

Time to fall into Autumn! (kill me) On Tuesday, Alterna Comics launched a pre-order crowdfunding campaign for their Fall lineup of books. The campaign is well on its way to being fully funded, having raised nearly $3 thousand at the time of this writing (roughly an hour after the campaign’s launch). Through the Indiegogo campaign page, you can pick up

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

On Monday, Braly Image Group launched a crowdfunding campaign for Private American, a 66+ page graphic novel set against the current US border crisis. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $11 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Mike Baron (The Punisher, Nexus, Thin Blue Line) and featuring illustrations by Richard Bonk (Superman, Teen

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Jon Malin’s “Graveyard Shift: Omega Storm” Now Live on Indiegogo

On Sunday, independent comic book creator Jon Malin launched a crowdfunding campaign for Graveyard Shift: Omega Storm, a girthy, 140+ page superhero graphic novel. The project is already fully funded, having raised roughly $40 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Jon Malin and featuring pencil illustrations by Tommy Patterson, inks by Jimmy Reyes and letters by the

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Submarine Treehouse Launches “Elixir: The Last Days of Death” to Instant Success

Over the weekend, Submarine Treehouse launched a crowdfunding campaign for Elixir issue 1: The Last Days of Death, a 36-page comic book intended as the first issue of a 16 issue maxi-series. The project is already fully funded, having raised 156 percent of its initial funding goal at the time of this writing. The book celebrated the launch on Michael

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 25 September 2022 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with comic artist Matt Bahr (Rock . This week, we discussed Patrick’s ongoing Last of the Seekers toy/comic book combo campaign, the value of Indiegogo versus Kickstarter as crowdfunding platforms,

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“Crimson Rhen of the True North” Crosses $80K in Final Hours

Overnight, the crowdfunding campaign for Crimson Rhen of the True North ended successfully, raising a total of more than $80 thousand in the final hours. Bummed that you missed out on the crowdfunding campaign? Buck up! Like many other Indiegogo campaigns, the Crimson Rhen page has temporarily transitioned to an in-demand store, so you can still buy into the project

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Authors and Dragons’ “Chronicles of Calamity Issue 3” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Authors and Dragons recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Chronicles of Calamity issue 3, a new fantasy adventure. Created by the folks at the Authors and Dragons Podcast, the Chronicles of Calamity campaign page is an odd one. There’s no creative team listed, no trailer, no full page artwork to show off, and no page count, either (though the previous

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Rampart Press Brings “War Party” to Comic Shops in December

Independent comic book creator and Rampart Press founder Justin Murphy recently announced that his fantasy adventure adventure series War Party will be coming to comic shops under the Rampart Press label. Issue One of War Party is scheduled to ship in December, with pre-orders opening in October via Diamond Comic Distributors’ Previews catalogue. Written and illustrated by Justin Murphy (Cleburne)

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Shad M. Brooks’ “Shadow of the Conqueror” Conquering Wallets on Indiegogo

Independent author and Shadiversity YouTube host Shad M. Brooks recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Shadow of the Conqueror volume 1, a 48-page adaptation of Brooks’ novel Chronicles of Everfall: Shadow of the Conqueror. The project is already well beyond fully funded, having raised a massive total of more than $160 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 18 September 2022 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with comic creators Matt Bahr, Amanda (Mandy) Summers, Andy Smith, Dale Keown, Dennis Turner, and Irene (Renie) Strychalski. This week, we discussed Patrick’s ongoing Last of the Seekers campaign, Renie’s

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Per Berg’s “Narwhal Shorts Compendium” Fully Funded on Day One

“So many people can now write competent stories that the short story is in danger of dying of competence.” ― Flannery O’Connor On Wednesday, Narwhal Books launched a crowdfunding campaign for Narwhal Shorts Compendium,* a 120-page anthology of stories from “idiot savant” Per (Narwhal) Berg. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $14 thousand at the time

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Irene Strychalski’s “Fiendish 2” Crosses the $100k Threshold

Overnight, the crowdfunding campaign for the fantasy horror comic book Fiendish 2: Origins crossed the blessed “six figures” threshold, raising more than $100 thousand. This not only marks a significant sum raised in the campaign’s first 96 hours, but it’s also the very first six-figure campaign by Fiendish creator Irene “Renie” Strychalski. Strychalski marked the occasion with a celebratory livestream

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“Legends of Log” Anniversary Celebration Now Underway

Ten years of “Timberrrrr!” Can you believe that it’s already been a full decade since Giant Comics debuted Log, defender of the North Woods? While I was following the character and stories before it landed at its current, comfortable Alterna home, I have to admit, there’s still quite a bit I missed from those early years. Now, Legends of Log

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Andy Smith’s “Kor-Drath: The Reckoning” Promises Brutes, Babes and Battle Axes

…and blood, and beasts, and bosomy bat-ladies… On Monday, veteran comic book creator and Astonishing Comics founder Andy Smith launched a crowdfunding campaign for Kor-Drath: The Reckoning volume 1, a 64-page fantasy graphic novel. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $36 thousand at the time of this writing. Co-created by Andy Smith and Dennis Turner, Kor-Drath:

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Crowdfunding Review: “Tyger Blue” (Retro Graphic Books)

Welcome back to another Crowdfunding Review here at The Splintering. Today, we’ll be taking a look at Tyger Blue, a 52-page sci-fi action book written and created by Matthew Fowler and featuring illustrations by Jose Garcia and lettering by the prolific Eric Weathers. For those of you not familiar with our review format, we grade a crowdfunding campaign on four distinct categories: Does this

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Mark Poulton’s Latest Graphic Novel “Loose Threads” Fully Funded on Indiegogo

“Pull the string! Pull the string!” Veteran comic book creator and Haunted Pizza founder Mark Poulton recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Loose Threads, an 80-page superhero graphic novel. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $7 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Poulton (Graveyard Shift, Reaper Destroyer) and featuring illustrations by Cesar Madarro

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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

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 11 September 2022 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with comic creators Arvid Nelson, Matt Bahr, Keith Gleason and Irene (Renie) Strychalski. This week, we discussed Patrick’s ongoing Last of the Seekers campaign, Renie’s huge weekend surrounding her Fiendish

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Empire Comics’ “Wraith of God: Blood Hunters” Tracks Down Immediate Success on Indiegogo

On Thursday, renowned comic book creator and Empire Comics founder Aaron Lopresti launched a crowdfunding campaign for Wraith of God: Blood Hunters, an 84+ page superhero/horror adventure book. Those pages will include an all-new Wraith of God story, plus at least two back-up stories featuring Lopresti’s Garbage Man and The Night Club. (There may be more added if certain stretch

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The Ghetto-Fabulous Swag of the “Tyger Blue” Campaign

Today we’re taking an in-depth look at the swag packed with Tyger Blue – a comic by RGB Comics. Not quite an unboxing, but the amount of tchotchkes on display here warranted a more extensive overview than the written word can provide. On to the video! A full crowdfunding review of Tyger Blue will be posted here at The Splintering

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The Sci-Fi Shenanigans of “Rift Riders” Now on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, independent comic book creator Luke Stone* launched a crowdfunding campaign for Rift Riders issue 1, an all-new, 32-page sci-fi adventure. Co-created by Luke Stone and Piper Steed, written by Steed and featuring illustrations by John Dillard (The Buckler) and colors by Edgar Tavitas, Rift Riders is a spinoff of Stone’s Hybrid series. Here’s the official pitch taken

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Vicious Ink Comics’ Fantasy Adventure “Beowar” Now on Indiegogo

Because “Beobattle” didn’t have the same ring to it. Independent comic book creator Vic King recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Beowar, a 60-page, magazine-sized comic book. Written and illustrated by King (ASYL), Beowar is a fantasy adventure story featuring black and white artwork and a protagonist described as “purveyor of ale and tail.” Here’s the official pitch taken from

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Vintage Comic Review: “Laffin’ Gas Cartoonies” #3 (Blackthorne, 80s August Special)

Welcome back to 80s August, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of the greatest decade. Ever. (Change my mind) Today, we’re going to take a look at Laffin’ Gas Cartoonies issue 3, which was published by Blackthorne Publishing in November 1986. Laffin’ Gas Cartoonies was an ongoing black-and-white anthology featuring several comedy and parody short stories. The book is very much in the spirit of

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“Lady Death” Proves to be Recession-Proof with “Diabolical Harvest”

Coffin Comics recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Lady Death: Diabolical Harvest, the 16th chapter of the Lady Death saga since the character’s resurrection in 2015. Like many of the previous Lady Death projects before it, the project has scared up quite a bit of cash, having raised more than $400 thousand at the time of this writing. Diabolical Harvest

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“Blood Realm” Creator Shows His Softer Side with “Little Maia Omnibus”

“Greetings travelers…” A-hem! Nope, not today. Today – well, on Thursday, anyway – Blood Realm creator Robert Geronimo (!) launched a crowdfunding campaign for Little Maia Omnibus, a collected edition of three previously-released children’s stories. Written and illustrated by Geronimo and featuring colors by Jose Exposito, the Little Maia series is known for having vibrant, sequential artwork and no text.

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Patrick Thomas Parnell’s “Last of the Seekers” Toy/Comic Combo Campaign Now Live

On Thursday, independent comic book creator and Riot Press founder Patrick Thomas Parnell launched a pair of dueling crowdfunding campaigns for Last of the Seekers, an all new sci-fi project featuring a transforming alternating robot toy and accompanying comic book.* Inspired by other transforming shape-changing bots of the 1980s, Last of the Seekers is an intergalactic adventure about a robot

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Vintage Comic Review: “The California Raisins – The Ultimate Collection” (Blackthorne, 80s August Special)

Welcome back to 80s August, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of the greatest decade since fry bread.  Before Ronald McDonald starred in his own video games and the Geico Cavemen were given their own ill-fated television show, the marketing minds at CalRab (the California Raisin Advisory Board) decided to expand the presence of their own claymation mascots in pop culture. As

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