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“Thin Blue Line” Brings the Real-World Dangers of Modern Policing to the Comic Page

On Friday, Blue Line Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Thin Blue Line, a 56-page, fictional story inspired by recent, real-world events. Written by Mike Baron (The Punisher) and featuring illustrations by Joseph Arnold and Jeff Slemons, Thin Blue Line tells a story that examines “human fallibility on every level.” Here’s the official breakdown of Thin Blue Line from the

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Studio Azoth’s “Future Primitive Mag” Reveals the Mythology of a Lost World

Earlier this week, Studio Azoth launched a crowdfunding campaign for Future Primitive Mag, a 52-page, oversized comic that combines elements of fantasy, mythology and human pre-history. Written by Kevin Gunstone and featuring illustrations by Slobodan Jovanovic, Future Primitive Mag is designed for fans of Conan, Lord of the Rings, and Planet of the Apes. Here’s the official pitch taken from

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Issue 2 of Laurant Valles Jr.’s “Sacrifice” Now on Kickstarter

On Monday, independent comic book creator and military veteran Laurant Valles Jr. launched a crowdfunding campaign for issues 1 and 2 of Sacrifice, which Valles describes as a “horror comedy series filled with action.” The project is well on its way to being fully funded, having raised more than half of its initial funding goal in the first 24 hours.

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Mandy Summers’ “Pirate Queen 2” is Ready to Hoist Your Main Sail

Batten down your hatches, fellas, Ava Bloodstone is back to capture more booty! On Friday, independent comic book creator Mandy Summers launched a crowdfunding campaign for Pirate Queen 2, the 60-page sexy sci-fi adventure follow-up to the first book that was successfully crowdfunded in 2020. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $4 thousand at the time

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Brenden Swan’s “DisintegrationStreet Vol. 2” Now on Indiegogo

On Thursday, independent comic book creator Brenden Swan launched a crowdfunding campaign for DisintegrationStreet Volume 2, the 69-page (*snick!*) follow-up to the first volume that was successfully crowdfunded in 2020. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than Written and illustrated by Swan (Strangelove: I Want to be Chrome), DisintegrationStreet takes place in a strange world where the

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Adam Lawson’s “Kids & Monsters” is a Horror Comic for All Ages

It isn’t about pedos! On Tuesday, independent comic book creator Adam Lawson launched a crowdfunding campaign for Kids & Monsters, a 72-page, horror graphic novel featured in 8.3″ x 11.7″ hardcover format. Written and illustrated by Lawson (The Kill Journal), Kids & Monsters is intended for readers of all ages despite its dark, supernatural undertones. Here’s the official plot synopsis

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Shanth Enjeti’s “Nosfero: The Crypt Walker” Paints a Unique Portrait of Horrors

Over the long weekend, independent comic book creator Shanth Enjeti launched a crowdfunding campaign for Nosfero: The Crypt Walker, a horror adventure book presented in an oversized 8.5in x 11in, square-bound format. Written and illustrated by Enjeti, Nosfero is a standalone story with full-color painted artwork. The main story will be 25+ pages, but the book will also include some

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 10 October 2021 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on “Petrifying” Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder “Fashionably Late” Blake Worrell and fellow Splintering contributor “Ghoulish” George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed the latest on Parnell’s Sleepy Hollow campaign, Shane Davis’ Inglorious Rex project, Parnell’s future

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Larry King’s “Gemini Jump” Leaps to Instant Success on Indiegogo

On Wednesday, comic book enthusiast Larry King made the jump into independent comic creation by launching an Indiegogo campaign for Gemini Jump, a 48-page, black and white book designed for fans of classic adventure comics and manga. The project is already fully funded, but the best part may be that the book is already finished, printed and ready to ship

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Gritty Revenge Tale “Dig Two Graves” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Jim Tanner recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Dig Two Graves, an 84-page graphic novel that combines both books 1 and 2 of a 12-part maxi-series. Written by Tanner and featuring illustrations by Von Randal, colors by Kevin Anthony De Castro (aka Tevan) and lettering by Robin Jones, Dig Two Graves is a gritty revenge tale

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Mike Swan’s KreeKraw and Kris Return in “Taking the Piss”

Independent comic book creator Michael Swan recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for KreeKraw and Kris Part Two: Taking the Piss, a 30-page follow-up to the first KreeKraw and Kris book that was successfully crowdfunded in 2020. Written by Swan and featuring illustrations by RJ Silvers and colors by Rodrigo Ybañez Garcia, KreeKraw and Kris Part Two stars a “cowboy space

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The Grim Guardian Returns in “Only Death Can Save Us 2”

Overnight, veteran comic book creator Russ Leach launched a crowdfunding campaign for Only Death Can Save Us 2 Book 2 – Techstone, the follow-up to the first ODCSU book that was successfully crowdfunded in 2020 (which we double-reviewed here and here). The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $3 thousand at the time of this writing. Written

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Army Veteran Chris Reader Brings “The Vigilantes” to Indiegogo

On Friday, aspiring comic book creator and U.S. Army veteran Chris Reader launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Vigilantes, a 48-page superhero adventure graphic novel. Written and illustrated by Reader and featuring illustrations by Dan Olvera, The Vigilantes is intended as the first installment of a six book arc. Here’s the official pitch taken from The Vigilantes Indiegogo campaign page:

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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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Quick Review: “Cobalt: Atlanta’s Thrashing” (TaleEnd Studio)

On October 1st, the Indiegogo campaign for Cobalt: Atlanta’s Thrashing will close, and the sign-up page for book 2 – Cobalt : Death Stalks Us will launch. This will be creator/writer Jake Adam’s second crowdfunded comic book campaign as his character and story were also part of a Kickstarter campaign for Super-Abled Comics. When I first saw Cobalt: Atlanta’s Thrashing

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Otherworldly Fantasy in Chris Fisk’s “Infinitale Chronicles – The War of the Trees” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Chris Fisk recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Infinitale Chronicles – The War of the Trees, a 50-page graphic novel set on a distant fantasy world. Written by Fisk and featuring illustrations by António Brandão and colors by Alzir Alves and Chris Hall, the book is intended as the first part in a larger War of

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Oi! Check Out Monika Stephan’s “Mary Boys: Beefheads!” on Indiegogo!

Over the weekend, independent comic book creator Monika Stephan launched a crowdfunding campaign for Mary Boys: Beefheads!, the 74-page follow-up to the first Mary Boys book that was successfully crowdfunded in 2019. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $6 thousand at the time of this writing. The book itself follows the titular Mary Boys, a set

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Alterna Comics Launches First Quarterly Pre-Order Campaign on Indiegogo

On Wednesday, Alterna Comics launched its inaugural pre-order crowdfunding campaign for their fall lineup of books. The campaign is already fully funded, having raised nearly $7 thousand at the time of this writing. These campaigns are intended to replace the company’s old pre-order system on the Alterna website, making each quarter a kind of celebratory event and giving customers a

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Crowdfunding Campaign for Indie Comics Magazine “ROK!T” Launches on Indiegogo

On Monday, publishing veteran Steve Dye launched a crowdfunding campaign for ROK!T, a new physical magazine that focuses on the biggest names and news on the ComicsGate* side of independent comics. Wait a second… Yeah, we’re doing a write-up on what is technically a competing platform. We’ll be sure to keep this super objective.** Trust me! Dye conceived ROK!T as

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 19 September 2021 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. (Our fellow Splintering contributor George Travlos rightly decided that spending time with family was more important than comics YouTube this week). This week, we were joined by independent

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New Take’s Oddly-Titled “Grandpa” Comic is About God Fighting Satan (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

New Take Media recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Grandpa issue 1, a new 44-page fantasy comic book project with a bizarre title. With a name like Grandpa, you might expect something like Rambo: Last Blood or Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino, but you’d be wrong, sucka. Created by Damion Daponte and Sterling Vanderhoof, Grandpa is actually about the longstanding battle

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Stephan Velez’s Dark Fantasy Horror Comic “The VeilWalker” Now on Indiegogo

On Wednesday, independent comic book creator Stephan Velez launched a crowdfunding campaign for The VeilWalker #1, an all-new, 21-page dark fantasy comic book. Written by Velez and featuring illustrations by Sajad Shah and colors by Leonardo Paciarotti, The VeilWalker is described as a blend of action, mystery, thriller, and horror. Here’s the official pitch taken from The VeilWalker’s Indiegogo campaign

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The KAYAS Saga Continues in “A Story of Blood & Stone” Issue 2

On Tuesday, independent comic book creator Ryan Cardinal launched a crowdfunding campaign for KAYAS: A Story of Blood & Stone issue 2, the 32-page follow-up to the first KAYAS book that was successfully crowdfunded in 2019. Written and illustrated by Cardinal, KAYAS is a manga-inspired fantasy adventure intended for young adult readers (ages 13 and up). Here’s the official plot

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“Inglorious Rex” Indiegogo Campaign Raises a Monstrous $150k in First Weekend

Over the weekend, veteran comic book creative team Shane Davis and Yanzi Lin launched a crowdfunding campaign for Inglorious Rex Volume One, an all-new, 48-page, action/sci-fi graphic novel. The project is already a remarkable success, having raised more than $150 thousand in its first few days. Co-written by Davis and Lin (Starlight Cats) and featuring pencils by Davis, inks by

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The Clock is Ticking to Back 80s-Inspired Horror Comic “Midnight Highway”

Comic book creator Michael Tener recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Midnight Highway issues 1 and 2, a new comic designed for fans of 80s horror and sci-fi. Co-created and co-written by Tener and Alex Maday and featuring illustrations by Alexander Malyshev and colors by Hedwin Zaldivar, Midnight Highway is described as Alice in Wonderland meets The Twilight Zone. Here’s

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Fantasy Worlds Cross Over in “Seeing Red x Three Thorns” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

No Sleep Press recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Seeing Red x Three Thorns, a 32-page, one-shot fantasy comic. The project is already well beyond fully funded, having raised nearly $5 thousand at the time of this writing. Strictly intended for mature audiences, Seeing Red x Three Thorns is the first No Sleep Press crossover event. Here’s the brief plot

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Art Thibert’s “Black & White Vol 2” Rakes in the Green on Indiegogo

What is black and white and covered with green? On Thursday, renowned comic book creator Art Thibert launched a crowdfunding campaign for Black & White Volume 2, the follow up to the first book that was successfully crowdfunded in 2018. Volume 2 is already off to a great start, having raised roughly $30 thousand at the time of this writing.

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Jessica Vanderpol’s “InterStella Space Angel” Shoots for the Stars on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Independent comic book creator Jessica Vanderpol recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for InterStella Space Angel, an all-new, 32-page graphic novel. At the time of this writing, the project has raised roughly 80% of its initial funding goal with approximately six days left in the campaign. Written and illustrated by Vanderpol, InterStella is described as a “whimsical, supernatural space comic introducing

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Mail Call! Unboxing “Mermaids” and “College of the Dead” by Adam Post Media

Today we’re unboxing our Indiegogo-exclusive copy of Mermaids by Adam Post Media Group. We backed the main book along with both College of the Dead and College of the Dead: Graduation Day. No more talk! Play video! Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful. Most importantly… Thanks for reading! Please consider following The Splintering

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Titans Clash in “USAssassin Book III: Graveyard Shift” Now on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, Mark “Moral Compass” Poulton launched a crowdfunding campaign for USAssassin Book III: Graveyard Shift, the latest graphic novel in the USAssassin series. The project has already blown past its initial funding goal, having raised more than $14 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Poulton (SeaDog, Viking Wolf) and featuring illustrations by Mike McMahon (Graveyard

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