Tag Archives: Jon Malin

“Graveyard Shift Vol. III” Indiegogo Campaign Ends Big

On Monday, the crowdfunding campaign for Graveyard Shift Vol. III ended successfully, raising 53091% of its original goal (not a typo) for a total of more than $265 thousand. At those totals, almost all of the campaign’s stretch goals were met, meaning several additional bonuses will be coming to the backers of the project. Co-Created by Jon Malin and Mark

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 6 September 2020 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 Parnell, The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari, Red Valkyrie YouTube host Shae the Red, and Graveyard Shift co-creator Jon Malin. This week, we discussed the latest developments

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“Sit-Down Sunday” Comic Book News Livestream – 9 August 2020 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 both Parnell and The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari. This week, the main event was celebrating the successful launch of Johnny Phantasm 1985. We also discussed the

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Jon Malin’s “Graveyard Shift Vol. III” Now Live on Indiegogo

On Wednesday, independent comic book creator Jon Malin launched a crowdfunding campaign for Graveyard Shift Vol. III, the next installment is extremely successful Graveyard Shift series. Co-Created by Jon Malin and Mark Poulton, Graveyard Shift is a horror-themed superhero book described as “the Universal Monsters meets the X-Men.” The project was fully funded in minutes, and has already raised more

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90s-style action comic “Sea Dog and Codename: Kill Switch” now on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, father-and-son comic book creative team Mark and Chase Poulton launched a crowdfunding campaign for Sea Dog and Codename: Kill Switch, a 48-page graphic novel inspired by the action-adventure superhero comics of the 1990s. Here’s the pitch taken from the Indiegogo campaign page: Mark Poulton (writer/co-creator of GRAVEYARD SHIFT, GRAVEYARD SHIFT II, and USASSASSIN) teams up with his son,

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Jon Malin’s “Graveyard Shift: Vol. II” rakes in monstrous moolah

Over the weekend, the crowdfunding campaign for Jon Malin’s horror-themed superhero book Graveyard Shift: Volume II ended successfully, raising 17448% of its original goal for a total of nearly $175 thousand. Illustrated by Malin (Jawbreakers: Lost Souls) and written by Mark Poulton (The Savage Hawkman), Graveyard Shift is a superhero tale combining horror and science fiction elements which asks “What if

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“Graveyard Shift” creator Jon Malin defends fellow comic artist Rob Liefeld from detractors

Rob Liefeld is responsible for creating some of Marvel’s most enduring comic book characters from the 1990s. Deadpool, Cable, the X-Force- all of these were born of Liefeld’s brain, after which he went on to become one of the founding fathers of Image Comics. However, that hasn’t stopped Liefeld’s detractors from criticizing his work (including the often-parroted “Rob Liefeld can’t

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Jon Malin’s horror graphic novel “Graveyard Shift Vol. 2” hits “Six figures, bitch!”

The crowdfunding campaign for Jon Malin’s and Mark Poulton’s graphic novel Graveyard Shift Volume 2 achieved the blessed “Six Figures, bitch!” overnight, crossing over the $100 thousand funding threshold. Not only is that an impressive benchmark to pass, but hitting $100 thousand also means that the Graveyard Shift writing and art staff (Malin excluded) will receive a bonus for their

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Jon Malin’s “Graveyard Shift Vol II” is scaring up big numbers on Indiegogo

Last night, comic book artist Jon Malin launched a crowdfunding campaign for Graveyard Shift Volume II, and the project is already an instant success having raised more than $32 thousand at the time of this writing. Illustrated by Malin (Jawbreakers: Lost Souls) and written by Mark Poulton (The Savage Hawkman), Graveyard Shift is a superhero tale combining horror and science

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First look at Jon Malin’s “Graveyard Shift: Volume II”

Comic book creator Jon Malin has finally revealed the first look at Graveyard Shift: Volume II” the follow-up to the first Graveyard Shift which was successfully crowdfunded via Indiegogo in 2018. Earlier this week, Malin showcased a work-in-progress of Volume II‘s first page on his YouTube channel. Volume II picks up right where the first Graveyard Shift graphic novel left

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Richard Meyer’s “Jawbreakers – Lost Souls Remastered” campaign ends successfully

Over the weekend, the Indiegogo campaign for the second printing of Jawbreakers: Lost Souls ended successfully, raising 374% of its original goal for a total of more than $56 thousand. Titled Jawbreakers – Lost Souls Remastered, the graphic novel is a superhero action/adventure story written by Richard C. Meyer (Iron Sights) and featuring illustrations by Jon Malin (Thunderbolts, Graveyard Shift)

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“Jawbreakers – Lost Souls Remastered” now available on Indiegogo

On Saturday, Richard C. Meyer launched a crowdfunding campaign for a remastered edition of Jawbreakers – Lost Souls, his record-breaking graphic novel described as a combination of The Expendables and Guardians of the Galaxy. This “second printing” is not markedly different from the original, though the print file has been tweaked to ensure a slightly higher image quality. The campaign

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New horror graphic novel “Trixie Cain: Blood Reaper” now on Indiegogo

On Friday, the creative team behind Stardust launched a crowdfunding campaign for Trixie Cain: Blood Reaper on Indiegogo.* Written by Nasser Rabadi and featuring illustrations by Shawn Langley, Trixie Cain is a 60-page horror graphic novel intended as the first part of a 3-5 issue miniseries. Here’s a plot summary taken from the Trixie Cain: Blood Reaper Indiegogo page. “Blood

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Review: “Jawbreakers: Lost Souls”

It seems like those predisposed to hate Jawbreakers take it far more seriously than the creators do. Jawbreakers: Lost Souls was never intended, nor was it advertised as a deep social commentary. It was always pitched as a politics-free, action adventure graphic novel, and that’s exactly what Lost Souls delivers. Lost Souls quite literally “hits the ground running,” as the

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Jon Malin & Kyle Ritter variant cover revealed for “Tales from the Stacks”

The guys behind Tales from the Stacks certainly know how to keep a hype train moving. After reaching full funding over the weekend, Tales from the Stacks creator Michael Critzer has been trickling out more tantalizing tidbits, including black and white artwork for Jon Malin’s variant cover. On Monday, Critzer finally revealed what the final Malin variant would look like

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“Jawbreakers” creator confirms replacement copies are coming to backers who received damaged books

After an emergency phone call with the Jawbreakers: Lost Souls printer, project creator Richard C. Mayer has updated the book’s backers with quite a bit of good news. The initial shipments of Lost Souls was reportedly being delivered to some backers in a damaged state. As a result, the printers and fulfillment company are halting all shipments and issuing replacement

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Crowdfunding campaign for horror anthology “Tales from the Stacks” fully funded in 3 days

On Thursday, the crowdfunding campaign for horror anthology Tales from the Stacks launched on Indiegogo, and the project is already a resounding success. At the time of this writing, the graphic novel has well surpassed its original funding goal of $4 thousand with nearly two months remaining in the crowdfunding period. Tales from the Stacks is a collaborative project by

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“Jawbreakers” creator promises fix after reports of books damaged during fulfillment, shipping

In the latest backer update for Jawbreakers: Lost Souls, project creator Richard C. Meyer has addressed reports of damaged books being received by backers. Meyer indicated that the packaging materials used by the fulfillment company are the biggest culprit, which Meyer claims to resemble a “glorified envelope” made from “recycled cardboard.” The Splintering can confirm that this description is apt,

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Horror anthology “Tales from Beyond the Gate” now live on Indiegogo

On Thursday, the crowdfunding campaign for horror anthology graphic novel Tales from Beyond the Gate went live on Indiegogo. Here’s a summary of the project taken straight from the Tales from Beyond the Gate Indiegogo page. “Tales From Beyond the Gate, from the mind of artist John Dillard. A Horror Anthology, from a team of up and coming creators, that

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“Jawbreakers: Lost Souls” has printed

The second biggest comic crowdfunding campaign of 2018 is now just days away from arriving at backers’ mailboxes. On Tuesday, Jawbreakers creator Richard C. Meyer announced that the Jawbreakers: Lost Souls graphic novel had finally been printed, and that backers should be receiving their copies very shortly. Meyer showed off the final product in the latest backer update, which you

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“Graveyard Shift” to be published by ALL CAPS COMICS

In a recent livestream on his YouTube channel, comic book artist and Internet talk show host Ethan Van Sciver announced that the Graveyard Shift series would be published by his new publishing company, ALL CAPS COMICS. (I get the joke, but I hate him for putting his company name in “all caps”) Graveyard Shift is a 46-page graphic novel described

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The Indiegogo campaign for horror comic “Graveyard Shift” hits #SixFiguresBitch!

On Sunday, the Indiegogo campaign for independent horror comic Graveyard Shift crossed the $100k threshold, joining other crowdfunded comic book projects as Cyberfrog, Jawbreakers, Red Rooster and Bigfoot Bill in the coveted #SixFiguresBitch club (occasionally referred to erroneously as the “six figures young lady club). Graveyard Shift is a 46-page graphic novel described as “the Universal Monsters meets the X-Men,”

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The Indiegogo campaign for “Graveyard Shift” finishes big… but not quite #SixFiguresBitch

Halloween came early this week as the Indiegogo campaign for Graveyard Shift came to a close, raising nearly 2 thousand percent of its original goal for a total of over $90 thousand. Graveyard Shift artist Jon Malin celebrated the end of the campaign by livestreaming the final hours on his YouTube page with fellow comic creators, including Antonio Malpica (a.k.a.

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Interview: Comic artist Jon Malin talks “Graveyard Shift”, heroism, and who he most wants to punch in the face!

Last week, the crowdfunding campaign for Graveyard Shift launched via Indiegogo where it became an instant success. At the time of this writing, the Graveyard Shift project has raised more than $30 thousand with a few weeks still to go. Graveyard Shift is a 46-page graphic novel created by comic industry veterans Mark Poulton (writer) and Jon Malin (artist). Graveyard

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“Jawbreakers: Lost Souls” passes 10 thousand backer milestone

Over the weekend, the crowdfunding campaign for Jawbreakers: Lost Souls* reached 10 thousand backers on Indiegogo. That is a huge milestone for what has already been a very successful campaign, further reinforcing Jawbreakers’ status as the most-backed single-issue graphic novel in crowdfunding history. Jawbreakers: Lost Souls is a superhero action/adventure story intended as a blend of The Expendables and The

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Mark Poulton’s & Jon Malin’s “Graveyard Shift” fully funded on Indiegogo; stretch goals announced

On Monday, the crowdfunding campaign for Graveyard Shift launched via Indiegogo. The project has already hit the ground running, achieving full funding in just over an hour, raising more than $18 thousand at the time of this writing. Graveyard Shift is a 46-page graphic novel described as “the Universal Monsters meets the X-Men,” and helmed by two comic industry veterans,

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Jon Malin teases upcoming comic book project “Graveyard Shift”

On a recent livestream on the Comic Artist Pro Secrets YouTube channel, veteran comic book artist Jon Malin revealed that his next project would be titled Graveyard Shift, and that it would be funded via Indiegogo. You can listen to Malin describe the project in the video below (at approximately 1:46:35): Graveyard Shift is coming hot on the heels of

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Jon Del Arroz’s “Flying Sparks” comic launches on Indiegogo, fully funded on first day

On Friday, award-winning author Jon Del Arroz launched a crowdfunding campaign for Flying Sparks: A Hero and Villain in Love via Indiegogo. Del Arroz is best known for his steampunk novel For Steam and Country. The Flying Sparks comic features illustrations by Jethro Morales (Dejah Thoris, The Green Hornet) and a cover by the Jawbreakers: Lost Souls art team of

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Jawbreakers graphic novel crowdfunding campaign finishes strong (updated)

The Indiegogo campaign for the Jawbreakers: Lost Souls* graphic novel ended early Thursday morning, and it’s safe to say that it closed out as a resounding success raising $196,078, roughly 3890% higher than the original goal of just five thousand dollars. Jawbreakers: Lost Souls is a superhero action/adventure story intended as a blend of The Expendables and The Guardians of

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