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Comic Review: “Death Kanji” by Jordan Patrick Finn and Greg Woronchak

Many storytellers have claimed H.P. Lovecraft as an inspiration, but writer Jordan Patrick Finn and illustrator Greg Woronchak have put together a unique take on Lovecraftian themes in their graphic novel, Death Kanji.* Crowdfunded on Kickstarter earlier this year, Death Kanji is an 80-page book described by Finn as a samurai horror graphic novel. Taking inspiration not just from Lovecraft

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Mail Call! – “Shenmue III” Kickstarter Exclusive Capsule Toy Set

Today we’re opening up our Shenmue III capsule toy set, which was a perk from the game’s Kickstarter campaign, which came to those who backed at a $500 level or higher. Let’s jump straight to the video! For those out of the know, capsule toys have been a consistent time sink and virtual money pit in the Shenmue series since

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Crowdfunding Review: “Zombie-Sama!” (Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering‘s month-long celebration of all things dark and dystopian! Today, we’re featuring yet another “Crowdfunding Review” of an independent comic book, this time it’s Zombie-Sama! written by Billy Tucci and featuring illustrations by John Broglia and colors by Paul Little. For those of you not familiar with the crowdfunding review format, we

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Jonathan Thompson Preps “Burn Residue” for Kickstarter

Independent comic book creator Jonathan Thompson is hard at work prepping a crowdfunding campaign for his next project, Burn Residue, for launch via Kickstarter. Written by Thompson (Commander of Space Station Zed) and featuring artwork by Rossano Piccioni, Burn Residue is described as “a dark hearted noir in the style of Ed Brubaker’s and Sean Phillips’ CRIMINAL” that tells a

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 20 September 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, and The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari. This week, we discussed arbitrary “rules” for crowdfunding comics, IDW’s veteran suicide awareness issue of G.I. Joe, Patrick’s upcoming

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Visit the realm of imagination in “Okel’s Magical Worlds”

French publisher Les Reves D’Ily has revealed that they will begin crowdfunding an imaginative, all-ages comic Okel’s Magical Worlds in May. Written by Fatiha Messali and illustrated by Johanna Crainmark, Okel’s Magical Worlds is built around a child’s imagination via “a journey through the fantastic worlds of their toys.” Here’s the book’s official plot summary: Okel is a little girl

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New superhero comic “Saving the World” begins crowdfunding this February

Aspiring comic book creator “Tonicmole” is planning to launch a crowdfunding campaign for Saving the World, a new superhero comic written and illustrated by Tonicmole himself. Not much has been revealed about the plot, but Tonicmole has indicated that Saving the World is intended as the first installment of a “bizarre shared universe of heroes, villains, and everything in between.”

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Ashcan Comics Pub. launches “Flash Fiction Force” crowdfunding campaign

Ashcan Comics Pub. (aka ACP Studios) has launched a crowdfunding campaign for Flash Fiction Force Anthology – Year One, a 120-page, black and white book featuring a combination of prose fiction, comics, and artwork featuring contributions from more than twenty indie creators for a total of thirty separate stories. Here’s the pitch taken from the Flash Fiction Force Anthology crowdfunding

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Coffin Comics’ “Hellwitch: the Forsaken” graphic novel “banned” by printer

Over the weekend, Coffin Comics founder and Lady Death creator Brian Pulido announced that their upcoming graphic novel Hellwitch: the Forsaken has been unceremoniously dropped by their printer. According to Pulido, the printing company took issue with some of the mature imagery in the book, and requested that Coffin Comics & Co. either revise it or remove it altogether. Pulido

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Billy Tucci’s “Shi” returns after 15 years thanks to Indiegogo

On Thursday, celebrated comic book creator Billy Tucci (Billy Fucking Tucci to his friends) launched a crowdfunding campaign for Shi: Return of the Warrior. Shi was a best-selling staple of the 90s comic book industry, and Return of the Warrior is a 48-page revival written and illustrated by Tucci himself, who is joined by co-writer Steven Peros, co-artist Ricardo Silva,

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Coffin Comics’ “Hellwitch: the Forsaken” has come for your soul- and your wallet!

Overnight, the crowdfunding campaign for Coffin Comics’ latest supernatural fantasy book Hellwitch: The Forsaken #1 went live on Kickstarter, and has already raised more than $100 thousand bucks. Hellwitch: the Forsaken is a 48-page graphic novel written by Brian Pulido and Mike MacLean, and featuring illustrations by Diego Bernard and colors by Cici De La Cruz. Part of Coffin Comics’

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Preview: Torian Tarrant’s “Catalyst”

In July, indepedent comic book creator and Tyrant Creative Media founder Torian Tarrant launched a crowdfunding campaign for Catalyst, a new comic book described as “an international spy action set in the world of an urban crime/drama.” Written by Tarrant and featuring illustrations by Von Randal, colors by Paris Alleyne and letters by Matias Zanetti, the first issue of Catalyst

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Brian Pulido’s “Lady Death: Blasphemy Anthem” is live; reaps nearly $200K on day 1

On Wednesday, Coffin Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Lady Death: Blasphemy Anthem, the latest double-sized comic book in the Lady Death series. At the time of this writing, the project has already raised roughly $190 thousand dollars in less than 24 hours. Blasphemy Anthem is co-written by Lady Death creator Brian Pulido and Mike MacLean, and features illustrations by

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Coffin Comics giving Lady Satanus her own book

When Coffin Comics launches Lady Death: Blasphemy Anthem on Kickstarter tomorrow, it will officially introduce a new character to the Lady Death universe: Lady Satanus. After being revealed on one of the variant covers for Blasphemy Anthem, Coffin Comics has received quite a bit of positive feedback on the character from fans. This has prompted the creators to give Lady

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Blake Northcott’s “Everglade Angels” graphic novel brings murder mystery to the swamps

Over the weekend, comic book writer Blake Northcott launched a crowdfunding campaign for Everglade Angels, a new 48-page graphic novel for mature audiences only. Written by Scott Lobdell and featuring artwork by Roc Upchurch, Everglade Angels is a “survival horror” tale surrounding a murder mystery in the Florida Everglades. Here’s a summary of the Everglade Angels taken from the Kickstarter

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Refunds promised to “Shenmue III” backers after Epic Games exclusivity backlash

Last month, publisher Deep Silver and developer Ys Net confirmed that Shenmue III is going to be exclusive to the Epic Games Store on Windows PC. That surprise announcement decision disappointed many Shenmue fans, particularly the backers of the original Kickstarter campaign. Not only did the Epic Game Store not exist back when Shenmue III was crowdfunded in 2015, but

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A Goodbye to the Ouya

It’s crazy to think that the Ouya first launched its Kickstarter campaign more than seven years ago. When it did, it promised to revolutionize the game industry by offering a cheap, Android-based game box that allowed game developers to create innovative, yet inexpensive games. Along the way, it somehow captured the hearts of the game industry, raising more than $8.5

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E3: “Shenmue III” backers demand refunds after Epic Game Store exclusivity announcement

During the E3 2019 PC Gaming Press Conference, publisher Deep Silver and developer Ys Net have confirmed Shenmue III is going to be exclusive to the Epic Games Store on Windows PC. That may come as a surprise to Valve, as the Shenmue III Steam page is still live at the time of this writing and backers of the original

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Imagine my shock! “Shenmue III” delayed yet again

Publisher Deep Silver and the Shenmue III development team Ys Net released their 100th update to Kickstarter backers today. How did they celebrate this milestone? By announcing another delay. The new release date is now 19 November 2019. Here’s how the team put it in the update: Whilst almost ready, the game simply needs a little more refinement before being truly finished.

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Do crowdfunding campaigns pay comic book websites for coverage?

On Monday, Brett Booth (Bloodshot) indicated on social media that comic book creators pay comic book news sites to cover their crowdfunding projects. This revelation came as Booth engaged with a barrage of questions from comic fans asking him if he would ever consider crowdfunding his own project (it doesn’t look like he’s interested at the moment). As part of

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Coffin Comics’ “La Muerta: Ascension” deals dual-wielded death

On Wednesday, Coffin Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for La Muerta: Ascension via Kickstarter. Much like the last Coffin Comics crowdfunding project’s, Ascension became an overnight success reaching more than 500% of its original goal at the time of this writing. This marks yet another strong showing for Coffin Comics, having conducted several other wildly successful campaigns including Brian Pulido’s

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Crowdfunding campaign for “Tokyo Rose” graphic novel ends successfully

Overnight, the crowdfunding campaign for historical graphic novel Tokyo Rose: Zero Hour ended successfully, raising more than $8 thousand. Tokyo Rose: Zero Hour is a one-shot graphic novel written by Andre Frattino and featuring illustrations by Kate Kasenow which retells the story of Iva Toguri, a Japanese American who was torn between two hemispheres and loyalties during World War II.

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“Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night” releasing in June, new trailer released

According to ArtPlay and 505 Games, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will release on 18 June for PS4, Xbox One and PC, while the Nintendo Switch version will arrive on 25 June. Bloodstained‘s release marks the end of a storied development. Spearheaded by Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi, the game set new records on Kickstarter in 2015, becoming the short-lived most

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After Kickstarter success, “Pistolera” takes a victory lap on Indiegogo

On Wednesday, Headshot Horror Publishing launched an Indiegogo campaign for Pistolera, an all-new 32-page one-shot comic set in the 1800s. Sound familiar? That’s because the book was successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter last month. Now, Pistolera creator Gilbert Deltrez is giving those consumers who prefer Indiegogo as a crowdfunding platform a chance to get the book. Written by Deltrez (Lair) and

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Hero or Traitor? Andre Frattino introduces “Tokyo Rose” to a new generation in his graphic novel (Interview)

Earlier in March, writer Andre Frattino launched a Kickstarter campaign for Tokyo Rose: Zero Hour, an all-new one-shot graphic novel written by Frattino and featuring illustrations by Kate Kasenow. We got a chance to have a quick back and forth with Frattino, who was gracious enough to respond to our questions on the Tokyo Rose campaign. As always, the answers

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