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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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Scams, Damned Scams, and Crowdfunding – When Creators Fail to Communicate

Today marks a thousand days since backers of Zoe Quinn’s Project Tingle received an update on the game. Having raised over $85 thousand from over two thousand backers via Kickstarter, the all-but-canceled full motion video adventure game was originally scheduled to deliver in February 2017, and the last update to backers was sent on 30 August 2018. This is certainly

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“Tales From Kerra Prime” by Brian Silverbax Now on Kickstarter

Veteran independent comic book creator Brian Silverbax is back at the crowdfunding grind with Tales from Kerra Prime, a follow-up campaign to Kerra Prime Handbook which successfully funded in 2020.  Tales from Kerra Prime is an 80+ page anthology graphic novel that features 15+ different stories, with 25+ creative contributions as part of a single connected universe.  Tales from Kerra

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Review: “Torch – Reclaim the Skies”

On Tuesday, independent comic book creator AJ Rojek launched a crowdfunding campaign for the first issue of Torch: Reclaim the Skies, an all-new sci-fi adventure series.* Written by Rojek and featuring illustrations by Tom Hoskisson and colors by Daniela Barisone, Torch is set in a futuristic world and features the titular heroine Torch, a onetime child-prodigy war pilot who was

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Fake “Shadow of the Kraken” Campaign Surfaces on Kickstarter

Earlier in January, independent comic book creator Vinnie Tartamella launched an Indiegogo campaign for Shadow of the Kraken. At the time of this writing, the campaign has raised more than $9 thousand from 169 backers. Just a few days later, it appears as though a malefactor has posted a fraudulent copy of the Shadow of the Kraken Indiegogo page, virtually

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Mail Call! “Shenmue 3” Kickstarter Backer-Exclusive Art Book and Soundtrack CD Unboxing

Today we’re opening up our Shenmue III CD soundtrack and The Art of Shenmue III hardback book, both of which were perks from the game’s Kickstarter campaign. The art book came to those who backed at a $175 level or higher, while the soundtrack CD was reserved for backers at the $250 level or higher. Not much else to do

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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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