Tag Archives: Manga

Donkey Madness’ “Shotgun Samurai” Manga Fully Funded on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, Donkey Madness launched a crowdfunding campaign for Shotgun Samurai, a girthy 200+ page manga graphic novel that includes the entire first story arc of the Shotgun Samurai series. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Shotgun Samurai Indiegogo campaign page: Legend has it that a thousand years ago, there was a Dragon that roost atop the

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‘Tis Peace on Earth, “Pluto” Style (Jolly Jinglings Special)

Life in 2020 has been hard for everyone, but there are life lessons to be found in chaos. What life lesson we can learn from Pluto today? The answer is peace on earth, stop the hatred, care about the world and the people. I have always loved robots since I was little, and love detective mysteries as an adult; Pluto

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The haunting beauty of Xia Da’s “Fairytale of Winter” (Jolly Jinglings Special)

Fairy Tale Of Winter by Chinese artist Xia Da is about a snow princess that is brought to life by the power of magical fairies and can only stay alive with the love of a human. But, will something stand in the way of her accomplishing that goal? A young boy plays in the first snowfall with his animal friends,

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Mail Call! – Opening “More Lethal” from King Toad Comics

Today we’re opening up our copy of More Lethal, a manga-sized comic book written by Aaron Calimeri, illustrated by Ibai Canales, and funded via Indiegogo. Let’s jump straight to the video! Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful in the comments below! The Splintering’s Teespring store has items starting at just $4.99! If you

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Brandon Flynn Asks Readers to Reclaim Zandara

Earlier this week, independent comic book creator Brandon Flynn launched a crowdfunding campaign for Reclaiming Zandara, a 100+ page graphic novel with artwork inspired by Japanese manga. Official information on the project is a bit thin, but here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Reclaiming Zandara Indiegogo campaign page: Judgement day has come. Humanity has been captured by aliens.

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Manga Review: Junji Ito’s “Frankenstein” (Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering‘s Festival of Dread, our celebration of all things monstrous and macabre! Today we’re going to take a look at Mary Shelley’s classic horror tale Frankenstein as retold by celebrated manga creator, Junji Ito. Originally published in 2013, Junji Ito’s Frankenstein includes not just an illustrated retelling of the classic tale, but it includes several backup

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Fool’s Entertainment Launches New Sci-Fi Manga “Omega Black”

Independent publisher Fool’s Entertainment has launched a crowdfunding campaign for Omega Black, a 135-page, sci-fi manga book. Written by Chris L. Brown and featuring illustrations by Ed Jiménez and lettering by the ever-prolific Eric Weathers, Omega Black tells the story of the Royal Family of the planet Omega, and their connection to a mysterious power known as the Omega Stream. Here’s

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Manga Superstar Junji Ito Approached by Hideo Kojima for New Horror Game

During a Comic-Con@Home interview over the weekend, celebrated manga creator Junji Ito (Shiver, Uzumaki) revealed that renowned video game creator Hideo Kojima (Death Stranding) has invited him to work on an upcoming horror game. During the interview, Ito was asked about his cameo in Death Stranding, and if he was “involved in some video game development at the moment?” According to Ito

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Conquest Comics’ “Xenotype” fully funded

Overnight, the crowdfunding campaign for Conquest Comics’ Xenotype achieved its initial funding goal of approximately $16 thousand. Written by Liam Gray and featuring illustrations by “Odysseas Theodoratos” and colors by “Scotsmn” (sic.), Xenotype is a sci-fi adventure influenced by Japanese manga books. Here’s the story synopsis taken from the Xenotype Indiegogo campaign page: Warmly familiar and yet unlike anything else you’ve

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Manga-Inspired “Blade Devil” is Tearing It Up on Indiegogo; passes $50k threshold on day one

We didn’t see this coming… Sure, we thought Blade Devil was a slick looking book when we previewed it in February. We also knew that the book’s creator, Raging Golden Eagle, has maintained an entertaining YouTube channel with a dedicated fan base for years. But did we expect the Blade Devil crowdfunding campaign to reach this level of breakout success,

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Manga – Reminiscing For the Oldies

As January rolled in, my thought and reflection took me back into the past- reminiscing of all the oldies but goodies in everything… from movies to music, to classic books, and of course, manga. I was craving to rediscover the past by reading some of these oldies, so I grabbed my Sherlock Holmes, Jane Austin, and Mighty Atom (a.k.a. Astro

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