Tag Archives: Richard Meyer

Splatto Comics Launches “DO AS YOU’RE TOLD: The Ballad of No” on Indiegogo

On Wednesday, independent comic book creator and Splatto Comics founder Richard C. Meyer launched a crowdfunding campaign for DO AS YOU’RE TOLD: The Ballad of No, a new 26-page book that takes place in the PANdemIC universe. At the time of this writing, the artwork is already complete and the project is 100% funded, so there’s nothing stopping the book

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Review: “Iron Sights” (Splatto Comics – Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re featuring Splatto Comics’ Iron Sights, which was successfully crowdfunded into existence in 2018. Following up on his successful Jawbreakers: Lost Souls superhero book, independent comic creator and Splatto Comics founder Richard C. Meyer chose to go a very different route with his next project, Iron Sights. Co-written by Carlos Ivan

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Splatto Comics’ “Jawbreakers: Grand Bizarre” surpasses $50k on Indiegogo

Last week, Splatto Comics founder and independent comic book creator Richard C. Meyer launched the latest crowdfunding campaign for Jawbreakers: Grand Bizarre, the latest installment in his highly successful superhero action series. Written by Meyer and featuring illustrations by Aaron Alfeche and colors by Color Channel, Grand Bizarre serves as an origin story for the Jawbreakers superhero team. Here’s the

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Richard C. Meyer launches surprise campaign for coronavirus-inspired comic “PANdemIC”

Well, this came out of frickin’ nowhere… On Wednesday, independent comic book creator Richard C. Meyer (Jawbreakers, The Expendables Go to Hell) launched a surprise crowdfunding campaign for PANdemIC, a new thriller graphic novel “ripped from the headlines!” (Kill me) Written by Meyer and featuring artwork by Renzo Rodriguez (Desolation Wave), PANdemIC will be written as our own real-world struggle

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Nearly $200k raised to send “The Expendables” to Hell

Earlier this week, the crowdfunding campaign for The Expendables Go to Hell ended successfully, raising more than $192 thousand* (well beyond the coveted “Six figures, bitch!” threshold). The Expendables Go to Hell is an all-new graphic novel featuring characters from Sylvester Stallone’s action film series. The book itself includes a 50-page main story plus 3 related “side quests” featuring artwork by

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“The Expendables Go to Hell” graphic novel hits Six Figures, Bitch!

Over the weekend, the crowdfunding campaign for The Expendables Go to Hell crossed the blessed “Six figures, bitch!” threshold, raising more than $107 thousand at the time of this writing. The book was an overnight crowdfunding success, well surpassing its initial fundraising goal right out of the gate. In addition to hitting the $100k benchmark, project lead Richard C. Meyer

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Aaron Alfeche teases artwork from “Jawbreakers: Grand Bazaar”

Now that the Jawbreakers: GØD-K1NG book is firmly in the hands of its Indiegogo backers (and may we never have to spell the words GØD-K1NG ever again), the creative minds at Splatto Comics are already at work prepping the next installment in the Jawbreakers series: Grand Bazaar. Jawbreakers creator Richard C. Meyer has once again tapped GØD-K1NG (Dammit!) artist Aaron

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Richard C. Meyer launches “The Expendables Go to Hell” on Indiegogo; quadruple funded on day one

For months, independent comic book author and Jawbreakers creator Richard C. Meyer has teased several “secret projects.” On Saturday, he launched a surprise crowdfunding campaign for the first of these projects via Indiegogo: The Expendables Go to Hell. The Expendables Go to Hell is an all-new graphic novel featuring characters from Sylvester Stallone’s action film series. This project is a

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Updated! Crowdfunding campaign for “Iron Sights: 2 Psychos” ends big; still available in-demand

Update: Since the publishing of this post on Tuesday, the Iron Sights: 2 Psychos project has indeed raised more than $100 thousand, putting it firmly across the “six figures bitch” threshold. The original post follows: Overnight, the crowdfunding campaign for Richard C. Meyer’s Iron Sights: 2 Psychos ended successfully, raising more than $98 thousand at the time of this writing

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Unboxing Richard C. Meyer’s “Jawbreakers: GØD-K1NG” graphic novel

I recently received my copy of Jawbreakers: GØD-K1NG, the action/superhero graphic novel written by Richard C. Meyer (Iron Sights), co-written by Chuck Dixon (Batman) and illustrated by Aaron Alfeche. I backed the tier with an unsigned copy of the Jawbreakers book and featuring variant cover art by Kyle Ritter (Starblades). I thought I’d unbox it to give you a sense

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“Iron Sights: 2 Psychos” graphic novel is now killing it on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, independent comic book creator Richard C. Meyer launched a crowdfunding campaign for Iron Sights: 2 Psychos, a sequel to the very successful Iron Sights graphic novel which Meyer crowdfunded last year. This new 100-page book is written by Meyer (Jawbreakers), illustrated by Ibai Canales (The Abductables) and features cover artwork by Kelsey Shannon (Nora’s Saga). It’s also

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Ethan Van Sciver’s cover for “Jawbreakers: GØD-K1NG” is revealed!

If you’ve been waiting for the Jawbreakers: GØD-K1NG* cover reveal before deciding to back Richard C. Meyer’s latest graphic novel, the wait is finally over. Renowned comic book artist Ethan Van Sciver (Cyberfrog) has once again partnered with phenom colorist Kyle Ritter (Starblades) to bring Meyer’s superhero team to life, and the beautiful results are below for you to behold!

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The “Jawbreakers: GØD-K1NG” graphic novel races past $200K, still available in-demand

Overnight, the crowdfunding campaign for Richard Meyer’s Jawbreakers: GØD-K1NG rallied in its closing hours, raising just shy of $200 thousand with over 5 thousand total backers. Ya. Boi.* This marks the latest success for Richard Meyer and his independent comic book company, Splatto Comics. The previous Jawbreakers graphic novel, Lost Souls, set new crowdfunding records last year (though short-lived), and

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Xaxi pinup art revealed for Richard Meyer’s “Jawbreakers: GØD-K1NG” Indiegogo campaign

The Jawbreakers: GØD-K1NG hype train keeps on chuggin’, having already raised more than $100 thousand with 19 days left for the crowdfunding campaign. Earlier today, Jawbreakers creator Richard C. Meyer sweetened his sales pitch by revealing the artwork for the pinup poster included with every copy of GØD-K1NG sold. Illustrated by “Sashi”, the pinup features the return of Xaxi, a

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Richard Meyer’s JAWBREAKERS: GØD-K1NG hits “Six Figures, Bitch!”; Ethan Van Sciver cover incoming

The crowdfunding campaign for Jawbreakers – GØD-K1NG cracked the blessed six-figure mark earlier today, with the graphic novel project having raised $100,242 at the time of this writing. Not only is that an impressive total for the first nine days, but it also unlocks the stretch goal for cover art by renowned comic book artist Ethan Van Sciver (Cyberfrog: Blood

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The GØD-K1NG is coming for the Jawbreakers; “Lost Souls” sequel fully funded in minutes on Indiegogo

The long-awaited follow-up to Jawbreakers – Lost Souls is now funding via Indiegogo, and it was fully funded in the first hour. Jawbreakers – GØD-K1NG is the 100-page graphic novel featuring the culmination of the events which began in the smash hit Lost Souls. Here’s how Jawbreakers creator Richard C. Meyer breaks down the GØD-K1NG project. JAWBREAKERS: GØD-K1NG contains four

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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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Splatto Comics offers work to creators laid off by Lion Forge/Oni Press merger

The same week that comic book publishers Oni Press and Lion Forge Comics revealed that they are merging, the inevitable announcement of layoffs followed. With dozens now out of work looking for employment in a struggling comic book industry, the prospects of a lifeline may seem bleak. As it turns out, Splatto Comics founder Ya’ boi Zack (aka Richard C.

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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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Richard C. Meyer’s “Jawbreakers: Lost Souls” to receive second printing in April

On a recent livestream on the Comic Artist Pro Secrets YouTube channel, Splatto Comics founder and Jawbreakers creator Richard C. Mayer confirmed that the Jawbreakers: Lost Souls graphic novel would indeed receive a second printing. Following the very successful crowdfunding campaign for Lost Souls last year, this new print run would also be crowdfunded via Indiegogo. In addition, Meyer indicated

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Richard C. Meyer’s “Devil Dog” one-shot is nearly complete

Splatto Comics founder and Jawbreakers creator Richard C. Meyer (aka Ya’ boi, Zack) recently announced that work on the Devil Dog one-shot is close to completion, with the artwork being nearly finished and the lettering possibly completed within a week. Devil Dog is a 22-page origin story for the titular Jawbreakers team member written by Chuck Dixon, though Meyer is

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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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“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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“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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“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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“Iron Sights” returns to Indiegogo for a limited time to support suicide prevention charity

Earlier this week, Richard C. Meyer brought Iron Sights back to Indiegogo for a limited campaign in support of The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention charity focused on LGBTQ youth. Iron Sights is a 120-page graphic novel written by Richard C. Meyer and Carlos Ivan Silva with art by Ibai Canales, Iron Sights is the story of an Iraq War

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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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Crowdfunding campaign for “Iron Sights” surges on final day; raises nearly $120 thousand

The crowdfunding campaign for Iron Sights ended successfully early on Thursday, achieving 1195% of its original goal for a total of $119,495. Iron Sights is a 120-page graphic novel written by Richard C. Meyer and Carlos Ivan Silva with art by Ibai Canales, Iron Sights is the story of an Iraq War veteran nicknamed “Ramadi” who inadvertently starts a border

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Splatto Comics launches “Iron Sights” one-shot on Indiegogo… and it’s already 100% funded

Coming hot on the heels of their last crowdfunded success, Splatto Comics announced Sunday that their next project, Iron Sights, is now available to support on Indiegogo. Written by Richard C. Meyer and Carlos Ivan Silva with art by Ibai Canales, Iron Sights is the story of an Iraq War veteran nicknamed “Ramadi” who inadvertently starts a border war when

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