Tag Archives: Riot Press

Crowdfunding Review: “Ultra Star” (Riot Press Productions)

Ultra Star was the first issue of a solo-owned IP that Parnell decided to bring to crowdfunding, and is the first campaign of Patrick Thomas Parnell’s that I have backed. He has done four previous campaigns surrounding his Johnny Phantasm IP, for which he is the co-creator and artist. Johnny Phantasm’s abstract art style and Beetlejuice-meets-Scarface story never really appealed

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream 23 January 2022 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. The Splintering contributor George Travlos was away on assignment. This week, we discussed the latest on Patrick’s ongoing Johnny Phantasm Extreme ‘93 campaign, and the potential prospects of

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Mail Call! Unboxing “Ultra Star” by Riot Press Productions

Today we’re unboxing our Indiegogo-exclusive copy of Ultra Star by Riot Press Productions.* Have a watch, and let us know in the comments if you think that Patrick Thomas Parnell packed this parcel up himself, or if his wife Whitney did it. Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful. *Disclosure: the author of this

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Riot Press’ Ghoulish Gangster Enters the 90s in “Johnny Phantasm: Extreme ‘93” Now on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, independent comic book creator and Riot Press founder Patrick Thomas Parnell launched a crowdfunding campaign for Johnny Phantasm: Extreme ‘93, a 48-page supernatural crime fantasy book.* The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $16 thousand at the time of this writing. Written and illustrated by Parnell (Ultra Star) and featuring colors by Matt Yackey,

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 5 December 2021 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 and fellow Splintering contributor George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed the rumors of Dark Horse Comics looking for a buyer, IDW losing the Transformers and G.I. Joe licenses,

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 31 October 2021 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 and fellow Splintering contributor George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed the closing days of Parnell’s Sleepy Hollow campaign, recent happenings from The Splintering’s Festival of Dread Halloween event,

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 24 October 2021 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on “Pumpkin” Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Bogeyman Blake Worrell andgot another chance to discuss recent comic book news. Fellow Splintering contributor “Ghosting” George Travlos was too busy at Baltimore Comic-Con to join us, but new “Dactyl daddy” Sumo Shane Davis was happily available to

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 3 October 2021 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on “Pumpkin” Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder “Bloody” Blake Worrell and fellow Splintering contributor “Gory” George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed the latest on Parnell’s Sleepy Hollow campaign, international shipping woes (politics and economics!), Parnell’s future

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Celebrate Autumn with Patrick Thomas Parnell’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” on Indiegogo

To mark the first day of the Fall season, independent comic book creator Patrick Thomas Parnell launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, an abridged and illustrated version of the 1819 classic by Washington Irving.* The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $4 thousand at the time of this writing. While not a traditional

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 29 August 2021 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 and fellow Splintering contributor George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we were joined by renowned comic book creators Art Thibert and Eric Canete. We discussed Thibert’s Black and White Vol

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 13 June 2021 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. While Blake was fashionably late due to a rare power outage at The Splintering HQ, fortunately our own George Travlos was on hand to play yin

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Mail Call! Unboxing Riot Press Productions’ Johnny Phantasm Action Figure

Today, I’m unboxing Riot Press Productions’ Johnny Phantasm action figure, which was funded via Indiegogo. The toy came with two comics, a postcard, poker chip, two gold foil trading cards, and several accessories. Without further ado, you can check out the unboxing video below. I appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful. Thanks for reading! Please consider following The

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Riot Press Productions’ “Ultra Star” Fully Funded in 20 Minutes

On Sunday, Riot Press Productions founder and independent comic book creator Patrick Thomas Parnell launched a crowdfunding campaign for Ultra Star: Operation Super N.O.V.A. 5, and the project was fully funded in less than twenty minutes.* Written and illustrated by Parnell and featuring cover art by Kenneth Rocafort (GROKEN), Ultra Star is a new superhero tale set in the Johnny

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Sit Down Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 22 November 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 College of the Dead creator Adam Post. This week, we discussed the Adam Post’s discuss Mermaids book, Jim Lee’s latest entry on the crowdfunding stage,

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Review: “Johnny Phantasm in the Tales of New Detroit, 1977” (Riot Press, Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering‘s month-long celebration of all things fantastic and phantasmic! We have reason to believe that Johnny Phantasm artist and co-creator Patrick Thomas Parnell has been cozying up to the indie comics press as of late. In fact, we have inside information that indicates that The Splintering‘s own founder, Blake Worrell (aka “me”),

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“Sit Down Sunday” Comic Book News Livestream – 26 July 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, we discussed Scout Comics’ Captain Suave, Jae Lee’s encounter with Cancel Culture, Cauldron Comics’ The Abductables

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“Sit Down Sunday” Comic Book News Livestream – 19 July 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, we discussed The Bobcat, the second wave of Allegiance Arts books hitting Walmart shelves, and the

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“Sit Down Sunday” Comic Book News Livestream – 12 July 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. We discussed “whisper networks”, Johnny Phantasm: Halloween 1985, action figures, communism, and Dr. Molinari’s The Shepherd book jumping

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