THE JUMP 1-2 from Ringo Award-winner Rylend Grant

Created by Rylend Grant

A kick-you-in-the-teeth paranoid thriller set in the world of astral projection from the creator of Action Lab's ABERRANT and BANJAX.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Duplicant 1-5: A Dystopian Biopunk Thriller
5 days ago – Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 09:09:28 PM

Hey Jumpers,

  I just wanted to point you toward another great book here on Kickstarter. Karla Nappi just launched here campaign for Issue 5 of her dystopian biopunk thriller DUPLICANT.

DUPLICANT is a chilling, make-you-think sci-fi dance from TV writer Karla Nappi that combines elements of "Minority Report"and "Repo: The Genetic Opera." It's one of my favorite books on Kickstarter and I know you're going to love it.

CHECK IT OUT HERE: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2007016434/duplicant-1-5-a-dystopian-biopunk-thriller

MONSTER MATADOR: AFRIPOCALYPSE
6 days ago – Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 12:44:21 PM

Hey Jumpers,

  Quick plug here... I wanted to let you all know that the campaign for the latest stanza of my absolutely favorite comic book - MONSTER MATADOR by Steven Prince - just went live here on Kickstarter.

MM is a howling good time... it follows a Matador, in post apocalyptic world, fighting to make life better for his young daughter.

It plays like Danny McBride and Jody Hill made a Santo movie and then gleefully peed on it. It's completely and utterly bonkers, so goddamn smart and funny. I honestly can't recommend it enough.

In this new stand-alone story, the Matador heads into the jungle for a little PREDATOR-esque melee... oh, yeah... and I make an appearence as a shit-kicking monster fighter?

Anyway, this was a first-minute back for me and I HIGHLY recommend you give it a try. You won't be sorry. If you need more reason to dive in, the art was done by Ringo-nominated BANJAX/THE JUMP artist Fabio Alves.

CHECK IT OUT HERE: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/monstermatador/monster-matador-afripocalypse

Talk soon!

Rylend

THE COBBLESTONE CHRONICLES
25 days ago – Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 01:14:50 AM

Hey Jumpers,

  I just wanted to let you know that my good friends - Hall of Fame comic creator David Baron (BATMAN WHO LAUGHS, JUSTICE LEAGUE) & artist Elisa Wikey - have just brought their all ages book THE COBBLESTONE CHRONICLES to Kickstarter.

From acclaimed comic book creator David Baron (BATMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE, GREEN ARROW, TEEN TITANS) and artist Elisa Wikey (Rick and Morty, WWE Legends, Focus Films, Monty Python) comes the first installment their graphic novel series; THE COBBLESTONE CHRONICLES: MICHAEL VERSUS THE BABYSITTERS.

THE COBBLESTONE CHRONICLES is a light-hearted, action-adventure comedy designed to entertain children of all ages with real-life childhood experiences to make us all laugh and enter a dream world of adventure.

MICHAEL VERSUS THE BABYSITTERS teleports the rear to a relatable world, one that lets us leave our personal stresses behind as we go on an adventure with our very unlikely heroes.

The Cobblestone Chronicles is a passion project for David & Elisa, something they wanted to do since they first became friends many years ago after meeting at Phoenix Comic Con. To David, family and friends are everything, and this book is a reflection of that. His son, Michael, being a huge inspiration to the joy and adventure that is The Cobblestone Chronicles, with David and Elisa pulling many elements from their own childhood.


Hey, if you've got a kid, this is a no-brainer/slam dunk. If you're just a fan of great comics, you can't/won't do much better. This was a minute 1 back for me. Trust me, you don't want to miss it! CHECK IT OUT HERE!

Hope all is well!

RG

A GOOD CAUSE: The Comic Jabroni Tribute Collected Edition of THE JUMP 1 & 2!
about 1 month ago – Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 01:11:38 AM

Hey Jumpers,

A serious one for you here today... I worked with the guys at Lost'n Comics to put together this tribute collected edition of THE JUMP 1 & 2 to honor our dear friend Edwin Ocasio/The Comic Jabroni, a prominent comics YouTuber - and HUGE supporter of mine/other indy dreators - who passed away tragically last year.

ALL PROCEEDS go to Edwin's wife & children. Please consider grabbing one/spreading the word. CHECK IT OUT HERE.

Edwin was very much "one of US," one of the best of us... and it's nice to be able to honor him here/help his family in some small way.

This is a beautiful "perfect bound" (like a TPB) collected edition of both THE JUMP Issue 1 and Issue 2. It's a gorgeous book. It's UBER limited. Signed and hand numbered by me. It's a very unique collectable and you'll be supporting a great cause.

Here's some more info on Edwin/The Comic Jabroni if you'd like to know a bit more: https://schertzfuneralhome.com/obituary/edwin-ocasio-lopez

And, of course, check out his youtube page if you want to see some of his brilliant work in the comic community: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzILdSm6J4kMpKimVetFDOA

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks!

Rylend

Rylend Grant's SUICIDE JOCKEYS #1 hits comic shops TOMORROW (8/25)!
2 months ago – Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 09:49:28 AM

Hey Jumpers,

I'm writing to let you know that the first issue of my latest and greatest comic book series - a delightfully twisted Tokusatsu action joint, titled SUICIDE JOCKEYS - hits comic shops TOMORROW... Wednesday, August 25th!

If you can't make it to a comic shop, you can easily have the book shipped directly to your home by ordering online via MIDTOWN COMICS... or you can download the digital version of the book via Amazon or Comixology.

SUICIDE JOCKEYS will run for 4 issues, so tell your shop to order it every month.

Early reviews on the book have been overwhelmingly positive and flattering:

"You want action? Gripping storytelling? SUICIDE JOCKEYS delivers on every level. It’s guaranteed to make every reader a fan. You’ll be in it up to your beans and franks. Source Point Press has a monster of a series on their hands and you don’t want to miss it!"

-Jason Bennett - PopCultHQ

"Brilliant storytelling. High octane action. Delivered on an elevated level I could never imagine possible. This book is about as perfect as it gets."

-Brain Wayne -
Cheers to Comics

“Something to behold... Suicide Jockeys #1 entices readers with an escapist fantasy anyone in a post-2020 world would want to dive intoReading Suicide Jockeys #1 feels like experiencing a science-fiction action movie firsthand!"

-Jake Palermo - Monkeys Fighting Robots

Check out a full review over at PopCultHQ and peep the official press release from Source Point Press below. Trust me, you're in for quite a ride with this one!

Strap in for tokusatsu action with Suicide Jockeys from screenwriter/Ringo Award-winner Rylend Grant and Source Point Press

Ten years after a catastrophic mission gone awry, Denver Wallace, leader of the Suicide Jockeys – a poor, usually drunken, almost certainly mentally ill crew of monster-fighting, tank-and-aircraft-piloting suckers – must pick himself up off of the proverbial and literal floors, slap his estranged, desperately-fractured team back together and right what once went wrong.

Creator Rylend Grant describes Suicide Jockeys as diverse cast Tokusatsu for the contemporary action movie fan. It’s essentially Voltron meets The Fast and the Furious… with an extra dollop of heart and soul.

The film comparisons flow freely and easily from Grant, a screenwriter by trade, with a decade’s worth of experience penning smart, character-driven action movies for the likes of JJ Abrams, Ridley Scott, Justin Linn, F. Gary Gray, and John Woo.

Grant reteams here with Artist Davi Leon Dias, Colorist Iwan Joko Triyono, Letterer HdE, and Producer RJ Hendricks (of Rising Spirit Entertainment), all of whom helped bring his Ringo award-winning political action thriller Aberrant to life. Collider recently announced that Aberrant is being developed for television by 24 & Felicity Executive Producer Tony Krantz.

"Brad is our very own Tokusatsu historian/expert. While I work to make sure Suicide Jockeysappeals to a hungry American action movie audience, he’s making sure diehard Tokusatsu fans will have an authentic experience,” says Grant.

Warner and Grant also happen to be ordained Soto Zen Buddhist monks. Grant actually once taught Mike Tyson how to meditate. Warner is the best-selling author of books like Hardcore Zen and Sit Down and Shut Up.

“Our Zen practice is a major influence on Suicide Jockeys. It’s a big, poppy, action thrill ride, obviously… but we’re also wrestling with some of life’s big and hairy existential questions here. We’re just doing it in a fun, heightened way,” says Grant.

Suicide Jockeys will also feature variant covers from Fabio Alves and Edson Ferreira who were both nominated for Ringo awards for their work on Grant’s much lauded superhero noir Banjax. Banjax made a dozen critics ten-best lists in 2019 and was nominated for a total of 4 Ringo Awards including Best Series alongside Bitter Root and Something is Killing the Children.

Source Point Press is a division of Ox Eye Media, publishing books, comics, and graphic novels. Suicide Jockeys #1 will be available in comic shops and online at sourcepointpress.com on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.