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:

Comic Corps Interview and a Status Report
about 3 years ago – Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 03:34:08 AM

Hey all,

  We're at $7540 and 176 backers as I type this... cruising toward that next $10K stretch goal. I thought you might get a kick out of watching thisinterview I did with the guys over at Comic Corps where I talk all things JUMP/the film & comics game:

As some of you know, the Comic Corps youtube channel hosts the video component of THE WRITERS BLOCK, the comics-slanted podcast I do with Drawing Blood/Elvira scribe David Avallone.

A weekly post-con-style roundtable romp with some of the most outspoken (yet still employed) creators in comics. Show biz war stories. State of the comic union. Furious debates over ‘80s televisions shows. Great lobster bisque recipes. Something for everybody.

You should really check this one out. Our guest list has been BONKERS lately... comics luminaries like David F. Walker, Matt Fraction, Stan Sakai, Kevin Eastman, Cecil Castellucci, Alex De Campi, John Layman, and many, many more.

Anyway, our entire catalogue can be celebrated via youtube (@ Comic Corps), iTunes, Spotify, and other purveyors of worthwhile ear crack. Give it a gander!

Hope all is well out there! Stay safe! Talk Soon!


P.S. Here are some other campaigns you should be aware of:

Everborn: Ariel’s Adventure Chapter 1

Ariel's Adventure is the strange alchemy of Shounen style Manga and Western Fantasy.It's packed to the brim with INSANE Action, Progressive Leveling Up, and Deep Lore.

Set in the Everborn SAGA and taking place some 30 years after the events of our BREAKOUT SERIES Prince of Arcadia. Our main character Ariel is just an ordinary kid who's quite literally been raised with wolves. Whilst under the tutelage of his uncle Baldemar, who happens to be the former Prince of Arcadia, Ariel has trained every day of his life for a threat he's never seen. In fact, he's never set foot outside the Wolf Colony of Ethren. But that hasn't stopped him from getting into trouble with his best friend Riley, who is next line to be Chieftain of the wolf colony. That is unless Ragnar, his younger (but much bigger) brother, has anything to say about it. Meanwhile, Baldemar and Reagal, the current Chieftain of the colony, are harboring a secret that could change the course of the world.

Check out an EXCLUSIVE preview of the comic here.


Plainer Jane Issue #2 - A modern day story of murder

The darkly comic story of Jane Pearson, a seemingly ordinary teenage girl who becomes a brutally efficient killer for hire.

With no training, no special skills, just her own cunning, brutality, and fearlessness, Jane leaves a trail of bodies behind her, ultimately going head to head with the feared and secretive criminal gang, The Nexus, in a war that could ultimately cost not only her life but the lives of everyone she loves.

A real world comic book set in modern day Manchester.


JEMBER: Becoming Somebody

JEMBER is a 120-page action/adventure graphic novel about finding your self worth and letting go of what others think of you. Anxious, frustrated, and ready to leave his city behind, jobless graduate Amanuel Tilahun gets abilities that change his life. He must now make a choice; to help himself or the city that's treated him like a nobody and now sees him as a threat.

Besides being a heartfelt story, JEMBER is also Ethiopia's first superhero comic book! It's been featured on BBC, OkayAfrica, The Reporter and so much more. It was also nominated for Best Graphic Novel Awards at the 2020 Nommo Awards. If you are a fan of Black Panther, Shuri, Miles Morales, and similar coming-of-age stories then this graphic novel is for you!


The Book of Jonah: Word for Word Bible Comic

The Book of Jonah: Word for Word Bible Comic: NIV and NVI: A word-for-word comic presentation of the Bible, using a bold contemporary style and historical accuracy to bring out the impact and excitement within the Scriptures to a more mature audience (12+ advisory).


Some other campaigns to take a look at...
about 3 years ago – Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 09:23:05 AM

Hey all, just a few more campaigns for you to check out here on Kickstarter... everything's ending soon!

Blood Force Trauma: Issue 3

BLOOD FORCE TRAUMA is the name of Atomic  City's most popular fighting tv show! The most savage warriors from all  the known dimensions gather to our world so they can battle to the  death! Only the most brutal will survive!

The story revolves around ZAP DANIELS! He is an avid video game/hacking enthusiast and a huge fan of BLOOD FORCE TRAUMA,  until he is unwillingly drafted onto the show!! Now he must use his  intelligence and the help of a couple ex BFT Champions to train his body  and learn some outrageously devastating abilities! If he wants to  survive this season of BLOOD FORCE TRAUMA and make it out with enough  money to support his little sister Aisha, he'll have to defeat an onslaught of ridiculous vicious characters! All with their own bloodthirsty weapons and powers! This is gonna be a fight!


And check out more at

Lordran & Beyond 1st Edition Anthology

Nearly seven years ago, with aspirations of writing comics but no entry or foothold to establish himself, Zach Sharpe launched Lordran & Beyond, the on-going Dark Souls web comic. For years on a monthly basis, he worked with various amazing artists to deliver chapters in a cumulative 25 different stories! Supporting them every step of the way have been the hundreds of amazing  patrons on Patreon, and this partnership between creator, artist, and  supporter resulted in over 300 comic pages of delicious, Soulsy material.

Zach has been exploring how to get Lordran & Beyond into print essentially since he started it, but with the full run of comics completed last year, he's decided that now is the time to finally get it into people's hands. 

So, please join these disparate and wandering souls through violence, tragedy, and misfortune in LORDRAN & BEYOND 1st Edition! This first-ever printed anthology of the Lordran & Beyond comics  combines all 4 of the emotional, visually stunning stories drawn by Veitstanz into a single 58-page volume!


Ennead: The Rule of Nine "On The Road Again"

ENNEAD: THE RULE OF NINE, is epic fantasy, re-envisioned.  Inside you'll find everything you'd expect to see in epic or high  fantasy, while looking through the eyes of a burgeoning bounty hunter, a  Queen born to lead but raised to abdicate her power, and a King deep in  the throes of a decades long war.

It's a serialized graphic novel with a little of The Stormlight Archive's world building, a touch of GRRM’s penchant for describing feasts and killing characters, that's filled with psionic Elves that would give Stranger Thing’s Eleven a run for her money.


about 3 years ago – Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 09:22:28 AM

Hey Jumpers,

  We did it again, thanks to you! THE JUMP #2 is now fully funded!

And now, we're on to some very bad ass stretch goals. The first was triggered at $7K. Now, each and every backer will receive our BONUS DIGITAL EXTRAVAGANZA... a virtual cornucopia of books (at least a dozen) from some of the hottest creators in comics. I'll reveal those titles slowly but surely over the course of the campaign... but after receiving Aberrant #1, Banjax #1, and that Peacekeepers preview, you're essentially all receiving 16+ comics for the one pledge. So that's pretty damn cool.

The next stretch goal triggers at $10K... you'll all be receiving an incredible Mike Mignola-inspired JUMP print then. Stay tuned for the reveal on that soon.

I'll be back tonight or tomorrow with some more mad cap fun with you guys. Thank you again, very sincerely for all the support here. This is such a wonderful community and I'm so lucky to be a part of it.

Talk soon!


P.S. Some friends of mine have some WONDERFUL campaigns running right now that are ending VERY SOON. Take a look:

Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen #1

Written by Peter Shiao, with art by Gabe Sapienza, colors by Irma Kniivila and letters by Deron Bennett, the double-sized first issue follows Phil Du, a young man whose heroic reawakening into an ancient order of supernatural warriors coincides with a new civil war  and a cataclysmic occurrence known as The Reckoning.

This is the team's return to the Immortal Storyverse, which started right here on Kickstarter with the launch of The Adept #1 last June (IT WAS AWESOME).  This time, they're offering a blend of ancient and future, thier take on a cross between Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and The Matrix.

Guys, honestly... the Adept was one of my absolute favorite Kickstarter books ever. So, trust me, you're not going to want to miss this one!



GREEN INFERNO is a 200-page anthology of Eco-Horror Fiction & Comics from a diverse and international team of creators; it's currently 89% funded with 3 days to go, and they'll be announcing their first stretch goal later today or tomorrow.


Happy weekend! Soda and Telepaths review/podcast!
about 3 years ago – Sun, Mar 28, 2021 at 03:16:11 PM

Hey Jumpers,

  I hope the weekend is treating you splendidly. I thought I'd hop on here quickly to share with you this gushing review of THE JUMP #1 from, Anthony Pollock over at Soda and Telepaths.

"Fabio Alves’ linework enriches the storyline while giving Edson Ferreira’s colours plenty of room to breath in the dark world of Thomas’ reality to the Ghost-like apparitions of Thomas and Laney’s astral forms. The Jump is a ballsy move into a science rarely expanded upon in the comic book medium. Rylend Grant’s scriptwork shows as much reverence for Astral Projection, Hypnogogia and Trance states as he does in developing his characters."

And HERE is me talking with Anthony on his ANOTHER GODDAMN UNIVERSE podcast about all things JUMP.

Talk soon! Stay safe out there!


P.S. There is some other REALLY COOL stuff here Kickstarter... here are some projects I'm taking a hard look at:


A grounded, hard-hitting, comic book about mercenary Cara Deol and her fight to confront her future from TV writer, podcaster, & standup comedian Christian Spicer.

CONSEQUENCES is a story about violent actions and their consequences. In a world painted as simply black and white, right and wrong, Cara Deol lives in the moral grey area everyone pretends doesn’t exist. As one of the best mercenaries in the world, Cara never asked questions, she just got results. When some of those “results,” however, shed light on her employer’s plot to destabilize elections in the United States, Cara knew her life was in grave danger. She decided to disappear.

She didn’t speak up. She didn’t risk it all to do “what was right.” She ran, but her past ran after her. Her former employer outed Cara, leaking information about her to the CIA and FBI. Cara never viewed herself as a hero, but she also wasn’t just going to roll over. Cara’s story is part Atomic Blonde, Bullitt, and John Wick.

Its action sequences pack one hell of a punch. As her past catches up to her, Cara must reckon with what she’s done, who she’s done it for, and most importantly, what she does next.

Just four days left on this one! CHECK IT OUT HERE!


Everyone who is at least a little familiar with Norse Mythology must have heard something about Odin who seems to be the most prominent among the gods of the northern pantheon. He was associated with magic and death, with shamanic trance and battle fury. It is said that he is the wisest of the gods and that he has possessed all the knowledge that is attainable to the living creatures.

However, unlike any seeress or giantess – or maybe a female figure in mythology in general – those are not his inherent attributes but tools rather that he has to acquire using trick and lies. In contrary to the late medieval beliefs, Odin of the early pagan myths (as indicated in some recent research) seems to be a trickster figure rather than a dignified monarch.

In this second issue of the series, the creators present the myth in which Odin embarks on a journey full of adventures and romantic conquests and tries to win - for himself and mankind – the gift of poetry.


Starside #4

Starside is sci-fi/fantasy comic about timid 16-year-old Jack, who is ripped away from his life on Earth and dropped into a war-torn universe where he discovers interplanetary slavers, a crusading army, and the origins of Humanity. In his efforts to survive in a strange and dangerous environment, Jack finds confidence and family in a band of misfits fighting to unite the broken universe, and discovers that Humans are much more powerful than we ever imagined.

This campaign is for issue 4, but if you're new to the story you can catch up with either digital or physical copies of Starside #1-4. And don't miss the other cool rewards offered including an art print, a patch, and a variant cover. The campaign ends on Thursday, April 1st and the team is working toward their final stretch goal!



There have been four previous suns over four previous earths...each one born of the gods' sacrifice and each destroyed by the gods' conflicts.

When the gods came together to create the Fifth Sun, the Soul Guide of the Dead, Xolotl, refused to perform his own sacrificial rite. Jaded after millenia of destruction and death, Xolotl hid away and watched his family sacrifice themselves in the name of hope for life beyond themselves.

Xolotl, alone and ashamed, became racked with guilt, causing him to weep so intensely that his eyes fell from his head and descended to the center of the newly forged universe: the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan.

Seeing an opportunity to redeem himself, to honor the sacrifice of his family, Xolotl guided the Aztecs to forge two macahuitl, imbued with a piece of his own godhood. The Left and Right Eye of Xolotl, entrusted to twin siblings to wield together in defense of the Fifth Sun, became known as...The Twin Blades.

This one looks like a lot of fun. CHECK IT OUT HERE!

The first review is in!
about 3 years ago – Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 09:42:45 AM

Hey Jumpers,

The first review of The Jump - Issue 2 is in and it's a lights out FIVE STAR RAVE! Jason Bennett from PopCultHQ says "THE JUMP is a can't miss, next level series! Issue 2 will leave you enraptured. Prepare to be fascinated, intrigued, and clamoring for more."

It then goes on to give the issue 5 out of 5 stars...

Anyway, we'll take it! Just a little reminder that you guys are in for something very special with this issue. I can't wait to get it in your hands!

Talk soon! Stay safe out there!


P.S. There are some other GREAT projects here on Kickstarter! Here is one that I'm currently backing:


Karl Kesel does GREAT work. He has written, inked, and occasionally penciled Superman, Superboy, Harley Quinn, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Captain America and many others... and he's back on Kickstarter with another kick ass project.

This was a quick back for me. GREAT concept and I couldn't resist that Jeff Smith cover (Yes, THAT Jeff Smith).

Anyway, CHECK IT OUT HERE! You won't regret it!