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:

almost 2 years ago – Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 01:00:56 AM

Hey all,

I just wanted to thank you very sincerely for all the love this past month. There is such an active and enthusiastic fanbase here on Kickstarter... you guys have made this such a great time... I've said it before and I'll say it again here... this is so much more fun than is putting books in comic shops.

I'm going to take a short respite for the weekend, but I'll be back early next week with more news. I'm told that your payments should be processed very soon, so make sure all your credit card info is current with Kickstarter. Once we're over that hump, I'll start contacting folks for commision and draw-me-in references. The backer surveys will come soon after that.

If you have questions or concerns in the meantime, please don't hesitate to flip me a message. You might also want to follow me on social media for more info/hi jinx:



Thanks so much again for everything guys. Talk soon. Stay safe.


P.S. Here are some other really great campaigns you should check out:

Pneumatic Cases #1-3

Lord and Lady Ravenscroft are two brilliant scientists and inventors whose Bohemian lifestyle and inventive ways are in direct contrast to the staid and proper ways of Victorian Era London.

Served faithfully by their steam-driven metallic Majordomo, Pneuman, and armed with a variety of elaborate self-created inventions, the Ravenscroft's pursue the one vocation that brings excitement into their world... solving murders!


Tales From Kerra Prime

Kerra Prime is a crafted world designed for connected story telling in the world of independent publishing. Kerra Prime was created to allow independent creators a place to create stories that are part of some much larger and allow for crossover story telling. Kerra Prime was created to supply indie creators a place to showcase crossovers that people never thought was possible; a world that is designs to allow one time cross overs or long term story lines.

Tales from Kerra Prime volume 1 is a collection of short stories from different creators. Here in volume 1 we showcase 16 different characters that are native to the world of Kerra Prime. These characters will always live inside Kerra Prime, the success of volume 1 will show other indie creators that this project is a worth place to tell stories with their creator owned characters. Volume 1 should pave the way for volume 2 to have more creator owned characters telling stories inside the connected world of Kerra Prime.



LOVECRAFT P.I. THE CURIOUS CASE  OF ReANIMATOR is a (114) page graphic novel. Taken from the Case File's of Detective Ward Lovecraft, from The Miskatonic Supernatural Detective Agency. Here we follow our favorite chain smoking, lantern-jawed detective to 1932 New Orleans. On the hunt for a mysterious ritualistic cult, trying to raise the mighty CTHULHU!

For the FIRST TIME EVER, get the Noir Edition, featuring NEW COVER ART by famed illustrator Shane Oakley, his previous works includes; "ALBION" by creator Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman's, "FORBIDDEN BRIDES OF THE FACELESS SLAVES IN THE NAMELESS HOUSE OF THE NIGHT OF DREAD DESIRE" and "CHANNEL EVIL" with Alan Grant, to name a few.



Steampunk, comics, medieval fantasy, and METAL all collide in: Heirs Of Isildur vs Tales From Nocturnia. This campaign brings both universes into the metal music world, and lets them duke it out with 5 songs each on an album that will be available as MP3s, on CD, and on collectible colored vinyl!

The campaign also centers around the special edition comic Heirs of Isildur: Nightmare Scenario (now 28 pages because of STRETCH GOALS!), which will answer one of the burning questions from the previous arc, The Crossroads Conundrum, and its cliffhangers.


And check out a full length stream video of the opening album track HERE!

Featured Project on the Kickstarter Comics Page!
almost 2 years ago – Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 12:45:11 AM

Hey Jumpers,

Just 3 days left! 323 backers and $14,506 as I type this. The JUMP 1 campaign came in at 330 and $15,239, so we are on pace to cruise by that in the next day or two. But hey... tell a friend... help put us over the top.

Something that might also help?

We are the featured project on the Kickstarter Comics homepage today:

Quite the honor, obviously... and we're crazy stoked about it. Hopefully it brings a few more people to this crazy comic party we're having here.

Until tomorrow!


P.S. There are some really great campaigns running concurrently here on Kiscksater. Here are some projects you should look at:

The Zombie Game

At the end of a long college school year, Oz, ex-Army, his service dog, Leg, and best friend, Jer decide to go to the mother of all blow-out parties in an abandoned warehouse on the outskirts of town. Their anxieties are soon forgotten as the music thumps and water pours down. But it’s not ecstasy raining on the party-goers, something much more sinister falls down on them, trapping them, reshaping them into creatures hungry for flesh.



Arks is a diamond-hard sci-fi/police procedural set in the garden of Eden. If you loved Dark Horse’s Aliens comics from the 90’s and Seven and Jurassic Park are on your favorite movie list, this comic will blow you away.

'Out of this world' - Pipedream Comics
'Spectacular & Jaw-Dropping. A must read' - Shattered Glass Comic Reviews


The Surgeon: Heroic

Set about 15 years after the world fell apart, a nomadic physician struggles to survive in a savage frontier of the poor and powerless, trying to balance her calling as a healer with the necessity of killing for survival. As a consequence, maybe she's become more skilled with her saber than she is with a scalpel, and she's trying to get out from under that reputation.



War Priest #1

In a dystopian world, a warrior priest travels a dangerous landscape of monsters and demons to discover a desperate plot for his soul.

War Priest Chapter 1: Enhanced Edition is a 76 page Graphic Novel.The art, lettering and cover have been updated from previous versions. This book is a full color 36 page story and the black & white artwork without word bubbles or other distractions. There will also be back-matter explaining the world of War Priest and more!

War Priest is a tribute to every creator and story that I love. You may see something that reminds you of something you love too!


Six Days Left! 300+ Backers!
almost 2 years ago – Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 12:45:33 AM

Hey Jumpers,

Six days left! We crashed through that 300 backer barrier last night. We're sitting at 305 right now and we have a really good shot at besting our 332 count from the first JUMP campaign. It's becoming a bit of a mantra now, but tell a friend! The more the merrier here.

I thought it might be fun to share a little more art with you as the campaign winds down. Here's a little flashback sequence from the middle of the book... an origin of a villain sort of thing...

Needless to say, Fabio and Edson have really been killing it on this thing. I promise you're going to love it. Thanks so much again for helping to bring it to life.

Until next time!


P.S. - There are some really great campaigns running concurrently here on Kickstarter. Here are a few to take a look at:


In Sparrow, we follow the story of an 18 year old high school senior,  Alaina Yuen. Alaina is the daughter of legendary heroes Red Falcon and  the Sentinel, founding members of a superhero team once known as the  Knight Guard. When catastrophe struck, the team found themselves  disbanded, the world no longer had heroes.  Present day, Alaina finds it  increasingly difficult to obey her fathers wishes and ignore her  legacy.  When a new threat comes to her city, Alaina finds herself in  the middle of a dark mystery. She'll have to go at odds with her father  as she becomes Sparrow and fights this new wave of villainy.


A Silent Night - A Comic Zine About Mental Health

A comic zine about learning to live with depression and anxiety, featuring some of today's top comic talent... curated by Justin Richards, writer of the critically acclaimed comic book series Finger Guns from Vault Comics (also available via the campaign).


Ruination #1-2

RUINATION is a fantasy adventure comic book series that follows a group of young soldiers as they forge their own path in a world hellbent on destroying itself...again. Three young soldiers search for magical
 artifacts on strange worlds to stop a madman from starting a war that will destroy their home. Issues 1 and 2 now available!



JUDAS BREED, is a story about a woman by the name of Connie Beaumont  and how she led a NASA team on an expedition to prove that life once  existed on a newly found, unknown planet. Once the team arrives it's not  long before they stumble across the ruins of an extinct alien species  and decide to bring the remains, along with a fossil, back to their  ship.

Things drastically unfold as the alien fossil comes to life and  viciously attacks one of the crew members. They decide to bring the  alien back to earth and soon after the government gets involved.

While conducting studies on earth one victim is transformed into a  full fledged alien and that's when all hell breaks loose.  Aliens  threaten the lives of humanity, while at the same time, trying to claim  earth as their new home.


almost 2 years ago – Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 03:11:30 AM

Hey Jumpers,

We blasted on through that $13K sretch goal last night. The means that every backer will now receive our BONUS DIGITAL EXTRAVAGANZA (12+ comics from some of the hottest creators in the biz), that beautiful Mike Mignola-inspired print, and THREE new Rylendgrantverse Trading cards. Our next stretch goal unlocks at $16,000. It's a fun one, so tell a friend and help us get there.

I'll check back in tomorrow with more good news.

Until then!


P.S. There are some great campaigns running concurrently here on Kickstarter. Here are some things you should take a hard look at:


Do you dream in color? Even in your nightmares?

Pinpricks: the GN- the Bigger Book of Tiny and Terrible Oddities is here and now in full color. Not only that, the book will be bound as a glorious Hardcover edition keeping the contents comfortably trapped.

With a grouping of talented artists fresh from the asylum, see stories both old and new in an entirely different (and often darker) light.

Tales of clowns and spiders, monster killers in Teddy Bear suits, and much more.


Blood N'Bullets #1

A new supernatural Western graphic novel series with strong, charismatic female characters, based on Monte Moore's three times optioned screenplay.


Adventures of a System Admin: Back to Business

Adventures of a System Admin is about JJ, a college dropout and aspiring System Administrator that was hired by E.L.Y, a research company specializing in biometrics. His task is to protect and confront all types of hackers from exfiltrating valuable information. Everyday there are hackers with new tricks trying to gain access to the company’s most valuable assets; JJ is not that easily fooled and goes toe-to-toe with those hackers.

In Back to Business, JJ and TJ are not longer at E.L.Y. They are working on their own project and on the verge of creating their own security startup to help small businesses. At E.L.Y, the team is a bit confused on why JJ and TJ are no longer with them and Sandro is trying to get them back. The team have also struggled a bit and asked for JJ’s assistance already. Will JJ be back at E.L.Y? Will TJ be back at E.L.Y? The IT team won’t be the same; Some of these questions will be answered in these amazing issue.


Yule: Dreadful Tales for the Holiday Season

There'll be scary ghost stories
   And tales of the glories
   Of Christmases long, long ago

- Andy Williams, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"

This collection of short horror comics - from an all-star lineup of talent - will examine Yule, Winter Solstice, Saturnalia, and a slew of other terrifying folklore from around the world, from well-known tales of Krampus to the lesser-known Mari Lwyd, and all the bizarre traditions in between.


One week to go! LCS love from PopCultHQ!
almost 2 years ago – Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 03:07:15 AM

Hey Jumpers,

  We have just one week left and things are shaping up nicely. We're sitting at 297 backers currently and I'd really like to get that number over 300 by the end of the day, so tell a friend, invite someone to this kick ass comic party we're having.


Speaking of telling a friend... a reminder that our friends at the greatest geek webiste in all of the land - PopCultHQ - are giving one lucky LCS a JUMP/Rylend Grant comics cornucopia...

That's right, one lucky LCS will receive one of our RETAIL TIER packs - that's ten copies of THE JUMP and/or THE PEACEKEEPERS - AND ten copies of our rare PopCultHQ exclusive variants (Banjax - Demon in a Bottle and/or Aberrant - Weekend at Bernies). 

CHECK OUT ALL OF THE DETAILS HERE... and tell your local comic shop to enter!

Until tomorrow!


P.S. There are some great campaigns running concurrently here on Kickstarter. Here are a few you should take a look at:


MUTINY Magazine is representative of the diversity, expressiveness, and beauty of our communities and the comic medium.

You like your MARVELs, your DCs, your IMAGEs or BOOMs… You'll find all of them and (most important) their creators in MUTINY Magazine.

In-depth interviews, features and at least 55 pages of original comic stories from both established creators and fresh new blood. Oh, and different covers to choose from, all EXCLUSIVES!

This one looks like tons of fun, guys. CHECK IT OUT HERE!

Lampblack #1

LAMPBLACK is a 24-page comic, the first in a limited series written by Camille Longley, with art by Pablo Peppino, colors by Damián Peñalba, and letters by Joel Saavedra. It's an oversized 8.5x11 inch landscape comic in a sweeping cinematic style. Lampblack has everything you expect in a coming-of-age story: horrifying ink monsters, wondrous forbidden magic, American Sign Language, runaways, and a cat (of course).

Lampblack is a story of friendship, family, and war, set in a fantastical world depicted in stunning detail. If you're a fan of Studio Ghibli, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Sabrina, or Pokémon, you will love exploring the world of Lampblack--a place filled with incredible creatures and fascinating magic.


Bloom - The Origin of a Prophet

The year is 1969. Ramsey is an aspiring comic book artist who is trying to find inspiration for his femme fatale. When he meets wild dancer, Regina, at a street fair he invites her into the woods for a character photoshoot where she begins to break on through to the other side. Witness the psycho-delic origin of the most powerful character in the Hero Tomorrow Comics universe. A mind-bending journey to reshape your reality!


Coffee House of Doom

Coffee House of Doom is an anthology of three dark roasted horror stories all taking place inside a coffee shop! Featuring maskless Karens, a soulless wizard, and lust-crazed fish-men! Featuring a bloody fun video, enter the Coffee House of Doom today to see what all the hype is about!