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:

Be sure to check out Boston Metaphysical Society!
almost 2 years ago – Wed, Apr 07, 2021 at 12:14:23 AM

Hey Jumpers,

  I wanted to take a minute here to point you to a wonderful campaign that I eagerly backed on Day 1:

Boston Metaphysical Society: The Book of Demons

Who will love Boston Metaphysical Society?

  • Fans of Penny Dreadful, Girl Genius, Ruse, steampunk and gaslamp fantasy stories.
  • People who like to read paranormal, historical fiction, and/or alternate history.
  • If you like character-driven comics with a mix of paranormal and science fiction, then these are the comics for you!


When Erin, Caitlin’s mother, discovers her daughter can control a demon, she is outraged. In her mind, only a Great House has the right to such power, but who will listen to a poor Irish woman? House Lowell will. For Alice Lowell has inherited an old Puritan journal which describes how to find and enslave a demon, but she needs a psychic to do it. Kidnapping Caitlin is the first step in a plan to rid her husband’s House of debt. But with a demon to do their bidding, her ambitions will be limitless.

This really is a great book guys be sure to CHECK IT OUT HERE!

17 Days to go! Pullbox Spotlight! CHECK OUT MONSTER MATADOR!
almost 2 years ago – Tue, Apr 06, 2021 at 01:12:51 AM

Hey Jumpers,

  We're sitting at 205 backers and $8638 as I type this. Quite the front nine for us. It's looking like we're going to have a really fun final two weeks here.


A very enthusiastic thanks to our homies at THE PULLBOX for featuring THE JUMP in their Kickstarter Spotlight last week:

Great site. Great people over there. Be sure and pay them a visit, huh?


JUST A NOTE: We still have a a precious few of the PUT ME ON A COVER rewards available. It looks like, with Fabio's schedule, that we are going to have to put a cap on these this go 'round... so, if you're considering doing this, GET ON IT BEFORE THEY'RE GONE.

Here's all of the info:

Want to go back in time? Want to don Boba Fett's armor? We will put your face/likeness on any of our covers (you choose). You then decide if you'd like a digital file and beautiful physical print or if you'd like to receive an ACTUAL PHYSICAL COMIC ISSUE (2 copies) WITH YOUR MUG ON IT!

We did these for our last campaign and people FLIPPED FOR THEM. Let me know if you have any questions.

I'll be back later in the week with more madcap fun. Talk soon!


P.S. There are some other GREAT compaigns live right now on Kickstarter. Here are some things I'm taking a real hard look at:


The final issue of the latest installment of my absolute FAVORITE comic book series MONSTER MATADOR is now LIVE here on Kickstarer!

Monster Matador is a delightfully demented Kaiju throw-down that follows Matador Ramon Alejandro Estévez Guerrero as he travels a post-apolcalyptic future to fight monsters and and make a better world for his daughter.

That "favorite comic series" thing is no hyperbole. You can actually see my pull quote/see me put my money where my mouth is on the Kickstarter page:

Anyway, this one is TONS of fun and you need to CHECK IT OUTRIGHT NOW!

Tavern of Dreams - A Luminous Ages Tale

Tavern of Dreams is a beautifully illustrated hardcover novel that is often described as "Night at the Museum" meets "Lord of the Rings". This novel takes you on a journey as you delve deep into the mysteries that haunt the quaint and friendly Grumpy Lion Tavern.

Tavern of Dreams also includes a section at the end called Short Tales of the Tavern featuring short stories based in the Grumpy Lion Tavern by other creators including award winning author Russell Nohelty.


Action Philosophers Vol 1

ACTION PHILOSOPHERS: HOOKED ON CLASSICS is a graphic novel collection of all the hilarious and thought-provoking comics exposés of your favorite ancient and medieval philosophers from previous editions of our acclaimed, award winning ACTION PHILOSOPHERS comic book series, corrected and updated with all-new supplementary materials, a brand-new story, and a brand-new cover.


Crusade of Dracula #1-2

What if Lawrence of Arabia worked for Dracula, and his work during the Arab Revolt was really a cover for waging a secret war between two supernatural entities?


Uber rare BANJAX & ABERRANT Con Variant going quickly!
almost 2 years ago – Fri, Apr 02, 2021 at 02:53:18 AM

Hey Jumpers,

  We are steamrolling toward that 200 backer mark... and that's very exciting. Tell a friend about the crazy comic party we're having here, huh? The more the merrier.

I wanted to take a minute here - while they are still in stock - to point you toward some of the uber rare/limited BANJAX and ABERRANT con variants we have available as add-ons. As you can see, some of these are editions of just 50... they were available for just a few days at a con back in 2019 (or something like that). You won't be able to get these anywhere else... and once they're gone... they're gone for good.

I'm just about out of some of these, so if there's something you like, grab it now... again, just check out the add-on section... and let me know if you have any questions.

An YES... these will absolutely come SIGNED if that's what you want. I don't do a ton of cons... and I mostly only do them is Southern California, so here's your shot if you live somewhere else and wants some signed books!

And of course, don't forget to check out the crazy fun JUMP #1 variants if you missed out on our last campaign... we're running low on some of these also... so, grab it now if you want it!

Thanks so much for all the love here, guys! This has been a fun one and I'm geeked to see where this all goes.

Talk soon!


P.S. The re are some other really great campaigns live here on Kickstarter. Here's some stuff you should check out:


My friend James Aquilone is helming a horror fiction anthology called CLASSIC MONSTERS UNLEASHED that just became the highest-funded horror anthology in Kickstarter history! It will contain 25 dark, scary stories about your favorite monsters, such as Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, The Invisible Man and The Phantom of the Opera. Writers include Joe Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry, Ramsey Campbell, Richard Christian Matheson, Tim Waggoner, Lisa Morton and Seanan McGuire.

The anthology will also feature art by the legendary Frank Frazetta.

This really is a great one, guys. You don't want to miss this.



SHAPERS OF WORLDS VOLUME II is a powerhouse anthology featuring science fiction and fantasy stories from twenty-four authors, among them international bestsellers and mulitple award-winners, who were guests during the second year of the Aurora Award-winning podcast The Worldshapers ( There'll be original fiction from Kelley Armstrong, Marie Brennan, Helen Dale, Candas Jane Dorsey, Lisa Foiles, Susan Forest, James Alan Gardner, Matthew Hughes, Heli Kennedy, Lisa Kessler, Adria Laycraft, Ira Nayman, Garth Nix, Tim Pratt, Edward Savio, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Jeremy Szal, and Edward Willett, plus reprints from Jeffrey A. Carver, Barbara Hambly, Nancy Kress, David D. Levine, S.M. Stirling, and Carrie Vaughn.

Backers' rewards include numerous signed books (some of them limited editions), plus ebooks, audiobooks, photographs, Tuckerizations (your name used as a character in a story), short-story critiques, and even a writing mentorship.

SHAPERS OF WORLDS VOLUME II is a follow-up to SHAPERS OF WORLDS, successfully Kickstarted last year at this time, which featured stories from first-year guests of The Worldshapers.

Edward Willett, host of The Worldshapers and creator of the project, is the award-winning author of more than sixty books of science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction for readers of all ages. His latest series, WORLDSHAPERS, is up to Book 3, THE MOONLIT WORLD, and is published by DAW Books.


Little Deaths

Little Deaths is a 30 Page Historical Fantasy Color Comic Written by David Doub with Art by Andrew Herman and Paul Maitland. It's based on the French historical figure Julie d'Aubigny (1670–1707), also called Mademoiselle Maupin and La Maupin.

Julie d’Aubigny has a rich history from being a quite successful duelist to being a popular opera singer.  With such a bigger than life person like Julie d'Aubigny, it was hard not to make more stories about her.


Witch Creek Road Collected Hardcover

Witch Creek Road follows a group of high school seniors who, after taking a wrong turn, find themselves in the midst of a summoning-gone-wrong. At its core, it's survival horror, but it's also a story about love, acceptance, death and revenge. And sexy, flesh-eating demons. Because every story needs sexy, flesh-eating demons.

Still not sold? You can actually read the entire story for free over on Webtoons. So don't be shy: head on over there and read away.


Comic Corps Interview and a Status Report
almost 2 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...
almost 2 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.