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:

$12K+! Trading Card Set Firmly in Sight! Also... a Little Rankings Love!
about 3 years ago – Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 01:25:01 AM

Hey Jumpers,

  We are still cruising headed into the weekend. We're about $900 away from hitting that $13K stretch goal and dropping a new series of bad ass Rylend Grantverse Trading Cards in your lap... and we have some really special stuff planned at $16K and beyond, so tell a friend, tweet that link out, and let's keep building this party out.


I was honored and elated to find out this week that I was #2 on Soda and Telepaths list of 51 Indie Comic Creators to Keep and Eye On...

I was slightly miffed at first that Kickstarter legend Charlie Stickney (WHITE ASH) edged me out for the top spot... until I saw that David Pepose (The O.Z) was stuck all the way down at #5 and so I've slept just fine since. HA!

All joking aside, this is a really great list of uber talented creators with links to their social media and wares. So, if you're looking for some new writers to follow on the twitters... or if you're looking for new books to read, check it out! You really can't go wrong with anyone here, but let me give a personal thumbs up to close friends like Stickney and Pepose... my podcasting partner David Avallone (DRAWING BLOOD)... Clay Adams (RED X-MAS)... my old NYU roommate Sean Lewis (BLISS)... and David F. Walker (BITTER ROOT), Madeleine Holly-Rosing (BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY), Kat Calamia (see below), Rich Douek, Brian Hawkins... anyway, give everyone a look see, huh?

I'll check in over the weekend with some news. Until then!


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

The Dancer #1 - A Psychological Martial Arts Thriller

They Call Her...The Dancer is a story that focuses on the beauty and brutality of dance and martial arts, delving into the morally gray psyche of a professional dancer and assassin.

At first glance, They Call Her…The Dancer is about analyzing the similarities and differences between dance and martial arts. Dance is something that is seen as beautiful, but many don’t think about the pain that is done to one’s body to truly be a dancer. Martial arts are thought of as violent because it’s a form of “fighting”, but there’s also a dance like quality to this work of art.

But once you dig deeper, the reader will quickly realize that The Dancer is actually a story about mental health. Mia is forced to face her own childhood trauma of witnessing her parents’ murder when she becomes the enemy that she once dedicated her life to fight against. The Dancer is a morally gray story that shows that good and evil aren’t so black and white.


Blanco Volume One

In a post-apocalyptic future where man has long since been gone, and medieval kingdoms control their people with an iron fist, religious rule is the order of the day. And Blanco is one of the most beloved warriors in the kingdom of the seraph Azrael.

He and his brother Cane hunt the heretics who dare defy their father's law. Zealots of a new apocryphal belief that is spreading across the Five Kingdoms and the Middling Lands.

When Blanco discovers a band of heretics is heading through the Outer Zone to a safe haven, they call New Eden. He decides to make an example of them, but what he finds in the Outer Zone will literally change his perception of the world he lives in.


Kia Wordsmith - The Inbetween

Kia Wordsmith lives in city where Magic and Science work in harmony, a city that has known peace for centuries.

A city now at war.

Bored by the city's attempts to carry on as normal, whilst its soldiers and mages wage war, Kia searches for excitement, and even welcomes a little danger.

In the Kickstarter funded first issue (Kia Wordsmith Issue 1) we saw how this leads to her stealing from a wizard. She then escapes the wizard's tower by following the strange little creature into a different realm. Issue 2 then picks up with the day that follows, where Kia tries to carry on as normal.

This comic shows what happens between issues 1 and 2 of Kia Wordsmith as she flees into The Inbetween with her strange little companion


Impound Comics Returns

Impound Comics is back with two new amazing comic books that contain epic stories to expand their storyverse! Here, they present to the comic-loving community, Impound #2 which is the next segment of Impound's journey of becoming a hero. Along with Decymus #1 which is an introductory story to a new alien character and series. Two new installments for an endless saga between good in evil.

Every series they Introduce is directly or indirectly tied into the story of their main character Impound and eventually will all tie in together! This Kickstarter is full of epic, EXCLUSIVE content that ONLY backers will receive before it is available to the general public!

Check it out HERE!

$10K Stretch Goal SMASHED!
about 3 years ago – Thu, Apr 08, 2021 at 02:32:28 AM

Hey Jumpers,

  Well... we had QUITE a day yesterday... 18 or so backers in 24 hours and we just SMASHED through that $10K stretch goal. That means it's PRINT REVEAL TIME!

So, now... in addition to THE JUMP... to digital versions of ABERRANT #1, BANJAX #1, and the PEACEKEEPERS Preview... in addition to the 12+ comics in our Bonus Digital Extravaganza... each and every backer will now receive this BAD ASS Mike Mignola-inspired print from Ringo-nominated artists Fabio Alves and Edson Ferreira:

This piece was very much a labor of love for Fabio and I think it turned out BONKERS good. Let us know what you think!

But the fun won't stop there... I am so wildly excited about our next stretch goal (at $13,000). That'll mean three brand new additions to the Rylend Grantverse trading card set. That set is very much MY labor of love and I can't wait to get this new series out to you.

Anyway, I'll be back soon with more news! See you on the flip!


P.S. There are some other WONDERFUL campaigns here on Kickstarter. Here are some I'm taking a hard look at:

We Are Scarlet Twilight Issue #1

We Are Scarlet Twilight #1 is the first issue (24 pages) of a 4 part comic series inspired by 1930's and 40's pulp adventure comics and art deco imagery.  As a comic fan, there are so many cool design elements and visuals in golden age stories that always capture creator Ben Morse's attention- but sometimes the stories aren't quite up to 2021 expectations. He wanted to find a way to dust off all the good stuff there and bring it into a modern story... and hopefully throw in a few twists that will surprise!

Enter the story's hero-- Captain Lancet. He's a 1930's All-American crime buster* who accidentally creates the world's greatest villain before waking up a century in the future. He'll need to adjust to a strange new world-- Fritz Lang's Metropolis with some cyberpunk dystopia sprinkled in-- if he wants to overthrow the totalitarian vampire cult that now dominates the future.


The Monuments

THE MONUMENTS is a 140 page, beautifully illustrated, mystery/adventure story about a fantasy world in which four warring city-states are forced to come together to face a common enemy: giant mysterious mechs. Right before wiping out the entire civilization, the mechs all power down for no clear reason, leaving the survivors to rebuild their world together.

800 years later. The world has moved on. The city-states are now united as one nation: a land littered with massive robotic relics that serve as monuments to a long-forgotten war.

After centuries of dormancy, one of these long-frozen mechs suddenly powers up, revealing a man who is confused, misplaced in time, and still very much alive.



The FALLEN series is back with it's 3rd issue in a 6 part series. FALLEN blends the genres of mystery and fantasy by creating a thrilling mythological noir story for mature readers. The story takes place in the vibrant, synth-pop filled era of the 1980's in the loud, crowded streets of New York City.

FALLEN 3 continues along as Casper Clay hunts for clues on who killed his boss Zeus. As he starts to pull on the threads woven throughout the criminal underworld of gods, more questions begin to pop up. As he gets closer to the truth, invisible walls begin to close in on him and if he's not careful he could be next.


Be sure to check out Boston Metaphysical Society!
about 3 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!
about 3 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!
about 3 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.