The Peacekeepers 1 & 2

Created by Rylend Grant

A 64-page lover letter to dark, quirky crime dramas like FARGO and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN from the Ringo Award-winning creator of Action Lab's ABERRANT & BANJAX.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

WHO'S READING?
9 months ago – Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 11:19:49 PM

Hello all,

  Well, those books just keep on landing and I am seeing some truly inspiring things on social media. Just a reminder, I'm going to give something very special to a few of you who post pictures of your books and tag me (@rylendgrant) on social media... more bonkers the better.

Here are some early highlights for you guys:


It's always a delight to see man, child and beast enjoying your comic books...

This baby celebrates my ENTIRE catalog...

A touching father/son moment (brings a tear to my eye)...

This young man knows the score...

Then there's this poor soul...

This pro wrestler seems to likes his book...

...How about you?

DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE JUMP #2!

Just a reminder that my next Kickstarter endeavor - Issue 2 of my kick-you-in-the-teeth astral projection thriller THE JUMP - launches here on March 22nd. CLICK HERE to follow along/receive launch notifications.

Talk soon!

Rylend

THE JUMP #2 Launches on March 22nd!
9 months ago – Tue, Mar 09, 2021 at 08:25:44 AM

Hey friends,

I hope you're enjoying those PEACEKEEPERS books! Well, I'm writing today with GREAT news! The PRELAUNCH PAGE for our next/latest and greatest Kickstarter comic is LIVE! THE JUMP 1-2 is coming on in HOT on March 22nd!

THE JUMP is a kick-you-in-the-teeth paranoid thriller comic set in the world of astral projection, a smart, high-concept sci-fi dance, full of meaty twists and turns. It's INCEPTION meets THE BOURNE IDENTITY, if it were dripping with macabre and directed by David Fincher.. Now tell me that doesn’t sound cool?

The first Issue of THE JUMP - launched via Kickstarter last year - received RAVE reviews. Did you miss out? Well here is your chance to catch up/hop on the train!


THE JUMP is brought to you by me - Rylend Grant - and artist Fabio Alves, colorist Edson Ferreira, & letterer HdE... the very same team that brought you the dark and decidedly wicked superhero noir BANJAX (published Action Lab: Danger Zone). 

BANJAX was nominated for FOUR Mike Weirngo Comic Book Awards in 2020 (including BEST SERIES along-side BITTER ROOT and SOMETHING's KILLING THE CHILDREN) and the critics raved:

“This is the most amazingly well done first issue of a series I have ever seen. Point blank. Period… You cannot read this and come out if the same way you went into it… So effin’ good.”(Steven Leitman, Reading with a Flight Ring)

“Banjax has all the action, violence, grit, and heart of a classic.” (David Pepose, Creator of Spencer & Locke)

“Quality, engrossing material embedded with a cinematic feel. Gifted storytelling and breathtaking artwork. Banjax will instantly have you screaming for more!” (Jason Bennett, PopCultHQ)

“Banjax hits incredibly hard. Intense, thought-provoking, wildly entertaining. It’s near perfect. For those looking for something unique, Issue #1 is a must-read.” (Charlie Chipman, The Brazen Bull)

“Riveting. Refreshing. Heart-breaking. Ultra-violent. Honestly, a bit unsettling. The artwork of Fábio Alves is everything a dark and gritty comic should embody. Edson Ferreira’s color work adds an extra punch to really emotional panels. Don’t miss out on this bloody good time! A+” (Andrew Huard, You Don’t Read Comics)

“Holy crap this is good. This book hits all the right notes. It’s marvelously done, such a compelling story. It’s the best comic I’ve read in a long time. Honestly? Bendis could take some notes here.”(ComicCast Podcast)
 

So, I promise you, you are in for a real treat here with THE JUMP. Sign up HERE to be notified when the campaign goes live!


Thanks! I hope all is well with you and yours.


Rylend Grant

Quick Note & A Quick Plug!
9 months ago – Tue, Mar 02, 2021 at 11:50:25 AM

Hey all,

Quick note and quick plug for you today:

THE NOTE

ALL packages have been sent out as of today/the campaign has been 100% fullfilled. If you have yet to receive your goodies, they are speeding your way. Let me know if there are any bumps along the way. I'm here to help.

THE PLUG

You guys absolutely have to check out CHRONICLES OF THE IMMORTAL SWORDSMEN #1 from my friend Peter Shiao/the gang over at Immortal Studios.

This is the 2nd book in the Immortal Storyverse. A lot of you probably remember their first effort - THE ADEPT - from last year. This time, they offer a blend of ancient and future, their take on a cross between Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and The Matrix. 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.

CHECK IT OUT HERE!


Talk soon!

Rylend

Comics are landing! And where to find your prints and cards!
9 months ago – Mon, Mar 01, 2021 at 08:38:17 AM

Hey all,

Just a quick check in here. It looks like the first wave of packages are landing. I've received some really thoughtful messages from some of you. A sincere thank you for all the love.

Thoughtful backer message #5

PRINT/TRADING CARDS TROUBLE?

If you're having trouble finding your print/trading cards, look behind your comic/inside the bag and board. If you ordered mutliple comics, your print/cards will be in the bag with the REGULAR version of the cover. If you didn't order the regular version of the comic, the cards/print will be in with your chosen variant cover.

Hopefully that all makes sense.

AND...

Don't forget to show those comics off on social media! (tag me @rylendgrant)! Again, the bar was set REALLY high last time with THE JUMP, so COME HEAVY!

This pro wrestler REALLY seems to like his comic! How about you?

I'll choose a few of the best of the best to receive something very special!

Thanks so much again for helping to bring this book to life!

Talk soon!

Rylend!

SHIPPING HAS STARTED! ALL DIGITAL REWARDS DELIVERED!
9 months ago – Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 07:55:33 PM

Hey all,

Quick update here...

All of the digital rewards went out today!

That means you can now go to Backerkit and download the digital version of THE PEACEKEEPERS 1 & 2... the scripts and artists files are there too... You should have an email now from Backerkit telling you how to access everything. If it doesn't come/you can't find it, you should be able to grab everything by going to thepeacekeepers.backerkit.com and inputing your email addy there.

Let me know if you have any trouble.

SHIPPING HAS STARTED!

In fact, we are about 3/4 of the way through everything... the lion's share of you recived tracking info last night via Backerkit. The rest of you - those with more complex/ala carte orders and the international folks where a little extra attention/care is needed - your packages will hit the post office here by the end of the week.

SHOW US THEM BOOKS ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

When you receive your books, share a picture of yourself (or your dog... or your BAD ASS baby) with it on social media and tag me in it (see links below)! Once all of the shipping dust has settled, I'll pick a couple of you and send something very special for your trouble.

TWITTER: @rylendgrant

INSTAGRAM: @rylendgrant

Get creative with this shit, huh? But beware... the bar has been set REALLY high:

NEXT TIME ON...

Let me say in closing, that it's been a real pleasure bringing you guys THE PEACEKEEPERS. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed making it. And I sincerely hope you'll consider joining us for our next truly epic Kickstarter dance... Issue 2 of our bad ass, critical darling, astral projection thriller THE JUMP. Issue 2 will be here on Kickstarter in LATE MARCH, so WATCH THIS SPACE for more info.

Please let me know if you have ANY trouble with your packages or with your downloads. I'm always here to help!

Talk soon!

Rylend


FRIENDS OF THE PROGRAM:

Some very good friends have some wonderful projects live on the platform currently... do yourself a favor and CHECK THEM OUT:

Glarien of White Ash #1

Written by Charlie Stickney, with art by Romina Moranelli, colors by Fin Cramb and letters by Conor Hughes, the 40 Page first issue of Glarien follows the early days of White Ash's most dangerous elf, as told through the eyes of Rachel, a young woman living in 1970's New York City.  Think Red Sonja meets Taxi Driver... but with Elves and demons.

Glarien follows the stories of two women and the different paths they take to overcome life-altering tragedies. Jumping from the elf realm of ancient Alfheim to the gritty streets of New York City circa 1971, two seemingly-unrelated tales will slowly weave together to reveal a critical piece of White Ash's complicated past. Oh, and because Glarien is involved, expect carnage... lots and LOTS of carnage.

CHECK IT OUT HERE!


SPORES: The Broken Circle OGN

From the creators of Mind Palace and Prom of the Dead comes the next installment of the coming-of-age horror series SPORES: THE BROKEN CIRCLE!

When last we saw the surviving students of the Pineview Academy, they had survived the worst night of their lives, aka Prom Night. Now, just one day later, Erika, Travon and Shauna are on the road looking for safety in an ever-increasingly hostile world. Little do they know that the worst is yet to come as the 'friends' they abandoned the night before are coming for them.

Dave Dwonch (co-creator of the upcoming Dark Horse series Jenny Zero) reunites with Santi Guillen (Mind Palace) to continue the SPORES saga with The Broken Circle, a full-color, 80+ page graphic novel with more twists, turns and betrayal than any teen drama has any right to contain!

CHECK IT OUT HERE!


Duplicant 1-4: A Dystopian Biopunk Thriller

Duplicant is a chilling original story that's "Minority Report" meets "Repo: The Genetic Opera."It's a thriller about the forces conspiring against the one man who offers hope during a pandemic. That one man is Matt Travers, a scientist who creates duplicate organs that saves humanity from the organ failure contagion - only their high cost forces people into indentured servitude.  In answer to this, a dangerous black market arises which is run by a religious fanatic and Matt's former mentor.

CHECK IT OUT HERE!