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:

150+ backers! And some fun with Comics Bookcase!
8 months ago – Sun, Nov 01, 2020 at 06:58:16 PM

Hey Backer-types!

  We crossed the 150 backer threshold last night and the campaign is cruising! I've been swamped with a TV Pilot this week, so I'm a bit behind on making available those rare Aberrant/Banjax variants, but sit tight... I'll have them in the add-on shop later this week. Watch this space!

INTERVIEW TIME

I did Peacekeepers deep dive with Zack Quaintance that dropped this morning over at the Comics Bookcase. He asked some damn good questions in this interview. We got into thematic and matters of inception. It's a pretty good read. Check it out HERE.

A SHOUT OUT

I wanted to share another project making waves Kickstarter right now.  It’s brought to you by Rich Douek, Joe Mulvey and the fine folks at ComixTribe. Now, I write action/sci-fi movies for a living and so, I tend to be really hard on this stuff... but I dig the hell out of this book and I think you will too.

If you haven’t heard of WAILING BLADE, here’s the high-level pitch of this dark sci-fi fantasy series:

Wailing Blade is high-adrenaline fantasy adventure, set in the dark future of mankind. When his father is sentenced to death at the hands of the legendary Headtaker, bandit prince Tychon must find a way to save him, or fall to the Wailing Blade himself.

Basically, if you took a blender and mixed up Masters of the Universe with Mad Max, tossed in a little Conan and lots of Heavy Metal, that’s what’s in store for you in the pages of WAILING BLADE.

And for this Kickstarter launch, the ComixTribe crew is unsheathing one of the coolest foil-enhanced die-cut hardcovers I’ve ever seen.

With super detailed, gorgeous art from Joe Mulvey and a razor sharp script from the writer of Road of Bones, Rich Douek, you really can’t go wrong with this fully loaded collection.

I’m taking the blade, and you should too!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT WAILING BLADE ON KICKSTARTER!

As an added bonus, the ComixTribe crew is contributing the first issue of WAILING BLADE  to our BONUS DIGITAL EXTRAVAGANZA, which was unlocked when we hit 100% funded!

Hope all is well out there! Stay safe!


Rylend

$9K and counting and some more podcast love!
8 months ago – Sun, Nov 01, 2020 at 06:58:12 PM

Hey all,

  I am freshly back from at weekend spend online at Baltimore Comic Con Live! It was a packed couple of days, full of fun and chicanery. The highlight, perhaps, came Saturday afternoon... my dear friend David Avallone (Elvira, Betty Page, Drawing Blood) and I did our podcast - THE WRITERS BLOCK - live from the virtual con floor and some first ballot Hall of Famers stopped by... Matt Fraction (Haweye, Sex Criminals) and Stan Saki (Usagi Yunjimbo). That's on top of a lineup that already included David Pepose (Spencer & Locke), Troy Little (Rick & Morty), Drew Edwards (Halloween Man), and IDW Editor Scott Dunbier. It was a bonkers show! A must watch. I promise to have some video for you on Wednesday.

CHEERS TO COMICS

I appeared on the CHEERS TO COMICS Podcast this morning to discuss THE PEACEKEEPERS. Host Brian Wayne also strong-armed me into pitching IDW a pretty badass impromptu COBRA KAI take on air. It's a fun listen. Check it out HERE

STATE OF THE UNION

Our little campaign is cruising along nicely. I'm really happy with that backer number. More importantly for you guys, we're nearing that $10K stretch goal! Once we cross that threshold, everybacker is going to recieve an incredible print from Davi Leon Dias and Iwan Joko Triyono. This is a really incredible effort from the two of them. I can't wait to show it to you. You're going to love it.

In the meantime, stay safe out there!

Rylend


P.S. - Some friends of mine have some WONDERFUL campaigns going right now and I wanted to take a minute to highlight them...

MONSTER MATADOR: TANGO OF THE MATADORS #1-2

JUST 30 HOURS LEFT TO BACK ISSUE 2 OF MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE COMIC BOOK!

THE JUMP artist Fabio Alves recently took over penciling duties on Steven Prince's MONSTER MATADOR. They are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the 2nd issue of their new series.

Set in a near future where monsters appeared suddenly and without  warning, bringing death and destruction. Ramon Alejandro  Estévez-Guerrero roams the earth fighting these monsters in memory of  his late wife and to make a better world for his daughter – he is the MONSTER MATADOR!

It's Matadors fighting Kaiju Monsters. It's TONS of fun. There are plenty of ways to catch up on what you missed. CHECK THIS OUT! You won't regret it!


CHAYOMA - CURSE OF THE JANGURA

Chayoma is a medieval epic fantasy series, filled with magic, awesome action, majestic scenes and jaw dropping storytelling. It tells a story of a girl born with special abilities but was coerced into evil by the political deceptions of her own people's ruling class. She must go through several events to understand the gravity of her purpose while a very dangerous plan is about to befall all of the Kitara kingdoms of east Africa.

Chayoma is one of the Mlezi from The chronicles of the newborn rise of the Mlezi vol#1, but for this kickstarter we look at her life way before the rise of the Mlezi (Mlezi means guardian in the Swahili language).

Chayoma curse of the Jangura is also the story of the  Basoro and the Jangura, remnants of the Bachwezi dynasty also known as demigods, they seek to restore their glory after the great war and return to the celestial plain.

JUST 15 HOURS TO GO ON THIS ONE! CHECK IT OUT HERE!


EARLY HAUNTS : A Graphic Novel of Seminal Ghost Stories

Early Haunts is a 100-page graphic novel anthology of seminal ghost stories which inspired Sleepy Hollow, Ring, A Christmas Carol Illustrated by some of the most talented horror artists around today!

Check it out HERE.


WAHCOMMO

Mixing familiar aesthetic elements from THE LORD OF THE RINGS with character threads from YA tales such as THE GIVER series and the GRACELING series, WAHCOMMO will appeal to fans of high fantasy from every direction. Filled with classic elements of role playing games such as BALDUR’S GATE, THE ELDER SCROLLS, and THE WITCHER, WAHCOMMO offers an adventure filled with an exciting and unique visual style that mixes comic art with painterly brushwork and the cinematic scope of an animated feature. It's a bold narrative about determining one's own fate and defying social expectations.

CHECK IT OUT HERE!