30Nov/21

Content Spotlight: Breaking into Comics

Hey there, Silverline Fam!

We got another great show for you! Right before taking off for the Thanksgiving break, the Wednesday Whammers talked about one of the hottest subjects for young creators. How the heck do you break into comics, and what does that look like?

All of the creators on this episode have worked with a wide array of companies in the industry (Silverline of course being the most important!) and on a number of published comics. This is a team that has already fallen forward, so take some of their advice to avoid the same pitfalls.

Wednesday Wham is our weekly live show that we air Wednesdays at 8 Pm EST on Twitch and Youtube. That means there is real-time engagement, including audience questions. If you are a creator hoping to make it in comics, follow our channels and catch the next live show so you can hear from our retinue of seasoned vets.

23Nov/21

New Book Alert! Silverline Double Feature: TwilightGrimm 3 and White Devil 1

Hey there Silverline Family!

It is Tuesday 11/23. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we got another reason to be thankful! Two new books are now available for preorder from Silverline Comics! that’s right, it’s another Silverline Double Feature featuring the third installment of Twilight Grimm and a brand new title, White Devil.

Both titles are written by comics veteran R.A. Jones. Twilight Grimm features art by Rob Davis, and colors by Mickey Calausen. White Devil features art by Jaxon Renick, colors by Phil Leon, and inks by Mike Keeney. Both titles were lettered by Mike W. Belcher.

You already know and love Twilight Grimm, but if you don’t you can add on the back-issues to your pledge or order them from our shop. Twilight Grimm #3 continues the story of Twilight Grimm as he continues his mission as the sole protector of humans stuck in the vampire-ruled Blood Zone.

White Devil is a completely new title, introducing Temple O’ Rouke, the White Devil of the Japan of Tomorrow. A man hunting human traffickers, and discovers a plot involving the forced cybernetic modification of their victims.

Head on over to our Kickstarter and get your preorder placed today. Remember this is a Silverline book. So each book is already completed and is 22 pages of beautifully rendered art and a masterfully told story.

Thank you for supporting and believing in us. If it was not for you, we would not be able to keep pumping as many titles as we do.

We’ll catch you next time and until then, Make Mine Silverline!

16Nov/21

Content Spotlight: The Comics Fu Show Issue 2

Hey there, Silver-folk!

Today we’re showcasing a different kind of offering on our youtube channel. The Comics Fu Show is one of my new favorite things. If you love martial arts, hip hop, or even just comics, then you’ll dig this episode.

This episode was recorded in celebration of Hispanic/Latino/Latinx Heritage Month and features special guest martial artist, actor, independent producer, and comic creator José Figueroa. Our hosts, Patrick Lugo and Sifu Kurtis Fujita take a deep dive into the oral history of Kung Fu & Hip Hop in Spanish Harlem. But only after some thoughts on VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE and 90’s comics in general.

As someone who grew up on comics in the ’90s, trains kickboxing every other day, and listens to RZA daily. This episode spoke to my soul.

I hope you check this great new show and get as much out of it as I did.

09Nov/21

Silverline Christmas Special is now In-Demand!

What’s good, Silverline Fam?! You did it again! Another banger from the Silverline audience. You guys funded the Christmas Special on Kickstart and Indiegogo. In fact, you went above and beyond. We went over double our goal for the initial backing/pre-order window.

Did you miss your chance to preorder? Did you just recently realize you have a family member who loves comics and NEEDS this thicc collection on their coffee table? Are you a well-to-do dowager who has only recently decided to spend on small fortune comics because it’s fashionable?

Well, do I have good news for you! The Silverline Christmas Special is now available to be ordered In-Demand through Indiegogo. What does that mean? You can still get an order in before it’s too late!

There are some disclosures we need to give. When you order In-Demand, it may not arrive at the same time as those who initially pre-ordered and may not include the same exclusives that were available during the initial backing period. If you want to get your order on DAY 1 and with the option to get TONS of UNIQUE ARE and ADD-ONS, make sure you follow our NEW Kickstarter or Indiegogo account so that you can get your order in during that initial backing period.

Again, thank you, folks, so much for funding every single book we put out. We love you as much as we love comics (that’s ALOT!). We hope to see you for our next book.

Until that time, Make Mine Silverline!

02Nov/21

Silverline Halloween Memories (and some costumes)

We asked Silverline Creators

What was your favorite Halloween costume or memory?

And they gave us some interesting replies. SOME of those come with pictures. Here they are:

-Rob Davis

One Halloween while I was attending college I asked a couple of friends from the theater department to apply fake hair and makeup, making me look like a werewolf. After sitting in a chair while they worked on me for a couple of hours one look in the mirror convinced me I’d win the costume contest I planned to enter at a fraternity party I’d been invited to. After winning the prize it was suggested that one of the guys would tie a really thick rope around my waist and we’ d go “trick or treating” in the dorms. While crossing the street from the frat house to the campus a dog was trotting along the sidewalk, caught one look at me and ran squealing off into the night. We then proceeded to terrorize the dorms with my costume for the next hour or so. 

There was just one down side to this story in that when it came time to remove the fake hair the spirit gum they’d used really stuck to me. I had to ruin two disposable razors shaving the stuff off. 

-Kurtis Fujita

So here is a photo of my Wolverine costume from when I was 6 years old. This was in the early 80’s and so Wolverine wasn’t popular in the mainstream consciousness nor was there any merchandise available for him. My father made this custom Wolverine costume for me and I was very excited to wear it for Halloween in Hawaii. I was so excited that I recall running up a long driveway hill and shouting trick or treat to the homeowner and then running back down the hill before they had a chance to give me any candy.

-Quinton Bedwell

The most memorable costume I ever had was was a Ben Cooper HE-MAN costume. The reason I remember it is because my whole family went to the MS State fair and my Dad took me all around and I met Darth Vader. Apparently Darth was selling glow necklaces to raise money for a new Death Star because some vandals blew up the first one. LOL… Golden Memory of all my family being together and meeting my favorite character… Well favorite before I learned he was responsible for the death of an entire planet. RIP Alderaan…

-MacKenzie Wertman

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays but, most of all, my favorite time of the year. There is just something about Fall with all the colors of the trees, pumpkin flavor, campfires, and sweatshirts mixed with the season of fantasy that comes with Halloween time that just gets me buzzing. It’s like “magic” is alive and well, and Halloween kicks off the start of the celebration.

From the beginning, my parents made sure to make all the holidays special, and Halloween was no exception. Dressing up was always something that was encouraged in my family, and I’m so glad I was never one of those kids that grew out of it. I have such fond memories of Halloween with my family, as we all dressed up and sat on my grandparent’s porch in my hometown. I’ve been everything from a werewolf to a witch, a skeleton, a vampire (the Twilight kind), and I even went as Cher one year. (Thanks, Mom! Haha!) The longest-running costume was a cowboy, which I wore for about three years straight until I sadly grew out of it. (Don’t worry, though! I kept it just in case I have children in the future that I can force into it!) My best costume may have been the year I went as Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas, in which the makeup took me a full three hours to complete! And for an honorable mention, I always found it hilarious that my parents dressed me as a dinosaur when I was two, only for that to become my day job, twenty plus years later! (I guess they knew even then!)

There’s just something about the creativity and freedom that comes with Halloween– the power to be anything you want for one entire night! I never felt like I was wearing a costume. I always felt like I was embodying the character that I was dressing up as, and although I’ve embodied quite a few, there was one I loved above all the rest…

My favorite costume – or as I like to say, embodiment – was the year that I was able to be Darth Vader.

Yep! That’s right. The big man in black with a red lightsaber… Although mine was green cause it was Yoda’s and KB Toys had sold out of all things Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker during that time, but even with the wrong lightsaber, the year I was able to be Darth Vader was super special. I’ve loved Star Wars for nearly my entire life, and my love for Darth Vader has far surpassed that love on many levels… and in 2005, when I was able to become him, I felt like I had risen to greater heights than I would ever achieve in my lifetime. No one ever told me that simply because I was a girl, I couldn’t dress up as him, nor did any of my guy friends comment about it.

In fact, there were about twelve Darth Vader’s in my small private school that year, and I vividly remember keeping the mask on for a long while so no one would have any idea it was me… and no one did! My mom had dressed me in secret so that no one would know, and I remember kids guessing and guessing, trying to figure out it was me, but I even had a 3D mask that changed my voice to Vader’s so no one could tell! Of course, with my known love for Star Wars, they had figured it out eventually, but even then, it was like we all carried on as the Dark Lord of the Sith instead of little 3rd and 4th graders! Later that night, after the school’s Halloween party, I remember meeting some of my fellow Darth Vader’s during trick-or-treating, and I even had an epic duel with my friend, Gavin. (I won, by the way.) Then when it was time for bed, I only allowed the suit to come off if I could change into some Darth Vader PJ’s. (What can I say? I was a freak, and my mom was a trooper!) 

-Roland Mann

All of my Halloween memories come from my middle school and junior high years living in the Millcreek subdivision in Brandon, MS. The family has picture of me in other costumes, but I don’t remember most of them. My good pals in Millcreek were Mike Harris, Wynndel Stanton, and Kendall Jones. The four of us lived so close that we did so many things together. Mostly we hung out at Wynndel’s because he had a pool table. It’s all where we used to practice when we got our first band together—yes, we were a garage band in the literal days of garage bands.

One Halloween, before we really learned to play our instruments, we decided to go as KISS, each of us taking on the persona of the instrument we were learning. Thus…I went as Peter Criss because he was the drummer. Mike, as Ace, looked the coolest…but we collected a lot of candy that night. Probably one of my last times trick-or-treating.

19Oct/21

Content Spotlight: I know what you read last Halloween

Hey there Silverline Fam!

This week’s post is a couple of hours late due to literally everyone in the office playing New World (Go Marauders!). Anyway, this week is another content spotlight. Before we get into some current Spooky Season goodness next week, let’s revisit a Title Spotlight from last year’s Halloween! The title we looked at was Demon’s Tails, available now through our storefront.

In other news, our Kickstarter and Indiegogo for the Christmas Special are still going on. If you want to preorder your copy of this insane collection, follow either link and order your copy today!

12Oct/21

Content Spotlight: Game Nights!

What’s Good Gamers? That’s right, Silverline also plays the vidya games (In fact, some of us stream regularly). But for the first time as a company, we had a company game night! Not all of us could, unfortunately, but also that would have been insane trying to fit that many people on screen, given the size our live videocast and team has grown to. It was a ton of fun to watch, and the crew had a blast playing.

The games featured were from The Jackbox Party Pack which allows live audience participation. Make sure to catch our future streams if you want to get in on the fun!

05Oct/21

Something’s Coming. I Can Feel It.

Hey, Silverline fam!

Do you smell that? It smells like peppermint and a freshly printed book. That’s right, grab your stockings and gird your fireplace (Do people still have those?). The Silverline Christmas Special is catching a ride with Santa and is on its way to all the good nerds and geeks.

Right now you, dear reader, can go to our upcoming Kickstarter (KS) or IndieGoGo (IGG) and follow this festive special. That means you’ll be notified the second it launches, so you can preorder a floppy and a copy. Of course, you’ll want one for yourself but it’ll make the perfect gift for your cool friends and family who share your passion for comics.

This is a massive collection of stories from every corner of the Silverline Universe. At least 15 stories are confirmed, but who knows, we could always slip a few more in there if you have been extra-extra good.

Of course, I know what you’re thinking. “It’s October, shouldn’t Tim T.K., resident Comic Goth, be focused on Halloween?” Don’t you worry, I am decking the halls with skulls-a-plenty, but this is a collection you won’t want to miss. By funding now we can ship it to you right on time. We want to get this baby to you while you still have your lights and tree up.

So head over to our KS or IGG campaigns and get this massive trade paperback saved so you can get yours preordered right away. Make sure to give IGG some love if that is your preferred way of buying indie comics. We always knock KS out of the park, but IGG is something brand new and it allows us to create a second storefront for you, dear reader.

We hope you decided to make this collection a part of your holiday season. We wouldn’t be able to do this if it wasn’t for you. Our goal is for this to bring you some extra joy and for our stories and characters to keep you company in the cold nights ahead. Nothing like staying in and wrapping up with a hot drink and a good book. Make yours Silverline!

28Sep/21

Content Spotlight: Silver Sunday

Hey Silver Family!

This week is another spotlight of some content we put out here at Silverline. This would be a throwback, but I’m not sure two days count as much of a throwback. It might be more of a light-toss-back but that isn’t a thing.

If you put the math together with the postdate. Two days would be Sunday. Hey! We have a show on Sundays! That’s right the spotlight this week is on Silver Sunday.

This week had a really interesting topic, getting into some of the legalities of comic creation. If you’re interested in joining the comics field, or if you just really like learning how the sausage gets sued, this is a great watch.

21Sep/21

Kayless Full Run on Kickstarter and IndieGoGo

Good news everyone!

Kayless has been completed! Issues 1-4 are now available on Kickstarter or IndieGoGo. You can get the entire run as floppies or collected in one very attractive Trade Paperback. All your guests will see your Kayless trade sitting on your coffee table, lean in, and in a hushed voice ask “Who’s that? What’s their deal?” It’s so stunning, you’ll have to fight to keep it to yourself.

You can also order just the new floppies to complete your collection, or some of the back issues to catch up. Don’t forget we also do retailer bundles. If you’re trying to stock some shelves, hit that Retail Option and we’ll get fix ordered.

Kayless is a hot spy thriller burning its way through the atmosphere. It’s the story of a space race conspiracy that’s come back to haunt everyone involved and a hero that just wants to go back home. The problem for Scott Anders is his home is now deep in space and the powers that be want everything having to do with Project Kayless buried. But you already knew that. The question now is: What’s Scott going to do about it?

As a reminder, all Silverline books only get their run on Kickstarter and IndieGoGo once they are completed. There’s no gamble on if you’re going to get your book. Think of it as a preorder.

We got until the end of the week and our Kickstarter goal has already been doubled! Holy cow dudes! Our IndieGoGo needs a little kick to catch up, so if IndieGoGo is your go-to for comics, head on over and place your order.

We thank you! Without your readership, we wouldn’t be able to make comics. So please keep doing what you’re doing and we’ll do our best to keep you entertained.

We’ll catch you for our next run and until then. Make mine Silverline!