This is just a quick heads up about the massive amount of creators that will be at the Daytona Beach Comic Convention. If you live in the South-East of the United States, be sure to swing by this weekend (September 10th and 11th) and say hi!
Hey there Silverline fam! You did it again! Another Kickstarter is fully funded. The Silverline Science Extravaganza has finished its run on Kickstarter and is getting ready to migrate to your mailboxes. If you weren’t able to get your order in quite yet, that’s alright. Soon enough, these titles will be available through the Silverline storefront on Indyplanet. But you will still have to wait until after the backers get their copies and you won’t get as many copies. (You also won’t get as many goodies.)
If you backed the Silverline Science Fiction Extravaganza be sure to keep an eye on your email, and also your Kickstarter message center. You should be receiving an invite to complete a survey soon. That survey is crucial as it allows us to make sure your books get to you. We want to make sure you get exactly what you ordered in the way that you ordered it. To do that, we need you to make sure we get it right. Fill out the survey to confirm your name and shipping info and make sure we know what bonus goodies you ordered.
Right now, those of you who backed Wolfhunter/ Sirens should be getting your flipbooks in the mail. Be sure to tell us what you think on our socials! We love to hear from you guys. The Instagram and Twitter posts of people opening their copies have been great to see. That coupled with knocking this Kickstarter campaign out of the park has made our week.
If you were looking forward to either of those titles but did not get a chance to preorder during the Kickstarter campaign, don’t fret. Those should be in our online store any day now. While you’re there you can also catch up on any titles you missed (I recommend Divinity).
This marks our 18th successfully funded Kickstarter! Our Kickstarters are old enough to vote in the US! We hope that you stay with us as we continue to grow. Soon enough, we’ll have Kickstarters 19 and 20, and 21, soon enough it’ll be off to college and falling in love. We’re still talking about crowdfunding right?
Make sure you’re following all the Silverline Socials as well as all our creators so that you don’t miss out on the next chance to preorder a Silverline comic. Each Kickstarter comes with juicy exclusives (juicy ‘sclusies?) and fans have told us they love them. Especially our collector’s bookmarks.
We’ll see you on the next Kickstarter, and hopefully, we see your name on the Thank You Page. Until next time,
You heard that right folks! We’re doing some dark science! Using the power of technology we’ve brought the dead back to life! Or at least have brought another Silverline Classic back to print with another Remix.
It’s not alone either. We are launching two brand spanking new titles at the same time. For a total of three, you head me right, THREE books in one Kickstarter campaign. Remember a Silverline Kickstarter is essentially just the preorder with a chance to get some extra goodies. Psssst, it also really helps the analytics so if you back it, that tells us you want more.
These are some truly dope titles, and I really can’t recommend them enough if you are fan of Sci-Fi.
From the far future of the year 1992, comes Krey!
When a band of mutant warriors attack a human tribe, a young human boy is taken alive. Given the name “Krey,” he is raised with the very mutants who killed his family. as the young boy grows, he desperately wants to be a warrior and join the men in war. When humans attack his village, he just might get that chance.
Krey #1 RemiX is science fiction/fantasy; full color, 25 pages. It is part 1 of a five issue mini-series. This comic is completely finished. Roland Mann – writer; Steven Butler – penciller; Ken Branch – inker; Jeremy Kahn – colorist; Nick McCalip – letterer.
Brand new, and from the brain of my friend Wes, and featuring art from my Tuesday co-host Aaron, The Obsoletes!
When a group of grizzled intergalactic prospectors are accidentally thrust 20 years into the future, they’re faced with a very different reality. The world they knew is unrecognizable and their profession has changed, becoming more deadly than ever. But rather than ride off into retirement, the crew of roughnecks sets out to prove that they’re still the best in the game… even if they are a little obsolete.
The Obsoletes #1 is science fiction/action, full color 22 pages, is the first of a four issue mini-series. The comic is completely finished! Wes Locher – writer/letterer; Aaron Humphres – penciller; Jose Fuentes – inker; Haley Martin – colorist.
If a space opera is more of your jam, than Beyond the Stars might be for you!
When a galactic spanning entity threatens the Empire of Man, Haven’s corp of Science-Warriors is called upon to save mankind. Led by Kal, a fearless servant of the All Mother, and Prof. Yonel Travane, an expert on lost alien races, their team will sacrifice all to challenge this unimaginable horror from beyond the stars.
Beyond The Stars #1 is science fiction/action; full color, 22 pages. It is the first of a six issue mini-series. The comic is completely finished. Ron Fortier – writer; Andrea Bormida – artist; Mike W. Belcher – letterer.
Again, I can’t recommend these books enough. If you like sci-fi you need these on your shelf. There is something for everyone and again, this is a rare occasion for Silverline with three books for offer at the same time.
Please check it out, (give our analytics team their data) and get yourself some dope comics.
Only got time for another quick one this week. But we won’t need a blog where we’re going. That’s right, we’re headed back to the (comics) future!
Silverline has an upcoming Kickstarter that you can pre-save, right now! It’s a Science Fiction Extravaganza as we release a collection of 3 books with a sci-fi twist. This collection has some classic and some all new content for your reading pleasure!
This laser-fight-party will feature a Beyond The Stars, Krey, and Obsoletes. If you enjoy long walks on the moon or cantina folk jazz, then this is a can’t miss!
If you backed WolfHunter/SirensRemix, we are working on getting those out of the print cycle and into a mailbox near you soon! Make sure you completed your Kickstarter survey, so that we can send it to the right mailbox!
If you want to help us keep the comics train rolling, head on over to the page for the Sci-Fi Extravaganza and hit that Notification Button.
Make sure to check your email! If you backed the Kickstarter for Sirens #1 Remix and Wolf Hunter #1, you’ll have received a few emails from Kickstarter to complete the survey. This survey is SUPER important. This allows us to collect your shipping address as well as the name you want us to put on the thank you page. If you want your name to be correct and your book to actually be sent to you, you need to complete this survey.
Your regular scheduled can resume when everyone, and I mean EVERYONE has completed their survey. So get to it soldiers. Up and at ’em!
We’re back at it again with another Kickstarter. One that it looks like you guys were prepared for, because we funded over the weekend! In fact you guys got us over 50% before the first official day! Holy cow, thank you all so much!
Obviously I have some bias here, but I think this is a really good pair of books. Wolf Hunter is my first comic book and has been rattling around in my brain for a few years. Honestly though, the artists working on this project really made it their own and elevated Wolf Hunter to a level I couldn’t imagine. AJ Cassetta, John Martin, and Martin Murtonen went really hard on this one. Of course I also have to mention the veteran Mike W Belcher on letters, without him my dialogue written would be literally worthless.
I really believe this is one spy thriller that is not going to look like any other out there.
If you didn’t know, Wolf Hunter is a spy story set in World War 2. The story starts during the Blitz and our hero, RAF Group Captain James Willard gets shot down and is heavily injured. Instead of being rehabbed and sent back to the front, the powers that be have other plans. Willard has a knack for insight in an age before forensic psychology. When a suspected German spy threatens the Allies most critical scientific mission, Churchill himself decides to make use of Willards talents to detect and neutralize the threat.
If you like Murder on the Orient, Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy, or are just a fan of the technology of WW2, this is the book for you.
The other book up for preorder is Sirens #1 Remix. Like our previous Remix, this is a comic that was originally released a few decades back but has been retouched and colored for a more contemporary look. Sirens is a story set in the vibrant New Orleans during Mardi Gras. The story follows investment broker Jeff Dalmer who has an unfortunate whirlwind romance with Lois Neville, a Loup-Garou. The end result is Jeff slowly turning into a zombie. He’ll have to beat the clock to find Lois and break the curse, or live the rest of his life as a sack of rotting flesh.
Sirens features an all-star team of Sid Williams (Writer), John Drury (Penciller), Chuck Bordell (Inker), Barb Kaalberg (Colorist), Brad Thomte (Letterer). All of these names have appeared on the covers of several comics over the years. It really is a supergroup of talent and it shows in the quality of each page. I would recommend the work of each one of these artists individually. To have them all together on the same project, makes it a must-have.
Added points, Brad Thomte also designed the logo for Wolf Hunter.
If you’ve never backed a Silverline Kickstarter, let me break it down in crayons. Both books are finished. You’re not backing some idea in development or a promise that at some point we’ll make the book. We’re not those guys. Each pledge is a form of pre-order. When you select a pledge tier (digital, physical, retailer, or Completist) you are preordering that item. What Kickstarter allows us to do is conveniently package and track extra goodies for everyone who wants to order before it goes to our online storefront. We can add in stretch goals for additional rewards, or you can order extra add-ons without having to hunt them down and add them to your cart.
Shortly after the Kickstarter campaign we get the books from the printer and start shipping. Around that time you’ll get an email asking to confirm your details. Make sure you check your email and complete this survey. Otherwise we may not be able to get your order to you or your name may be incorrect in the thank you page. That’s right, if you preorder, your name gets immortalized in the actual book.
We’re already halfway to our first stretch goal, some really sick bookmarks. Honestly these designs are great. And of course the Wolf Hunter book mark is impeccably British. Who knows what we might add for the next level or two of stretch goals. I’m not not saying that a haunted house tour with Dean, Tommy, and myself is a possibility.
Make sure to check out the Kickstarter for Wolf Hunter #1 and Sirens #1 Remix. We’re already funded so each additional backer just gets everyone one-step closer to some additional goodies.
The best laid plans of mice and men, right? While we’re going to go through with this post, it’s offered with the full knowledge that this may change as the year progresses. Heck, it may even change by next week. Still, hopefully this will give you a general idea of where we’re headed and what’s up for this new year.
What Silverline books should we see KS in 2022?
If you’re making plans for your comic reading in 2022, we’d be honored if you include Silverline in your plans; we’re planning to KS every other month. So, Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep, and Nov. There will be no three months in a row this year as that just about killed us—well, at least Roland! OUCH. So, those of you who work with some pretty strict budgets, make note of those months on your calendar!
Which books, you ask? Well, as you know, we don’t kickstart them until we’re done, but based on production status as of this post, here’s a list of the 12 comics we expect we’ll crowdfund this year (in no certain order):
Sniper & Rook #1
Cat & Mouse #4
Wolf Hunter #1
Silverline Team-Up #2
Trumps #3 and #4
Teen Beetle #2
White Devil #2
Twilight Grimm #4
Knight Rise #1
Shadow Ghost #1
Satin’s Ways #1
Kayless (V2) #1
Demon’s Tails #1 ReMix
Switchblade #2 ReMix
Pendulum #1 ReMix
Sirens #1 Remix
So…yeah, as you can see, that’s more than 12 comics. So, it really just depends on which ones get finished first. We DO know which one will launch next week: Rejects #1 and Sniper & Rook #1 (vol2, the introduction of SNR into the Silverline world). In fact, you can SIGN UP TO BE NOTIFIED ON LAUNCH by going to this link (please do this if you will): https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/silverlinecomics/sr1r1
Rejects is one of those projects that has been on the stove for some time in one form or another, but it really came to life when C. Michael Lanning signed his name on the dotted line in 2020 (yes, it has taken THAT long to make it happen!). C. was coming off another project that ended up going nowhere, and while his pencil work there was good, the work he did on Rejects seemed truly inspired. We think you’re going to be truly amazed at it! Rejects is a story about a team of Rejected superheroes who want to earn recognition. Roland Mann is writing, Thomas Florimonte is inking, and Haley Martin is coloring.
Cover pencil art by C.Michael Lanning
Sniper & Rook
Yes, THAT Sniper & Rook! Long time fans of S&R will be happy to hear of their return.
Jack Barton (Sniper) and Rebecca Paige (Rook) blast back into comics in their roles as undercover, covert military operatives serving the United States of America directly under the command of decorated General Davis Jefferson. From the United States to the Soviet Union to Japan, and from political theater to mythical creatures to historical coverups, their previous missions have not only spanned the globe, but have also traversed genres. Their newest mission may very well take them further than ever before in both regards .
“Sniper & Rook: Area 50-wha??” chronicles the tale of their mission to the most well known top secret location ever – Area 51 – and launches our duo full-force into a confrontation that’s been over 75 years in the making, ever since the “weather balloon” crashed in Roswell, New Mexico .
Sniper & Rook: Area 50-wha?? #1 is science fiction/superhero, full color 24 pages, is the first of a three issue mini-series. Silverline is proud to be the publisher that ushers in their return and introduce them to a whole new set of readers. This issue is just the first of many, and we can’t wait for you to see what the future holds for them.
Cover to upcoming Sniper & Rook
In the works are two new streams that we hope to be presenting in the coming weeks. One will be limited in the number of weeks and will be more educational (making comics!), the other will be more fun, but a little different. More on that as we can tell you more, but we’re always trying to create more content for you!
If you are a regular watcher of our streams, you’ve likely gotten sneak peaks as some of the upcoming material and/or have heard us talk about them. Since this time last year, we’ve added these titles to our ever-growing line-up:
Rochelle, the Teen Cockroach (v3)
Beyond the Stars
Special Items for 22
We produced a Signature Book that debuted at Christmas of ’20, and had it with us the entire year. In ’22, that book will be a little different as some faces will rotate off and new faces will rotate in, but the concept will be the same. We’ll have a different colored cover to help you know the difference (and us, too).
Whew…that’s it for now. Hopefully you’ll tune in as you can to the streams to watch as these projects take shape.
Thank you all for the wonderful support you continue to give. And remember to
Despite the fact that 2021 was still a Covid-year for many, it was a good year for Silverline Comics. We crowdfunded and shipped (on time!) 12 comics! Twilight Grimm #3 and White Devil #1 will ship in early January but funded in December…so I’m not sure which year to put them in.
The complete list is:
Teen Beetle #1 and Switchblade #1 ReMix, funded in January and shipped in March. Twilight Grimm #2 and Friar Rush #2, funded in March and shipped in May. Divinity #2 and Steam Patriots #1, funded in May and shipped in July, our biggest to date. Beah #1 and Silverline Team-Up #1, funded in July and shipped in September. Kayless #3 #4 and TPB, funded in September and shipped in November. Silverline Christmas Special, funded in October and shipped in December.
Twilight Grimm #3 and White Devil #1 (in Nov/Dec—will be shipping in a few weeks)
That is 13 total comics.
THIRTEEN TOTAL COMICS.
Yeah, yeah, I get we could point to a lot of indy comic makers who do more than that, but considering we did seven in 2020 and two in 2019…well, color US impressed! I don’t expect us to do considerably more than that next year—but that’s for next week to talk about.
Streams grow to three weekly!
We started streaming in March of last year (2020) with the one stream. In a matter of months, we grew to two streams weekly, adding Sunday. Well, in 2021, we added a third weekly stream geared more for a west cost audience as it runs 8-10pm PST. THAT SILVERLINE SHOW ON TUESDAY is hosted by Tim TK (who does most of these weekly blog posts!). Tim is generally joined by Quinton Bedwell, Jose Fuentes, and Aaron Humphres (every other week).
For those of you who prefer just audio, we posted audio versions of our streams…a bit behind in schedule, but still you can get the content. You can find those on our website on Apple iTunes, Spotify, etc.
We are absolutely not actively looking to grow the line…but sometimes, things just happen. We mentioned last year a project by scribe Ron Fortier. Well, it’s too early to talk about yet, but we’ve got a handshake for another one! But also, SIX OTHER mini-series! What are they?
Obsoletes, written by Wes Locher with pencils by Aaron Humphres (Friar Rush) and inks by newcomer to Silverline Jose Fuentes. The first issue is written and pencilled. Jose is busy inking! Haley Martin (Beah) is lined up to color it.Backers of the Silverline Christmas Special got a sneak peek at this one.
Knight Rise, written by Mackenzie Wertman, with art by Quinton Bedwell. Backers of the Silverline Christmas Special got a sneak peek at this one, too.
Shadow Ghost, is the brainchild of Silverline Creative Director Kurtis Fujita. Kurtis is writing, pencilling, inking–he’s doing it all. It’s a kung-fu comic by a kung-fu master!
Rochelle. Silverline has agreed to publish the 3rd volume of the tale about the teenage cockroach by creator John Crowther (Teen Beetle). Art will be by Teen Beetle artist Dell Barras!
Silver Blade, will be written and pencilled by Dean Zachary. Backers of the Silverline Christmas Special got a sneak peek at this one, too.
Sol Ascendant, will be written by Silverline Associate Editor Tim Tk. Art will be by Cem Dayioglu.
This is gonna be a long list. Basically, what we’ll do here is try to give you a status update of where the titles we’ve crowdfunded are production wise. Everything is current as of the writing of this blog (initially, mid December). (in alphabetical order)
Roland is putting the finishing touches on the script for #2. Feel free to chastise him for not having it ready!
Page from Cat & Mouse #4 pencilled by Wubba Fett
Cat & Mouse
Wubba has pencilled 9 pages for Cat & Mouse #4…we’re waiting on more pages from him as he completes a household move! The next issue (#1 of volume 3) is already pencilled!
There are six pages of #3 complete. Alex is working on the pencils. #4 has been scripted and is ready!
A page from Divinity #3, pencils by Alex Sarabia with inks and colors by creator Barb Kaalberg.
#3 is the final issue of the mini-series. It is completely pencilled and lettered and we’re waiting on the inks from John Martin.
As all four issues of Vol 1 are now complete and in your hands, #1 for volume 2 is already in the works! The script is done and Luis has pencilled/inked about 6 pages!
Pete has pencilled about 10 pages of #2.
#2 script is still being written.
Script for #2 has just been delivered to Dell Barras.
Both #3 and #4 are well into production. 16 pages of #3 are pencilled and inked by Quinton Bedwell. Peter Clinton has pencilled about 10 pages of #4.
Issue #4, the final issue of the mini-series, has been pencilled and inked by Rob Davis and is off to Mickey Clausen for colors and Mike W. Belcher for letters!
Issue #2 is in the hands of Phil Leon for color! #3 & #4 are also ready for color! #4 needs letters.
Switchblade #2 and #3 are complete and ready for crowdfunding/printing.
Some of you remember Sirens from the early 90s. Issue #1 and #2 are colored and ready for crowdfunding! Divinity creator Barb Kaalberg is busy coloring issue #3! Here’s a sneak peek at her color work on it!
We know you remember the classic series published by Malibu in the early 90s. Roberta Conroy is working magic on the pages pencilled by John Drury and inked by Ted Slampyak. Don’t believe us–take a peek below. Issues #1 and #2 are done and ready for crowdfunding!
Three issues are colored and ready for crowdfunding! Dave Rios is working on issue #4!
One issue is ready for crowdfunding! Scott Gordon is working on issue #2!
Whew! So see…2021 was a decent year for Silverline!
Next week we’ll talk about about 2022 has in store for Silverline.