My Latest Kickstarter: Gamer Pride Stickers & Pins!
Can you believe it has been almost a decadesince my comics Kickstarters? Today, I launched my next one, and I'm just as full of optimistic panic as I was... Read more
Show your Geek (and Gamer) Pride with my next campaign!
My next Kickstarter campaign launches in just a few days, on Thursday February 28th!
My new business, The Fourth Place creates spaces where geeks feel at home and everyone is... Read more
Next from Ian Struckhoff - The Fourth Place (Game Night Ready)™ Libraries
The Fourth Placeis about creating spaces where geeks feel at home, and everyone feels welcome playing with our cool toys. It takes the passion behind Black Label Comics, and... Read more
Find me on Patreon!
After a while taking FAILSAFE and my other comics to conventions, and a while longer focusing on my day job, I'm back actively writing comics again! I'm writing today to... Read more
Your rewards have been ordered!
Just a quick update from me, with two important but quick pieces of news.
First, all of the rewards surveys have been returned,... Read more
Cover No. 1
I'm excited to announce that we're at full steam again with FAILSAFE, and I have something special to show you!
All of the... Read more
Update - Progress and Covers
Thank you for your patience in recent months. Now that progress is happening on the book more regularly, I plan to provide much more frequent updates. Today,... Read more
This is it. About (updated) 5 hours from now, the Kickstarter will be closed. If you're thinking of pre-ordering, or otherwise contributing, now is the time!
As this project has... Read more
Goals and Goals - Why we're still pushing
It looks like I should clear something up, so people don't misconstrue why we're still promoting this project. A number of people have noticed that the Kickstarter for FAILSAFE has... Read more
Cover Treatment with art by Jonathan Wyke
With things moving so fast, I don't have time to spare if there are cool things to show you guys. And boy do I have something cool to show you... Read more
PROCESS - Step 8: Page 17 Inks
Well. This is it-- We're down to the wire now. When I woke up this morning, Kickstarter had switched over to count our remaining time in... Read more
PROCESS - Step 7: Page 17 Layout
Where does the time go? With just four days left, we're now well into our last week of fundraising, and we still need your help. In... Read more
I've been trying not to bug you as often lately with updates, but today seems like a good time to remind you that we're still trying to... Read more
PROCESS - Step 6: Page 17 Script - Plus Deathlings video
Every week, I have been sharing an update to show you how the book progresses from the original ideas all the way to finished pages.
Last week,... Read more
New Reward - Original Art Bonanza!
With this Kickstarter in its last month now, we have added a brand new reward level.
We're calling it the "Original Art Bonanza" for the simple reason that it's the... Read more
I checked out the Kickstarter today, and realized that time has really flown-- We now have just 30 days left. For the first time, it's really clear that the clock... Read more
PROCESS - Step 5: Page 16 Colors
In past weeks, we've covered the evolution of the the comic from idea to finished page. This week, just in time to celebrate passing our main goal, I can finally... Read more
Fan Art by Francesca
We may have met our first funding goal on Friday, but that doesn't mean there's any resting going on around here. We have a long way to go until our... Read more
I'm writing this fine Friday afternoon with some great big news in the world of FAILSAFE-- As of a few moments ago, we hit our funding goal!
What that means... Read more
Quick Progress Report
I just wanted to send out a quick update, to let you all know about a progress milestone. As of tonight, I am declaring the script complete, aside... Read more
Fan art by Betty Black and much more news!
We have so much news going on right now, I have decided to send out a second update today. I can't see any point in waiting to share any of this... Read more
PROCESS - Step 4: Page 16 Inks
Every week, we post a special update to show you the process that the comic goes through as it comes to life-- From the story outline to the final page.... Read more
The first Black Label Comics assistant-- er, sidekick!
Today's update is a bit different from usual, in that I have some cool general news about my comics operation. Starting today, it's no longer a one-man operation!
Aside of... Read more
PROCESS - Step 3: Page 16 Layouts
Every week, I have been posting an update explaining the process for creating FAILSAFE, and showing you early artwork that goes into the creating of the comic. This week is... Read more
New Reward: Exclusive Variant Edition
I hope you will agree that today's news is really special. We have decided to produce an limited edition version of FAILSAFE for our Kickstarter backers.
This version will have... Read more
Fan Art by Val Nicharico
I am literally posting today's fan art update within minutes of seeing it for the first time myself, because I'm so excited to share it with all of you.
Amazing... Read more
PROCESS - Step 2: Script and Final Designs
As promised, we will be posting a special update every week, following the process of creating the comic from the grount up. We'll take you through all the steps from... Read more
Pin-up Art by Jonathan Wyke
Last week, I was able to share a piece of fan art by my friend and collaborator Jonathan Wyke. However, I'm even more excited to share a preview of a... Read more
Fan Art by Womanthology Artist Valia Kapadai
To round out this week's updates, I'd like to share another wonderful piece of Failsafe fan art featuring our protagonist Captain Penny.
The timing couldn't be much better on this... Read more
Gorgeous "Nebula" Fan Art by Jonathan Wyke
Next up is another wonderful piece of fan art, this time from my collaborator the great Jonathan Wyke. We've seen our protagonist Penny plenty, but this one features one of... Read more
Epic Fan Art by La-Sinopia
I hope you will all find today's art update as exciting as I did when I first saw it.
This piece is by ~la-sinopia on DeviantArt, who saw our article... Read more
PROCESS - Step 1: Outline and Design
Throughout this Kickstarter campaign, I will be sharing a lot of art from the comic with you. One regular feature will be a look behind the scenes at the process,... Read more
Official Launch - July 5th
This Kickstarter will officially be launching on July 5th.
Until then, we're accepting pledges but not actively promoting. You're welcome to contribute, and spread the word, or ask any questions.... Read more
Join our Street Team - Free Reward Upgrades!
We're putting together a "street team" to help promote this Kickstarter, so you can have a direct hand in making this exciting comic happen!
Street Team Members will be asked... Read more
To kick off this project, there's no better place to start than this gorgeous promo art by Ryan Cody. (Failsafe logo by Ryan, other designs by me.)
Over the coming... Read more