Introducing Rock Slingers, a Graphic Novel to Remember

The world of graphic novels and comic books was once an empire. Here to bring some of those glory days back is a new series titled Rock Slingers, featuring an original and interweaving plot.


Colorado Springs, CO -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/08/2016 --Comic books and graphic novels enthralled masses of readers during their childhood, but they are still popular among many adults. In fact, the graphic novel sales from the past year still total over one billion dollars. * The market for graphic novels is still as alive as ever. Interestingly, the prevalence of online media has not hurt graphic novels as it has hurt newspapers; instead, online graphic novel actually make up around ten percent of the industry. Here to add to this thriving genre is Rock Slingers, a new intergalactic graphic novel series. The Rock Slingers series features that same enthralling retro art style that continues to keep so many people entertained alongside modern plot techniques to keep the pages turning.

The novel itself is based on a completely unique premise. In a world of increasing monopolization, a small mining company attempts to break the mold by trying something different. Instead of going after large asteroids that the competition has its eyes on, the company seeks out smaller asteroids for mining. Along the way the team encounters a onslaught of adventures and foes, but king of them all is Retro Phil. Retro Phil is a truly unique villain and a monopolistic, controlling leader. Also included are other unique characters, including the trusty praying mantis shaped mining robot nicknamed Handy Mandy, a marine fighter pilot turned astronaut, and an artificially intelligent computer with a passion for poker.

Unfortunately a project of this scope, being full color and produced with quality, requires funding to complete. To remedy this issue the Rock Slingers production team has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Patrons will be rewarded with anything from a signed copy of the first around one hundred page graphic novel to the ability to craft a character for the upcoming books in the series. With the support of readers the Rock Slingers graphic novel will wow readers everywhere, bringing back childhood smiles.

About The Creators
Rock Slingers was conceived and written by Doug Nelson and illustrated by artist Josh Mills. Doug has been a writer for over two decades and has experience working for NASA on the space shuttle program. Josh has also been illustrating for over two decades with experience at Disney and a BA in Visual and Performing Arts under his belt. Together the duo will make this graphic novel the best it can be.

To learn more or support the graphic novel visit the Kickstarter campaign page.