Sylvia sits in the host chair as Maddie is out of town with Dave and Jeff as they talk to the writer and artist of the next issue of Upstarts from Ink Forged Studios that is now LIVE ON KICKSTARTER!


When a city is attacked by a serial killing monster, a group of unlikely heroes step up to save the city and become inter-galactic celebrities.
The city of Feeder’s End, 5253-a massive, sprawling metropolis built atop a giant, floating asteroid known as Babylon 313, the hub and heartbeat of “The Toob.”  There are no longer broadcast networks.  Users create their own shows, landing advertising and sponsorship within these channels based on the number of subscribers.  This new media network is simply known as “The Toob.”
Enter Griffin, the genetic monstrosity called Pounder and the sensual, yet deadly Butters.   All three part of the not-so-elite unit known as the Unconventional Police, Search, and Rescue Team.  They do not solve crimes.  They do not detect, nor ask questions.  The UPSRT, or, “Upstarts,” eliminate the perpetrators of crime with extreme prejudice.  Victims caught in the crossfire are considered collateral damage and population control.  The difference between Griffin and his motley; violent band of law-enforcement is that his true goal is to become a star on The Toob.  There are billions of Toobcasters in the Galaxy, with billions more in subscribers.  Griffin has a grand total of two.
This all changes when a routine patrol turns into an intergalactic hunt for a serial killing monstrosity that attacks Feeder’s End.  The trio decides to put their own vanities aside and step up to try to save the day.
Well, it is unintentional, and against standard UPSRT protocol, but it makes them intergalactic celebrities…accidentally…
Our lovable band of law-enforcing losers are finally back! Join our would be Toob-Star Griffin, his partners, Sgt. Buttowski (A.K.A. Butters) and Pounder, the genetically engineered super cop who loves cookies, as they continue their misadventures on Babylon 313.
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About the Creators

Kenny Grooms

Kenny Groom is the co-creator and writer of Upstarts published by Ink Forged Studios. He is also the founder of his own comic studio Old Dog Digital, under which he publishes The Lowlife, which was drawn by Polish artist Ewelina Mroczkowska. The Lowlife also has a spin-off story, Broken which Kenny co-wrote with Jason Humm, and art by Jose Jaro. He recently worked with Swedish Filmmaker Rasmus Tirzitis, on a comic called Legacy of Darkness, which was a continuation of the Star Wars fan film, Threads of Destiny.

Kenny has spent many years learning how to write comics and tell wonderful stories and will continue to write until the day he fades away.

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Jose Jaro

Jose Jaro is the co-creator and artist of Upstarts. Jo is a penciler, inker, traditional and digital colorist whose works include projects with Image Comics, Zenescope, Upper Deck/Marvel and Action Lab Comics. Most recently penciler and inker for Lion Forge’s Incidentals.  Jose has also worked on numerous independent comics as sequential and cover artist.

You can find more information on Jose’s website, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook page!


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