Created by New Pain Productions

First issue! Truth is more brutal than fiction in this 28-page Civil War comic book based on real events by James Curry and Tom Nguyen.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Mystery Box Update
5 months ago – Tue, Nov 28, 2023 at 09:38:42 AM

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Fulfilling update!
5 months ago – Fri, Nov 10, 2023 at 09:54:16 AM

Hi Stingers, I hope you'll find this update as fulfilling to read as I do to write. 

Sending out copies of the physical books was slightly delayed by our print/fulfillment house due to their packed schedule but I got a note this morning that all physical packages are in the mail and you all should have them within a few days, if you haven't gotten your books/artwork/remarks etcetera yet.

Once your survey was filled out and returned, you should have received a link from Backerkit to download the digital copy of the book. If you filled out the survey and didn't get that link, please email [email protected] and someone will help you out from there. It might even be me, if I see the email first.

If you haven't filled out the survey yet, I mean...I don't know what to do with you by this point!

For the several backers that picked up a mystery box, I'm waiting for my shipment of Hates Stings copies to reach me and will send them out. Otherwise, the boxes are full of mystery and ready to go!

Tom, James, Rich and I thank you for your support of this special little project, we couldn't create these books without you. 

If you've enjoyed the New Pain Experience, please check out our currently running campaign,  NEW PAIN TWO-IN-ONE featuring NPC JUMP #1 and UNCOVERED #1. Twice the awesome, half the campaigns and readers can win a very cool prize for playing along with JUMP #1.

Thanks for everything, guys!

Your bestie,

Keith Champagne

Physical fulfillment update
6 months ago – Wed, Oct 25, 2023 at 07:48:37 AM

Howdy, Stingers!

Wanted to give you all an update on fulfillment of the physical books. It's my understanding that our beloved Tom Nguyen mailed out a Hate Stings care package to our printer/fulfillment team full of original art, signed copies, Red Sonja variant covers and more! That should arrive tomorrow and I would expect packages to be put together and mailed sometime next week. The only exceptions are the mystery boxes, which I have curated and will be sending out myself.  Once I have copies of Hate Stings to include in the boxes, those will go out the door. 

And while I have your attention...

We're excited to launch our next, most ambitious project yet: New Pain Two-In-One: NPC Jump #1 AND Uncovered #1.

Two great new books, one singular campaign. First up,  NPC JUMP #1, the new series by Keith Champagne, Carlos Reno and Rich Stahnke.

The "NPC" of NPC JUMP stands for, "New Pain Challenge" because each issue will end with a cliffhanger that makes it virtually impossible for the story to continue for another issue. But...from the front cover to the very last page, the comic is full of clues. If you can put the pieces together and submit the correct guess, there's a pretty cool prize you're going to win, revealed the day the campaign goes live.

We're also offering UNCOVERED #1, our first collection of variant cover art with a new cover by Paul Pelletier and featuring artwork by almost 30 amazing talents. When your brain hurts after completing the New Pain Challenge, we figured you may just need to cool down the cerebellum by looking at some pretty pictures. This one is definitely for the art lovers.

The New Pain Two-In-One campaign is approved and will be launching on November 6th.  If you're interested in either one of these projects (or both), please click that link and sign up to be notified when the party starts. Discounted tiers are limited and expire after 48 hours.

We hope you'll join us for our next adventure!

Your bestie,

Keith Champagne

Digital Rewards Released!
6 months ago – Tue, Oct 17, 2023 at 08:52:15 AM


A brief update to let you know that digital downloads of Hate Stings #1 have been released into the wild! 

If you have yet to fill out your survey (and 16 of you still haven't), don't worry, you haven't missed out. You'll automatically receive the download link through Backerkit after you turn your survey in. But why wait any longer? Get in on the action! We'll be locking orders in a couple of more days so don't miss out.

For those of you that backed for a copy of the MasterJam documentary, you'll be receiving an extra link to download in roughly the next week. Physical fulfillment will begin shortly after.

Consider yourself updated!

your bestie,

Keith Champagne

6 months ago – Fri, Oct 13, 2023 at 08:32:50 AM


A quick reminder to tackle your surveys from Backerkit, currently we're sitting at 56% completion. Digital rewards will be released early next week so don't miss out!

If you have any issues, please respond to this update or email [email protected].

Enjoy the weekend!

Keith Champagne