Issue 17 Red Bloods Recoil Staff Join the Conversation Images Courtesy of Straight 8 RECOIL Offers an Exclusive Sneak Peek at a Genre-Busting Graphic Novel Jason Swarr has always broken barriers. First as a door-kicker for the U.S. Marine Corps and then as a ground-breaking artist whose photo illustrations shattered the standards of photography in the firearms industry. Now he’s at it again. His Arizona-based studio, Straight 8 Custom Photography, is about to bust through the limits of the traditional graphic novel with Red Bloods. This series is a unique mixture of the comic-book format with an epic storyline and world-class composite photography to create a new medium of storytelling. The genesis for the project came when Swarr shared the premise with friend and project manager Fred Mastison, who quickly hit the keyboard and turned the idea into complete story. Then RECOIL’s editor managed to elbow his way in front of the camera to play a character in the story. Here’s a little preview of the end result of this genre-busting collaboration. The first edition of Red Bloods will have made its debut at SHOT Show 2015 by the time you read this, and a second edition is already in the works. All signs point to this becoming a regular publication in the near future. For updates on the series, go to www.straight8photography.com. Explore RECOILweb:Meanwhile, in AustraliaArea 53's Border Patrol "Tracker" RifleThe Future Has Arrived: Clean a Gun in Under 90 Seconds!Buildsheet: MK18 -ish Folder NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.