Indie Spotlight on Inked: Aftercare, from Neymar Jr Comics

Inked: Aftercare #1.1

With Junior still reeling from the events of Folk Legend, Hugo recruits a group of villains – including one thought to be permanently out of the picture – to ensure that the unlikely hero with the living tattoos is defeated once and for all.

New York, N.Y. (Feb. 11, 2020) – Fan The Flame Concepts LLC, an independent comic and graphic novel producer, today announced the debut issue of Neymar Jr. Comics’ Inked: Aftercare. The new series is available for Neymar Jr. Comics’ more than 3 million global followers and beyond to read for free on Fan The Flame’s immersive digital comics platform at, where readers can access in six languages.

The third series in the Inked franchise, Aftercare was developed by New York Times-bestselling author and comic and graphic novel creator Jason M. Burns. Junior is the franchise’s protagonist, drawn in Neymar Jr.’s likeness, who uses magical tattoo ink to bring his body art to life. Aftercare finds Junior still reeling from the events detailed in the previous Inked series, Folk Legend. The evil mastermind Hugo recruits a group of villains–including one thought to be permanently out of the picture–to ensure that Junior, the unlikely hero with living tattoos, is defeated once and for all.

“It’s exciting to see how Junior’s universe keeps expanding into new directions and stories,” said Neymar Jr. “The team at Fan The Flame has created a world with brilliant artwork and limitless possibilities to keep both our longtime fans and new readers engaged.”

Inked: Aftercare the latest title tailored to Neymar Jr. Comics’ youthful audience’s mobile-driven habits and preferences. Short episodes of new comics are released five days per week, in a free, ad-supported user interface that publishes in six languages and utilizes multiple reading capabilities, including the Digitoons vertical scrolling format.

Featuring art by Gonzalo Garcia with colors by Jota Cabral and cover by Garcia and Dustin Evans, and letters by Burns and Nick Deschenes, Inked: Aftercare is online exclusively at or through the dynamic, experience of the Neymar Jr. Comics app. This breakthrough app for comic book fans is available in either iOS format through the App Store or Android format in the Google Play Store.

Inked: Aftercare #1.1

Like all Neymar Jr. Comics titles, Inked: Aftercare donates a portion of its proceeds to the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr., the athlete’s non-profit social organization. INJR aims to expand opportunities for children, adolescents and their families living in situations of social vulnerability through education, culture, sports and health.

Neymar Jr. Comics is also available for partnerships with entertainment ventures looking to license fresh, original stories, and the digital platform is an innovative, high-engagement avenue for advertisers and brands looking to reach audiences in an intuitive new way.

Inked: Aftercare #1.1

About Fan The Flame Concepts, LLC

Fan The Flame Concepts is part comics and graphic novel studio and part technology solution. In addition to Neymar Jr. Comics, the team has over 30 years combined experience creating, publishing and distributing content for dozens of high profile names, including Sesame Street, Shrek, Penguins of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Pocket God, Fruit Ninja, Pirates of the Caribbean, Skylanders and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

About NR Sports

NR Sports specializes in image management, with exclusive representation rights of Neymar Jr. It was founded in 2006 by Neymar da Silva Santos and Nadine Gonçalves, the player’s parents, who saw the need for professional image management, given the interest that their son inspired in the football and commercial markets. Leveraging the athlete’s popularity, NR Sports has built a world-class brand that is one of the most sought-after in sports marketing.

About INJR 

The Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr. (INJR) is a non-profit social organization that aims to expand the opportunities for children, teenagers and their families who are living in situations of social vulnerability through education, culture, sports and health. Founded in 2010, INJR began construction of its facilities two years later, and the more than 8,400 square meter (90,000 square feet) institute opened in December 2014. Today, the institute assists children and teens in the surrounding area, impacting more than 10,000 people. The institute is located in Jardim Glória, in São Paulo’s Praia Grande, a community that has several difficulties and limitations already experienced by Neymar Jr. and his family, who were residents of the neighborhood.

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