Wednesday, November 30, 2016

And more commissions

Audrey Horne

Hi. Remember me? The hot artist of 2012? It's okay if you forgot. There's a lot going on...everyone's busy. So um, here's some more commissions. All prepared with inks and watercolors and acrylics. It's pretty basic...just give me some money, and I can draw.

Emma Frost
The Dreaming
The Mary Janes
Nightcrawler


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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

RED THORN #12 pages

 I drew some pages for Red Thorn #12. Colors by Nick Filardi. And a preview



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Monday, November 07, 2016

More Commissions

Josie and the Pussycats
Hey. Here's some more commissions. If you like my art you can hire me. I work hard and I always do my best and I clean up after myself. I'd like to think I'm good at drawing. I've been doing it a long time.
Commissions?... I guess? But don't ask for one if you like them finished right away.
9X12 inch paper, gray: $70
9X12 inch paper, color: $80
12X18 inch paper, gray: $120
12X18 inch paper, color: $140
Shipping is extra money. Adding extra characters is extra money. I can do popular mainstream comic book characters. TV, movie, video game stuff is okay too. I don't really like doing peoples' original characters unless they pay a lot. I don't like drawing real-life friends, family and pets unless they pay a lot. More like, double-the-price for the stuff I don't like to draw. Customers always pay when I finish. Thanks.

Storm and Magik

Y the Last Man




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Thursday, October 06, 2016

SURVIVORS' CLUB The Complete Series


 It's finally out! Survivors' Club The Complete Series is here. Buy in paperback form or digital


What if the horror movies of the 1980s were real?
Where are those kids today?

The haunted house, the demonic doll, the cursed video game, the monstrous neighbor, the vengeful ghost, the killer imaginary friend…in 1987 a wave of horrors struck six communities around the globe. Six traumatized kids survived those events, and grew up haunted by what happened to them.

Almost 30 years later, the six survivors are drawn together in Los Angeles to confront a terrifying childhood nightmare that has returned, bringing up their own traumas and dragging their dark secrets into the light. Somehow, they’re all connected. But when personal horrors collide, they’ll be forced to confront one another’s demons.

And then they’ll discover that staying alive was only the beginning…

Award-winning novelist Lauren Beukes and co-writer Dale Halvorsen join artist Ryan Kelly for a bloody journey of self-discovery in SURVIVORS’ CLUB, a terrifying new vision of horror in an inescapably interconnected world. Collects #1-9.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Commissions Phase One

Black Canary
I had a choice this year: Either go to conventions or buy furniture for the house. Since I'm not at conventions this year, I thought I'd maybe take on a few private commissions here and there. I don't really have time, but I thought I could sneak in one per week. Prices for one character:

9X12 inch paper, gray: $70
9X12 inch paper, color: $80
12X18 inch paper, gray: $120
12X18 inch paper, color: $140

Shipping is extra money. Adding extra characters is extra money. I can do popular mainstream comic book characters. Maybe TV, movie, video game stuff. I don't really like doing peoples' original characters unless they pay a lot. I don't like drawing real life friends, family and pets unless they pay a lot. Thanks.

Batgirl

Dawnstar from LOSH

Dream from Sandman
Jonah Hex/Talullah Black

Quasar

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

CRY HAVOC Volume 1: Mything In Action On Sale Now

The first volume Cry Havoc trade paperback is now available and collects  issues #1-6. 
I hope you'll pick it up. I think you'll like it. Everyone worked hard on it: Si Spurrier, Simon Bowland, Matt Wilson, Nick Filardi, Lee Loughridge, Emma Price and me.
Purchase on Amazon
"Cry Havoc is The Best Monster Story I've Read In Ages" is the headline at  io9  
Here's a feature on the Barnes And Noble Sci-Fi Fantasy blog


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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

UNFOLLOW #10


I came in and drew an issue of Unfollow. Unfollow #10. Have a look...


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Monday, August 01, 2016

SAUCER COUNTRY returns as SAUCER STATE in 2017!


Announced at SDCC, Saucer Country returns as Saucer State in Spring 2017! This is a continuation of the Saucer Country series previously published by Vertigo. I'm thrilled to be joining Paul once again to make the "Second Season" with IDW!

Here's an Interview at Newsarama where talk all about it.
 
IDW Publishing
In Cooperation With
The International UFO Bureau
IDW PUBLISHING
2765 TRUXTUN RD.
SAN DIEGO, CA 92106
CONTACT: STEVEN SCOTT
Sighting
Form
1.    NAME        SAUCER STATE            PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT     IDW
CREATORS    PAUL CORNELL (w) • RYAN KELLY (a)
TIMING      JUNE 2017

2.    DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016

3.    LOCALITY OF OBSERVATION SDCC 2016 IDW PUBLISHING PANEL

4.    HOW LONG DID THE PREVIOUS SIGHTING LAST?
SAUCER COUNTRY, created by Cornell and Kelly, was published by DC/Vertigo and ran for 14 issues. The series has found a new home at IDW PUBLISHING and will return in 2017 with the all-new SAUCER STATE. 

5.    PLEASE DESCRIBE THE MOST RECENT SAUCER SIGHTING.
SAUCER COUNTRY told the story of Mexican-American Arcadia Alvarado, the former Governor of New Mexico, has been elected President of the United States… and brings with her a veritable closet filled with bizarre skeletons. As Governor, she dealt with immigration, budget cuts and an alcoholic ex. Oh… and she claims to have been “abducted by aliens.” The nightmarish encounter has left her with terrible, half-glimpsed memories and now as President, she’s determined to use her new political powers to expose the truth—and maybe, to save the world.

6.    HOW DOES THIS MOST RECENT SIGHTING MAKE YOU FEEL?
PAUL CORNELL, WRITER/CO-CREATOR: I’m hugely delighted that Saucer Country lives again! I’m even more delighted that Ryan Kelly is once again drawing it. And my delight overflows that it’s at such a good home as IDW.”

7.    HAS THIS SIGHTING BEEN NOTICED BY ANY MEDIA OUTLETS?
      SAUCER COUNTRY was nominated for a Hugo Award in 2013.
8.    WHAT COMMENTS, IF ANY, DID GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS MAKE IN REGARDS TO THIS SIGHTING?

TOM WALTZ, EDITOR: “Anyone who knows Chris Ryall and me, knows we are UFO aficionados to the Nth-degree. When we found out Saucer Country was available, we both started plotting diligently to get it at IDW. And now, as Saucer State, our plans have come true and I couldn’t be more ecstatic to soon be a part of a series I’ve been such a huge fan of it from the first mind-blowing issue!”

9.    PLEASE DESCRIBE THE OBJECT(S) IN DETAIL. FOR INSTANCE, DID IT (THEY) APPEAR SOLID, OR ONLY AS A SOURCE OF LIGHT; WAS IT REVOLVING, ETC.? PLEASE USE ADDITIONAL SHEETS OF PAPER, IF NECESSARY.
      RYAN KELLY, ARTIST/CO-CREATOR:

10.   WHAT EXPECTED FOLLOW-UP WILL YOU TAKE?
      IDW will release THE COMPLETE SAUCER COUNTRY, a collection of the entire previous series, in a special edition to coincide with the release of SAUCER STATE #1 in Spring 2017.
11.   TELL THE APPARENT LENGTH OF THE OBJECT(S):
      SAUCER STATE will be an ongoing series.
12.   WE WOULD LIKE PERMISSION TO QUOTE YOUR NAME IN CONNECTION WITH THIS INCIDENT. THIS ACTION WILL ENCOURAGE RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS TO PREORDER SAUCER STATE UPON ITS SOLICITATION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.


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Saturday, July 16, 2016

CRY HAVOC #6

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Survivors' Club FINAL ISSUE and Preorder the book!


  
This is the final issue of Survivors Club! Preview it here 
But...and most importantly...you can buy the COMPLETE SERIES collection of Survivors Club in September. Please Preorder it!  
Amazon listing
SURVIVORS’ CLUB TP
Written by LAUREN BEUKES and DALE HALVORSEN
Art by INAKI MIRANDA, RYAN KELLY and others
Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
One was possessed by a poltergeist. Another was trapped in a haunted house. A third had a killer doll. Ever wonder what happened to these children of the 1980s? Find out in this paperback collecting the entire nine-issue SURVIVORS’ CLUB series.
Having found each other over the internet, six grown-up survivors are drawn together by the horrors they experienced in 1987 when a rash of occult events occurred around the world—with fatal results. Now, there are indications that it may be happening all over again. Is it possible that these six aren’t just survivors—but were chosen for their fates?
On sale SEPTEMBER 21 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS










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Friday, May 27, 2016

CRY HAVOC #5 Look and Buy


Cry Havoc #5 is out this week. You can preview and buy here


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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Survivors Club #8 Preview


Survivors Club #8 preview at Comics Alliance.

Penultimate issue. Survivors Club ends with issue #9.


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Friday, April 29, 2016

SURVIVORS CLUB #7 Preview



Chenzira takes on the haunted video game, Akheron. But who is playing whom? Double lives and dirty secrets are exposed, along with the monsters clawing their way out from under the bed. It's all coming out, but that's no guarantee the Survivors will survive the night.
32 pages
$3.99
April 6
Written by Lauren Beukes and David Halvorson
Art by Ryan Kelly
Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz


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Sunday, April 10, 2016

CRY HAVOC Review and Preview Art at A.V. Club


Cry Havoc explores monster myths with and ambitious structure and design feature at The AV CLUB


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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

CRY HAVOC #1 On Sale Today


Well, what can I say. Cry Havoc #1 is on sale today and we hope you give it a look-sie and most importantly, a BUY-SIE. Let's just get right to the chunk of links, first...
 Here's a proper Preview and purchase info at Image comics
 Comicosity gave it a nice, round, easy-to-remember 10/10 review
Comic Book Resources says it's good. 
 Cry Havoc: An Interview with Si Spurrier at Talking Comics
 Simon Spurrier Lets Slip The Wolves of war in Chaotic 
Image Comics, CRY HAVOC interview at Paste magazine
Si Spurrier interview with lots of new art and images at Vulture
Matt Chats: Ryan Kelly on Cry Havoc and other Proclamations. Interview with me at The Beat
The Nerdist said Cry Havoc is flawless  
 The AV Club seems pretty into it. 
 Si Spurrier goes deep into the story of Cry Havoc at the  The Nerdist
Cry Havoc Interview with Si Spurrier and Ryan Kelly at Comics Alliance
 Si goes on the TV --or the 'telly' as they say-- to tell you all about our crazy comic. 
Si Spurrier breaks down the 13 DAYS OF MYTH-MAS 13 days of myths, monsters, legends and folklore.




Thanks to Image Comics for being so great and giving us the opportunity to make this book happen. And a big thanks to Si, Emma Price, Simon Bowland, Lee Loughridge, Matt Wilson, Nick Filardi and all the contributing cover artists for all their hard work and creativity in making this book snazzy. 

 I'm an old veteran now (Happy Birthday me this Friday) and I'm done being coy and subtle and polite about these things, so I'm just going to say it: I hope you give Cry Havoc a purchase today at your comic shop or digital delivery. Cry Havoc has been a great comic so far, And I dare say, it has that potential to be.........more. But, people need to buy it. The buys need to be there. I need to see a big pile of Buys on my desk by the end of the day.

Alright, let's do it and read some comics...1,2,3, Break!









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Friday, January 01, 2016

First Post Of 2016

Princess Leia

Wow, 2015 is over. So, that's it?
2015 had a lot of ups and downs. Things started out really good, and as the year went on, things got  difficult. Sometimes, artists go through down-slides. They doubt their skills as an artist. They think that no one likes their art and they suck and no wants to buy their book. And all of a sudden, it's hard to get up in the morning and force yourself to be creative. Just like me! Yay.
Bluestreak

My favorite part of 2015? definitely all the great people I get to collaborate with on new projects!
First, I get to work with Si Spurrier, Emma Price, Simon Bowland, Matt Wilson, Nick Filardi and Lee Loughridge on the upcoming Cry Havoc! Cry Havoc debuts this month from Image Comics (I'll be making a massive post about it soon). Working with this team is a dream. I'm very excited for this book!
Survivors Club sketch

I get to work with Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorson, Clem Robins and Eva De La Cruz on the ongoing series Survivors' Club from Vertigo comics. This book...wow. It's definitely the most jam-packed-with-creativity book I've ever worked on. It's big, sprawling, and creatively challenging. For a book that references horror movies and stories, it feels like the most original, bizarre and unique thing I've ever done. I'm proud to be a part of this monster!
Broken Frontier

I also got to work with some writers on other things: Charles Soule on Letter 44 and Joshua Hale Fialkov on an anthology story. I love working with new writers. I want to work with them all!

Poison Ivy

Another highlight...and lowlight...of 2015 were the conventions and commissions. I went to my first Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC)! And...it was mediocre. I mean, it was a great show, but I felt like an unknown quantity there. I think 6 people came to my table all weekend. I saw two big-time editors come to the tables of artists near me and overheard them say they wanted to work with them. And I just...sorta sat there. It was humbling.  But at the same time, it reaffirmed my position in the comic industry. Not indie, Not mainstream...I'm sorta just flailing about. Still. Hmm, something to think about. One good thing about that show is I met a writer I'd like to work with some day. So, that. Conventions are always good for that!

Survivors Club

Next up, was my first Heroescon in Charlotte, NC! That show went a little better. It felt a little more like "my scene". I loved the show, overall. I sold a fair amount of artwork, which was great. I loved seeing everyone that came by my table. YOU WERE GREAT.   The best part of that trip was that I took my 9-year old son Harold. We had a great time!  Best memory was getting ribs from the food truck on that first hot day in town. It was so hot there!
records

I did a LOOOOOT of pre-show commissions for those shows. That was great! Overall, sales of prints, books, and original art have been down. But commissions have been way up. After the first half of the year, I started to have less and less time for commissions, and sadly, a few people have been waiting for months. Getting two new books off the ground this year took a lot out of me. 

Cry Havoc

In September, I was invited to the FACTS convention in Ghent, Belgium. That was great fun. And best of all, I took my other 9-year-old son Jax along for his first European trip! It's an experience he'll never forget and I'm so happy we were able to do that together.

Here's looking to a maybe-almost-as-good 2016. I hope!

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Insects

Mormon Cricket

All pieces are drawn in ink, inkwash, watercolor and/or acrylic inks on small watercolor paper.

Giant Seaworm
Cicada


Oleander Hawkmoth

Silverfish

Unknown insect

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