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.  Still, not a lot of people coming to my table. Not like the old days. Sigh. 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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Thursday, December 17, 2015

SURVIVORS' CLUB #3 Preview




Here's Survivors' Club #3 Preview Grab a look! Buy the series here on Comixology

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

LETTER 44 #21 Out Today


I have a comic out today! I drew one-shot issue for LETTER 44. It's always great to come in and draw a little issue for a book I enjoy reading. Colros by Dan Jackson.
Preview here
 MATURE READERS ONLY
Special one-shot issue illustrated by Ryan Kelly (Lucifer, Three)! We leap back to the recruitment drive for the Clarke astronauts - the ship's launch is imminent, and time is running out to find a suitable crew. Two possibles have been identified: Donald Pritchard, renowned astronomer, and Alberto Gomez, a skilled soldier in the US Army with extensive medical experience - but Project Monolith's recruiters will need to push past every limit to convince these men to leave their world behind... forever.




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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

SURVIVORS' CLUB #2 in stores now!

Survivors' Club #2 is in stores now! Don't miss this second issue!
Here's a Preview
In the second issue of this startling new series, the club disperses to pursue new revelations, secrets and sinister effects of a deadly video game. Chenzira and Teo confront GeeForce in the hospital; Simon and Alice initiate a potentially fatal attraction, and Harvey flashes back to the genesis of his macabre Mr. Empty.
Writers: Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen
Artist: Ryan Kelly
Colorist: Eva De La Cruz
Letters: Clem Robins
 


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Friday, October 09, 2015

MCBA FALLCON - Saturday, October 10

I'll be at FALLCON this weekend. The show runs 10am-6pm, but I don't know if I'll stay all day. 
I will be having a huge CLEARANCE. I need to unload ALL OF MY BOOKS. That means all my "comps"...single issues, trade paperbacks...everything.
So:
$.25 all Single issues.
$2.00 Trade Paperbacks.
Some books will just have deep discounts, such as THREE for $5.00 (reg. $15.00) and the new Lucifer Books for $15.00 (reg. $30.00). I'll have other things like Local and The New York Four as well as Funrama #1-3 and Survivor's Club #1.
All Clearance stuff MUST GO or else I throw them them in the garbage.
 

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SURVIVORS' CLUB Link Round-up


Exciting! Survivors' Club #1 is in stores today. It's my new ongoing series with Co-Writers Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen with Eva Del Cruz, Clem Robins with covers by Bill Sienkiewicz. 
I hope you like it. Please get that first issue! Here's a round-up of links:
Preview the issue
The writers discuss the series at Paste Magazine.
And their favorite horror movies
Look my character designs for the series.
Comic Book Resources reviews issue #1


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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

FACTS Convention-Ghent, Belgium-September 26-27, 2015

Death

I'll be appearing at the FACTS Convention in Ghent, Belgium on September 26-27. This is my first appearance at a comic convention outside of the USA. I don't do a lot of conventions, so if you're in Europe and you want a sketch or signature, I'll be there.

My commission list for this show is full. Here's two commissions I've done for the show, so far.

Padme

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

SURVIVOR'S CLUB New Vertigo ongoing in October!


Announced at SDCC, Survivor's Club is my new book with co-writers Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen, with colors by Eva De La Cruz and cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz! It's an all-new Vertigo ongoing series. 

Info here

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 SURVIVORS CLUB, a new series cowritten by renowned horror novelist Lauren Beukes and videogame journalist Dave Halverson, with art by Ryan Kelly (NORTHLANDERS).

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?  


The first issue is On Sale in 2 months! 10/07! Please tell your friends and be sure to put in your order at your comic shop. 

Thursday, July 09, 2015

New Comic Announced! CRY HAVOC! Image Comics in 2016!

My next book was announced at ImageExpo a week ago! CRY HAVOC with Si Spurrier! A 6-issue series coming in early 2016.

"Best described as Jarhead via Pan's Labyrinth, CRY HAVOC is a modern mix of myth, military, and monstrosity."

The most exciting part of this project is that it will feature the talents of three colorists: Nick Filardi, Lee Loughridge and Matt Wilson; with Simon Bowland on letters and Emma Price doing the logo and book design! Isn't that amazing?!

There's a decent feature on Cry Havoc on Bleeding Cool

CBR has a full round-up of all the new Image books announced at Image Expo.

And we have a dedicated tumblr for Cry Havoc that features a video with Si talking about the new book!

We can't wait to put Cry Havoc in your hands in 2016!

Cry Havoc colors by Matt Wilson
Cry Havoc colors by Nick Filardi

Friday, May 15, 2015

HEROESCON and MSP COMICCON Commissions

Miss America and Loki

I'll be attending MCBA ComicCon tomorrow, May 16 and 17 and Heroescon June 19-21!
This is your chance to buy original art, art prints, books and FUNRAMA #1-3 from me! I don't make it out to a lot of cons so this is it! 
Here are some Heroescon Pre-show commissions. If you want to commission a PRE-SHOW DRAWING from me, it's probably too late. I'm pretty filled up. But maybe I can fit in a smaller, simpler, 9 X 12 inch drawing of your favorite character in a vanilla pose (for example, see the simpler "In-Show" Drawings of Wonder Woman and Northlanders down there...scroll down). email me at funrama at gmail. 
But hey, I can sketch for you at the show. Quick sketches are free, but nicer ones that I spend time on (like below) cost money. 

Tom Waits

Rogue
Wonder Woman
Northlanders

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MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Art Process


Here's my art process for the Mad Max Fury Road: Inspired Artists art book, from sketch to line to color. I'm totally jazzed that I'm part of this great collection of art. 

Purchase the book on Amazon here and see the movie today in theaters!




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