Thursday, July 10, 2014

FUNRAMA # 1-3 REVIEWED at CBR's COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD!


Greg Burgas reviewed FUNRAMA #1-3 in full on the Comics Should Be Good Blog at Comic Book Resources! It's a huge highlight for me! 


You can still buy Funrama at http://www.funramacomic.com/







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Friday, June 13, 2014

Darkhorse To Republish THE NEW YORK FOUR


Darkhorse is republishing The New York Four and The New York Five in one volume. Here's new cover art I did for the book.

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Art Sale 2014

 

Hi everyone. As you may know, I'm Ryan Kelly and I'm a professional artist, and when I'm working, I work up a sweat, so that's why I choose the great taste of A&W Rootbeer.
Once again you find yourself about to take the hands of a bold, new adventure that can only be my annual art sale and all the wonder and majesty it holds inside.
Anyway, thanks for reading this. I appreciate the interest in my art. Without it, I get sad.

Key points:

1. The Art Sale will begin when I post prices, probably Tomorrow, Wed. June 4, at 12 noon Central Time.... I think...If my internet is working.

2. Only when the art sale begins and I post prices, you can email me at  funrama@gmail.com and tell me what art you want. I'll tell you if it's SOLD or still available. You can submit a 2nd choice. 

2.5. If you agree to buy the art, you have to pay me immediately with extra shipping cost, via Paypal, to ryan_kelly23@hotmail.com or else I have to offer it to the next requester in my email queue. 

3. As a special treat, buyers will receive a free copy of THREE the trade paperback (Image comics); FUNRAMA #1-3; and a special surprise, fancy print. That's almost $40 of extra value! You won't find that at any of my competitors across the street!

4. If I sell ALL the art, I'll donate $75 to the Hero Initiative.

5. Prices: Nothing will be over $100. Just take that, sit down with it and think about it in your mind. That's how serious this is.  If you buy art you must pay an additional $15 for shipping (in the U.S.A) or $22 International shipping (outside the U.S.A)

6. Is there an easier way to do this? Probably...I don't know. Too busy making art to figure it out.

7. Here is the art with sizes and media. You can see what is color and what is not. Scans are occasionally embellished with increased contrast in Photoshop, so look up at the first photo to get another view.


Three Bookplate illustration
Ink on 11 X 17 inch Paper
Price: SOLD

Adventure Time
inks and watercolor on 11X17 inch paper
Price: SOLD

Bat For Lashes
Ink on 11 X 17 inch paper
Price: SOLD

Big Trouble in Little China
ink on 11 X 17 inch paper
Price: SOLD

Centipede
ink and watercolor on 11 X 17 inch paper
Price: SOLD

Death
ink and watercolor on 11 X 14 inch paper
Price: SOLD

Ghostface Killah splash page for 12 Reasons to Die
ink on 11 X 17 inch paper
Price: $50

G.I. Joe
ink and watercolor on 11 X 17 inch paper
Price: SOLD

Honey Bee
ink and watercolor on 11 X 17 inch paper
Price: SOLD

Johnny Cash
ink, pencil and paint on 11 X 17 inch light drawing paper
Price: SOLD

Kill Bill
ink on 11 X 17 inch paper
Price: SOLD

Orchid Mantis
ink on 11 X 17 inch paper
Price: SOLD

Scorpion
ink and watercolor on 11 X 17 inch paper
Price: SOLD

Stag Beetles
ink on 11 X 17 inch paper
Price: SOLD

Superman
ink on 11 X 17 inch paper
Price: SOLD

Thorny Ant
ink and watercolor on 11 X 17 inch paper
Price: SOLD



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Original Sin Secret Avengers from Marvel Infinite Comics

I drew a Marvel Infinite digital comic For Secret Avengers. it's for the Original Sin storyline.
Written by Ales Kot and layouts by Mast and Geoffo. 

 #1 is free with purchase of Original Sin #2. 


Purchase here on Comixology



And here's Issue #2 ....


https://comicstore.marvel.com/Original-Sin-Secret-Avengers-Infinite-Comic-2/digital-comic/33940

Friday, May 16, 2014

SPRINGCON 2014!

Harper Row

My all-time favorite convention, SpringCon is tomorrow at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. I hope to see you there!

Here's a pre-show commission I did. And, I'll be doing sketches at the show. Nice sketches cost money. Doodles are free but I'll put out a tip jar.

Most importantly, I'll be selling copies of FUNRAMA including  FUNRAMA #3: Cactus Man! Here's your chance to get one 

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Lots Of Comic Books Out Right Now


THREE
Three is such a huge achievement for me. The book just came out and I'm hoping to get more readers on this thing. I feel like, for a book this good, it passed under people's radar. I love this book. Local is obviously the most "important" book I've done; Saucer Country had the most creative potential; NY5 was probably my peak, art-wise; Cocotte and Funrama are my most personal work; But THREE is the coolest project I've been a part of, for sure.

Buy Three here, from Image Comics.

Star Wars Vol.2


It was so great to be a part of Star Wars. Definitely a career highlight for me.  I don't remember drawing a dang thing though. I was half-asleep during this time. Volume 2, with my Pencils, just came out this month.

Buy Star Wars Volume 2 from Darkhorse Comics.

LUCIFER Book 3

Lucifer Book 4

Lucifer Book 3 just came out and Lucifer Book 4 will be out in August and that will wrap up the entire 75-issue run. Lucifer was where I developed my skills and I am so pleased to be an artist on a book that is so well loved and admired after all these years.


UnWritten Apocalypse #3

UnWritten Apocalypse #4


With The Unwritten, I'm always coming in, doing some stuff, and popping out when I get busy. What a great series this is. So many fun things to draw in Mike and Peter's book. I did Finishes on Issue #3 and #4   I might be doing something special for the UnWritten in the future.


The Dead Boy Detectives

I'll be working with Mark Buckingham as a Finisher on The Dead Boy Detectives starting with #7. I hope I do a good job. Bucky's work on Fables is amazing obviously, and his work with Chris Bachalo in the 90's is still my favorite art in mainstream comics of all time.


DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #7
Written by TOBY LITT
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and RYAN KELLY
Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
On sale JULY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The ashes of St. Hilarion’s have barely settled before the tabloids start a witch hunt against “pyrobrainiac” Crystal Palace in the first chapter of the new story, “Ghost Snow.” Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine spirit their new friend away from London and accept the invitation from Charles’s long-lost sister Clementine to visit her and her science-boffin daughter, Miranda, deep in weird and wild East Anglia.

Secret Avengers Original Sin #1
I'm drawing an Original Sin tie-in for Secret Avengers with Ales Kot. One of those Marvel Infinite thinga-majoggers. It will be free with a purchase of Original Sin #2 and #3 by redeeming a code. It's nice to work with Ales. He's a cool dude and we almost did an indy book together a hundred years ago but life got in the way.

Read an interview about it at Newsarama

Funrama #3

Most important of all, I just released #3 of my my epic comic opus, FUNRAMA. Funrama is what you would get if I was given free-reign to make the comic I want. Although, often,  have to work on it "on the side" and I just have to manage some how. This is my book. It's all me. you can't get more Ryan Kelly than this.

Funrama #3; Cactus Man is available as a $2 pdf download or $4 plus shipping for a print copy at www.funramacomic.com I hope you buy it, I know you will like it!




I have some other things "in the works", and something not announced yet, so we'll have to wait and see.

Also, Cocotte, my webcomic with Kat Vapid is cooking along . New post going up today too!
www.cocottecomic.com

And as always, Thanks for your support!

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Superman

Superman
Here's a drawing of Superman I did for a new Tumblr Sketchblog called Imaginary Acquaintances 

Lots of great art there. There will be weekly themes, and I'll be contributing. Go and Follow!



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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

FUNRAMA #3:CACTUS MAN up for Order!



FUNRAMA #3: CACTUS MAN is now up for order!... at:
www.funramacomic.com
Please give it a shot! I think you will like it.

Pdf download: $2  Special pdf bundle of issues #1-3: $3

Print edition: $4 + $2.50 U.S.A shipping ($4 International shipping)

FUNRAMA #2 is also for sale for  $4 + $2.50 U.S.A shipping ($4 International shipping)
FUNRAMA #1 is FREE for a Tweet

FUNRAMA #3: CACTUS MAN
Written and drawn by Ryan Kelly. April, 2014.
Here comes Cactus Man! Cactus Man joins the expanding Funrama universe in this harrowing tale of one person’s journey from man to cactus.The setting is the hot, turbulent summer of Minneapolis, 1934, and there is a war against labor in the city. Floyd MacAloon is an
agent of The Citizens Alliance, a pro-business, anti-union organization, and he does his job well. But, when he finds out he’s just a pawn in a violent game, he must make a decision. A decision that will lead to a fateful change in his life, his mind, his body…Forever!
Includes pin-up art by Don Cardenas, Barbara Guttmann, Jim Towe, Mike Rooth and Julia Scheele!

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Lou Reed

Lou Reed

Lou Reed commission

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Stag Beetles

Stag Beetle

Inks, watercolors and acrylics.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

COCOTTE at ALL-COMIC


ALL-COMIC.COM interviewed me and Kat Vapid in a wonderful feature on our culinary epic COCOTTE for their Webcomic Spotlight. Read it all here.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

THREE #5



Wow, THREE #5 is out and it's all over! Thank you Kieron Gillen, Jordie Bellaire, Clayton Cowles, Hannah Donovan and everyone at Image Comics!

There have been many great Reviews of this issue, but this one is my favorite and most spot-on. You can buy the whole series digitally at Comixology and the Collected Trade Paperback will be available next month in April! THREE TPB at Amazon

And as an extra treat, here are Kieron's Writer's Notes for Issue 5!

I'll have a lot of copies of THREE for sale at Fallcon in May.





Friday, March 07, 2014

FUNRAMA #3 Almost DONE!


FUNRAMA #3 cover art!

Welcome! This is it! I'm wrapping up the lettering on FUNRAMA #3: Cactus Man and I'll be sending it to the printer next week! The next Funrama blog you'll read will be the official ordering instructions! You'll be able to purchase a pdf digital edition or a print copy with extra cost of shipping.
It will be available next month, April, and debut at MN Springcon in May! 

I'm honored to say this issue will include exclusive pin-up art from Jim Towe, Don Cardenas, Barb Guttman, Mike Rooth and Julia Scheele!

If you're a comics reviewer/blogger with a legitimate site or a comics friend, I pledge to send you
a copy of #3 or a full set of Funrama #1-3. (I probably only have 100 copies to give away, and 50 full sets to give away, so if you already have a previous issue, let me know so i don't send it! I need all the copies I can get!)

Stay tuned! When I get the book in hand, I'll put it up for sale!

Here's some peeks at the Cactus Man issue that I've been tweeting and instagramming the past months.... 













As you can see here, I've been working on future issues of Funrama, including a Raccoon-focused series, but I need time and MONEY!







And here are the starring characters of Funrama #4!... Secret, for now! Get ready, because I'm working on that too!..

And here's a look at Hygeia, the starring character of Funrama #5!...


And don't forget, you can read FUNRAMA #1 for FREE, as well as buy a pdf for $.35! at http://www.funramacomic.com  You can also buy FUNRAMA #2 there!