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!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cinematic Illustration


I've been doing quick illustrations of movies in between projects. Here are some Instagrammed drawings of the move 3 Days Of The Condor (1975) featuring Robert Redford, Max Von Sydow and Faye Dunaway.




And here's some drawings of The Conversation (1974) featuring Gene Hackman, Cindy Williams and Harrison Ford. I did all these illustration in my sketchbook and they're colored in Photoshop.....




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Saturday, February 08, 2014

THREE #4




Oh my word, I haven't "blogged" in a while. I've been so busy with "life" and stuff. I forgot to mention, THREE #4 is out and available for sale at Comixology and it has received glowing reviews from All-comic and Comic Book Resources

Gillen/Kelly/Bellaire/Cowles have finished issue #5, the final issue, and it will be out soonish! Also, the  Trade Paperback Collection of THREE will be out in a few months, April 2014!

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Thursday, January 09, 2014

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash. Ink, pen, charcoal, and white acrylic paint on tinted drawing paper.

Click on the Microphone to see all the music illustrations.



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Thursday, January 02, 2014

2013 Ends...2014 Begins. A Review In Words and Images.

THREE #4

Hey Everybody! Happy New Year. I hope you're having a good one so far. I wish you all the best. 
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and lending me your eyes. I'll just go right into it.

How am I doing? Oh, Okay I guess. healthwise...eh. But at least I'm alive! I'm ending 2013 just like 2012: Not really sure of things. But, that's just the freelance life, I guess. Last New Year, I found out Saucer Country was being cancelled and I didn't know what I was going to do. Same this year. THREE is ending, and after that...? Well, I don't know. I'm very much dependent on writers asking me to draw their comics. And editors. So we will see how it goes. I'm at that age where I wish I was helping young artists get opportunities instead of just worrying about the next job all the time, but hey...I'm alive!

There IS one project I'm waiting to hear on. It should be neat if it happens. It would be something I've always wanted to do. But, we'll see. 

In the meantime, I'm finishing THREE. The #4 issue will be out soon. And then, #5--the final issue--and then that's it. I hope you've been enjoying it as much as I have. Working with Kieron Gillen, Jordie Bellaire and Clayton Cowles has been great. DREAM TEAM. I hope I can work with them again some day. 


Anyway, buy THREE at Comixology and the full collection will be out in the Spring of 2014.

Cocotte

Next up, is COCOTTE. Wow, Cocotte is really cooking now! 2 new pages in the past couple weeks!
I have big plans for Cocotte in 2014. I hope. I'm working closely with the writer, Kat Vapid, on nailing down a solid ending to the story. Although we are written ahead on script, we weren't working within an outline and didn't have the ending totally solidified. We are currently working on a proposal and we hope to work with a publisher on getting Cocotte to print and beyond some day. 

Cocotte

 You can read COCOTTE for FREE at http://cocottecomic.com/


Funrama #3

Now, let's talk FUNRAMA. Whoo boy, this is a doozy. Obviously, as you know, Funrama #3 is taking longer than it SHOULD. Life just gets in the way. But, I'm working so so hard to wrap up this issue! 

With Funrama, each issue is a "stand-alone story" that introduces a new character and his/her story as I gradually build up the ultimate superhero team. That's what's happening. Funrama #3 introduces Cactus Man, and it tells his story with the 1934 Minneapolis Truckers Strike as the backdrop. Here's some panels I just drew this past week:


Funrama #3

And...

Funrama #3

And here's a panel featuring Flora and Raccoon from an issue to come later...


Funrama...

And here's an unused Raccoon piece. I might use it later...


Raccoon

Anyway, I'm really going to be pushing hard on completing Funrama #3 this next month or two. I'm already working on Funrama #4 and #5 even as I'm finishing #3! Sorry...comics take so long, especially when you're doing the whole production yourself. 

In the meantime, you can read FUNRAMA #1 for FREE at http://www.funramacomic.com/ While you are there, you can also download a pdf  of #1 for $.35 and purchase a print copy and pdf for FUNRAMA #2!


Anthem


I have a half-drawn comic called ANTHEM with Brian Wood sitting in my drawer for a year or two. Again, life just got in the way of me finishing it. I started it maybe 2 years ago? Geez! All that unpublished art, seems like it's going to waste just sitting there in my Ikea drawer. Would people be interested in it if I finish it and just get it out? Hmm, comics...They are a constant puzzle to solve. But at least I'm alive.

Oh, here's some random recent art...

Bette Davis

I wonder what eyes she has?



Thorny Ant

...And a big ant with spikes.

And a commission of Nancy from Local:Toronto

I don't do a lot of commissions. But still, I need money. Sometimes I get in the mood to do them for a week, but often times, It's hard to muster up the enthusiasm. I frequently lose the passion to draw superheroes or company characters or other people's things...unless there's real tangible money. Lately, I just want to draw my Funrama characters and my own universe.

Anyway, Have a great new year, everyone. Please keep checking my blog for updates on Funrama and Cocotte and everything else.
I also post art on my tumblr and flickr and instagram

Have fun.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

THREE #3




THREE #3 just came out and thank goodness for Comicbookresources who said it was "simply masterful".  Full Review

Also check out a Full Preview and the Writer's Notes for that issue. Purchase on Comixology 

THREE # 1 and #2 is getting a Third and Second Printing. Thanks to everyone buying our book.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

COCOTTE More Coming, I Swear...

I haven't posted anything about COCOTTE in a while. COCOTTE is my webcomic, written by Kat Vapid at www.cocottecomic.com It's about the life of a cook.

I swear, there is a LOT going on behind the scenes, writing and  planning to get a lot more Cocotte out...and soon. Please stay tuned! Here's the latest page, and as you can see, I'm putting more care and attention into the pages, so they take longer to do.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

THREE #2 Available Today


Three #2 is available today in stores. please check it out! Here's a Preview.

And, available digitally at Comixology







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