Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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!
Friday, January 01, 2016
First Post Of 2016
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Thursday, December 17, 2015
SURVIVORS' CLUB #3 Preview
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 hereMATURE READERS ONLY
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
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.
$.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.
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
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
FACTS Convention-Ghent, Belgium-September 26-27, 2015
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.
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.
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|
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.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Art Process
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Emerald City Comicon 2015
I'm going to my first ever Emerald City ComiCon and I'm looking forward to finally seeing the grunge scene. I will be with table in the HH-07 if that means anything to you. My table will be small so I will only be taking what I need to survive. Prints, original art, books, the usual crap.
Up there is the painted piece I did for their Monsters And Dames Charity Art Book.
Fri-Sun, March 27-29
Friday, March 20, 2015
ECCC Painted Commissions
I'm going to Heroescon in June as well, but I'm limiting my pre-show commissions. So, if you want one, you need to email me and get on the list.
Click on the images to see them better.
Click on the images to see them better.
|Elektra and Daredevil|
|Lucifer and Mazikeen|
|She-Hulk and Hellcat|
|Storm and Black Panther|
|Wiccan and Hulkling|
|The Stepford Cuckoos|