Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Books And Editions Round Up!

A quite a few new collections, reissues and deluxe books that feature my art have made their way to the market recently, so I thought I'd mention them all while I'm busy making new comics! Amazon.com links are provided and ask for them at your comic shops!

Lucifer Book Five
This is the final book in the current volume and collects issues #62-75. Grab this and finish the story! The Lucifer TV show pilot is in the works so finish the original epic story and buy here.

The New York Four
All of The New York Four, and it's sequel The New York Five, is collected here in this large Dark Horse Comics edition with a special art gallery "painstakingly" curated by me. Get it for a a great low price

And there's a Free 100-page Preview for you right here!

Coffin Hill Volume 2: Dark Endeavors
You may not know this, but I drew a spooky chapter in the magnificent ongoing series Coffin Hill.
You can buy the second volume to the series here at Amazon It collects issues #8-14

Dead Boy Detectives Volume 2: Ghost Snow
Let's not ever forget, I drew Dead Boy Detectives with Mark Buckingham and it's all collected here in Volume 2 which compiles issues # 7-12

 DMZ Book 3
Also, I drew a 3-part story for DMZ called "No Future". It's a good one, and you can read it here in this new Deluxe volume from Vertigo, right here.

I made a STOREENVY site where I will be selling original art, books and prints. Currently , you can buy Giant Robot Warriors and FUNRAMA 1-3 there! But, I will be doing another Art Sale very soon. You do not want to miss it!!

Here at ryankellyart.storenvy.com

You can also read and buy my very own, self-published, creator-owned FUNRAMA at http://www.funramacomic.com/

Please read it and support it! If I get support, I can keep making it!

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

FUNRAMA #1-3 Review at All-COMIC

I am full of joy that ALL.COMIC reviewed the first 3 issues my comic FUNRAMA!
 Check out the review where they say:

"A smorgasbord of superhero conventions, Funrama is an absolute celebration of comic books. Zigging where you thought he would zag, Ryan Kelly is building a unique world that wants to reach off the page and high-five you. Beyond simply proving yet again he’s a masterful artist, Kelly is showing his writing chops are nothing to sneeze at by delivering sharply written dialogue and cleverly structured scripts that are heavy on character and atmosphere."

Hooray! Remember you can purchase FUNRAMA and read the first issue at http://www.funramacomic.com/


Friday, December 19, 2014

Commissions for Emerald City Comicon

EDIT 1/07/2014: Sorry, my commission for ECCC got totally full. All filled up. It's possible I can still do commissions in gray on small 9 X 12 inch paper or just "headshots" for a low price. if interested, email me. Thank you!

Omg, I'm going to Emerald City Comicon?! That's what it says right there. It's in print, it must be true.

If YOU go to ECCC and you want a commission from me, this is your chance! Just email me at funrama at gmail dot com. Don't delay. Don't dilly-dally. Just pick an idea out of your head and I'll paint it all up for you. If you're not sure yet if I'm a good artist, that's okay, I'm not sure either!...but take a look at these recent commissions and use your best judgment.

Prices depend on what you want, and what size and Color or no.

A word o' warning: ECCC is probably going to be like TCAF for me. I'll go once and give it a shot and that will probably be it, so if you want a commission, don't be shy, let a Ryan Kelly know!

EDIT: Like most artists, I prefer to do popular, fictional characters in mainstream comics, cartoons, movies, tv. I'm open to the idea of video games and anime, but I don't know any of that stuff and so I'm kind of numb to it.

I do not draw art buyer's personal original characters. I SHY AWAY from drawing stuff from people's indie books--like image books and stuff. I have no reasonable explanation for it... I just don't like it. I took on a few of those right now, but if it gets too much, I have to ease back. It's a little hypocritical because ill draw Batman, Optimus Prime and Darth Vader and those were others' creations; but sometimes I'm just not in the mood to draw something or other...It's VERY rare, but it happens.

One commission request I get by THE TRUCKLOADS -- and I guess it's because of my style and the books I've worked on (or maybe every artist gets these...?)-- is people asking me to draw their boyfriend/girlfriend/wife/husband. I don't enjoy doing these, and there's always too much potential for disappointment. I CAN do these but I would charge A LOT. I mean, A LOT.


Coffin Hill #14 is Good!

Coffin Hill #14 is out and this person says it is good!

By  Caitlin Kittredge, Eva De La Cruz, Travis Lanham and ME!
Please check it out, but watch out...IT'S SCARY.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

COCOTTE Continues!

COCOTTE is back in action! Cocotte is our free web comic about the arduous life of making it as a cook in the world. It's written and lettered by Kat Vapid and drawn and colored by me. A new update went up last week and a new one is coming this week!

Read at http://www.cocottecomic.com


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Coffin Hill #14 Next Month

On sale DECEMBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Travel back to a summer night in 1970 when Coffin Hill saw its worst mass murder in over 200 years. A gang of killers who cut a bloody swath across the USA roll into the sleepy village...but they didn’t count on what they would find in the house at the end of the last street in town – or on the ghosts of Coffin Hill, who are only too eager to add more souls to their ranks.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman
I've been too busy to do commissions, but I've done a few here and there. I'm finishing up some some work this week and I could probably do few commissions for the remainder of the year. If you want anything, email me. funrama at gmail. Here's a commissioned drawing of Gwen Stacy "SpiderGwen" so you can see what kind of quality I offer.

Note: I do not enjoy doing personal commissions of friends, family, boyfriends, wives, pets, etc, stuff like that. I also don't like drawing other people's original characters and things. I can do these things, but I now charge a crazy amount of money to ease the pain. With commissions, I like drawing popular mainstream characters from comic books, cartoons, movies, TV... stuff like that (and my characters of course!)


Wednesday, November 05, 2014

THE NEW YORK FOUR Free 100-Page Preview!

Today is the release of the very large TPB Collection of THE NEW YORK FOUR from Darkhorse Comics! It includes The New York Four and The New York Five in its entirety plus a substantial art gallery of all my designs and sketches. 

Plus, we're offering a free, DRM-free pdf download of the first 100 pages Here! Read it and let people know. And check out the brand new book! It's a nice one!

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Dead Boy Detectives #10 Preview

The Dead Boy Detectives
It has been fun collaborating with Mark Buckingham on Dead Boy Detectives. Check out this Preview for Dead Boy Detectives #10. My last issue is #12 and a collected Volume2 will be out in March 2015.

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WOLF MOON Variant Cover

Wolf Moon
I did a variant cover illustration for a new book called Wolf Moon Out in December from DC/ Vertigo comics. Looks good, check it out!

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Friday, September 26, 2014


Wonder Woman

I'll be attending the one-day show FallCon Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in the Education Building. I do sketches and I'll have all my books and art there for sale including Funrama #3.

If you're attending, and you want a higher quality commission, let me know and I'll work on it before the show. Here's a recent piece of Wonder Woman I did, so you get an idea. email me at funrama@gmail.com


Friday, September 05, 2014

Dead Boy Detectives #8

I've been drawing Dead Boy Detectives this year (never mind the cover credits, they forgot my name), Check out the full Preview here

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Thursday, July 10, 2014


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/


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

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

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

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

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

ink on 11 X 17 inch paper
Price: SOLD

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


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 ....


Friday, May 16, 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 


Monday, April 28, 2014

Lots Of Comic Books Out Right Now

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 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.

Written by TOBY LITT
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!

And as always, Thanks for your support!

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