I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be coloring Justice League Versus The Legion of Superheroes from DC Comics. My comic book bestie and Illustrious Gentlemen co-host, Scott Godlewski, is drawing it, and Brian Bendis is writing. Not only is this my first work for DC, but I get to work with Scott and Brian. Bendis and Oeming’s Powers is what brought me back into comics after I had stopped buying and reading comics so I’m really happy Brian signed off on me coming aboard the book. Check out the cover to issue #1 below, and pick up the first issue in January.
If you haven’t checked it out yet, I put up a .pdf preview of the first “issue” to give you an idea of what it’s about, which to be honest, is still a mystery. But I do hope that the preview might make you curious enough to become a Patron of mine, where you’d be able to follow along each week as I post new pages. This preview is the last of the book I’ll post outside of the Patreon until I publish it sometime in 2022. So check it out, and sign up to see more at Patreon.com/Super75
My new creator-owned comic has started up at my Patreon. It’s called Nikkō and it follows two lost souls on a road trip through the south while fighting off alien agents. It’s a sci-fi, neo-noir, festival of violence! Sign up to be a supporter of mine and you get 1-2 pages a week of new comics, a few creative process posts a month, a monthly virtual happy hour, and early access to new Illustrious Gentlemen episodes! All for less than a cup of coffee. Check it out at www.patreon.com/super75
As I work my way through a couple pitches, and finish up my long overdue Kickstarter, I wanted to post about a couple projects that you can check out via your favorite comic book shop. There are still two more issues of Family Tree coming out over the next few months from Image Comics. I’m very proud of this book and thrilled to be part of the team.
Midnight Western Theatre is a 5-issue series I colored over David Hahn that is being released through Scout Comics. It’s a fun goth-western that features outlaws and monsters.
I’m also putting more work into my Patreon. Patreon backers get early access to podcasts, monthly virtual hangouts, and much more. Check it out and you can support my work for as little as $1 a month!
Done just for fun, line art by Seth Damoose and Joseph Cooper, respectively.
What a year it’s been! Despite some pandemic related work issues, I’m still plugging along on various projects. I’m continuing to color Family Tree at Image, where issues 1-6 are currently available. A new book I’m coloring over artist David Hahn should be announced soon and I’ve also recently colored several issues of Hero Code for Jamie Gampbell, that I would imagine will be available soon.
I’m still working on my self-published Ronin and The Shisa manga/comic as well as the documentary about returning home to Okinawa. I’m hoping for both to be finished at the end of September.
My podcast, The Illustrious Gentlemen is still plugging along over at anchor.fm/tigshow and we try to release a new episode every week. I’ve also recorded a few episodes of a new podcast that I’ll start releasing very soon. Stay safe and be nice to one another.
Family Tree #3 is out tomorrow, January 22nd, 2020. If you’re enjoying the book please subscribe to it through your local comic shop and tell your friends about it.
Here is part of a review from Comics The Gathering // “The colors by Ryan Cody have also had an unnerving quality to them at moments that then change to add a domestic feeling to scenes. But in this issue, and like in a lot of comics, it’s the change in scenery that showcases the art and helps to expose some overlooked qualities. When the family gets to the big city, there is a shot of them walking with New York behind them. This shot shows how the art can capture a city landscape as well as a more natural one. And, Cody’s use of more “vibrant” colors shows where he was employing conservative ones to control the mood.”
Check out the covers for issues #3-5 below, pencilled by Phil Hester, inked by Eric Gapstur, designed by Steve Wands, and colored by me. This book really is a blast to work on.
Click here to watch a short video from my youtube page of me walking through my decision making process for the page below, one of my favorites from issue #2.
I recently finished Inktober 2019, where I did 31 convention sketch-style drawings during October. Some have already sold but in the gallery below I have the sketches that are still available. Sketches are on 9×12 watercolor paper and all prices include U.S. Shipping. I will not be doing any international shipping on these, sorry. Paypal firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include your shipping address. Thanks!
Family Tree #2 is now up for order through your local comic shop. It’s written by Jeff Lemire with art by Phil Hester, Eric Gapstur and myself.