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 email@example.com 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.
I’m coloring Family Tree from Image Comics. It’s written by Jeff Lemire, pencilled by Phil Hester, inked by Eric Gapstur, lettered and designed by Steve Wands and edited by Will Dennis. I’m super excited about this book so please ask your local comic shop to order #1 for you. You won’t be disappointed! You can check out a preview here.
The Kickstarter has ended but you can still follow along and support both of these projects by following this website, or joining my mailing list at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just send me an email asking to be added to the mailing list! DVD pre-orders and comic pre-orders will be available soon!
The Long Way Home is the working title of a documentary about going back to the place you call home, after being away for 25 years. It’ll follow me and my best friends as we all return to Okinawa after two and a half decades, and examine how that period of our lives, and that experience defined us, and made us a family. As part of the project, for my comic book fans, I’m also producing a 60-page manga comic called The Ronin and The Shisa. Both are included in one Kickstarter campaign.
A 17×11 print that I made for Tucson Comic Con. If you’re interested in a copy, email email@example.com to availability. Cost is $10 for pick up at the convention this weekend or $20 shipped within the U.S.