It’s been a couple months since I’ve posted here so I thought I’d hop online and let everyone know what I’ve been up to. I’m wrapping up pencils and inks on a 3-issue run on a comic called The Six Swords and once I have solid publisher information on that I’ll be sure to post it. I’m also working with Tapestry Comics on a new adventure comic with a historical bent. I think a preview is being made for Free Comic Book Day in May. My own comic, F.O.E., will be starting up again later this month, and you can always buy the first issue digitally on Comixology, along with some of my other work. I co-host a podcast with Scott Godlewski (artist of Copperhead at Image Comics, and a couple titles at Vertigo/DC Comics) called The Illustrious Gentlemen, and on tomorrow’s episode (#19) we talk all about the beginning of Image Comics. I’m very proud of the 3 anthologies I’ve had work in that were published by Image and it was a fun talk. I also am continuing to post writing work, and some behind the scenes work to my Patreon, which is still a work in progress and awfully low on patrons. Also, for anyone in Australia, there is a card set for The Phantom coming out soon that I did some art for, so I’ll be sure to post about that when I get details. Here is a recent commission I finished.
Get a commission this week, and get 25% off another commission or a page of original art or an inkwash sketch. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
I like to travel, and drink, and I’ve starting writing a bit about it here.
So I’ve decided to make a small change to how I post my creator owned work online. Starting next Monday my Patreon backers will see all new F.O.E. pages and any travel writing I do a week before I put them up anywhere else. The comic will still be free online, but I wanted to give a little something extra to anyone who chooses to support my creator owned work. Patreon reward plans start at just $1 a month. My income is 100% based on freelancing for clients and that pays my bills, but projects like F.O.E. and The Illustrious Gentlemen take up time that I could be spending on client focused work or family, so I think it’s fair to offer something special to people who want to help support my work. If you’re interested, please take a few minutes and look it over. Shares of this post are greatly appreciated. https://www.patreon.com/ryancody
I printed up a very small run of Fata Obstant Expeditions #1 for my upcoming shows but I’ll sell a small handful here for those fans who REALLY want a print edition. It’s 20 pages, full color, and will cost $12 shipped. (U.S. Only). Included in that price you’ll also get a small, 5×7 head sketch of any character of your choice (no need for it be from FOE). I’m limiting this to only 6 copies initially. You can paypal me at email@example.com.
I had a great time this past weekend at Cab Comics & The State Bar in Flagstaff. You can see some pics I posted over at azcomicminiexpo.com
I will be appearing alongside a great group of artists at Cab Comics in Flagstaff, AZ from 11-3. Later that evening I will be appearing with Scott Godlewski & J. Gonzo at The State Bar from 6-8. We’ll be selling comics, art and chatting with interested parties.
Chapter 1 of Fata Obstant Expeditions wraps up next Monday. If you like to read comics as a whole instead of page by page, you can now pre-order the digital first issue as a high quality PDF. It will be available on Wednesday September 7th. Also, for fans of F.O.E. who want to support it more fully, I’ve created a Patreon page as well. There are options for behind the scenes process pieces, sketches & original art. Please, as always share this far and wide if possible, and I’ll keep chugging away at this fun little project. Chapter 2 starts September 12th.
I have a new F.O.E. page up today & a new Illustrious Gentlemen podcast is available so you can see some new art from me today and listen to me ramble on.
I’ve just added the pages for F.O.E. up here on the site, so you can read the comic right here, or at your favorite site. As always, the original pages are available here. My other new project, alongside Scott Godlewski, The Illustrious Gentlemen podcast now has 4 episodes up (plus 2 bonus mini-sodes), and you can listen at iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or right there on the blog.