I just got back from Austin last night. 4-days & 2,000 miles in a rented Chevy Cruse, just me and my wife visiting Austin for the first time, so I could attend Staple! 2014.
The Good. Food. So much good food I wanted to try, sadly I only ate two dinners in town and one less than stellar breakfast. I highly recommend East Side King and Switch Stile BBQ. The Philly Cheesesteak food cart was awesome as well. The town also has some really great bars I wish my own town had. I also do love Texas beer. Staple! itself was a really great show as well. Very interested fans, lots of chatting and lots of selling, which is the most important part. I did very well on original art sales and sketch commissions. A really small show, in a great venue that was a lot of fun. Also, the the Motel 6 in Lubbock, TX, thanks for being warm, clean and right off the highway. I love driving, so the 30+ hours I spent behind the wheel over the four days I did not mind one bit. Great to see new parts of Texas & New Mexico.
The Bad. Our hotel in Austin. My wife and I decided to save money and stay in a budget hotel. It was a disaster, dirty, loud and zero feeling of security. Spend the extra money and stay somewhere you can relax is the lesson learned here.
Thanks again to Fabian Rangel Jr. for having me at his table, team Doc Unknown did pretty well at the show and we had a great time discussing the future of Doc Unknown. Also thanks to all the fans that supported me with a special shout out to Dusty & Andrew, really great guys.
Doc Unknown continues in a back-up feature in Five Ghosts, monthly from Image Comics. Be sure to grab issues #7-12 for the full story. Above is the step by step for the cover to Doc Unknown and the Frequency of Fear, coming later this year. Also, the 3-part Monstrous serial just finished in Dark Horse Presents, and we’re hoping to bring more later this year.
I have an unexpected gap in my schedule after a job was postponed. I am opening up a limited number of holiday commissions. I’ll draw them next week and they’ll be mailed out on December 14th, with plenty of time before Christmas and Kwanzaa. Already too late for Hannakuh, but it’s always a good time to give a gift. 11×17 pen and ink 1-character commission is $65, this includes postage within the lower 48 states. A 9×12 1-character pen/ink and inkwash drawing would run $50 mailed. Email me @hurricanekids(at)gmail.com if you’re interested.
A new 6-part short story starts Wednesday in Image Comics’ Five Ghosts #7. Add it to your pull list because the comic is fantastic, and I’m lucky to have some of my art inside it.
The first chapter (of three) of Monstrous came out last week in Dark Horse Presents #30. Reviews so far have been positive.
”I particularly liked Monstrous. … I’m going to keep an eye out for this one.”
”I have to say I really enjoyed the story with St. George and the Monstrous title. … Those two were my favorites.”
”Horton’s story is interesting as ever, but Cody’s art is the jam! I loved the art and the style.”
It’s been a while since my last update so I thought I’d update the site with recent and upcoming releases that feature my work. As always I can be reached via email at hurricanekids(at)gmail(dot)com, via Twitter at https://twitter.com/ryancody and Facebook via www.facebook.com/super75comics I also have a new Tumblr site where I am posting artwork - http://ryancody.tumblr.com/ and I’m trying to keep my DeviantArt site updated as well - http://ryancody.deviantart.com/
Released in the last couple months: Masks & Mobsters Vol.1 (Image Comics), Outlaw Territory Vol.3 (Image Comics), Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures #9 (Red 5 Comics)
Upcoming and just released: Walking Dead 100 Hero Initiative tribute book (Skybound Ent./Hero Initiative). Monstrous in Dark Horse Presents #30-#32, starting in November (Dark Horse Comics). Doc Unknown Vol.1: The Secret of Gate City (Believe in Comics, December), Boss Snake: Cold Blood, Cold Streets (Believe in Comics, December).
I’m selling pages from Masks & Mobsters chapter 9, Outlaw Territory Vol.3, my Sparrow story for Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures and Doc Unknown #1-3 all for blowout, help me pay for my wedding prices. Message me here or email email@example.com if you’re interested.