Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×
Get a commission this week, and get 25% off another commission or a page of original art or an inkwash sketch. Email me at hurricanekids@gmail.com for more info.
Regarding Patreon, and why I'm using it; My income is 100% based on freelancing for clients, and that pays my bills, but projects like my weekly comic F.O.E. and The Illustrious Gentlemen podcast take up time that I could be spending on client focused work or family. I need to do work like this to maintain my sanity, and I get plenty of personal rewards from them. I'm using Patreon to try and supplement my income so I can take an extra day or two to work on these projects. So, starting at just $1 monthly, you can get early access to F.O.E. pages, process posts showing how I create the comic, & access to my writing posts (including work on some upcoming prose work). So check out my Patreon page at www.patreon.com/ryancody and see if it's something you feel comfortable supporting, and if you don't, please share this post so I can get as many eyeballs on it as possible. Thanks!
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. www.patreon.com/ryancody
My weekly comic, F.O.E. is available at ComicFury,  Tapastic & Webtoons. Original pages from F.O.E. are available in the shop. I now have a Patreon set up for anyone who wants to help support F.O.E. at www.patreon.com/ryancody
I just added 20+ pages to my online store of original art. Pages from Doc Unknown, The Phantom, Monstrous and more. All priced for quick sale - super75studios.com/shop/
Looking to pick up some commissions today, guaranteed to be shipped out next week. More info at super75studios.com/contact-inf… and there are also lots of new original art pages up in my shop at super75studios.com/shop/
I'm part of a new podcast, check it out! theillustriousgentlemen.wordpr…
Fata Obstant Expeditions is now up on Tapastic. Go check it out and subscribe if you read comics there.
If you are going to be at Phoenix Comic Con or Heroes Con in June and would like to get a commission from me, ordering one in advance is recommended. You can message me here or email hurricanekids@gmail.com
While I wait on some new work to line up, I'll be taking commissions for the forseeable future. Please contact me here or at hurricanekids@gmail.com if you're interested!
It has begun. The final volume of Doc Unknown. If you're a fan of mine, of pulp adventure comics, alternate universes, ghosts and awesome, please consider supporting us and backing this project. If it's not your bag or you can't support at this time, please share this post and comment so we can get as many eyes on this as possible. Thanks so much, working on this has been the highlight of my career.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/2…
DM me or email hurricanekids@gmail.com for prices.
Jason "Gonzo" Gonzalez along with Negative Steve interviewed me last weekend. We covered my start in comics and how I got into them as a kid. Lots of Jack Kirby and Hero Initiative talk as well as the announcement of a new project. EVOLVE. Vol.1 is coming at the start of 2015. Listen for the sound of me opening a beer at the 30 minute mark, and for the list of artists contributing to EVOLVE at the end of the interview. - soundcloud.com/propagandapodca…
www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…

27 hours to make $2500. It's a long shot, I know. This movie would mean the world to me.
My dream project, in dire need of a signal (and backer) boost -www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…
Long post ahead. This is what I recently wrote for bleedingcool.com

Passion. It makes the world go round. Without it, explorers would have never set boots onto boats and astronauts would not have ventured towards the stars. Literature would be nonexistent and adolescence would be ten times harder than it already is. Artists of all stripes have it in spades, or else we would all be accountants, and trust me, being an accountant looks pretty good when you're staring down bills and waiting for invoices to be paid. What many of us lack in a 401k, a nice car, or financial stability, we make up for in enthusiasm. Unfortunately my landlord doesn't let me pay rent in enthusiasm and my family can't buy groceries with passion. Luckily, we live in the future and in this future we can find others to share our passions, and that in turn, can pay bills and create something new and exciting.

Crowd funding, no matter your views on it, can be a very successful tool. Seasoned pros have turned to Kickstarter over traditional publishers. The financial reward is often better and it allows 100% creative control. I have run one failed campaign of my own, but I have also been a part of 3 successful ones as the main artist, and numerous others as a contributing artist. Kickstarter campaigns have paid my bills. Doc Unknown is an indie book I draw (written, created by and spearheaded by the dreamy Fabian Rangel Jr.), and has been very successful in fan reaction, critical reception and in providing me with work. In the past you had to have a few thousand or more copies of your book ordered to be able to make a profit. Today, a creator can make a profit with 10% of those orders. Passion drives crowd funding. Passion for the creators and passion for the project.

Reward passion. My passion is telling stories. I've always loved music, movies, comics and books for the same reason, for the stories they tell. I don't draw comics because I love art, I draw comics because I love telling stories and entertaining people. I'm currently running a kickstarter, my second (and hopefully first to be funded) with that idea in mind. Telling stories, hearing people's stories, and what they love, what their passion is. Long Road Home is a documentary following four friends on a return trip home after being away for 20 years. Okinawa, Japan is a place I grew up, a place that has affected me more that any other place, person, book, comic or movie ever has. I have a passion for that island, those people, and the family I found there, and I want to explore that. That's why I need to make Long Road Home and I need help. From other story tellers, and people who love to hear stories.

I understand that not everyone can or wants to support every project, it's impossible. Backers work hard for their money, and how they choose to spend it is no ones business. So if they do use it to support your passion, respect that. Supporting someone's endeavors can be as big as a financial investment or as small and amazing as sharing their passion, promoting their campaign, sharing their posts. Promote what you love, support what you love. It's important that stories are told. I draw comics, I tell stories visually and Long Road Home is just the next step in that. So I ask, whether it's supporting my campaign or not, show your support for what you do love. Share, re-tweet, promote and invest. Reward passion.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…
If you're waiting on a commission from me, it'll be mailed out this week if it hasn't been already. If you want a commission from me, this week is perfect for my schedule. Discounts for Doc Unknown or Monstrous commissions. acmexpo@gmail.com

Via the event I organize, The Arizona Comic Mini Expo -

If you want to support ACME and our mission to bring over 15 top notch creators (including Kathryn & Stuart Immonen) to one spot on May 3rd, think about purchasing some merchandise from our store. Original art, souvenir items, all sales help fund ACME, pre-sales help immensely! (Please Share if you can) - acmecon.wordpress.com/acme-mer…

The kickstarter for Doc Unknown is up - www.kickstarter.com/projects/2…

This is a great book and one I am proud to work on.
Some scheduled work I had lined up was postponed at the last minute. That loss is your gain. Want a commission for a gift? - super75comics.wordpress.com/20…