Without Fear

Ryan K Lindsay – Writer

SHE – Is Coming!

Hyped to annonuce I have a new book with ComixTribe.

SHE is written by me, illustrated by Chris Panda, and edited by Dan Hill.

It lands in 2020, but if you are at NYCC this weekend, you can score a completely exclusive and limited print run of a preview ashcan – including pages from the book, some other back matter type shenanigans, and it all looks gorgeous together.

SHE is coming, so the questioni is: are you available?

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Patreon September Round Up

Hi all, Just thought I’d let you know what’s gone into my writing Patreon across September.

GO SEE MY PATREON HERE :]

$5 Patrons have seen:

HEADSPACE Pitch – I shared the pdf of this pitch, a first huge step in my career leaping forward

ULLOMUR the Half-Orc – a Random D&D Character history [always fun to write]

$3 Patrons have seen:

Two 300 Flash Fic posts – one titled ‘GREEN DAWN’ that I liked, and one titled ‘GARDENING’ which I really dug [I thought I stuck a neat landing for something so short].

Script Leak: CHUM #1 – I shared the pdf of this script, a comic I enjoy looking back on because little aspects always surprise me.

$1 Patrons have seen:

DAREDEVIL #9 – my thoughts on a page from that issue

Real Talk – a post that went into what’s really on my plate in a way that’s more specific than I should really talk about in public.

If anything sounds good and you aren’t on that level, you can always bump up your pledge to scope things out for a month. Thanks for being here, getting support to make words and worlds is always hugely appreciated!

GO SUPPORT RYAN K LINDSAY ON PATREON NOW

SKYSCRAPER on Kickstarter – First 48 Hour Backer Party

SKYSCRAPER IS LIVE ON KICKSTARTER!


Today my next comic went up on Kickstarter, you’ve probably read about it in this newsletter before, so let me tell you why you should hit the link above [or here] to back it in the next 36 hours.

Y’see, SKYSCRAPER is a one-shot murder mystery comic I’ve put together with Mitchell Collins on art, and Simon Robins on colours, and Dan Hill edited this business to get me into shape. The comic is funky and unreal and we’re in love with it, which is why we’re hyped to get it out into the world.

One of our favourite parts of the book is that every page has the same basic layout/design. It’s the front of a building. But through the magic of Mitchell’s art, and the power of panel borders and gutters, we play with pacing and time and movement on every page to tell a story that spans decades, and paints a whole epic while only ever taking the one angle on it.

I love how comics work, and this is one of my biggest leaps forward in using the comic medium. I think you’re going to dig it.

To respect this concept, we’re printing the comic in newspaper size just so you can appreciate all the work Mitchell and Simon have put into making this wild idea come to life. Just look at this page and see how gorgeous it is.

Now imagine a whole comic of that madness and majesty.

So, why should you back in the next 36 hours?

Well, I’m having a little First 48 Hour Backer Party. For everyone that gets in during that time frame, I’m also going to send them PDFs of:

  • A PDF of BEAUTIFUL CANVAS #1 [art by Sami Kivela], and
  • 2 PDFs of my short comics about a prison for supervillains and a guard with size manipulation powers, LITTLE MAN IN THE BIG HOUSE [art by Paul Tucker, and Francesco Iaquinta]

FREE.

Plus, you’d be joining into an experience that’s good enough for Brian Michael Bendis, and you know he knows good comics, so hit the campaign up now and then sit back and let the good times roll!

Kickstarter works well when projects launch strong, they work well when people get involved and get invested, and they work well only through the involvement of you. This comic won’t exist unless we cross the line, so have a look at the link below and work out what pledge level you wanna get in on.

A $4 pdf is easy, but a discounted early bird print copy of this oversized beauty will be something to really hold for life. Have a browse, find the level that’s right for you, and if you can…please share the link around, I’d greatly appreciate it :]

BACK SKYSCRAPER ON KICKSTARTER NOW!

If you have any questions about the whole Kickstarter malarkey, or you want to ask about the comic, or suggest something, just hit me with a reply. Happy to chat to help you across the line to make this Kickstarter my biggest opening day, my biggest launch overall, and my biggest print haul of comics out to readers yet.

And here’s another page, just for being patient!

SKYSCRAPER – KS Pledge Levels

SKYSCRAPER launches on Kickstarter next week. This is our murder mystery one-shot comic published in oversized newspaper size so you can drink it all in.

So, let’s run down some of the ways you can get your eyes into this goodness.

$4 gets you SKYSCRAPER in PDF, as well as a copy of the script in PDF, and access to other goodies as they drop [especially if you back in the first 48 hours, stay tuned!].

The pdf will give you the story, the art, but not the experience. We’re printing this in newspaper size/format, so it’ll still work on a screen [tablet, not phone], but it won’t be quite as boss.

$10 gets you a lettered pin up of the building where I’ll write something stupid/poignant/stupid on a page of the building, as well as the comic and script in PDF.

This level is for those superpeople out there who want to see this happen, they want to support, but the print options are a little more expensive, or perhaps you just prefer the digital experience.

$20 is the Australian backer price to get your hands on our gorgeous newspaper-sized comic, as well as all digital pledges listed above, with postage and shipping included.

$30 is the International [non-Aus] backer price for the comic + digital accoutrements, with postage and shipping included.

Wanna buy 2 copies? No problem, there’s a secondary pledge level that’s just an extra $10 for your extra copy, postage and shipping still included. Easy.

Later, I’ll post about some of the high end pledges, the kind of fun stuff you can only roll out on Kickstarter – the OG art, the script annotations, the OOP back issues of mine, etc.

We cannot wait to deliver this comic, so hopefully people are feeling this energy.

SKYSCRAPER – 5 Page Preview

SKYSCRAPER is coming to Kickstarter next week. It’s a one-shot murder mystery comic presented in newspaper size so you can soak in the glorious Mitchell Collins artwork.

There are five unlettered pages below, have a scroll, you’ll see why the entire team is excited to drop this goodness in super-oversized format, and forevermore place Collins in your heart as a rising star to watch. Every page uses the same format, but we play with space and time through the panels. Each tier might only move a second forward, or a few decades behind. It’s a wild ride, and you can see from Mitchell’s art, and Simon Robins’ colours, that this is a labour of love.

 

To find out more, stay tuned right here as info rolls out until next week.

SKYSCRAPER – Meet Mitchell Collins

Hot damn, Mitchell Collins.

He’s a local talent, a little bit of Samnee and Mazzucchelli and genius and youth all mixed together. He’s the main reason our new comic, SKYSCRAPER, even works. Every page has the same structure, but then Mitchell’s job is to break it up in slight variations, he’s drawing zoom circles one moment, cutaways the next. His characters act and emote in a variety of scales, across timelines, and he never misses a beat.

Working with him is a true delight, so I can only imagine how fantastic it’s going to be for you to discover him while reading this beauty of a story.

SKYSCRAPER launches on Kickstarter next week – find out more here. It’s a murder mystery one-shot presented in newspaper size as a print beauty you won’t want to miss. There will also be a chance to commission Mitchell to draw you something, or someone, so get in quick because these opportunities won’t last long.

SKYSCRAPER: Coming to Kickstarter

SKYSCRAPER is a mystery one-shot comic we’re bringing to Kickstarter, and we are crazy excited about this one.

I’ve written this story, and I’ve pushed myself to do something different with it.

Mitchell Collins has illustrated this and he’s definitely going to be your new favourite when you see how fine every single page is.

Simon Robins has coloured this beast so well he actually used a spreadsheet to keep it all in check. Absolute boss move.

SKYSCRAPER is a one-shot comic, it deals with a death in a major corporate building. Or more accurately, right in front of it when the victim came flying out of a window from the top floor. To tell this tale, we decided to employ an interesting structure: every single page is a front shot of the building, and it’s sliced horizontally into panels. Mitchell does amazing work zooming in on certain moments, and carving cutaway sections on other moments. I’ve mapped it out so different panels can show different time periods, sometimes jumping forward five minutes in the floor below, sometimes showing a flashback a few decades ago on the ground floor.

It’s fun.

We’ve also decided to make this structural behemoth oversized, making it a newspaper sized item.

To help print this oversized wonder, we’re going to Kickstarter to hit a funding goal and get this comic out into the world. You’ll be able to order the comic, posted directly to you, as well as adding some other additional items which we’ll unveil in the coming weeks.

The Kickstarter launches on September 24th and will run for 3 weeks.

Indie comics is a game of passion, and we’re 100% here for this story and we cannot wait to share it with you.

Dungeon Maps on Patreon – Early Bird Offer

Over on my Patreon, I’m adding a new tier where you can buy a one-of-a-kind Dungeon Map I’ll ink for you – for your wall, or for a D&D game – and there are only 5 spaces, and only 2 months to get in on this.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT MY PATREON HERE

You can read more information below, straight from my Patreon.

“I’ve been diving into map creation for dungeons. It’s partly to help with D&D story creation, partly to get a handle on it for my school club, and partly for mindfulness because making these things is a joy. A fiddly little time/labour intensive joy.

I’m happy with how they are turning out, see the image attached, so I wanted to make you all an offer.

I’m going to make available five early bird specials for the next two months only. If you hit up the $20 pledge level before October, I’ll send you a dungeon map for the month. I’ll even make some of the landscape reflect some of my comics with names and such.

Come October, the pledge level will jump to $40, so this is an offer for right here, right now. It’s also a pledge I don’t expect anyone to lock in for a year. You might only play it once, but you’ll get a nice map for your wall for your pleasure.

There are only five spaces available, and only 2 weeks left in this month to make a decision. Happy dungeoning, pals. See ya round.”

Patreon Season II – Creativity Firestarter

I’m shaking my Patreon up – we’re entering Season II, and I want you to come along for the ride with me.

YOU CAN BACK MY PATREON HERE, STARTING AT $1

Season I saw me making a Comic Book Study Guide a fortnight for a whole year. It’s was amazing, if you were there, I hope you dug it.

Season II is an all access pass to my creative headspace. I’m going to spend the next year sharing the way I work, I’m going to offer up thoughts and resources and early access to new material before it hits shelves anywhere else in the world.

I’m going to pull back the curtain on my writing life, but I’m also aiming to creatively rekindle the fire in my brain, make it burn higher, brighter, better.

I’m really excited for what I’ve got planned out, so if you’re a writer [or creative type], I think you’ll dig it. If you like reading my stuff, and you want more, and you want to support me making more, I think you’re going to dig it.

RKL Patreon Season II – starts in July – come find us and hang out. You never know, if I make enough money, I could take a day a fortnight off from teaching, and that would be insane.

SCOPE OUT MY PATREON HERE – DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF A MONTHLY CREATIVE Q&A?

Writing is Therapy – Why an Online Scratchpad?

I’ve started a separate site, somewhere to hack out weird ideas and thoughts and stupidity. It’ll lack the structure and finesse of this site [don’t laugh]. You can follow my there by clicking the link in the image below.

This site will remain my professional home, home to announcements, essays, and other more structured things, but tbe will have the shortform, the undercooked, the mental shards and slivers. The other site will be my madness, while this remains [what’s left of] my sanity.

Enjoy.

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