Without Fear

Ryan K Lindsay – Writer

Month: July, 2013

MLP SALE on ComiXology – 99c Issues

ComiXology currently has a 99c sale on the MLP issues from IDW. This means you can buy the Rainbow Dash one-shot from me and Tony Fleecs, it’s guaranteed to lift your spirits.

You’ll see the sale link on the front page of ComiXology.

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That’ll take you to the sales page. I’d advise you trying out the main title, too. It’s high quality.

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Below that is the sale continued with the Micro Series one-shots. They’re all good but that #2 is a killer 😉

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Click on our issue for Rainbow Dash and you can purchase this 22 page masterpiece of all ages madness for just 99c. It is something that was amazingly fun to write and Tony smashes these pages out of the park with bright pop fun and storytelling craft like you dream about from a collaborator.

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As you can see, once you’ve purchased it you can also drop a star rating in there. It’s sitting on 4 stars right now, which I’m hugely happy with and humbled by, so if you want to add your thoughts on the issue that would be cool.

As always, if you buy from the ComiXology web page and then download onto your devices, more of the money goes to the people who made the book so think about purchasing that way.

PONY ON. And enjoy.

Ghost Town #3 In July Solicitations

Ghost Town #3 is in the July Previews catalogue. The action thriller title by Daniel J Logan and me from Action Lab’s Danger Zone imprint hits shelves in October. It’s the middle issue of our introductory three issue arc on the title and it’s a great look into how Nate Lawson is going to get himself out of the terribly dangerous situation he arrogantly pushed himself into in #2. We’ve got gunplay, misplaced aggression, knuckledusters, one of my favourite comic pages of all time (seriously, Daniel nails this moment), and the end is a smasher.

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Speaking of issue #2, it hits shelves next month in August so it’s not too late to ask your LCS to hold you down a copy. Daniel J Logan and Brian V Dyck drop some rad art and colours and Dave Dwonch letters the hell out of my verbosity.

You also can’t beat these covers by the dream team of Justin Greenwood and Jordie Bellaire.

I’m really excited for this action packed thrill ride to kick off next month and I hope you’ll all join me in October for more of the madness.

Preordering your comics helps indie titles like this survive so your readership is massively appreciated.

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FATHERHOOD on @ComiXology for 99c

FATHERHOOD – my one-shot through Challenger Comics that features art from Daniel Schneider, colours from Paulina Ganucheau, letters from Brandon DeStefano, and design from Christopher Kosek – has landed on ComiXology.

You can buy FATHERHOOD on the ComiXology site for 99c

You can buy it through the digital comics page of Impact Comics, my LCS, and help them out

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You can also buy it on the app, if that’s how you roll. Apple takes a wet bite out of it that way and if you buy it on the site then it appears in your Purchased section immediately on your iDevice and the creators get more money – the more you know.

This one-shot was extremely personal to me because it deals with some fatherhood issues that had been bouncing around inside my head for a little while. It’s nice to write something personal for a change.

You can see a 7 page preview on the Challenger Comics website and then buy the DRM-free PDF for 99c, too.

I hope you take a chance, I hope more you dig it, and I hope you have a lovely day.

Sheltered #1 – Back Up Essay by Ryan K Lindsay

Sheltered is a comic written by Ed Brisson, illustrated by Johnnie Christmas, coloured by Shari Chankhamma, edited by Paul Allor, and it also features a back up essay series by me, Ryan K Lindsay. The first issue is available this week, July 10.

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Sheltered is about a group of preppers – people who prepare for the end of the world – and what happens when their hierarchical structure breaks down. I write back up essays as the PrepCast Newsletter – based around an in-story podcast characters listen to. I’m writing one essay per issue and they are all about some of the different ways the world could end and how preppers could best get their business together to survive these horrible scenarios.

It is an honour to be working behind this amazing team, and at Image Comics, and I cannot thank Ed Brisson enough for bringing me into the fold.

I hope you’ll check the book out, it’s pretty damn good, if I do say so myself.

Captain Human the Robot – $1 @ozcomiccon Exclusive

 

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CAPTAIN HUMAN the ROBOT – $1

Written by Ryan K Lindsay — Art by Jin Chan Yum Wai

Look at these two awesome covers by Jin Chan Yum Wai (one above, one below – both totally wraparounds).

This is our next sensational breakout hit, CAPTAIN HUMAN the ROBOT, and it’s only available at Oz Comic Con in Melbourne this weekend for $1 – a steal for the most fun 8 page comic you’ll ever read.

In fact, you’ll probably read it twice because we made two versions. Blue is the all ages version (loads of fun), and red is the adults only/after hours edit (loads of other types of fun).

This whole thing started at a zine fair where Jin asked me to quickly make an 8 page comic with him in a blank booklet Ben Craddock had made. We came up with a robot wearing a space helmet, and he’s lost in the desert, and then he’s rescued by a sand whale. Then I had to bail. Jin held onto the project and finished drawing it all up at home. He then sent me the blank pages and asked me for the story. We weren’t sure whether to go kid friendly and corner that market (especially with the Pony fans flying by) or bust all out for the random Regular Show style people. So, I mused, why not do both?

I whipped up two different scripts that use the art but for variously different stories. And both worked, so Jin mocked up variant covers and now we have two grand books to sell – one for the kids, one for the parents (definitely MA15+ type stuff, okay kids?).

I’ll be selling them at my Table 150 and Jin will also be selling them at his table shared with the Space Pyrates crew at Table 137.

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Melbourne @ozcomiccon and Ryan K Lindsay

This coming weekend, Friday the 5th to Sunday the 7th of July, I’ll be an official guest at the Melbourne Oz Comic Con. I’ll be in the guest alley at Table 150 for most of that time and I hope you’ll stop by to chat all good things comics and thumb through my stuff. Here’s the usual breakdown of stuff I’ll be selling over the weekend.

FATHERHOOD – a comic one-shot $4

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This one-shot comic from Challenger Comics features art from Daniel Schneider, colours by Paulina Ganucheau, letters by Brandon DeStefano, and design from Christopher Kosek. It’s a 22 page standalone story of a father going a little crazy trying to please his daughter. There’s also a back up essay by me on fatherhood, and the cover is pure liquid gold.

Because I’m Australian, and thus postage to the world is hard to afford, I also have the digital version of the book available on the Challenger Comics site. It’s 99c so feel free to get into it.

I’ll also have rad print posters of the cover for $5 each and cool stickers for $1 each.

MY LITTLE PONY MICRO SERIES: RAINBOW DASH #2 – a comic one-shot $5

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Rainbow Dash is getting schooled by some very nasty cloud gremlins. How is she going to save Equestria from the saddest event in their lives? Also, how will this book reference MILLER’S DKR, FIGHT CLUB, THE SIMPSONS, and BLADE RUNNER, amongst others?

This one-shot tale set in the MY LITTLE PONY world and focusing on Rainbow Dash features super fantastic art and colours from Tony Fleecs. It’s one of the most fun things I’ve ever written and it’s completely all ages.

I will also have a variety of the US-only variant covers that weren’t available in Australia, so if you want in on that action I don’t feel like gouging so the flat price for any issue is $5.

I’m also running dangerously low on stock so I can almost guarantee a Saturday sell out…but fear not…

MLP Prints – Rainbow Dash and Tank by the amazing Paul Abstruse $15

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My good friend Paul Abstruse (an Aussie art rockstar) and I didn’t want pony fans of Melbourne to be stuck with nothing so he drew up these two rad prints, which Eddy Swam coloured. I dig that Rainbow Dash one but I have to be honest and say it’s the Tank one that really warms my heart. They’re $15 each, or $25 for 2, and I’ll be signing the goodness out of them with little caption quotes for our main characters on there. Fun for all the family.

OXYMORON – a HC comic anthology $25

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This book is a collection of comic shorts all about the Oxymoron character from ComixTribe. There is a rogues gallery of creators associated (Paul Allor, Jason Ciaramella, Joe Mulvey, Mark Poulton, Daniel J Logan, John Lees, and a hell of a lot more). I wrote a short story in there, with art from Daniel J Logan, and it’s pretty brutal. Perhaps not for the kidlets but definitely something to sink your teeth into. And all the other stories are dynamite as well. To top it off, it’s an oversozed HC because our Kickstarter went gangbusters.

Treat yourself to this now as I’ll be the Australian exclusive seller of this fine volume. I’m only stocking about 15 of these beauties and they are a variety of the variant covers so get in early if you want the artist jam cover.

I have a feeling I’ll be selling my last copies of these this weekend.

If you aren’t at OCC you can try your luck on Amazon.

THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS: EXAMINING MATT MURDOCK AND DAREDEVIL – $15

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This analytical tome of essays – of which I edited, contributed some, and contracted others into – explores the themes and narratives of Marvel’s Daredevil character. I write about Matt Murdock’s storied love life and how the Brubaker/Lark/Gaudiano run is inspired by cinematic noir from the 70s. Other luminary scholars, including Tim Callahan, Julian Darius, Matt Duarte, write about topics from Mike Murdock, to Daredevil’s relationships with Spider-Man and the Punisher, as well as the science fact involved in the creation of this blind vigilante. As a gigantic Daredevil fan, I can assure you this is the book you need to read.

Because I don’t want to mess around with change, and I’m such a good bloke, I’m selling the book at OCC for $1 off retail at a clean $15 (though that’s American retail and the book will probably cost you more at your LCS when it drops in August). You are welcome.

BLIND DATES AND BROKEN HEARTS: THE TRAGIC LOVES OF MATTHEW MURDOCK – $5

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This Sequart Single volume takes my major essay from the above book and produces it as a standalone purchase. It’s slim, it’s sexy, and it’s only $5; and it’s all from me. I analyse and discuss Matt Murdock’s forays into the romantic battlefields with Karen Page, Elektra, the Black Widow, Typhoid Mary, and Milla Donovan. There is also a special Coda inclusion – but you’ll have to buy it to find out who that is.

Again, if you buy the main book it has this essay so you don’t need it. This is more a sampler or something for the Ryan K Lindsay Completist :)

If you won’t be at OCC, you can buy it in print and in digital format on Amazon.

LEE – a prose anthology $15

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The superb people at CRIME FACTORY have put together an anthology of short stories all about and starring Lee Marvin – I know, right? It’s the coolest idea ever. And I was honoured to be asked to contribute so you can get a tale of old man Lee Marvin in his aged years racing death. It’s a pulpy tale and completely surrounded by even better stuff.

Also, the cover is amazing.

PANELS

I’ve also been slapped onto 2 fantastic panels over the weekend which anyone can attend.

Aussie Comics: general panel – Saturday Noon on Stage 3

I’ll be sharing the stage with Paul Abstruse, Queenie Chan, Doug Holgate, Ben Hutchings, Tristan Jones, Ryan K. Lindsay, Paul Mason, Dillon Naylor & Dean Rankine and just talking comics smack, I assume.

Aussies in Comics: general panel – Sunday Noon on Stage 2

I’ll be sharing the stage with Paul Abstruse, Queenie Chan, Doug Holgate, Ben Hutchings, Tristan Jones, Ryan K. Lindsay, Paul Mason, Stewart McKenny, Dillon Naylor, Dean Rankine, Nicola Scott, Jon Sommariva & David Yardin so maybe I’ll get the mic once. If I’m lucky, ha.

Scope the full panel timetable here: http://www.ozcomiccon.com/schedules.aspx

I’m pumped to back up the con winter slam so I hope to see you there.

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