Without Fear

Ryan K Lindsay – Writer

Month: April, 2017

BEAUTIFUL CANVAS Digital Ashcan Preview

BEAUTIFUL CANVAS lands on shelves in two months, and Sami Kivelä and I are so passionate about this book that we have made a Digital Ashcan Preview for everyone to download completely for free.

DOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL PREVIEW ASHCAN RIGHT HERE

This PDF is no fool’s gold, either, because it’s 32 pages of everything you need in order to hook you and leave you knowing you need this comic in your life.

  • We are giving away 1/3 of of the first issue for free in these 7 preview pages
  • We have included the script pages for those pages
  • Sami has laid out some thumbnail/pencil/ink comparisons for key pages
  • I’ve written an essay about why BC matters to me
  • And a few other cheeky little extras.

Download the ashcan directly to your tablet and read the good word straight away – and then, if you haven’t already, we’d really appreciate you contacting your local comic shop and preordering the comic because we truly believe in this book and want to see it land in as many appreciative hands as possible.

BEAUTIFUL CANVAS is a 4 issue mini through Black Mask Studios, illustrated by Sami Kivelä, coloured by Triona Farrell, lettered by Ryan Ferrier, edited by Dan Hill, and written by me, Ryan K Lindsay – and it’s the best work we’ve ever done.

And if you need a touch more to sway you towards our gonzo pulp comic…

Listen to THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE – a podcast wherein I discuss the book and hopefully convince/charm/swindle you into laying down a preorder for this comic.

The Initial Order Cutoff is April 27, so preorder before then so your LCS gets the best price on the book and can ensure they’ll have a copy for you.

You can preorder whichever of the two covers you like:

Preorder the Sami Kivelä Cover A with order code APR171370

Preorder the Christian Ward Cover B – order code APR171371

BEAUTIFUL CANVAS – The Worldwide Preorder Tour

BEAUTIFUL CANVAS #1 hits shelves June 28, so you gotta hustle and preorder now so you don’t miss out.
This 4 issue miniseries from Sami Kivela and myself, with Triona Farrell on colours, Ryan Ferrier lettering, and Dan Hill editing, is coming straight out of Black Mask Studios and we do believe it’s our best work yet.

BC is about Lon Eisley, a hitwoman who discovers her girlfriend is pregnant and in the same week is contracted to kill a small child. From this initial crisis of faith, things just get worse and more weird. A gonzo pulp tale, we have animal/hybrid hit troupes, pyrokinesis, and lots of other elements that are Philip K Dick meet Shane Black, but at the core this is a book about a woman who is a destroyer and now she’s about to become a creator.

Because life is hard, no matter what genre your story is in.

Being an indie comic, we need you to preorder the book so we know what to set the print run at, and so retailers know there is support for the book and as such they’ll order a few extra because the market is probably there.

You can preorder the Sami Kivela cover, shown above, through your LCS with order code APR171370

Or you can preorder the Christian Ward variant cover, shown below, with the order code: APR171371

#swoon

In order to make preordering the book easier, we’ve even assembled a handy image form for you to print and fill out:


And you can find us in the Previews catalogue at pages 290-291.


You can access a whole stack of information about the book at our dedicated tumblr:

THE BEAUTIFUL CANVAS TUMBLR

And I’ve even assembled a DIY podcast all about the book over on SoundCloud and you can listen there to get hypnotised through your ears:

THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE PODCAST

We all hope this goes some way to convincing you to drop your LCS a line and preorder the book with good conscience by the Initial Order Cutoff on April 27.

If you have any questions about the book, just hit reply, and I’ll get back to you, and hopefully we can get you as excited to read this comic as we are to make it and sell it.

June 28, gonzo pulp, get excited.

BEAUTIFUL CANVAS – coming in June

BEAUTIFUL CANVAS is coming from Black Mask Studios in June!

Sami Kivelä and I reunite for our 3rd miniseries as we are joined by Triona Farrell on colours, Ryan Ferrier on letters, and Dan Hill editing the show.

Preorder with your comic shop now using the following codes:

APR171370 for the Sami Kivelä cover

APR171371 for the Christian Ward cover

Oh, yeah, we totally stole a Christian Ward variant from the stars!

This book means a lot to us, it’s got meaty themes synthesised through some four colour gonzo strange, and we think a whole mess of you are gonna dig it. Here’s the synopsis, and thank you for checking it out:

Lon Eisley is a hitwoman hired to kill a small child a few days after discovering her girlfriend pregnant. In a bold declaration of uncertainty, she saves the boy and hits the road, despire the fact her boss clearly wanted him dead for a reason. This warped crime dystopia delves into the emotional dichotomy of creator/destroyer as Lon tries to connect the two very different worlds she now inhabits. From Sami Kivela (Chum) & Ryan K Lindsay (Negative Space, DC Writers Workshop) comes a gonzo tale of personal discovery, animal/hybrid hit troupes, and reactive pyrokinesis.

We hit shelves on June 28, so we’d appreciate your LCS preorder in by April 27.

Get excited.

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