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Ryan K Lindsay – Writer

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BEAUTIFUL CANVAS TPB Out in Feb 2018

BEAUTIFUL CANVAS was my comic minisieries published through Black Mask last year. The stellarteam of Sami Kivela [illustrator], Triona Farrell [colourist], Ryan Ferrier

[letterer], Dan Hill [editor], and myself [writer] put out 4 issues of this gonzo pulp madness in 2017 and we are wildly proud of this story.

Now, in 2018, you can preorder/buy the trade paperback collection, which will hit shelves on Feb 21.

 

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What Is Best In Life? – 2017 Edition

I love a good year end list. And this list is very much about me, and my year, and what works for me. If you dig what I usually dig, then seek these things out.

Oh, and this just means things *I* did/imbibed in 2017, not necessarily things *from* 2017 because I’m crazy behind on things all the time.

Okay, roll the thing!

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ETERNAL – Our Shieldmaiden Book Lands This Month

Get excited, this is not a drill.

This shieldmaiden oversized one-shot from illustrator Eric Zawadzki, colourist Dee Cunniffe, editor Dan Hill, and co-written with me is coming out from Black Mask Studios at the end of the month [shelf date is Jan/31].

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ūüöÄ STAIN THE SEAS SCARLET Kickstarter is LIVE!

This is not a drill.

The Kickstarter for my latest one-shot comic, a spacesuit noir revenge story with artist Alex Cormack is up on Kickstarter and you can get the PDF for $2

GO TO THE STAIN THE SEAS SCARLET KICKSTARTER NOW!

Or you can look around and score Audio Commentary files, or OG art from Alex Cormack, or help push us so high that we unlock a bundle of rare variant cover printed copies of the book.

I love putting one-shots up digitally on Kickstarter, it just seems like the magic combo, so I hope you’ll join me on my 6th campaign and get us funded, and beyond.

For more info, hit these links, too:

You know what the basic pledges are. You know what the deluxe pledges are. You’ve met the creative team, and lead characters.

Dig in.

STAIN THE SEAS SCARLET – The Stretch Goals

STAIN THE SEAS SCARLET is coming this month, launching in 2 days on Kickstarter. It’s spacesuit noir revenge from Alex Cormack and me, you’re gonna love it.

You know what the basic pledges are. You know what the deluxe pledges are. You’ve met the creative team, and lead characters.

But my campaigns aren’t complete unless there’s some high quality Stretch Goals getting unlocked, so here’s what we’ve got.

Hold onto your hats, because this campaign might be my best value-for-dollar month ever.

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Stretch Goals will release in direct messages, from me to you, throughout the campaign to download all kinds of extra good, and in selective tiers.
For each milestone we surpass, Stretch Goals for different pledge tiers will unlock. The more you’ve pledged, the more unlocks you’ll get in your inbox at each milestone – with higher pledge tiers getting all unlocked content. Make sense?
Check below for a list of the Stretch Goals, and what pledge tiers get which ones.

$3500 РBattle Reports eBook

At $2+, we’ll release a PDF full of my script annotations from 2013-2015

At $4+, We’ll also add on a PDF of¬†DEER EDITOR #1¬†from Sami Kivela and Ryan K Lindsay

$4000 РPDF Bonanza

At $2+, NOIRVEMBER eBook Р31 essays about noir in pop culture by Ryan K Lindsay

At $4+, you’ll get¬†To Squid and Die in LA, short comic PDF from Boy Akkerman and Ryan K Lindsay

and:

HEADSPACE #2-3 from Eric Zawadzki and Ryan K Lindsay

And at $7+, we’ll unleash¬†The RKL Scriptbook Vol.1 [previously only available through the DEER EDITOR #1 KS]

$4500 –¬†More PDF MADNESS!

At $2+, you’ll get¬†LITTLE MAN IN THE BIG HOUSE x2 – short stories in PDF form from Ryan K Lindsay and artists Paul Tucker and Francesco Iaquinta

At $4+, you’ll get the¬†JAM SESSIONS¬†ebook – discussions about comics and things by Dan Hill and Ryan K Lindsay

And at $7+, we’ll unleash¬†The RKL Scriptbook Vol.2 [previously only available in the DEER EDITOR: FEARLESS campaign]

$5000 –¬†Unlock a Variant Cover in Print

THIS ONE IS HUGE!

If we hit $5k, we’ll release the opportunity to buy from a small batch run of 100 Variant Cover copies we’ll have printed up. Half will be signed by RKL and sent to the Southern Hemisphere, the other half will be signed by Alex Cormack and sent to the Northern Hemisphere, and will include an A5 Script Ashcan.

These will unlock at $30 each, which will also cover postage anywhere.

We’ll also add the following downloads:

At $2+, you’ll get my¬†YMMV ebook¬†of essays about a year in the life of a comic writer

At $4+, you’ll get the complete PDF trade collection of¬†I PLAY THE BAD GUY¬†from Alex Cormack and Andy Arnott

AND, at $7+, we’ll unleash The RKL Scriptbook Vol.3¬†¬†[previously only available in the DEER EDITOR: HACK campaign]

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This is the extra value we want to give to our backers. This is how much we care about you, we’re clearing out the warehouse.

This means if you back at $7+, you will receive:

StSS Deluxe PDF

The RKL Scriptbooks Vol.1-4

1 x full trade

4 x ebooks

6 x minicomics/single issues

Oh, and we nearly forgot:

~~~~~FIRST DAY BACKER PARTY~~~~~

To say thank you to everyone who already follows me, and came into the campaigns early, which helps spread the word, I wanted to thank you all and reward you all, so here’s the deal: all first day backers will get downloads at the end of that day for:

OXYMORON: THE LOVELIEST NIGHTMARE #1 from Alex Cormack and John Lees

HEADSPACE #1 from Eric Zawadzki and Ryan K Lindsay

CHUM #1 from Sami Kivela and Ryan K Lindsay

I hope some of this excites you. Stay tuned for the updates online, or follow me on Kickstarter to get an email as soon as I launch.

See you in November for STAIN THE SEAS SCARLET, we launch this Wednesday, around 3:30pm Aussie time.

STAIN THE SEAS SCARLET – The Pledge Levels $50-$300

STAIN THE SEAS SCARLET is a spacesuit noir revenge one-shot comic from Alex Cormack and me and it’s coming to Kickstarter next week.

To get you prepared, so you can get your brain cogs turning now before you ever hit the campaign, we wanted to let you know the pledge levels – their costs, and their bounty, so shoot here for the $2-$15 levels, and stay here for the deluxe extras!

$50 –¬†Spacesuit Noir Sketches by RKL x 5

Yep, I’m a writer, selling sketches, you’ve been warned.

At least these will be rare, because I don’t sketch outside of this fun stuff. This will get me sketching a weird thing under the guise of ‘spacesuit noir’ – you’ve been warned.

$60 – Annotated Scripts x 3

My personal favourite pledge level – this is where I print off the script, I red pen it with thoughts and feedback and fun and doodles, and then I mail it out to you.

Fun.

$100 –¬†Alex Cormack Commission: Put You In a Spacesuit x 6

Alex will sketch you into a spacesuit in a commission and send it out to you. Perfect for you, or as a gift to others [get them sketches into it].

$140 – Alex Cormack Commission: Whatever You Want x 6

Alex will just straight up draw whatever you want – single characters only – and you get a dream piece of art.

$300 – Alex Cormack is Your New Cover Artist x 1

This one is here for those who are assembling their own comics. You NEED a great cover, and Alex is here for you to do that, and he’s worth every damn dollar.

Plus, he’ll mail you the finished art piece, so you’ll have this slice of your own comic history to hang on the wall. Trust me, this is killer for the head, the heart, and the wallet.

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We think there’s some fun stuff in there for you to chew on, so we hope you get in quick before some of these get snapped up quick.

You’ll also be happy to know that any of these pledge levels is also going to run you 7 ebooks and 7 digital comics as Stretch Goals unlocked, if we make the right amount, as well as the already set 1 digital comic and 1 scriptbook you’re also signed up for with this book.

There’s value in this campaign, and we aim to please.

See you tomorrow as we unpack all of the digital extras that’ll roll out throughout the campaign.

ETERNAL OGN from Black Mask in January 2018

I’m insanely excited to announce my latest project, a shieldmaiden ghost story ogn one-shot with Eric Zawadzki at Black Mask.

This book is a serious milestone for me because it’s completely something different. It’s an oversized one-shot – both in page count and page dimensions, with it running oversized like a bande dessinee album – and it’s another chance to collaborate with Eric Zawadzki, from our HEADSPACE.

Here’s the official solicit copy for it:

Order Code: NOV171290
(W) Eric Zawadzki, Ryan Lindsay (A) Eric Zawadzki

A group of isolated shieldmaidens protect their village against a tide of men who think they can take their land land from them. Vif takes her band of women off viking to quell the advances of a loitering mystical scumbag, Bjarte. But some battles rage on inside us long after the field is empty, and some opponents won’t ever stay down. Eternal is a haunting story of how vulnerable you make yourself when trying to protect everything around you.

This oversized bande dessinee graphic novella is a love letter to brutal violence and eternal emotions. With hyperdetailed art and gorgeous fluid motion from artist Eric Zawadzki [hot off THE DREGS], this story will be one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking things you will read this year. Written by Ryan K Lindsay, known for marrying emotion to genre in BEAUTIFUL CANVAS and the award winning NEGATIVE SPACE, this self-contained story is aimed to be a boutique item for your shelves, and a gateway gift to others you know and love.

The book is running a super sweet price of $7.99, and it’s hitting shelves January 31st, 2018.

SCOPE OUT THE COLOURED PREVIEW PAGES HERE!

This is perfect for your shelves [we have a spine], and for you to buy for friends, and stow away as that awesome and affordable stowaway present for when celebrations arise. This is a book to be absolutely adored as Eric’s art is completely wild in it, and Dee Cunnife colours it all with mood and intent and this book really is going to look something special.

Tell your LCS to preorder a stack of them now, because this is going to be 2018 opening with a bang.

ETERNAL – a shieldmaiden ghost story – enjoy.

STAIN THE SEAS SCARLET – The Pledge Levels $2-$15

STAIN THE SEAS SCARLET is a spacesuit noir revenge one-shot comic from Alex Cormack and me and it’s coming to Kickstarter next week.

To get you prepared, so you can get your brain cogs turning now before you ever hit the campaign, we wanted to let you know the pledge levels – their costs, and their bounty.

$2 – The PDF

For two Aussie dollars [remember, this means a lesser total in currency of the UK and USA, and others], you can have the PDF of STAIN THE SEAS SCARLET, so you can read the whole 22 page story. The book is already complete, so you’ll get this very quickly after the campaign ends.

$4 – The Deluxe PDF

This is a PDF with the whole story, plus the whole script, and some back matter process of art, and essays on similar topics, and pin ups, and designed posters, and whatever else we can throw in there :]

This should run you 60+ pages, easy.

$7 – The PDF Box Set

This gets you the PDF, the Deluxe PDF, as well as The RKL Script Book Vol. 4 feat. scripts from all kinds of books I’ve written.

This tier is a jump up, but it’ll also give you access to some extra material we unlock throughout the campaign, and you’re definitely gonna walk away with enough digital comics material to fill a box.

$10 – The Talking Pin Up and the PDFs

I will letter a pin up of Yelena and email you the resulting JPG, as shown below.

You also get all previous digital rewards.

$15 – Audio Commentary

You can download an Audio Commentary by me that you can listen to as you read the comic n real time and it’ll give you inside tips into how the comic was made, as well as provide some process viewpoints that might help a fellow creator.

This tier comes with all previous digital rewards*.

*But if you want a Talking Pin Up you have to add another $2, please.

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Okay, these are your baseline digital rewards for the campaign. You can buy in low, $2, and get the story – there’s no excuse for feeling like that’s priced outta range, I hope.

But, if you want to support either of us and throw a little more, then we’ll aim to throw a little more back. These tiers contain a lot of work, a lot of effort, and throughout the campaign we plan on unlocking a wide variety of extra downloads and PDFs and eBooks to get you excited to read comics and love them even more.

We also want everyone getting their money’s worth. If you’ve backed any of my campaigns before, you know what I mean. If you haven’t, then ask someone who has – they’ll let you know that money spent on this campaign is well spent because you’ll get plenty more bang for your buck with us than you have anywhere else in a long while.

We launch in a week, get excited, and we’ll let you know in two days what the pledge level tiers are like for the $5–$300 range :]

Stay tuned.

STAIN THE SEAS SCARLET – Meet and Greet

My next one-shot comic is a spacesuit noir revenge tale with Alex Cormack called STAIN THE SEAS SCARLET and it’s coming to Kickstarter next week, for the whole of November.

I’m in love with this book and I want you to fall in love, too, so here’s a little meet and greet for you to get to know everyone and everything about it:

ALEX CORMACK

Hot on the heels of his titanic launching of indie runaway success SINK with writer John Lees at ComixTribe, we steal Alex away for one issue and he brings everything to these pages. His inks were phenomenal, and then he coloured himself and made some insanely great choices. This book looks this good because he’s an artist worth knowing, following, and falling in love with.

Here’s a panel of our spacesuited lead using a gravity well around her fist to draw in nefarious nanoblobs to use them against her attackers.

HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU

The brains behind the analytical masterpieces StripPanelNaked and PanelXPanel can also letter. The amount of intellect he’s brought to this comic is amazing and everything is 1000x better because of his inclusion in the book.

Here’s our opening panel.

YELENA

Our lead character, and she’s a bruiser. Her planet is being terraformed by invading android weirdo armies and she’s fought the good fight and now is making one last Hail Mary play.

I’ve loved writing Yelena and I think a lot of people are going to love her after they read this issue.

PLATH

Our story’s villain, or, the lead villain representing a villainous regime. It’s hard to pin down exactly what Plath is – robot, techno-organic 80s video nasty, fleshy intergalactic Cronenberg nightmare – so it’s better to judge Plath by actions, not words. And Plath is nasty, just soullessly nasty. The kind of soulless nasty we need to defeat in the world in 2017.

And that’s really all you need to know. I could tell you more about Yelena’s planet, but it’s pretty well fubar. I could explain how Yelena’s sister figures into this, but I’d rather that be a surprise. And I won’t recount what the robot army are like as a whole because if Plath is their leader then you know something’s rotting in Intergalactic Denmark.

Though it might be sensible to introduce myself, I suppose.

RYAN K LINDSAY

I’m a writer. This is my sixth Kickstarter campaign. I’ve written for Dark Horse, Black Mask, Vertigo, IDW, ComixTribe, and my own imprint which this comic will be on – Four Colour Ray Gun.

I hope you like all the ingredients that have gone into this book and we’ll see you next week when we launch, and launch strong.

Stay tuned!

STAIN THE SEAS SCARLET – Coming Soon to Kickstarter

STAIN THE SEAS SCARLET is a spacesuit noir revenge one-shot from Alex Cormack and me that’s coming to Kickstarter in November.

This 22 page¬†standalone one-shot comic is completely finished and we’ll be running a digital only campaign for it next month. It follows Yelena, a resistance warrior realising the terraforming robot army has won, but that’s no reason to give up.

You can get the comic, or some digital extras – in the usual style you’ll know well if you’ve backed any of my 5 previously successful campaigns – and then there’ll be great art opportunities, other fun stuff, and plenty of digital extras unlocked as we cruise past our funding goal and beyond.

We’re going to be hunting for $3000 so I’ll let you know particulars you should keep an eye out for in the lead up to this so we can launch with a strong day and no one misses out on the good stuff they wanted right away – there’s gonna be OG art, and a cover commission you will not want to miss if you’re putting together your own comic projects.

I’m excited to release this comic because Alex Cormack’s art in it is completely wild and you’re going to fall in love, this I promise.

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