Without Fear

Ryan K Lindsay – Writer

Tag: Ghost Town

Celebrate My Back Catalogue in Pixels

I just realised if someone were to stumble upon me and my work and wonder what I was all about they could drop a tenner on ComiXology and scoop up nearly everything I’ve done so far. That’s pretty insane and pretty cool.

I love finding a new creator and then wanting to dive into more and more of their work. I can remember when Duane Swierczynski took over THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST and I super dug his run so I looked into his back warehouse of words and found a slew of novels, man, I was in heaven chasing them down and devouring them.

I figure, maybe, y’know, it’s possible this might happen to me. Someone sees me on twitter, they get curious, they wonder where to start. Well, here’s the battleplan, and for under $10.

Hit up the Ryan K Lindsay creator page on ComiXology. Then my suggestion is:

HEADSPACE #1-4 – buy ’em all. This is half our expected tale and it’s a steal for $1 an issue. This book is my calling card, it is exactly what I want to be making and leaving in the world as my legacy. It’s a sci fi/crime/gonzo mash up of pure emotional kindling.

FATHERHOOD – this is a $1 one-shot, self-contained, and it shows my emotional heart. I’m constantly surprised by what a perennial seller this is, online and at cons, and it’s nice that it continues to find the right audience and punch ’em in the aggats.

GHOST TOWN TPB – get this four issue intro arc, of which I wrote issues #2-4, for just $4, a bargain in anyone’s ledger. Daniel J Logan drops some great action in this high energy thriller.

For $9 that’s a complete arc, half a massive story, and a one-shot. That’s over 140 pages of my love for $9. Or you can pick and choose for less money and sample with more vigilance.

In all, I’m really happy to have this place where you can binge straight into what little work I’ve done so far.

Not to mention, if your wallet is fat and luscious with the skins of prior hunts:

OXYMORON #3 – the Oxymoron anthology was broken up into parts for digital consumption and I was stoked to land in with Aaron Houston and Paul Allor for this $1 issue.

MLP RAINBOW DASH – if you want to see me get my all-ages anarchy on, get this Rainbow Dash issue for $2.

SCAMTHOLOGY – the entire SCAMthology was uploaded in one chunk, so it’s more doubloons, but it’s more pages and more talent. Get into it.

VERTIGO CMYK MAGENTA – again, a whole antho, so more expensive, but here you get the Vertigo quality. And my tale has Tommy Lee Edwards art and John Workman letters. I can’t think of a reason you shouldn’t buy this.

So this is a way to digitally work out who I am, what my work is, and if you dig it. Buy in $1 at a time, if you like, in the order given.

And once you’re done with me, hit up other creators, other books, bounce around. Find fun stuff, try new stuff, get into some good stuff.

Digital comics are a great low cost/low risk way for you to test the waters on people you are discovering. Get into it, and enjoy.

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GHOST TOWN TPB on @ComiXology

Buy the GHOST TOWN TPB on ComiXology for $4 right now

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The 4 issue mini by Daniel J Logan, Brian V Dyck, myself, Dave Dwonch, and Justin Greenwood is available for purchase/download right now. And you can’t go wrong with 4 issues for $4!

The story is: terrorists steal a time machine and send a bomb forward through time that will explode in Washington DC, but they won’t say when. Rather than deal with them, the government evacuates its capital and Dan and I come in some time later where Nate Lawson makes his cash going into the possible blast radius and retrieving things left behind in a town now divided into ghostly fiefdoms. And on this trip, Nate is retrieving something bigger than he’s ever tried before. Business is about to get real.

It was a fun book/story to work on so I hope you dig it and give it a chance. If you enjoy, let me know, spread the word, all the usual amazing things comic people do.

Enjoy.

Ghost Town TPB in March 2014

The GHOST TOWN TPB collection hits stores in March 2014 for just $11.99.

It collects issues #1-4 of the Action Lab Danger Zone title about a bomb sent through time that will land in Washington DC but no one knows when. Issue #1 is oversized with Justin Greenwood/Dave Dwonch goodness and then Daniel J Logan, Brian V Dyck, and I jump in for #2-4 to tell a tight 3 issue tale of Nate Lawson, a man who extracts precious items out of the Rad and in this case has clearly not thought through his task. Scope the cover below for the trade by Justin Greenwood and Dan Jackson.

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This is a hell of a title, created from a concept by Rob Ruddell, beat up by Dave Dwonch, and then massaged into this tale of a man by Dan and I. We had a lot of fun on this arc and we hope you’ll think about letting your shop know you’d like a copy. Indie books like this survive on word of mouth so any help given is always mammothly appreciated.

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You can also buy all the single issues now on ComiXology for just 99c each – crazy quality bargain, GO!

As always, thank you for your consideration.

GHOST TOWN #1-4 Review on Bag & Bored

GHOST TOWN #1-4 gets a glowing review from Brad Gischia where he says, “Action Lab has a great book with Ghost Town. The future has not often looked so fascinatingly grim.”

Read the review here!

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I particularly like that Brad notices the difference between the Greenwood/Dwonch #1 which is concept and action to the Logan/Lindsay run of #2-4 which is much more character based. I thought that was one of the most fun and interesting things about our run.

If you want to check out all 4 issues for just $4 (that’s the same price as only one Big Two issue) head over to ComiXology now and snap them all up for 99c each. If you want the issues, hit up your LCS, and if you want the trade collection of all 4 issues it drops in March and I’ll post details very soon (but you can scope the trade cover above).

Thanks for the support.

Ghost Town #4 Out Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

GHOST TOWN #4 is out this week – you can buy it for 99c on ComiXology right now!

This issue brings to a close my 3 issue arc with Daniel J Logan and Brian V Dyck which ran from issues #2-4. The arc, Godfathers & Daughters, was a lot of fun to write and seeing Daniel and Brian bring it all to life was spectacular. I felt like we did good work on this conclusion to what is just the start of Nate Lawson’s story. What comes next, and I hope we get to tell all of it, is all built upon the final pages of this issue. We break the man here and will analyse the pieces later.

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To those of you who have been reading GHOST TOWN, I want to thank you. I know it’s hard to diversify your pull list every week, hard to find all the money for all the good books out there, and your time and kind words have been fantastic. I hope you’ve enjoyed this arc and that you’ll come see the other books I’ve got cooking up for 2014.

As always, remember to remind your LCS if you like these smaller titles, and if you are buying digital know that buying directly from the site, and not via an app, bypasses the 1/3 bite Apple takes from all sales and puts more money into the creators hands. You can find Ghost Town on the ComiXology site right here.

It’s been a pleasure having 3 issues to tell this part of Nate’s story and I cannot thank Daniel and Brian enough for dropping bombs, and Dave Dwonch for bringing me aboard and helping me tell this tale, and Rob Ruddell for creating the premise in the first place. This has been fun, let’s do it again some time.

Enjoy.

GHOST TOWN #3 In Stores This Week

GHOST TOWN #3 lands in stores this Wednesday, the 2nd of October, for your peeping pleasure. It is the second issue in the 3 part ‘Godfathers & Daughters‘ arc illustrated by Daniel J Logan, coloured by Brian V Dyck, lettered by Dave Dwonch, and written by me. It features this gorgeous cover by Justin Greenwood and Jordie Bellaire.

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I am incredibly proud of this issue, it takes all the moving pieces we laid out last issue and speeds them up intensely. Plus, it’s got probably my favourite page from the series in it – you can decide which one it is…or ask me on twitter.

As always, your decision to invest in our make believe stories means the world to us and, in the independent comics game, this isn’t hyperbole. Small books live and die on the vine due to your money and commitment and I thank every single one of you that takes the time.

If you aren’t a print dinosaur and prefer the smooth sheen of the device screen, you can score the issue on ComiXology already so make with the clicks to buy some Ghost Town #3 online for only 99c.

If you dig the issue, tweet, email, facebook, watercooler chat, and reddit to your heart’s content. A spread word is a helpful and appreciated word.

And with this issue dropping, we now have just one issue left in this introductory arc and once you see what we do to Nate, and his new friends, this issue you won’t be able to miss out on our conclusion in November.

Enjoy, and thank you.

GHOST TOWN #2 on ComiXology

GHOST TOWN #2 – the intro issue from Daniel J Logan and I on the title that kickstarts our opening 3 issue storyline – has hit ComiXology and you can get it here. If your LCS sold out or you didn’t get one put away in the rush, this is the perfect way to jump on.

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You can also pick up #1 – by Justin Greenwood and Dave Dwonch – which is the standalone intro issue to the whole shebang, for just 99c. In fact, right now, both issues are 99c so dip into our world for under two bucks and thank me later – GHOST TOWN on ComiXology

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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