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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pre-August Update

Hey everyone! I apologize for the lack of posts from me lately.  The last few weeks have been INSANE with my day job and trying to prepping for what should be an amazing month for me creatively!  This month I have 3 short comics that I have to finish writing, 2 art pieces to draw for charity, and should be pitching at least 3 projects (2 announced, 1 not) to publishers.  Needless to say, things are getting crazy!

That being said, I will NOT be at Wizard World Chicago next week.  I had an amazing time at the show last year (my first time in Artist Alley), but it just wasn't in the cards this year.  I promise to be there next year, though!

I do, however, have a number of appearances lined up for this Fall.  I should have a table at FallCon in Minneapolis in October and at I-Con in Des Moines in November. I also plan to attend a 24-Hour Comic Book Day event, with the location to be determined (probably Challengers Comics + Conversation in Chicago) and I have a HUGE signing event in November that I'll announce soon!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Call to Arms: Let's Make More Comics!

It has been a while since I’ve posted anything new on the site and since I don’t have any other project announcements (for now), I thought I’d respond to the most common thing that I’ve heard since launching the site (and in true Ryan Schrodt fashion, I’m going to turn that into a call for even more work).  After posting the announcements for my various comics, I’ve had ton of people ask me about how I keep everything straight and about why I would push myself to do so many comics while juggling a personal life and a day job.

The short answer is pretty simple: I’m addicted to telling stories and making comics.  I love the medium and I’m bound-and-determined to tell as many stories as possible, which means working on as many projects as possible. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Not-at-SDCC Commission Special!

Not everyone can make it to Comic Con International in San Diego this week (including me),so I've decided to bring the convention experience to you!  All week, if you order a $10 commission from me, you'll get a bonus signed comic for free!  That is an awesome way to get a cool 9" x 12" full color sketch and to check out some of my comics.  Trust me… you don't want to miss out on this opportunity!  If you are interested, hit me up on Twitter, Facebook, or send me an email at!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Smashing Pumpkins Tribute Anthology Comic

A few weeks ago, I came across a short anthology comic that featured stories inspired by the songs of the Pixies.  While I’ve never been the biggest Pixies fan, I really liked the concept and was excited to see other comics out there inspired by other bands and artists that I grew up with.  I was shocked, however, to see that no one had assembled a comic book tribute to my all-time favorite band, The Smashing Pumpkins. 

I’ve decided to fix that and, in 2013, I plan to launch a massive comic book anthology tribute to one of the most influential musical acts of the last 25 years.
Since announcing the project on Twitter, I have received a lot of questions from potential contributors and I’d like to take this opportunity to answers some of them and lay the plans for the comic, though I won’t be pushing this in earnest until after Wizard World Chicago in August.  In other words, you’ll get some info now, but there is plenty more to come.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Now Writing - MAKEbelieve COMICS

Last week I posted that the inspiration behind my upcoming fantasy epic Oren Takes Flight was seeing a large number of kids at comic book conventions and not really having anything for them.  While Oren is still in development and wouldn’t be ready for the 2012 convention season, I wanted to have something that I could market towards these younger audiences.  Since I was having so much fun drawing Dear Dinosaur, I figured this might be a good chance to sharpen my drawing skills by working on longer-than-a-page stories.  And thus the MAKEbelieve minicomics were born!

Sunday, July 1, 2012


"Christmas is coming."

Continuing our look at my upcoming projects currently in development, tonight we look at the incredibly absurd standalone comic How the Krampus Saved Christmas.  This insane send-up to the Christmas specials of our youth is one my favorite comic ideas that I've ever had.  The project is currently on a fast track as I'd like to see it released this upcoming Christmas.  Hit the jump to find out more!