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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

REMINDER - Read Youngblood #78 and win cool shit!

The countdown is over!  YOUNGBLOOD #78, co-written by me, is in stores tomorrow!  You can also buy the issue digitally via Comixology.  To celebrate this momentous step in my comic book writing career,  I’m giving away some swag to those of you that pick up the issue!:

Between Wednesday July 31st and 11:59pm CST on Friday August 2nd, send me a picture of you reading your copy of Youngblood #78.  You can email me the picture at rlschrodt@gmail.com, post it on my Facebook wall at www.facebook.com/TheSchrodt, or Tweet me a photo at www.twitter.com/RyanSchrodt.  I’ll throw all of the photos into a digital hat and use a random number generator to choose the winners.

Here are the prizes:

BRONZE PRIZES
5 winners will win an original sketchcard of any character they want!
RUNNER-UP PRIZE
An original 11 x 17 Dear Dinosaur page! Plus an original sketchcard!
GRAND PRIZE
An original 11 x 17 commission sketch!  Plus a Dear Dinosaur page and a sketchcard!


Due to the insane shipping costs, I have to limit this giveaway to US residents only.  I would love to give this away to fans outside of the country, but the cost of shipment is just too much.  Sorry, friends!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

DEAR DINOSAUR - "Dinosaur Who"

If you’ve been following the website, it’s been a crazy week over here in Schrodt-ville, with lots of big announcements and the upcoming release of Youngblood #78 next week.  Woo-hoo!  Even with all of this going on, the Dear Dinosaur train has not been derailed.  In fact, we are pressing on stronger than ever!  This week’s awesome new Dear Dinosaur is live over at www.twoforonecomics.com.  Check it out and then come on back for commentary!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Read YOUNGBLOOD #78 and WIN!

The countdown is on!  We are now a week away from the release of Youngblood #78, co-written by Rob Liefeld and…ME!  The issue is set to drop on July 31st in finer comic book shops everywhere.  To celebrate this, I’d like to do a giveaway for the awesome folks that plan to pick it up.  Want to win some cool stuff?  Here’s how:

Between Wednesday July 31st and 11:59pm CST on Friday August 2nd, send me a picture of you reading your copy of Youngblood #78.  You can email me the picture at rlschrodt@gmail.com, post it on my Facebook wall at www.facebook.com/TheSchrodt, or Tweet me a photo at www.twitter.com/RyanSchrodt.  I’ll throw all of the photos into a digital hat and use a random number generator to choose the winners.

Here are the prizes:
BRONZE PRIZES 
5 winners will win an original sketchcard of any character they want!

RUNNER-UP PRIZE 
An original 11 x 17 Dear Dinosaur page! Plus an original sketchcard!

GRAND PRIZE 
An original 11 x 17 commission sketch!  Plus a Dear Dinosaur page and a sketchcard!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

OREN TAKES FLIGHT in Mice Templar: Legend #5 tomorrow!

Tomorrow is a HUGE day for the OREN TAKES FLIGHT team!  While we are still in the midst of shopping the series around to various publishers, a small glimpse into the magical world will appear in MICE TEMPLAR: LEGEND #5 from Image Comics!  At finer comic book shops all around the country, you can pick up the comic to support not only Team Oren, but also the amazing creative team behind Mice Templar!

I want to offer a huge thank you to Mice Templar co-creator and good friend, Bryan J.L. Glass who offered for us to promote Oren Takes Flight in his book!  I’ve been a huge fan of the Mice Templar books from the very beginning, so this is a huge honor for me!

Oren Takes Flight tell the story of Oren, a young dream who runs away from his quiet life in an isolated valley to go on a wild adventure with a mysterious old hermit, Mr. Kenzo.  This all-ages book is heavily influenced by the works of Hayao Miyazaki, Disney, and Jeff Smith’s Bone comics.  Artist and co-creator Ben Holliday has brought to life a lush and beautiful world filled with dragons, dwarves, fairies, robots, and floating cities, which is then beautifully colored by Joaquin Pereyera and expertly lettered by Adam Wollet!


Head to your local comic book shop on July 24th to pick up Mice Templar: Legend #5!

Monday, July 22, 2013

MAKIN' LISTS MONDAY - Top 10 Comic Book Movies! (Non Superhero)

Woah! It has been forever since I posted a Top 10 list and for that, I am quite sorry.  I have a handful of lists halfway written, but have been bogged down and unable to complete them.  My goal is to have a new Top 10 every Monday from this week out, so hopefully this will be the last time I say “Hey, it has been forever since I posted a Top 10 list.”

This week I’m looking at my Top 10 favorite movies based upon comics that aren’t based on superheroes.  Comic books have a rich history of being adapted into movies, though a lot of these films aren’t often recognized for being based upon our beloved medium (then again, movie goers don’t seem to notice or care that the superhero movies they flocked to are based upon comics, which they can purchase every single week).  Hit the jump to see what movies made my list!

Friday, July 19, 2013

SDCC - Des Taylor's Scarlett Couture from Titan Comics

Announced today at San Diego Comic Con, Titan Comics is publishing SCARLETT COUTURE from "good girl" artist Des Taylor...and I'm marginally involved!  I wrote a special short story for the graphic novel, featuring the sensational superspy in an operation gone wrong.  I had a blast working on the story and cannot wait to see it in print!  More information on the release of Scarlett Couture will be announced in the near future.

Des and I met in 2011 when Mark Millar assigned Des to draw my story "The Battle of Dansroom" for CLiNT Magazine.  Des is one of the most incredible artists in the industry and has a lot of great projects on the horizon, including his multimedia Katie Rogers project. You can learn more about Des on his website!

I want to offer a huge thank you to Des for bringing me in on this project--which will hopefully be just one more of many collaborations for us!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

DEAR DINOSAUR - "Dear Dinosaur Daytime"

So you saw the big announcement right?  If not, go here and check it out.  I co-wrote Youngblood #78 with Rob Liefeld and it’s out in two weeks.  You should buy that.  You should also check out today’s brand new Dear Dinosaur over at www.twoforonecomics.com and then read this week’s official commentary, which can be found below.  How great is that?  You are getting all sorts of Schrodt-awesomeness today!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ryan Schrodt writes YOUNGBLOOD #78 with Rob Liefeld!

The news is out people.  Announced today by the legendary ROB LIEFELD, I scripted Youngblood #78 for Image Comics.  

I SCRIPTED YOUNGBLOOD #78 FOR IMAGE COMICS.

A few weeks back, Rob asked me if I would be interested in scripting the issue and I jumped at the chance.  I have dug Youngblood since the earliest days of Image Comics and so I was incredibly honored to join a list of Youngblood writers that includes Joe Casey, Mark Millar, Robert Kirkman, and Alan Moore.  Writing for Image Comics is a lifelong dream for me and I cannot begin to fully explain how special it is to see my name on the cover of a book from THE greatest publisher in comics today!

While I didn’t write the story, which was written by Rob Liefeld, I did write all of the dialogue for the issue.  It was a really cool experience, as I’ve never written in this method before.  Thankfully Rob gave me a great story to work with and artist Jon Malin is a great storyteller.

I’ll go more into the process of scripting the issue once it is out, but for now, I ask that you contact your local comic book shop and demand that they order a copy of Youngblood #78, due out very soon.  If you don’t have a local comic book shop, please know that you’ll be able to buy the comic digitally on Comixology over at www.comixology.com.   And then, once you read it, tell Liefeld (@RobertLiefeld on Twitter!) how much you loved my dialogue so that maybe he’ll ask me back to script #79!

I do want to thank my pals Jordan Jennings and Andrenn Jones who jumped in during the 11th hour to help me with some research for the issue.  These incredible dudes were a huge asset to me as I scripted the issue and I can’t thank them enough!

Been working with for years developing projects! He hits it out of the park on Youngblood #78!! - Rob Liefeld

Thursday, July 11, 2013

DEAR DINOSAUR - "Truth or Dino"

Last week kicked off the stretch of new formats for Dear Dinosaur, which will run through the remainder of the volume.  The strip, which featured Dear Dinosaur hosting a talk show, was well received and even received praise from the crew of TV's Bitchin' Kitchen (whose star Nadia G. appeared in the strip!).  Hopefully this week's new format, a game show, will be just as well received.  Head over to www.twoforonecomics.com to check it and then come back for the official commentary!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

DEAR DINOSAUR - "Dear Dinosaur Tonight!"

Alright friends of Dear Dinosaur, the time is upon us for the most ambitious undertaking the strip has ever seen!  Starting this week, the Shadowy Board of Editorial Figures is trying out new formats for the advice column, which will carry us through the remainder of Volume IV.  You can check out the first strip over here!  Now that you've done that, come check out the commentary!