November Update – Part 1

Hello, my friends!

Happy Post-Halloween!!!

As I noted in my last update, I’ll be chiming in more often to keep you in the loop of progress.

To quote Nirvana, “with the lights out, it’s less dangerous, here we are now, entertain us”. That’s what I was attempting to do amidst the great Maine power outage of 2017. Many of you may not have power back, even today.

Thanks to our trusty lanterns, I used the time to dive in and touch up/work on inking more pages.

Inking with the lights out.
Inking with the lights out.

Once we got power back, I was back to gathering and organizing the rewards to get shipping out. Here is a photo of the pile of shirt rewards!

Kickstarter Exclusive Reward Shirts
Kickstarter Exclusive Reward Shirts

With the weekend upon us and electricity flowing steadily into the house, I’ll be scanning in more pages and coloring more, to add to the 1st chapter preview I am building towards to release to you all.

Cheers and take care!


October Update – Part 1!!!!

My friends and outstanding backers!

We are nearing the one year anniversary of the Kickstarter launch!

It has been far too long, since I have posted here. Hopefully most of you are following me on Facebook and Instagram, where I have been tossing out content as things have been progressing. If you are not, I strongly suggest you do.

First, if you have not heard, there was a great write up in the November Down East Magazine, covering this book. You can read that article (only if you can’t purchase one off the rack) here: Hometown Hero.

Things have been moving along steadily with the book. I am 75% done with pencils, 50% done with inks and 30% done with colors. These factors are pushing the book out of the proposed October release. My math of attempting two pages a week was a bit over zealous, especially when I want to really nail this one for everyone.

Ryan, what does this mean to the loyal backers? This means I am going to start mailing out rewards for everyone this month, with a second mailing going out when the book is complete. I’ll gladly eat the cost of that, since you are so amazing and I heave your rewards ready to go. So, keep an eye on the mail, even if you only backed the book. Something special is coming your way.

That’s not all!!!! Look for another update coming later today that will contain the full colored prologue for you!

Soon, the first chapter will be released to you all in PDF format, with subsequent chapters following, leading up to the big book release!!!

Again thank you all for your support and be sure to reach out to me with any questions.

Cheers, – Ryan

Destination: Bangor, Maine

On Friday, April 8th, I will be loading up the funny books, t-shirts, new prints, and sketch pads to  drive up to the heart of Maine for the Bangor Comic & Toy Convention!!!


Come visit a lumberjack quantity of creators residing in Maine (Ben Bishop, Amanda Kahl, Christopher Mills, Joseph Schmalke, and Bob Tkacik, to name a few) and from away (Dennis BurkeJason Casey, Paris Cullins, Brenda Hickey, Ronald Leary Jr, Sal Otero, Chris Sprouse, Bob Wiacek, and Rich Woodall to name a few more).

Oh, you want media celebrities in the mix as well?

How do  Colin Baker (The 6th Doctor), Jason Narvy & Paul Shrier (MMPR’s Bulk & Skull), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Trina Nishimura (Attack on Titan as Mikasa Ackerman), Tom Kane (Yoda and Admiral Yularen in Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Nichelle Nichols (Lieutenant Uhura), Jim Cummings (Darkwing Duck), and Verne Troyer (Mini-Me, Griphook) to sound to you?

Mark up your calendars! Dig up your Roger Miller albums! Plan to be there for the celebration!


Oh, the horror!!!


Are you in Maine and are looking for a spooky event to do in the Bangor area on All Hallow’s Eve weekend? I am! You can find me amidst the artists and vendors at the Bangor Comic & Toy Con’s Halloween 1/2WayCon, October 30th-31st, with the horror-centricly themed:



I’ll be debuting my new October Ghost circle design t-shirts (that I will be personally hand screening myself throughout October) and at least one new mystery print! As always, I will be doing sketches galore. So, come prepared with your favorite monster in mind and my hexed pencils and cursed inks will breath life into their creation!!!

Here is the event write up and schedule of events:

We are bringing a small sample of all the cool con things to do @ the Bangor Motor Inn & Conference Center! We’ll be mixing it up for a fun Halloween weekend with – Live, Local & Loud Music! – Comics – Gaming – Artists – Vendors – Cosplay – Bar – Food Trucks – DJ’s & Mark Dodson (the voice of several Gremlins & Solacious Crumb)!!!

A $10 ticket and that gets you in BOTH DAYS!! Or if you choose to only attend one of the days, it’s still only $10!

We will have vendor tables set up with toys, artists, books, comics, art & more! Memorymaker Photography will be taking professional pics of cosplayers! Table top gaming and video game vendors, plus a lot more! It’s a Mini Con, and it’s only $10!

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE!! 7PM – 12AM? Live, Local, Loud music, Drink & Draw w/the Artists, come in dressed up or not! Prepare to have your hearing checked after this!

Haunted Costume Party! 7PM – 12?
Dress up in your favorite costume and crash the party! Prizes, DJ’s, horror film screaming er, screening (DON’T FORGET the 5 min Fan Film Fest!) and even a bar! (21+….duh!)

It’s Halloween, what more can you ask for?! This is the place to be! While the trick or treaters are out and about, why not treat yourself to a great time!
Oct 30 / 31st @ the Bangor Inn & Conference Center!

Happy October,


October Reading List

Since autumn has again upon us, here is a list of my annual favorite reads of the season in fiction, non-fiction, comics:

New October Ghost Shirt Design


The latest t-shirt design for the October Ghost is here! It will be making its debut at the BanGOREfest in Bangor, ME on October 30th. Like the classic one you have come to know and love, this is a hand silk-screened white image on a black t-shirt coming in a range of sizes, with more made to print upon request.

Site Rebuild Begins

Hello there.

As you can tell, the site has been stripped clean and I am beginning the rebuild process. Nothing like needing to migrate a site to force you to reexamine its contents and what you want the focus to be.

For those returning here, welcome back. For all new readers or interested parties, I appreciate your interest and want to say hi.


-Ryan Wing