Monday, August 13, 2012

Tomorrow night! Artist Ryan Browne Joins the Creators Workshop!

Tomorrow night, August 14, 2012 at 9pm Eastern Time, our special guest at the Creators Workshop will be Ryan Browne, for a special Book Club discussion of his work, Blast Furnace.

As Ryan puts it on his blog, "Blast Furnace embraces the fun of improv comic making. It is created a page at a time, with an hour spent on each page (or thereabouts), with little to no preplanning."

Blast Furnace began life as a webcomic, although Ryan now offers a print trade paperback version as well. The webcomic tells the surreal and flashback-ridden story of recreational thief, Earnest "Blast" Furnace, as he battles ostriches, security guards, and robot businessmen made out of several smaller robot businessmen. You can read Blast Furnace right here.

Most recently, Ryan has been the artist, with writer Mike Costa, on the new creator-owned series from IDW, Smoke and Mirrors, which tells the story of a stage magician who suddenly finds himself in a world where magic is real. In addition, Smoke and Mirrors incorporates engaging, mind-bending illusions and mentalism principles right into the story itself, using only ink and paper.

Ryan is also the creator behind the wildly popular webcomic, God Hates Astronauts, which Ryan has described as "a bizarre, slightly offensive comic about animal violence." It returned to regular publication on August 1, 2012, after a brief hiatus for his work on Smoke and Mirrors. His work has also been published by Archaia, Image, and Devil's Due Press.

There's still time to join us at the Creators Workshop before this session! We hope to see you there.

If you want to make comics, write or draw comics, or improve as a comics creator, you'll find like-minded friends and colleagues in our online workshops and courses. We hope to see you there!

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