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Wizard World LA update

Wizard World Los Angeles is done, and what a fantastic show! Scar Tissue #1 had its debut at the Ronin Studios tables in Artist’s Alley, and it was a huge success.

Silent Bob says:

“Have you read this yet? Holy shit!”

Jay says:

“Hell yeah! I love spank tissue!”

Punisher says:

“Scar Tissue is better than these nachos!”

Sabretooth says:

“GRRRRR”

Jerry from E.R. says:

“I need a copy of Scar Tissue–STAT!”

*not actual endorsements


Review at Broken Frontier

Scar Tissue #1 was given a positive review over at Broken Frontier!

Here’s some of what they had to say:

“Scar Tissue is a great little comic which wears its influences on its sleeve. It has a pretty good handle on the industry approved ‘superheroes deconstructed’ story that essentially tells a superhero genre story from a totally different perspective. What makes this issue work is that while the story is grounded in serious and well-written drama, the plot could have been lifted from a classic Silver Age storyline…

J. Andrew Clark has written quite a competent comic here. He sets up the storyline of the overprotective brother with immediate ease, establishing the dynamic of the family structure in the first couple of pages. He also tells a pretty good superhero story, except from the other side of the genre equation…

Scar Tissue is well worth a look for those who are interested in the expanding genre once simply known as the superhero genre but now much, much more.”

You can read the entire review at THIS LINK.


Another great review

This time from ComiXtreme!

Here’s some of what they said about issue #1:

“This book took me completely by surprise. It’s a new property, and from the first issue, one that could definitely hit it big. The story has a very interesting hook, the dialogue and characterization are strong and effective, and the artwork extremely effective at conveying emotion in talking heads scenes and making them seem much more active than that would imply…

This is a great first issue, truly a good sign of things to come in the future. Clark and the Wachters have put together a great product here… This book is a must read!”

You can read the entire review at THIS LINK.


Wizard World Philidelphia update

Here are some of the many fans of Scar Tissue who came out to support our book!*


Beastmaster!


Chewbacca!


Yoda!


Scot Schwartz!


The Galactic Empire!


The Thing!


Pikachu!


Some freaky demon dude!

* not actual endorsements 🙂


Scar Tissue #2 is officially released!

Issue #2 is complete, over two months ahead of schedule!

The book is available from our online store! Check it out and let us know what you think!


San Diego Comic Con update

We just returned from the San Diego Comic Con. What a blast! It was great to see all of you who came out to support the Ronin Studios crew. We had a great show.

You can see all of our pictures from the show HERE.


New review at Comics Worth Reading

We got a new review from Comics Worth Reading.

Some highlights:

“It’s well-thought-out work, determinedly paced and competently drawn… The subtle color, by Brent Wachter, sets the story apart from the usual independent title.”

Full review is here.


Wizard World Chicago wrap-up

From our artist, David Wacther:

Wizard World Chicago is over and I’m still exhausted, even after 10 hours sleep. I had a fantastic time! My favorite part was meeting people. It was great to meet more of the awesome folks at Ronin. Those of you I met at earlier shows, it was wonderful to see you again!

The Bendis Board people are just plain crazy. It was fantastic meeting so many of you in person. Homestly, too many to name here. I tried to introduce myself to as many boarders as possible, even though most of you have no idea who I am. But I know who you are, so it was a thrill.

I was very glad about the reception Scar Tissue received. It looks like the word is getting out and people are really enjoying the book, which makes me extremely happy. I got to do my first two interviews at the show, which is pretty funny considering I’m the nobody of all nobodies. I’ll post the links later.

I think Ronin did a spectacular job at the show. I am proud to be a part of Ronin and I wear the logo proudly on my chest.

I can’t even begin to name all the people I got to meet and talk with. I felt honored to be around such great people that fill this industry.

Now for the pics:

FIRST, THE PIMPING:

Boba Fett approves:

An endorsement from the Empire:

Scott Schwartz now has both issues:

You friendly neighborhood Scar Tissue fan:

"I’m Batman, this is Scar Tissue!"

PIMPING COMPLETE!

Now, more photos:

Destro and Cobra Commander:

FELLOW RONINITES!!!
(I wish I could have gotten pics of everyone, like John Culjak, Donal Delay and wife, Jon Ashley, and many others, but I didn’t break out the camera untill the very end.

John, it was spectacular to see you again. Renaissance Man is hilarious but, does not begin to capture the funny that comes out of this man.

Donal, it was great to meet you and your wife. I wish we had gotten a chance to talk more. I snagged one of your sketches. Terrific stuff man.

Jon, another fantastic Ronin artist. For a while it felt like it was just you and me over there, with Kari way down at the other end. I had a very fine time chatting with you. You look so much like Ethan Embry, it’s scary!)


Bram Cayne and Ryan Brandt, two of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. And they’re great fun to hang out with (even though Bram’s from Canada).


My brother Brent avoids Shane.


Friends again!


Tonia and Jeffrey in his dullest shirt. What a great couple!


Michelle Walters and her boyfriend. (She’s on the phone with her mom.) Post some of those awesome life drawings, Michelle. Comic artists need to see more of that.


Ryan Walsh approves. Good to meet ya, buddy!


The great Pat Loika, out of it.


The great Pat Loika, into it.

It’s always great to see you, Pat. I’m so glad you were able to make it to the show.


Shane verifies that the naked photos of him came out well.


Kari(a real sweetheart. Hard working, too.) Craig(Comic pimp), Noble(Kari’s husband), and Nathan.


Raven and Nathan. I can’t express it in words, I just love these two and want nothing but happiness for them. Hold on tight, Nathan, you’re a lucky guy.


One pic is not enough!


Nick Thompson, my favorite englishman. I knew I’d get you to smile for the camera!

MORE AWESOME PEOPLE:


Jodi and logan from ComiXpress. These are great folks who have always come through for us.


Brain Defferding(School:A Ghost Story), the happiest man in the industry, and possibly the world.


Raphael and Nick. Get a room!


Raphael spreads the love to Nathan. What will Nick say when he sees this??

KICK ASS SKETCHES:

Donal Delay’s Hellboy! (many thanks to Noble for relenting this)


Bram Cayne’s Green Goblin!

(I can’t believe I’ve been working on this thread for 3 hours!)

THE RONIN TABLES:

They keep going, and going,…


…and going, and going, and going,…

SOME THINGS I BOUGHT/GOT:

This was my last con for a while. It was a marvelous time. I can’t wait to see you people again. Hopefully sooner than later.

For those who couldn’t make it: I really hope to meet you soon. And the show wasn’t really that great. Kind of boring, actually.

–Dave


My interview at wordballoon.com

It’s my first comic-related interview! Coming from the show floor at Wizard World Chicago. I share the segment with Andrew Pepoy(The Freshmen) and Jeff Amano(Beckett Comics). Pretty good company, I think!

Check it out:
http://wordballoon.com/WIZARD05.html

John Siuntres is a really great guy that I’ve met a couple of times now at shows. John does some great interviews and I’m quickly becoming addicted to his site. I was honored to be asked to do this.

Check out the rest of wordballon.com, including an interview with Ronin Studio’s own Shane Welker, writer of the gangster crime thriller Shylock.

Enjoy!
-Dave


Review at Silver Bullet Comics

Check it out.