Ruin Porn: Introductions and Mailmen

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Here is a story that I’ve been working on for a while. I am slow at making comics. I am especially slow at making comics on the computer. I was especially slow at making this comic because its the most collaborative piece of art I have ever made. This is a story that was written by my favorite friend, Ryan McCarty. Ryan pitched this story to me a while back. Its part of a larger series he has written for these characters. He wrote an introduction a while back that sums it all up very well.

A couple years ago, Ryan and I met Ben Templesmith and Ben McCool at a signing at Bergen Street Comics. The more free beers we had, the funnier a world with Ben and Ben / Ryan and Ryan writer and penciler team-ups seemed to be. So I’ve been thinking about working with him for a while. I mean, it started a long time before that, but I’m blaming it on the Bens. Anyway, we put together another story that might see the light of day sometime or other, but for now the world gets this. There’s a lot of familiar themes going into it – thankless work, crushes, restaurants, drinky humor, sad bastards, and making fantasies out of the very worst of life. There’s some political undertones coming out of all the places we’ve lived together and some unintentional inside jokes. There’s some filth. Basically, I’m excited to finally be working with this guy, something that probably seemed like a no-brainer to a lot of people for a long time. Hope some of those people enjoy it.

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Cartoonist and writer living in NYC.
3 comments
  1. Very cool Ryan! Especially like the opening scene, and the fantasy scene. I can tell you put a lot if time in.

    1. I took some breaks to make some T-shirts but still seems like a long time from start to finish.

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