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Elm Sphinx Moth - Ceratomia amyntor by erosarts Elm Sphinx Moth - Ceratomia amyntor :iconerosarts:erosarts 6 23 Crystal Knights 7 by erosarts Crystal Knights 7 :iconerosarts:erosarts 13 23 Elayne Kindread by erosarts Elayne Kindread :iconerosarts:erosarts 14 19 Magical Girl Over Kansas City by erosarts Magical Girl Over Kansas City :iconerosarts:erosarts 18 39 Bechdel, from Angry Max Fury Street by erosarts Bechdel, from Angry Max Fury Street :iconerosarts:erosarts 29 13 Pampas Grass Seeds by erosarts Pampas Grass Seeds :iconerosarts:erosarts 14 14 1911 Ford Model T by erosarts 1911 Ford Model T :iconerosarts:erosarts 20 35 Pin-up 11-24 by erosarts
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Pin-up 11-24 :iconerosarts:erosarts 47 7
Thanksgiving by erosarts Thanksgiving :iconerosarts:erosarts 15 21 Arindia No Densetsu by erosarts Arindia No Densetsu :iconerosarts:erosarts 49 29 Eidolon Initiative Chapter 8 by erosarts
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Circles by erosarts Circles :iconerosarts:erosarts 7 5 Scale Tile by erosarts Scale Tile :iconerosarts:erosarts 1 3 The Duel by erosarts The Duel :iconerosarts:erosarts 7 24 Crystal Knights  6 by erosarts Crystal Knights 6 :iconerosarts:erosarts 15 13 Eidolon Initiative Chapter 7 by erosarts
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Eidolon Initiative Chapter 7 :iconerosarts:erosarts 4 16

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I'm not even sure if there's a way to explain how stuff winds up in here.



I will be at "The Fantasy Shop Comics & Games" on New Ballas Road in Creve Coeur at 11 am tomorrow (4-5-2018, for the calendar impaired; 11 am is when it opens).

Crystal Knights 7 by erosarts Elayne Kindread by erosarts Magical Girl Over Kansas City by erosarts

I will be giving away copies of Crystal Knights 7 until about 40 of them are gone.  Which is, strangely, not as easy as it sounds, or wasn't last time, because people eye you with suspicion when you're an independent comic-maker, and the DC and Marvel nerds tend to avoid making eye contact of any kind with you.  And this is a real comic, folks, 32 interior pages and glossy full-color covers; the most elaborate action / battle sequence I've ever illustrated, and that includes what I've done for "Danger Dolls!"  I'll also have some original scribbles from the series there, because I feel like I should have some evidence that I'm an actual artist with me.

Now, if you are someone who has a piece of art appearing in this issue: you will be getting a copy in the mail.  Probably sometime next week.  Overseas folks: it'll be a little bit longer for yours.  And if you are someone who considers themselves to be "close" to Lon, where you catch yourself thinking: "Man, Lon will take care of me; he'll set me up with this comic," you're probably right -- but in advance I can only imagine there are maybe 5 of you who are thinking that -- your copy will be taken care of too.  Anybody else who wants one is going to have to send me $3.00 (in the US, probably closer to $6 or $7 overseas) via Paypal... because the comic is free, but the postage isn't.

People who are thinking, "What a rip!  Why isn't he giving something away on the internet?" can go read the first 1 and 2/3rds chapters of Crystal Knights on Tapas, here:…

Or, download a free copy of Chapter 1 at DriveThruComics:…  It says "Pay What You Want," but that includes "nothing," ask any of the people who have already downloaded it.

And lastly, as there are going to be people who think, "But Lon, what about the smut?  The SMUT, MAN!" I think maybe I can afford to give away the PDF of the color version of "These Dreams Are Not My Own," from the first book of "imMATURE Comics." (It's only 10 pages long, FYI.) But you are going to have to note me personally for that, and also, I'm going to have to be convinced that you're old enough to have it.  And you'll notice that in order to take advantage of that offer?  You would've had to read ALL THE WAY TO THE END OF THE JOURNAL, and then actually take action on your part, so I suspect no one will do it.
  • Listening to: KDHX
  • Reading: Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
  • Watching: Home Movies
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: coffee


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Lon Ryden
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: St. Louis
Favourite genre of music: Blues
Operating System: Linux (Ubuntu)
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Comics I illustrate: Tales of Gnosis College, Danger Dolls, SexyFantasy Comics. Tails of the Stripped
Comics I write and illustrate: Crystal Knights (with my daughter), They Want Our Women, imMATURE Comics (+ editing), The Perils of Penelope Pornstarr


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ab39z Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the +fave!
trivialtales Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Professional General Artist
Smart of you to give away Issue #7 on Free Comic Day.
I just read it and I think it's one of your best issues so far. The action and pacing were great, and I laughed quite a few times too.

Can you link me to the artist who did the back cover? I really like it.
erosarts Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
This is her website/portfolio.  Her name is Liz Young and she's from Massachusetts, and I found her through Vinnie Tesla (who wrote "Eidolon Initiative" for Gnosis College), who apparently knows her through a comics creators group in the Boston area.

I feel good about this because this is how networking is supposed to work.

Thanks for the feedback.  The world has been COMPLETELY SILENT thusfar on what it thinks of my comic.  There are 3 frames which I find totally unacceptable in hindsight, but... that's what hindsight does for you.  It all has to do with exterior and interior suggestions on the last 10 pages.  I don't want to draw extra attention to it.  You studied animation, so I'm pretty sure you'd arrive at the same conclusions, but... maybe I'm too critical of myself.

I did feel like this was a fun chapter, and I was really proud of a lot of the art.
trivialtales Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Professional General Artist
I'll pay closer attention to those last 10 pages to see if I can guess what you think is weak. That's just going to happen with a deadline though. I can't tell you how much of Luna #2 I wish I'd done differently, but it's too late now. If I can't fix it while coloring, it's not going to get fixed.
ab39z Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the +fave!
ab39z Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the +fave!
kamikazeChris Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018
Hey I just uploaded a bunch of stuff if you wanna check it out!
ab39z Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the +fave!
naptu Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017   Photographer
Thanks for favin'!
EnglishDamsel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017
Happy birthday!
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