The Creative Process – AKA Why We Need Your Help On Kickstarter

A little peek behind the curtain of The Ronin process.

It starts with the story.

Yours truly writes the script and I send it to Eder Messias who does a quick sketch.


Once I receive the sketch, we talk and discuss any changes before moving into the detail work.

With the pencils and inks complete, the page is ready for the colorist to do his or her thing.

This is where Kickstarter comes in.

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Once color is complete, it goes to our letterer who adds the narrative to the page.

As cool as this is, we really need your help to color this thing and get it printed.

We’re more than halfway there. Check it out by clicking

The Ronin #2 Cover… In Living Color!

Our colorist, Jeremy Shepherd, delivered this wonderful cover tonight. What do you think?

Have you backed us on Kickstarter yet? If not, what are you waiting for!? Go to to pledge your support and help make The Ronin #2 a reality!

We Are Live on Kickstarter!

Please go support The Ronin #2 on Kickstarter! Click the link below to be taken to the campaign.

The Ronin Returns… Tomorrow!

Tomorrow at 8 AM we launch the Kickstarter for The Ronin #2.
Can we count on your support?

Preview the Kickstarter by Clicking Here


The Ronin #2 Kickstarter Preview

It’s long overdue but we’re headed back to Kickstarter for The Ronin, Book Two in August!

My original idea for Book Two was for a 36-page double issue, but we hit some snags and I have been sitting on an awesome book for far too long.

Rather than try to do it all myself, I am going with what we have and getting it to you ASAP. But to do that, I need your help!

What we’re raising money for:

1. Color – We need to raise money to have the book colored
2. Printing – Printing and shipping copies & rewards to backers
3. Book Three – Anything above our goal goes directly to Book Three

Click the link below to check out a preview. Then, get ready to support. We launch Friday, August 9th!


The Ronin #2 Kickstarter Launches Friday at 8 AM! NEW COVER!

Hey Everyone,

The Kickstarter for The Ronin #2 launches this Friday, August 9th at 08:00 Pacific Time. I will post a reminder once it’s live.

Since we decided to split the original book into two, we’re using the cover we had for book three, which means that we needed a new cover for the new book two.

Well, our artist Eder Messias came through and he created the beautiful cover that you see above.

Thanks for your support and be on the lookout for the Book Two Kickstarter launching Friday morning at 8 AM!

Stay Vigilant!

Introducing Our New Artist for The Ronin: Eder Messias

Eder Messias

I’d like to introduce Eder Messias, our new artist for The Ronin. Eder is a very talented young man out of Brazil and we think that he is the perfect fit to carry on the story of The Ronin.

Check out his page from The Ronin #2 below.


A page from The Ronin #2 by artist Eder Messias

The Ronin is coming back to Kickstarter.

If you’re one of the 207 backers from The Ronin #1, and/or you’ve been wondering when we would release book 2, I’m happy to say… we’re coming back.

There will be a NEW Kickstarter coming after Comic-Con (SDCC) featuring art from Eder Messias like the picture above.

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Met up with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa today! Pics and Video! Posters are Signed! Shipping This Week!

Hello everyone. At long last, I was able to meet with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa to get the posters signed.

Me and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Today

Having recently finished shooting Man in the High Castle season 3 and a few other projects, he reached out to let me know he was in town. So I drove up to Los Angeles to meet Mr. Tagawa and I brought the posters with me. He signed, we took a few pictures, and Mr. Tagawa wanted to shoot a special video message for all of you that supported us.

With this final step for The Ronin #1 Kickstarter, who is ready for book two?

Let’s Connect at WonderCon!

I’m a panelist for “Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule” Sunday at 3:30 pm in room 213. If you’re going to be at WonderCon Sunday, stop on by and say hello. Schedule link:

The Ronin #1.5?

Kickstarter has recently launched something called an “All In 1” campaign. It’s a 1-week Kickstarter campaign designed for short-term fundraising. Click here to read all about it.

Team Ronin is already planning a Kickstarter campaign for The Ronin #2, but I want to see if there’s demand for a 1-week in-between campaign for something I am calling The Ronin 1.5 that would help speed up production on The Ronin #2.

Go to to let me know what you think.