"A Constant Distraction" Begins in VIOLENT LOVE #3

I'm super thrilled to finally talk about A Constant Distraction, a new comic story created by Jamie Jones (art) and myself (scripts) that's debuting in Image Comics' Violent Love--the incredible new pulp-crime series from writer Frank Barbiere and artist Victor Santos, w/ beautiful design by Dylan Todd.

Each 4-page chapter of A Constant Distraction will be in the back of Violent Love issues starting with Violent Love #3, out January 9, 2017.  Our story is a multi-chapter criminal-coming-of-age tale set in 1970's Las Vegas. I can't wait for you all to see Jamie's incredible work.

I can't say enough about how good Violent Love is. Big, big thanks to Frank and Victor for the opportunity, and for having us. Add Violent Love to your comics pull list!

Mighty Morphin 2017!

With March 2017 solicits hitting the airwaves this week, I'm super excited to finally be able to announce that starting in issue #13 I'll be writing an ongoing backup story for Boom! Studios' mega-hit Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series.

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Pre-Order D4VEOCRACY #1 (Final Week)!

This is the last week to pre-order the first issue of D4VEOCRACY, out January from IDW, written by me and illustrated by Valentin Ramon! 

If you want in on the new, third arc of the acclaimed series, please let your local comic shop know. Call ‘em. Email ‘em. Write ‘em a letter. Messenger pigeon. Whatever. Just give ‘em code NOV160493 and tell them you’re Team Butthorn 2017.

Pre-orders for D4VEOCRACY #1* are due next Monday, December 26th (bearing in mind many shops may not be open over the holiday weekend, run, don’t walk, to your local comic shop)!

Check out the shocking first five pages of D4VEOCRACY #1 below:

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That One Time I Worked With Paul Pope...

One of the wilder things to happen in 2015 was my first opportunity (and hopefully not my last) to work with Marvel. Total dream gig, right? I wrote a Deadpool/Devil Dinosaur story in Secret Wars: Battleworld #3, illustrated by the amazing Logan Faerber. The icing on the cake was another story I wrote in that issue, a one-page Ant-Man comic, illustrated by Paul Pope.

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Encore: On Kennel Block Blues

January, 2017 sees the release of the Kennel Block Blues trade-paperback, the entire collected mini-series that came out earlier this year from Boom! Studios. During its creation, and in the months following its conclusion, I just can't shake what we achieved with this story. From Daniel Bayliss's art, Adam Metcalfe's colors, Colin Bell's letters, and the stellar editorial support from Eric Harburn and Mary Gumport, I can't believe we were able to bring this story to life in such a unique, vibrant, heartfelt way.

Though on the surface Kennel Block Blues follows hapless dog Oliver as he navigates the politics of pet prison, our aim was to dive so much deeper. Kennel Block Blues is about near-suffocating depression. It's about coping with abandonment. It's about losing something you love more than words can describe. It's about guilt. It's about mental health. How we cope. It's about animal welfare. It's about turning a blind eye. It's about humanity. It's about injustice. It's about so much more than what's on the cover. But it's also about hope. It's about singing and dancing. It's about expression. It's about love. 

And above and beyond that, Daniel, Adam, and Colin have taken my scripts and turned them into a story that is beyond beautiful. I truly believe everyone on this book has levelled up profoundly. I'm incredibly proud of this story, and honestly, I want more people to read it. I want more people to connect with it and experience what we're saying. I want people to laugh the way we did when we made each page, and cry like we did when we sat down late at night at the work table. As comics creators, we doubt ourselves and our work a huge amount of the time--but with Kennel Block, we don't. We've made something really special. Completely from the heart.

I genuinely love this story and these characters. If I died tomorrow, my gnarly-ass ghost would be proud that it was a part of this.

Anyways, that's my long-winded ramble asking you to consider pre-ordering Kennel Block Blues, out in January. You can use code SEP161411. Thank you!

Ferrier & Gorham on "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES UNIVERSE"

I’m so excited to finally be able to talk about this! I’m writing a two-issue arc of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe beginning in issue #7, out in February, and concluding in issue #8, in March. Joining me, on art, is my friend and incredible talent, Adam Gorham–I can’t tell you just how happy I am to be doing this with him. Our story is a Donatello-centric two-part story featuring of the robotic Metalhead. Adam and I are so insanely pumped for this.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #7

Ryan Ferrier (w) • Adam Gorham (a) • Freddie Williams ©

“Metalhead 2.0” Part 1! Donatello reboots a new and improved Metalhead only to find that the robot no longer functions entirely as designed… for better and worse!

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

SONS OF ANARCHY Vol. 6 - In Stores 09/28/16

SONS OF ANARCHY Vol. 6 is out this Wednesday, 09/28/16! This is the final story arc of the main S.O.A. series collected in one wicked book. I miss working on this dearly, and am so proud of the story we told. Scripts: me; art: Matias Bergara; colors: Paul Little; letters: Ed Dukeshire; edits: Dafna Pleban & Mary Gumport.

Check out this link for a nice preview of what’s inside.

Pick up a copy this week (and walk to the counter with it, then exchange money in order to retain the book permanently).

Pre-Order HOT DAMN vol. 1 Now!

Don’t forget that HOT DAMN vol. 1 pre-orders are due on 09/29! If you’d like to guarantee your copy of the collected full series, please tell your shop and give ‘em code SEP160558.

HOT DAMN vol. 1 is in stores November 23, and collects the entire five issue mini-series. Over 120 pages, and it’s going to be a beautiful book on the shelf. 

Tell your friends! Pass it on! Praise the lord! Hail Satan!

IDW Announces 'D4VEOCRACY' for 2017!

I'm beyond thrilled to announce that Valentin Ramon (artist, colorist) and myself (writer, letterer) are teaming up once again for a third D4VE series titled D4VEOCRACY.

Launching in January, 2017, D4VEOCRACY will follow the robot hero-turned-desk-job-junkie-turned-hero as he finds his true destiny as the savior of the planet: on the campaign trail for presidency. 

Here's the exclusive announcement through The A.V. Club.

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 2016

I'll be a guest at this year's CCEE, my hometown show. Find me there all weekend, Thurs-Sun, slinging books, signing, and doing some panels.

I'll have with me the usual suspects (inc. Kennel Block Blues, Hot Damn, Curb Stomp trades, Bravest Warriors variants, D4VE and D4VE 2 trades and variants, Sons of Anarchy, and more) but will also have--for the first time in print--the collected TERMINALS trade-paperback. I'll be alongside artist Rove, so you can take a walk down memory lane with the first comic I ever wrote.

We may have some other surprises in store as well.

Hope to see you there!