Crows Past and Present

February 27, 2021

I was thinking recently about how much my drawings have changed since I started making Survival Anxiety. This is the first crows comic I drew in 2016.

In this comic, the crows remember their good, and stylish, friend, the Mosaic-Tailed Rat.

And this is the most recent.

In this comic, the crows discuss how hoomans blame the year for all their problems.

What a difference 5 years makes! I was using Clip Studio in 2016 for all of my drawings. At the end of 2019 I started using paper and ink. Those are technical details, but it has had a stylistic affect. I’ve been evolving and experimenting with those traditional tools more and more, and I really like where it’s going. I like drawing digitally, but I love the traditional tools so much more.

Spa Daze

February 26, 2021
In this comic, Robot and Francis relax at the spa.
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Spa Daze

Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid

Panel 1: A seemingly limitless space. GIANT EGGS float in an unseen grid formation above a dark floor, far into the distance.

Panel 2: CRACK!! ROBOT’S LEG breaks through one of the eggs! Shell falls everywhere.

Panel  3: ROBOT sits, breathless, on the floor beneath the GIANT EGG he just escaped from. He’s surrounded by EGG GOOP and shell bits.

Panel 4: FRANCIS wanders in, with a GIGANTIC SQUID THING on her head. She’s enjoying a SMOOTHIE through a VERY SQUIRRELLY STRAW. She is very relaxed.

ROBOT

Where have you been?

FRANCIS

Hot squid massage. Smoothie Bar. You?

Panel 5: The dark nothing between time and space.

ROBOT (Voice over)

I awoke lost and alone - traversing the dark nothing between time and space. My younger self showed me all the ways we could avoid this inevitable future, and we laughed and laughed. Then I lost $200 playing billiards against the Horseshoe Nebula, ate a light lunch, and took a short nap.

Panel 6: ROBOT and FRANCIS retire to the SMOOTHIE BAR.

ROBOT

It was narrated by Morgan Freeman!

FRANCIS

Cosmic Spa Day is the best spa day!

Soft Boiled

February 25, 2021
Spaz Day Panel 1 WIP

Doesn’t everyone store their eggs in a limitless void? Just me? Boy, do you not know what you’re missing. Breaking out the white inks now, nearing the end of this one.

Patio Lanterns

February 24, 2021
Spaz Day Panel 6 WIP

Ink, and splatter, this and that-er. Tonight’s panel, brought to you by Ryan’s Patio Lighting!

Squirrelly Straws

February 23, 2021
Spaz Day Panel 4 WIP

Tonight’s panel featuring Lou, Hot Squid Masseuse, future employee of the month.