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Comichaus Meets: Ryan Cummings

Today we meet creator, writer & artist, Ryan Cummings.

/media/blog/library/ryan-cummings.jpgPlease introduce yourself and your team (if you have one).

My name is Ryan Cummins. I am a writer/ creator from West Michigan. I’ve been creating comics since childhood. 

What are some of the comics that inspired you to start creating your own? Any creators in particular?

My biggest inspiration in comics was during the Image Comics boom. Spawn, WildCATS, Youngblood and Wetworks as well as Jim Lee's run on X-Men. Later on it would be Joe Mad’s Battle Chasers and Eastman & Laird’s original TMNT run that would push me to create my own works. I’ve always had a soft spot for big team books.  Presently, I find myself shifting my focus from drawing to predominantly writing. I draw a lot of inspiration from Mark Millar, Jonathan Hickman and everything Rick Remender, and Mike Mignola create.

How much of your own personality goes into your character(s)?

I draw much of my inspiration from people and experiences in my own life. Most of the characters in my series RUMBLE KINGS are based on people I know or are avatars for my own different perspectives on a given situation.

Where did you draw your inspiration from?

A lot of inspiration for me is drawn from the comics, cartoons and movies I remember watching throughout my childhood and adolescence. I am still a fan of things like TMNT, Masters of the Universe, Ronin Warriors as well as the over the top action movies and tv shows of the 90’s.

I am continuously inspired by each new creator I meet. The passion and drive I see with everyone i meet at each convention I attend fuels my drive and desire to build and expand my brand. More so than anything, my drive comes from my children. I hope to inspire them and show them that you can chase your dreams and make something of yourself as you do it. I want to leave an inspiring legacy for them. 

What struggles have you faced with the creation of ….. and producing the final release?

In the world of indie comics the obvious hurdles are time and budget. If you are not an artist then you have to hire an artist or art team. For those of us who have full time ‘day jobs’ and families, finding the time to sneak away to create is it’s own struggle. But we don’t write and draw to get rich we do it because we have to. 

What do fans need to know going into their first issue of your comic?

You’re going to have fun! Simple and plain. We created this book as a huge love letter to everything we loved growing up. RUMBLE KINGS is a sci-fi/ fantasy mash-up. An over the top action-adventure story with humor, heart and a Hell of a lot of action! You’re going to see things in this book that excite you and make you want to pick up the next issue. 

What have you got coming up in the future? Are you working on more issues?

The current plan is to keep pushing and expanding the reach of RUMBLE KINGS as big as we can get it. The whole creative team is as excited as ever and in it for the long haul!

As far as myself, I have several new comic projects in the works that have yet to be announced. So for now, the focus will stand firmly and most importantly on RUMBLE KINGS. 

You can read Ryan's title over on the Comichaus App now, or find more out about the release on the Comichaus Marketplace by clicking on the cover image below.


Rumble Kings  Vol.1 #1

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