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We discuss the NYT’s “Black Artist, Black Panther”

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Is Indy Publishing in Peril?

Blackjack creator Alex Simmons and I are back with another episode of our podcast TELL THE DAMN STORY. Today we discuss the shifting landscape of marketing Indy books, and how level playing fields seem to be shrinking …. https://anchor.fm/alex-simmons6/episodes/Tell-The-Damn-Story-UNPLUGGED-Is-Indie-Publishing-In-Peril-e1553e

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Black Panther Pregaming, Part II

With four days until The Black Panther leaps into theatres, here’s a look at T’Challa’s first appearance, in Fastastic Four numbers 52 and 53, published in July and August, 1966. I was four at that time, so I didn’t experience … Continue reading

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Black Panther Pregaming!

Black Panther Pregaming Podcast TELL THE DAMN STORY Unplugged Alexander Simmons and Christopher Ryan discuss the roots of the Black Panther, creative contributions that are reflected in the new movie, and why we may need the Panther now more than … Continue reading

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How to Tell The Damn Story – Book Recommendations

So, this short video recommends two books I am hot on right now, one about writing fiction, the other about writing comics. I hope you find this helpful. Let me know in the comments section.

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Blackjack: Ransom for a Dead King, chapters 11 and 12

We continue with the next installments of this thrilling adventure for your entertainment. All previous chapters are available on this blog. Enjoy!

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Blackjack: Ransom for a Dead King, Chapters 7, 8, 9, and 10

We need to catch up to the thrilling adventures of Alex Simmons’ Blackjack, recently nominated for. Glyph Award as Best Black Male Character. I was honored to write with Alex the serialized adventure “Blackjack: Ransom for a Dead King” and … Continue reading

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#TWD Finale Postmortem: #Whoisit?

You have seen The Waking Dead Season 6 Finale. You witnessed the taunting. Saw the barbed wire bat come down. Heard those horrible, haunting sounds. Saw the blood. So who is it? Who died? Here are some unofficial odds: 1) … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Dread Tonight’s TWD Finale

There are many reasons to experience fear when it comes to almost any episode of The Walking Dead, but waiting for tonight’s 90-minute episode, the level of dread is palpable. Here are ten reasons to worry about tonight’s #TWD season … Continue reading

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Blackjack: Ransom for a Dead King, chapters 5 and 6

 Here are the next two chapters of “Blackjack: Ransom for a Dead King” I. Am offering with Blackjack creator Alex Simmons. All previous chapters are available free on this blog (chrisryanwrites@wordpress) for your enjoyment.                  … Continue reading

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