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Ryan Browne Launches Kickstarter For Expanded, Full-Color And Completely Improvised ‘Blast Furnace’


If you're familiar with Ryan Browne's work from God Hates Astronauts, his ongoing series from Image, then you already know that he makes some weird comics. I mean, honestly, weirdness is kind of GHA's defining characteristic, right down to the first volume's focus on a superhero whose giant head explodes and is then replaced with a spectral cow. Now imagine what you'd get if there was absolutely no filter on Browne's creative process and a time restraint that meant he had to go with anything that popped into his head.

That's how we ended up with Blast Furnace: Recreational Thief, an "improv comic" project that Browne first put together in 2012, where he had to write, draw and letter a comics page in a single hour every day. Needless to say, the 130-page original makes for an interesting read, but now, Browne's bringing it back for a Kickstarter campaign set to double the length and add full-color pages.

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War Rocket Ajax #153: Talking ‘God Hates Astronauts’ And Kickstarter With Ryan Browne


This week on War Rocket Ajax, Blast Furnace and God Hates Astronauts creator Ryan Browne joins the show! We talk to him about his success with Kickstarter, his unique approach to Blast Furnace and how he feels about watching owls eat (super gross) -- and you can listen to the entire show right here at ComicsAlliance...

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Ryan Browne Talks ‘God Hates Astronauts,’ ‘Blast Furnace’ And The Kickstarter Audience [NYCC 2012]


I've been a fan of Ryan Browne for years based on God Hates Astronauts, the comic where he does superheroes being jerks to each other better than just about anyone else who tries, but his new book, Blast Furnace has exactly the kind of quirky twist that I love...

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