Cloudwrangler Comics is coming to

Long Beach Comic Expo!

Plus a full slate of convention appearances this year are announced, and an all-new Kickstarter project is coming in February!

I’m super excited to be appearing in Artist’s Alley at Long Beach Comic Con, Feb. 17th and 18th at the Long Beach Convention Center! Come check out the very first Cloudwrangler Comics table, featuring tons of great stuff! I’ll have copies

 of Gravity Matters, Major Holmes & Captain Watson, and much more. I’m really excited to start presenting these books to the public, and hope a ton of you can come by! Long Beach puts on a great set of conventions every year, and this really feels like the first big event of Con season, so come by and say hello! I’d love to see y’all!

It’s Convention Season!

Cloudwrangler Comics is hitting the road! I always think of March and Emerald City as the “beginning of Comic Con Season”, even though there are really great local cons happening year round! This year I’ll be tabling in Artist Alley’s and Small Press sections of Cons all over the place! Mostly I’ll be sticking to the West Coast t

his year, but there will be a few far-off destinations as well! Below are just SOME of the places I’m confirmed to be, and I’ll have plenty of offerings from Cloudwrangler Comics in tow! Come by, say hello, find something new or pick up a favorite, I’d love to see you and talk about comics!

Confirmed Convention Schedule!

Long Beach Comic Expo – Artist Alley D30 

Emerald City Comic Con, Seattle


Silicon Valley Comic Con

San Francisco Comic Con

(actually in Oakland, but whatever!)

Powerhouse Comic Con

Tampa Bay Comic Con

February 17-18

March 1-3

March 23-25

April 6-8

June 8-10

July 28

Aug 3-5

The Arcane Cocktail Enthusiast!

from Jeff Rider and Davide Puppo

Coming soon to Kickstarter!

I kinda feel like I saved the best for last with this one…

Take a look at just some of the images from the upcoming book The Arcane Cocktail Enthusiast #1! Lark Laraar is the activist owner of the hottest cocktail bar in San Francisco, but a new employee just learned her deepest secret: she’s also a sorceress whose drinks are literally magic! It’s a world (actually, several worlds!) filled with magic, monsters, and some killer cocktails! This is a story many years and many drinks in the making, and we can’t wait to share it with y’all! Stay tuned for details on the Kickstarter campaign coming in February, and look for the book itself in May-June from Cloudwrangler Comics!

Davide would want me to tell y’all these are works in progress, mostly just flatted color work. But they are already amazing, so just wait until you see the finished product!


Gravity Matters: Blackline debuts here and at ComiXology!

We’re super stoked to add this new title from Cloudwrangler Comics to our site, and even more excited to bring it to you via ComiXology. Their Guided View Technology gives the art a whole new dimension, so please check them both out!  The stunning sequel to Gravity Matters was available in 2016 only to Kickstarter backers, but now is your chance to get your hands on it. After all, it’s the first #NCBD of 2017, and we wanted to drop something special!

Gravity Matters: Backline finds Amy Pill’s sister Victoria living in a city-sized spaceship in near earth orbit. Victoria is a research fellow in Blackline Technology: using micro black holes made in supercolliders for unlimited power! But when a miscalculation pulls unimaginable horror from the other side of the universe, Victoria and her new friend Dar must come together to save Amy and the rest of the city-ship! With art by Sean Dillon, Blackline is a wild sci-fi adventure for all ages.

Meanwhile, stay tuned for news this week about the opening of the brand new Online Store from Cloudwrangler Comics. You can already read and download the full catalogue of digital comics, but coming this month, you’ll be able to order PRINT comics of some of our most popular titles too! So keep your eyes peeled!

The Kickstarter rewards shipping is DONE!!!!!!

Or, just about almost maybe totally done…

The Motherlode!!!
The Motherlode!!!

Almost every single rewards package was packed and shipped this week! Keep an eye on your mailboxes folks. There are two International backers from whom I still need a phone number for customs purposes (check your KS messages and emails if you’re outside the US please!) and some local folks in San Francisco who are going to receive special hand deliveries this week, but other than that, all rewards are sent! Thanks again so much to everyone who backed the book! Here are a few more happy customers who got their goods already, rest assured you will soon be joining them!

Hope you love them Erin!!!
Hope you love them Erin!!!


Comics from across the Oceans!!!
Comics from across the Oceans!!!

Here’s to Indie Comics!


AAAAAND We’re Back… From NYCC!!!

Hey everyone! I just returned from New York Comic Con, and it was a fantastic, exhausting, exhilarating, rejuvenating, absolutely-had-a-blast-on-a-stick experience! Before I left, a TON of folks had their rewards packages shipped out to them, and I’ve been receiving some great news. Check these out!

Steve P. sure likes his comics!
Steve P. sure likes his comics!


Best Halloween screen name EVAH!!!!
Best Halloween screen name EVAH!!!!


Hoping for some t-shirt modeling in the future...
Hoping for some t-shirt modeling in the future…

For those of you who elected to have your comics signed by as many creators as possible, GREAT NEWS! I got all the remaining prints and the alt cover comics signed by the fabulous Betsy Peterschmidt and the bodacious Fabian Lelay, and the fully signed rewards packages will get shipped out this week! We did our best to get as many signatures as possible, but if there’s one you feel like you still need, or you want to collect them all on everything, check the link below for a list of appearances by the Gravity Matters creative team! Find them at shows, visit their booths to say “Hi!”, and buy some of their OTHER awesome comics! Because Sean, Betsy, Fabian, and Erica are all super dope, and I can’t wait to make more comics with them in the future.

Meanwhile, enjoy your Tuesday, and keep an eye on your inboxes, as I have some FREE STUFF coming your digital way VERY SOON!!!!


All tweets used with permission. Feel free to follow these folks RESPECTFULLY. 

Especially Steve.

Coming appearances by the Gravity Matters Team!

Hey everyone! If you are a backer of the Gravity Matters Kickstarter project, first, thanks a ton. Second, if you opted to have your rewards signed only by Jeff Rider (that’s me, hi!) and hoped to visit some of the other creators at cons or in-store appearances in the future, you are in the right place. Below I’m going to list, as best I can and with their help, the future appearances by folks who worked on Gravity Matters. I HIGHLY encourage you to visit them at these spots and support their work. They all make great comics OTHER than Gravity Matters, and you really should check them out.











Of course, these aren’t everywhere they’ll be, but I’ll do my best to keep this as updated as possible. Thanks for checking in, and please keep supporting these and other independent Comics Creators and shops!

They’re HERE!!!!

The full order of printed books has arrived!!! I now have ALL the rewards in house, and can begin sorting, packaging and with any luck, MAILING REWARDS FOR KICKSTARTER BACKERS THIS WEEKEND!!!!!


Remember, for those who responded to the survey that you wanted books signed by as many creators as possible, I’ll be taking the books with me to New York Comic Con, Oct 6-9, to make that happen. So, those orders will get packed and shipped upon my return the week after. Everything else SHOULD ship out early next week, a shade later than promised but only by a week or so.

Thanks SO MUCH for your patience on this slight delay. In the interest of full disclosure, we decided to print the books with a different printer than originally planned, and I think we got a MUCH better product because of that decision. HUGE THANKS to the folks at Keness for all their help. They are the BEST!!!!

More news on how to get a copy if you MISSED the Kickstarter coming soon!


Gravity Matters drops on Comixology Submit!!!

Comixology banner We’re totally excited to announce that Gravity Matters is now available on the worlds biggest digital comics platform, ComiXology! Grab a copy now and check out their exclusive Guided View technology for a whole new tablet or cell phone reading experience!

Amy Pill is a genius and a slacker who’d rather surf than grind out her day job in 2439, building anti-gravity units for deep-space vehicles. But when her shoddy factory begins to implode around her, will her gritty genius be enough to save her and her sister? Featuring beautiful art by Sean Dillon and lettering by Erica Schultz, Gravity Matters is available on ComiXology Submit starting today!

Plus, you can still check it out, along with lots of other offerings! Stay tuned for new and exciting stuff as well, including the upcoming sequel, Gravity Matters: Blackline, and print versions of Gravity Matters and Major Holmes & Captain Watson, coming soon!

Been Bit comes to comiXology Submit!

Been Bit

We’re excited to announce that Been Bit, the Horror/Western thrill ride from Jeff rider (that’s me!) and Stan Chou is now available on ComiXology! The world’s premiere digital comics platform, ComiXology’s unique Guided View technology provides a fantastic new reading experience, and brings an amazing reading experience on tablets and cell phones!

Been Bit is the story of troubled gunfighter John Comb haunts the Old West with a terrible secret: bitten by the werewolf who murdered his lover, Comb must hunt the wolf’s Sire to break it’s horrible curse.

This thrilling short is just the beginning of this now ongoing web comic series, which will be available now on the world’s best comics platform for the low price of just .99 cents!

Many of you have already enjoyed Been Bit, and it will still be available at here at But now you can experience this thriller in a whole new way. Look for future chapters of Been Bit, as well as other exciting new comics at ComiXology!

Major Holmes & Captain Watson RETURNS!!!!

3rd try


Happy Friday, everyone! Now that the New Year is in full swing, I’m excited to announce the return of Major Holmes and Captain Watson! The second chapter of this exciting web comic series will be available Wednesday, Jan 20th at!


Maj. Sheffield Holmes, nephew to the Great Detective, and his American partner Capt. Imogen Watson have stumbled upon a dark conspiracy. Someone is killing Serbians in London and implicating The Black Hand! But Sheffield and his compatriots with the 6th Special Intelligence Service suspect a deeper conspiracy at play. Now Sheffield and Imogen must seek out the truth with the help of Detective Inspector Agamemnon J. Brick and their commanding officer: Col. Mycroft Holmes!


Written by Jeff Rider (that’s me!) with Art by Carlos Cabaleiro and letters by Rachel Deering, this second chapter will be available to read online or download FREE at this Wednesday! Everyone loves new comics on Wednesdays, so don’t miss the chance to catch up on this exciting espionage detective series now! You can also catch up on the first chapter of the series as well, and check out other awesome free webcomics as well, all for FREE!


As always, thanks for reading!



A New Year, New Comics, and a new way to read them!

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I reached out, and since it’s a brand New Year and I just became “The Answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything,” (i.e. I just turned 42), I wanted to keep you all abreast of what’s happening with me and Cloudwrangler Comics. The most recent development is the addition of Been Bit and Gravity Matters to Comixology’s Submit program. This is an amazing platform for new and independent publishing available through the largest digital comics app in the world!  That means these comics will be available for purchase and download via the Comixology site and app, and will include their amazing Guided View Technology. If you haven’t seen this panel by panel reading experience, it’s great for tablets and phones and adds a major dimension to the reading experience. More news soon on exact release dates for these two stories, with many more to come.

Speaking of “More to Come”, the other news around these parts has been about all the new comics I’m making. This has been due in no small part to the amazing talents of my collaborators and comics friends, without whom I’d be lost. Response to the latest short Gravity Matters was overwhelmingly positive, and I really appreciate the work that Sean Dillon and Erica Schultz put in to make it fantastic. Sean and I are hard at work on a follow up story featuring Amy and Victoria Pill, not to mention Aphos the dog, and it should be coming this spring/summer online, with the possibility of a print book to follow.

The second chapter of Major Holmes & Captain Watson is also coming soon, so soon in fact its practically upon us! I’m squaring away some posting details, but that should arrive online next Wednesday, just in time for all you comics fans to add it to your weekly reading lists! Carlos Cabaleiro and I are super proud of this story, and it’s just the next chapter in an exciting story we’re telling.

Plus, Stan Chou and I are hard at work on new chapters of Been Bit as well, and hope to have that series up and running this year! It’s going to be 4-5 new digital chapters at least, and we’re both working hard to get it to you.

On top of that there are at least three other new stories in various levels of artistic production, all coming soon to, so stay tuned in the New Year, and thanks for reading!