Gravity Matters

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!

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!!!!


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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!

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!


New Comics! Happy Halloween, and some big Thank You’s

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It’s been a while, but I’m back, and I’ve got fun new things for you all. Coming tomorrow is Gravity Matters, a brand new comic story from me, featuring art by Sean Dillon with letters by Erica Schultz and editing by Kristopher White. Here’s the pitch:


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? Gravity Matters is a thrill-a-minute adventure that packs the flashy sci-fi of The 5th Element into a Towering Inferno style disaster tale.


Beyond that, it’s a fun exploration of youth and sisterhood, and it’s HUGELY inspired by my amazing stepdaughters, Vivianne and Grace. Explaining to teenagers that a character I created isn’t just a copy of them has been a fun exploration of how writing works in our house, for certain. These two young women inspire, amaze, frustrate, shock, awe, and motivate me every single day, whether they know it or not, and this story would never have happened without the two of them. It’s dedicated to them and their amazing mother, Carla, my rock. Thanks Ladies, I really hope you like it.


There are many other folks to thank as well, and I have to start with the man who makes the story so gorgeous, Sean Dillon. We met this past June at Special Edition NYC, my favorite little con in the world, and his style immediately grabbed me. I had Gravity Matters already written in one form (more on that in a bit), and Sean’s work really helped bring Amy, Aphos and Victoria to life in my imagination. I was really excited that he wanted to work on the story, and can’t get over how awesome it looks. If you love his stuff (and really, you should) there are great places to find more of it, including his book Sweetie with the fantastic Steven Petrivelli, and the RedStylo Media anthology 27.


I also have to thank Erica Scultz two-fold, both for early input on the story and her fantastic lettering work. Erica can rock an implosion sound effect like none other, and is truly Of The Bad Ass. Likewise, I need to thank Kristopher White for his in depth story editing, which came via Kickstarter. I was proud to back the campaign for RISE: Comics Against Bullying from Northwest Press, which is how I got these amazing folks to take a look at the GM script, and their help was invaluable. They are both killer writers themselves, too! Check out Erica’s M23 (with art by Vicente Alcázar) and Kristopher’s The Thirty Six. Do it. DO IT NOW!!!!


OK, if you’re still here, the litany of thanks goes on. I’ll try and avoid the hook of the Academy Orchestra while still listing as many people as possible. Thanks to Buddy Scalera of for his Creator Connection panels at NYCC, C2E2 and SE:NYC – he’s the reason I’ve met most of the folks I make comics with, including Sean. Further thanks to the aforementioned Stephen Petrivelli, the nattily dressed J. Jacob Barker, and my werewolf-western partner in crime Stan Chou for forming the Creator After Con Network. If it sounds like an excuse to drink and socialize with fellow like-minded creators trying to break into a difficult industry, that’s because it is, and we don’t really need an excuse. These guys helped me build a network of support that has buoyed me through these tough early stages of my career, folks like Johnny C, Chris Liryo, Jamal Patterson, and many, many more. (Also, Stan is a mean karaoke singer. Mess with him and his rendition of Guns ‘N Roses at your peril.)


Thanks also goes to Michael Dorman, for whom I wrote the original script of Gravity Matters. This was literally the first money I ever made in comics, and it hopefully won’t be long before you see Michael and I making cool comics of our own!


BIG BIG BIG thanks also goes to the folks at the Greatest Comic Shop on EARTH, Whatever Comics in San Francisco. Cougar and Rich are just the nicest guys around, they run the best shop in the city, and they love to talk comics (check out their podcast if you don’t believe me.)


Of course, I want to thank my Parents, Ron and Mary Reynolds for their generous support of Cloudwrangler Comics, and of me in general.


I have to thank Athos, our family’s French Bulldog. He’s NOTHING at all like Aphos the German-Cyborg-Shepard in the comic, but the names are close. Athos is adorable, but not at all useful, and likes to fart. A lot.


Lastly, I have to thank my wife, Carla. I would not be the writer, or even the man, I am today without her. Her unending support has meant the world to me, and every single thing I do is for her. I love you, baby, more than anything.


And finally thanks to all of you for reading Cloudwrangler Comics. I hope you like them all! Look for some awesome new stuff coming this winter, and some neat stuff in print after the first of the year!