New Youngblood Publisher Offers to Develop Ryan Stegman If He Can Draw Sequentials

Terrific Production LLC, the new owner of Youngblood run by controversial comics mogul Andrew Rev, is looking for new talent for their upcoming line of comics. Bleeding Cool previously reported on Terrific’s acquisition of Youngblood from a business partner of creator Rob Liefeld, who is not happy with the development and has cut off involvement with Youngblood as a result, the comics pulled from Image and ComiXology. And Bleeding Cool’s Rich Johnston spoke for four hours with Rev in an interview where Rev would only make convoluted references to Liefeld or Youngblood, never saying the name of either. Then the company launched a Twitter account and immediately began trolling Liefeld.

But now, the company is leaving all that drama behind and has set its sights on the future, identifying a young, up-and-coming artist who hasn’t too much high-profile work. Ryan Stegman, who you might have heard of if you’re really knowledgeable about obscure comics like Venom and Absolute Carnage, is being actively courted by Terrific, which wants to develop Stegman into a superstar artist the same way they claim to have done with “Tony Daniels.”

It started when Stegman posted some pencils from Absolute Carnage on Twitter…

Prompting Terrific Production to reply:

And to offer some words of encouragement for Stegman and all other artists who might one day prove to have a little bit of potential…

And point out that it’s that potential which is important for a publisher like Terrific Production, which sees not what is, but what might be…

It’s all thanks to the keen eye that recognizes tomorrow’s talent today…

Unfortunately, Stegman doesn’t seem to be ready to take a leap into superstardom with Terrific…

But Terrific had some advice for Stegman, to look to comics like Youngblood and Supreme for inspiration. Who was the artist behind those again? Terrific doesn’t seem to like to say his name…

And up-and-coming writer Donny Cates, who has worked with Stegman a little bit in the past, thinks this is a great idea.

And after Cates followed Terrific on Twitter, Terrific had some praise for him as well…

The saga continues…

New Youngblood Publisher Offers to Develop Ryan Stegman If He Can Draw Sequentials

About Jude Terror

A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

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