The Art of Ian Richardson

Created by Unlikely Heroes Studios

A stunning compilation of artwork from critically-acclaimed comic artist Ian Richardson!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

about 1 month ago – Fri, Nov 05, 2021 at 12:16:26 PM


We had some delays at the printers because of -waves hands around-, but it sounds like Ian and I will BOTH be getting our book stock next week sometime and shipping out soon after that. I have shipped all of the extra merch out to Ian via speedy UPS so he will have it in time for the books getting there!

We HAVE had one hiccup with the guitar picks and were scammed by the first company we ordered from (we have a Paypal dispute in the works), but we've made a rush order from a new company and you WILL get your GRUMPY IAN guitar picks...just at a slightly later date and in a little envelope. We figured you all would rather get your books on time than wait two-three extra weeks for freaking picks to get here!

CAN'T WAIT for you to see the books!!

~Laurie & Ian

Holy crap!! Great work, everyone!! THANK YOU!!!
2 months ago – Mon, Sep 27, 2021 at 04:17:56 AM

Thank you all so much for a record-setting Kickstarter for us!! If your pledge is bouncing, please be sure to check the expiry date on your card, and contact your bank to unblock the charge - especially in the case of international backers!! 

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3 months ago – Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 04:51:06 AM

Hey guys!!  It’s the last 48 HOURS for this beast!! 

There are THREE hardcover remarque copies left currently, and don't forget all the extras we've unlocked with stretch goals - the holofoil cover artbook, the guitar pick and Superman sticker to all physical backers, the Supershirt addon, AND we're just a little ways away from unlocking the A4 Xenomorph print for FREE for all physical backers!! Make sure to tell your friends to PLEDGE NOW so everyone can have access to all this COOL SHIT!! is the easy link to share!! :) THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!


And, our final bout of promoting other creators: 

We have CASH: Sandbox Cowboy!! BACK IT HERE AND HELP THEM HIT THE GOAL! In the Sandbox, you don't hire the hero to get bloody, you hire the bad guy. Come root for the bad guy in the CASH: Sandbox Cowboy.  A teen pickpocket hires a hard-nosed bastard to save her brother from a thrill-killing gang of cutthroats. She's a loudmouth grifter with nothing to lose, he's a mean & nasty bounty hunter looking for one last payday, and together they're going to get her brother back no matter how many bodies hit the floor.  Written by Chad Halley, drawn by Daniel Caval, shaded by Erick Lay, and lettered by our very own Erek Foster

And a friend of ours, VICTOR GARDUNO, is running a campaign for his own artbook of absolutely INSANE pastel pieces here and has just THREE DAYS LEFT, with some REMARKED COPIES, crazy holo cover options and metal cards, too: BACK IT HERE!!! 

WE DID IT!!! High fives and butt grabs for everyone.
3 months ago – Sun, Sep 19, 2021 at 10:48:29 PM

GREAT WORK, ALL!! Thank you so much!! We've passed the 12.5k stretch goal unlocked TWO things:

There is now an add-on available for this SEXIEST of shirts:

AND all physical tier backers will now ALSO be receiving this AWESOME vinyl sticker for free:

We've also announced the NEXT stretch goal! An A4-size XENOMORPH print drawn by Ian and colored by Simon Gough, featured below, will go FREE TO ALL PHYSICAL BACKERS at $15,000!!:

And last but not least to this monumental UPDATE:

Our very good friend Charlie McElvy is GEARING UP for a Kickstarter campaign for his next issue of Spider-Squirrel in October!! You guys should sign up for the prelaunch RIGHT HERE!!! So you'll be notified as soon as his campaign launches!

And check out this cool homage cover you'll be able to get:

Love for our Printers! And a sweet promo for some friends of UHS.
3 months ago – Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 03:15:34 AM

As we quickly approach that next stretch goal, we wanted to give a big thank you to our TWO awesome printers helping us out for this art book - Rich of Comic Impressions in the US, and Stu at Promising Print in the UK. They have been wonderful and tolerant of our 1 million questions about covers and finishes and all the stuff to make the best books for you all! So please follow them, send them a THANK YOU, whatever it is, because without them, this shit wouldn't be happening! :)

Also today, two more promos for some friends of ours:


BACK IT HERE: Kickstarter link

Our first friend, Russell Nohelty, has launched a Kickstarter for the third graphic novel in his smash hit Godsverse Chronicles universe, Black Market Heroine, and you should absolutely check it out ASAP!

Black Market Heroine follows a criminal who accidentally saves the Antichrist and must keep her alive until morning so her blood can’t be used by a demonic cult to open a portal to Hell and start the Apocalypse. I loved both Katrina Hates the Dead and Pixie Dust, so I can’t wait to dive into this third installment of The Godsverse Chronicles!!!

Next, we have THE BAR, by SEAN TERRY:

BACK IT HERE: Kickstarter Link

Our second friend, Sean Terry of Intelligen Comics, just dropped The Bar!  It's a brand new drama/horror series.  Every issue is a new self-contained story;  think Law and Order meets Black Mirror!  Great company that promotes diversity in comics, so back now and help give them a push to the goal!