A.R. Ramirez

I'm A.R. Ramirez

Comic Geek/Grad Student

This is where I can let my mind and all its randomness go free.

I have a blog where I write about comics and life, check it out here:


The Batman by Alex Ross


For best results, sync it up with the Vanilla Ice song.


For best results, sync it up with the Vanilla Ice song.

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David Mack painted this stunning rendition of Cyclops with brush and ink at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Cyclops has long been my favorite X-Man and the dichotomy between his extraordinary power and the struggle for control has always been a fascinating aspect of his character. David really captured the awesome power of his optic blasts with this piece that shows the visceral energy of the mutant cutting loose with full force!

Really enjoyed this Cyclops in brush & ink. Here is a painted Cyclops from All New X-Men #25: https://www.facebook.com/21231086294/photos/a.155268256294.118639.21231086294/10152098432971295/?type=3&theater
I have no imagination; I just steal from life and change the color. Then it’s a comic book.


Many many characters, but only one Robin


By Bruce Timm

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the comic book industry


We can be heroes just for one day.

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From Sketch to Finish: Detective Comics #33 cover by Francis Manapul

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Ra’s Al Ghul by Mike Mignola

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I understand how one can become a comic writer and/or artist, but I rarely if ever hear stories about how someone can become a comic editor. Any tips?
arramirez arramirez Said:


I don’t think my path to editing comics is what anyone would call normal since the bulk of my comic book career has been in the publicity space, so I’m hesitant to speak with any authority. I’m also in the very early stages of being an editor, so I’m not really an expert, by any means. But I’ll do my best.

Being an editor - at least from what I can tell - is unlike writing or art because it’s not a freelance position most of the time, it’s a full-time, in-house office job. You have to apply, interview, come to an office daily, etc. At least in terms of comics from DC, Marvel, Archie and others. 

I would suggest keeping your eyes on the respective job/career pages of the comic book companies you’d like to work for. Have an updated resume ready to load/send when a job you’re interested in pops up and treat the opportunity less like A DREAM COME TRUE and more like a job.

In terms of experience, I think it helps to have some writing/editing/publishing background, but that’s not the be-all, end-all. Comics experience - be it in production or some other aspect of the industry is good, too, because it shows you know the quirks and tropes of comics. Also, you should LOVE comics. That’s a given. Because editing is hard work and can be thankless. But I’ve also seen how rewarding, inspirational and just plain awesome it can be. So, there’s a huge upside. 

Hope this helps and good luck!


Hellboy and Batman by Mike Mignola

I don’t start a story until I know where it’s going to end.

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