About Ryan K Lindsay
G’day, I’m Ryan Lindsay
I’m a writer who lives in Australia; the great southern land, the sunburnt country and the home of the wombat, clearly the toughest animal alive. Except for the honey badger.
I write in my spare time, which means most nights, and early mornings, are spent on my laptop in my office. I am working towards getting my projects to different stages of publication.
I write all sorts of different things;
The New World, Same As It Ever Was. A novel about one guy’s journey across a powerless Europe as he ventures to find his parents who have fallen out of the sky. It’s a journey story that looks at how society deals with change and what the worst in people looks like when given an open environment to gestate. Part epic story and part David Fincher analysis.
In Ten City. A crime pulp that follows a down on his luck teacher who is sleeping with a student, legally, and stumbles across a dead body that will put into motions a set of plays from different sections of the law, varied criminal types and a bare knuckled colleague. It’s seedy fun as Macbeth sees the best and worst of the criminal underworld. Part John Birmingham and part Chandler and Hammett.
You Must Remember This. A novel about a man who suddenly finds that his every memory and thought has been put up onto the internet. It destroys his life, in many ways, so he sets off to find out who has done this to him. His chase leads him to a mental hospital on the other side of the country. In his journey he’ll find out all about madness, and creativity, and how the two can often be so intricately linked and there is not always a differentiation between the cause and the effect.
The Trouble With Jimmy Mann. A novel about life in Australia’s college residential systems, part Diner and part Last Kiss.
The Friendly Skies. A short story about a man on a plane who realises that all is not as it seems, in many aspects, part Twilight Zone and part David Mamet.
A range of poems that encompass all that I feel John Donne ever sought for.
The Man In The Red Suit. A comic limited series about an aged Matt Murdock being brought back to the game he once mastered, part Dark Knight Returns and part…well, hopefully not anything else, I really want it to be an original Lindsay piece, not some
ripoff homage or valentine to former, and possibly better DD writers.
The Choice That Had To Be Made. A man’s journey into hereditary madness, or so it would seem. A short story that is part Outer Limits and part early Cronenberg.
Ego. An ongoing comic series about an actor who can read people’s minds. Part Brian K Vaughan and part Steven Soderbergh.
Once Upon A Time In Atlantis. An ongoing comic series set in Atlantis and following different characters as they develop immense power. Part Clash of the Titans, part Preacher and part David Koepp.
Fate. A four issue mini series about a person waking after an attack to find that he is someone with powers. He also finds that there are many other people after him. To stay alive he has to find out who is after him, and why. It’s Garden State if the guy was some third tier hero, but well written.
Eponymous Bosch. A webcomic that looks at a global terrorist/spy organisation and the levels of crazy people that work within it. It’s a comic series that has doses of violence, sex, depravity, laughter, and insanity in equal measures. It’ll make you laugh while you cringe.
My influences for writing vary but the main ones would be Stephen King, Clive Barker, Brian K Vaughan, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Michael Chabon, David Koepp, Ethan Coen, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, Duane Swierczynski, Jonathan Hickman, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Jostein Gaarder, Robert Rodriguez, Richard Matheson, Day Keene, Kevin Smith, Robert Kirkman, Roald Dahl and Philip K Dick.
I can be reached at ryanlindsay82_at_hotmail dot com