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I'm a longtime contributor to MTV, Billboard, Alternative Press and MovieWeb. I've worked as on-air reporter, host, writer and producer for MTV, MSNBC and E!. I have provided opinion and commentary to programs on VH1, IFC, G4, Fuse, Current and Oxygen. I have written for Huffington Post, Premiere, OC Weekly, SFGate.com, NextMovie.com, MTV's television and movie blogs and other publications. I am the founder of Superhero Productions, providing broadcast, online and aftermarket content for a number of clients including Lionsgate, Sony and Warner Bros. I personally handle artist management for a handful of bands. "Ryan Downey has established a history of breaking some good scoops in the last few years, and you could certainly do worse than bookmark [him] to check in on." -- Ain't It Cool

Monday, May 12, 2008

Dark Horse Comics' "Hobo Fett"

Way back at Comic-Con 2007 -- or maybe it was Star Wars Celebration -- my old friend Jeremy Atkins told me about "HOBO FETT," an idea for a comic book he came up with together with another friend of his who he works with at Dark Horse. Well, lo and behold, "Hobo Fett" is now a reality. And as the name would suggest, it's a bizarre and hilarious amalgam of Star Wars fanboy worship and trailer park aestheticism.


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