Name: Ryan Crouse
Age: 29
Birthday: October 27, 1980
Born: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,Canada
Live: Wroxton, Sask. Canada
Occupation: FULL TIME Grocery - Real Candaian SUPER STORE
  • WAS a Full Time Employee at Yorkton Wal-Mart (Sports, Toys, Seasonal, Pets, Infants, Foods/Pantry - 7 1/2 years) & Owner/Creator of Star Verse Comics & Comic Book Inker
    Interests: Comic Inking/Drawing, playing the Electric Guitar (Ibanez Gio) Quadding, Reading (Fantasy - Lord of the Rings, WarCraft, Star Wars Novels, etc.), taking care of my Fish(Cichlids, Tropicals, Bettas & Goldfish), PC Games (ex: Diablo, WarCraft, Half-Life, Tom Clancey's Rainbow 6 ...)

    Favorite Comic Company: Image & Crossgen Comics
    Favorite Book: JRR Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings
    Favorite Pencilers: Todd McFarlane, Ian Churchill, Rob Liefeld, M.C. Wyman, Gary Frank, Walter McDaniel, Ed McGuinness, Greg Capullo, Jim Cheung
    Favorite Comic Inkers: Mike DeCarlo, Greg Adams, Todd McFarlane, Steve Rude, Tim Townsend, Don Hillsman II, Kevin Conrad
    Favorite Inking Brush: Winsor & Newton Sceptre Gold II 101 Sable Size #1
    Favorite Ink: Artworks - Super Black India Ink
    Favorite Comic Characters: Deathlok, Spawn, Thor

    Top 3 Web Sites: Blizzard Entertainment / Snake Net Metal Radio / Jazma On-Line
    Top Band: Iron Maiden & Bruce Dickinson
    Favorite Bands: Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Primal Fear, Falconer, Savatage, Edguy/Avantasia, Hammerfall, Garth Brooks(Older stuff), Iced Earth, BrainStorm, Sentenced, Gamma Ray, Alabama, Bon Jovi, Fozzy
    Most Listened to Albums: Iron Maiden "Brave New World" & "Rock In Rio," Judas Priest "Angel of Retribution" Fozzy "Fozzy", Black Sabbath: The DIO Years, Mystic Prophecy "Savage Souls"
    Latest Interesting & Different Album: Elvenking (Pegan Purity) & In Extremo (Herr Mannelig)
    Favorite Drummer: Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden
    Favorite Guitarists: Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Janic Gers (Iron Maiden)
    Gus G (Dream Evil, Mystic Prophecy, Firewind, Nightrage)
    Roy Z. (Bruce Dickinson, Tribe Of Gypsies, Rob Rock)
    Top Songs: 1. Iron Maiden - Dance of Death, Blood Brothers, The Wicker Man & Fear of the Dark, Flight of the Icarus, Rain Maker, The Legacy, Brighter than a Thousand Suns & Run to the Hills
    2. Bruce Dickinson - Tears of the Dragon, Wicker Man, Accident of Birth, Devil on a Hog, Chemical Wedding
    3. Bon Jovi - It's My Life
    4. Savatage - Halls of the Mountain King, Tonight He Grins Again, Believe, The Hour Glass, Wake of the Megellan
    5. Edguy - The Piper Never Dies, Vain Glory Opera & Tears of the Mandrake, Out of Control
    6. Demons & Wizards - Terror Train, Crimson King, Down where I Am, Fiddler on the Green, My Last Sunrise, The Whistler 7. Falconer - Quest for the Crown, Entering Eternity, Enter the Glade, Substitutional Worlds, Fairlyland Fanfare
    8. Gamma Ray - Valley of the Kings, Arragedon
    9. Avantasia - Avantasia & Final Sacrifice
    10. Tea Party - The Messanger, Walking Wounded, Heaven Coming Down
    11. Iced Earth - I Died for You, Damien, Dracula, Ghost of Freedom, Melancholy (Holy Martyr), Watching over Me, Coming Curse
    12. BrainStorm - Voices
    13. Primal Fear - Mind Machine
    14. HammerFall - Hearts on Fire, Always will Be, Let the Hammer Fall
    15. At Vance - Only Human

    Bands seen Live: IRON MAIDEN (x2), MEGADETH, HEAVEN & HELL (Black Sabbath) Cherry Bomb, Fist, Wonderland, Paradice City, Armadillo, Streetniks, Irish Rovers, Kyle Riabko, Tabaroo, TangleBox, Ricasso, Harley Quinn, BILF, Wheat Monkeys
    Famous People Met: Jason McCoy
    Wrestlers: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Brock Lesner, X-Pac, Chris Jericho, Edge, Christian, Steve Blackman

    Favorite TV Shows: WWE Wrestling, Just fopr Laughs, Mr. Bean, SPACE GHOST "Coast to Coast", Monty Python`s Flying Circus, Father Ted, Sledge Hammer!, The Red Green Show, Corner Gas, MXC, The "ORIGINAL" ECW, The Venture Bros, Spongebob Square Pants, The Tick, Family Guy

    Favorite Movies: The Gladiator, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, All Star Wars, Anything Monty Python, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Silence of the Hams, The Wrong Guy, Identity, The Relic, Evil Dead, Clockwise, The Toxic Avenger, Pathfinder, Yellowbeard, Cheech & Chong, Mr. Bean's Holiday, Dirty Harry, A Murder of Crows

    Hello. My name is Ryan Crouse, and above is a fairly brief Bio about me and the things I do and love. Just a tad of info on my childhood life... I was born in Saskatoon, Sask. Canada. We (Mom, Dad, Older Sister & Brother) lived there until I was 4. In 1984, when I father decided to give up Air Traffic Controlling, we moved out to Wroxton, sk. (along with a younger brother on the way). That is where we began to farm, and do so to this very day. (We have roughly 2500 acres [4 1/2 sections] of Farm Land)

    It was August of 1998 when I began to take Comic Book Inking and my little small press company more serious, as I took an Entrepreneur course (a class offered by the Yorkton Regional High School) to learn some additional information about the Business World. Since then I have worked for and with many different little companies around North America, and hope to some day make it into the Main Stream for Inking. With Star Verse Comics, I have currently published 5 titles. Donar: God Of War #1 (Best Seller) & #2 (2nd Newest), Hero vs. Villain #1 (a Comedy based in the city where I live done with crazy Superheroes.), Tech Storm: Rages Of War #1 (of 2), The Adventures of CARL #1 (Newest). Tech Storm #2 will be my next project. You can find out about my comics and much more at my site.

    Other interests that I have are Poetry (I have done this one called "Tractor" that I have won a few little awards for. Go to and type in my name to see a couple of my poems.) I have also wrote a few short stories, but nothing major.

    I soon got into the Music, or METAL music should I say as I WON a free Web Show for IRON MAIDEN when they Released "Brave New World." That is when I decided to play the Guitar (I am Self-Taught)! I first purchased an Ibanez Gio. As of July 1 2006, I am now the Proud owner of a SCHECTER REVENGER (previously: Epiphone Les Paul 100). I like to play alot of Metal and Rock such as Iron Maiden, DIO, Judas Priest, Megadeth, Gamma Ray, Iced Earth, Demons & Wizards, Blind Guardian, etc. My Amp is a VOX AD-30 VT.

    Next to all that, I have worked at the Yorkton Wal-Mart since before it began (7+ years). I was in the Toy Dept (for 4 1/2 years), Infants Dept.(10 1/2 months), worked in the Foods Dept. for 2 years. Reciently QUIT to Join the Real Canadian SUPER STORE(Career Move - Much Better!!). Just so you can know more about me, I am a Massive ECW and WWE Fan ("Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Ultimate Warrior, "Macho Man" Randy Savage & Undertaker are 4 of my all time Favorites. I also love playing my PC Games. Half-Life, WarHammer: Dawn of War, Dungeon Siege II, Diablo II, all WarCraft games, Heroes of Might & Magic III - massively addicting! Pool of Radiance II is a Awesome game even though all mags. gave it low reviews and I also love Tom Clancy games - Snipers simply Rule!

    I am also a big fan of the Halloween Season. Here are some of my photoes ...
    2002 ... Iron Maiden's EDDIE
    2001 ... The UNDERTAKER - 1 - 2 - 3 (I spent over 9 Hours drawing tattoos on my arms with a Sharpie for this - over 30 of them.)

    If you have any Questions or Comments, Let me Know!