A Promoted Fanboy, Flynn's early work was in Fan Fiction, most notably the Sonic Fan Web Comic, Other-M. Being a fan of most of the properties he writes for also means that his works tends to often feature Mythology Gags (at times really obscure ones) and Ascended Memes. Similar to Geoff Johns, Flynn also will drudge up obscure characters (i.e. Nack the Weasel, Bean the Dynamite Duck, Bark the Polar Bear, Honey the Cat, and Breezie the Hedgehog for example) and revamp them for the modern audience, giving them distinct and impactful personality traits to ensure they stick to the readers. His work is big on characterization.
His Twitter account can be found here, and his personal webpage can be found here. He also hosts a bi-weekly podcast covering all forms of geekdom called the BumbleKast alongside his friend Kyle Crouse.
- Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog (2006-2017)
- Mega Man (2011-2015)
- New Crusaders (2012-2013)
- Sonic Boom (The Comic) (2014-2015)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW)
- Amazing Adventures (2015-2016)
- Universe (2018)
- Sonic Boom (The TV Show) (2016, writer of the Season 2 episodes "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Worse-er" and "Og Man Out")
- Sonic the Hedgehog (IDW) (2018- )
- Cosmo (2018- )
- Star Wars Adventures (2019)
- My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship (2019)
- Indivisible (2019, co-script writer)
- My Little Pony/Transformers: Friendship In Disguise! (2020)
- Super Duck (2020, co-writer)
Tropes featured in his work:
- Ascended Meme: During Ian Flynn's run on Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog, he decided to take a couple of fan ideas and play with them.
- In Issue 205, an insane Dr. Eggman catches Snively sneaking around and declares that he is "Snoo-ping as usual!", a call back to the infamous PINGAS meme from Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. The same issue depicts Eggman saying "It's from the show!", a Shout-Out to a Youtube Poop Music video.
- The Tails Doll, a playable doppelganger of Sonic's best friend Tail was introduced in Sonic R, but other than that he was a rather unremarkable Living Prop. Due to the creepy nature of the design, he became rather popular to imagine as an otherwordly monster in Creepypasta, with the parodic Sonic Shorts taking a hand in popularizing the concept. When Flynn introduced him, he ran with this concept for Tails Doll, who was a demonic looking Mechanical Abomination inside the innocent looking doll. Interestingly enough, a Fandom Nod to the Tails Doll already existed in Sonic X issue 21, but it was written by Mike Bullock.
- Creator's Favorite Episode: According to an interview with Sonic Fan Games HQ, one of his favorite interactions with Eggman comes from issue 220 of Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog.