Friday, November 30, 2012

Moving right along…

My online presence will be going through some changes over the next couple of months - and part of that will be a shutting down this blog and shifting over to Tumblr instead. I won't delete the posts here but I won't be updating the blog anymore either. So if you're a regular follower here, please update your links!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Commissions are back!

So after doing commissions during San Diego Comic-Con and the Graphic Textbook Kickstarter drive I feel like I can handle doing commissions again. Here's some recent samples!



These are done in permanent marker on 9 x 12 inch thick archival paper. A single character sketch is $30 for black and white, $50 for color. I'm currently accepting pre-ordered commissions for NEW YORK COMIC-CON. Pay now, pick it up from Table K8 at any time. I don't have e-commerce set up for this so just email me to get the ball rolling.

After the convention, I'll start offering commissions by mail. Woo hoo!

Friday, September 7, 2012

My new book: THE DIRT CANDY COOKBOOK & party announcement!


Hey look, I have a new comic book graphic novel!



The Dirt Candy Cookbook by Amanda Cohen and Ryan Dunlavey with Grady Hendrix is both a cookbook AND a graphic novel. It’s half recipes, half comics with some blurring of the lines in-between, where we use comics to demonstrate cooking techniques in the recipes themselves AND have food techniques included as part of the story sections. The power of comics! It’s a natural extenuation of the humorous non-fiction comics I do with Fred Van Lente on a subject that I’m very personally invested in - food and cooking! I’m INCREDIBLY proud of it and I really hope you’ll check it out.

Here’s a few of my favorite pages!


There's lots more where that came from - you can read the first 2 chapters of the book at Amazon.

The book is a labor of love for Amanda, Grady and me - we busted our humps non-stop for most of 2011 (and a good chunk of 2012) writing scripts, testing recipes and drawing, drawing, drawing. SO much drawing.


Seriously, even if you’re not into cooking Amanda’s memoir of being a working chef in New York City AND what she went through to open up her own Michelin-recommended restaurant is fascinating reading. It’s all true and all hilarious.

Look - the press love us!


Comics Alliance (GREAT review)
MTV Geek (BIG interview)
The New York Times (interview)
The Daily News (big feature)
Andrea Strong’s Strong Buzz (review)
USA Today (quick review)
The Huffington Post (review)
The Wall Street Journal (feature)
The Daily Meal (video interview!)
Eater (interview with Amanda)

And we’re having a release party!

THIS MONDAY, September 10, 2012 at Housing Works Book Cafe in New York City. Amanda, Grady and I will give a short presentation where we will read excerpts, talk about the book and field questions. There will be food, drinks and a book signing. Free admission, so get there early! Click here for all the details.

And look - we made a trailer! (I did the animation)



Whew! Now I’m hungry.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Comic Con Ho!


I'm one of the lucky few who scored an Artist Alley table at this years San Diego Comic-Con and while I'm there I will be drawing commissions!

Spots will be limited so I'm opening up a reserve list. If you're interested in a commission email ryan [dot] dunlavey [at] gmail [dot] com, and put “commission list" in the subject line.

Here’s what you can get from me! (samples coming soon)

Full color marker drawing on 11 x 14 art paper - $200

Full body single character drawing on 9 x 12 art paper - $40 b&w, $80 color

Single character portrait (headshot) on 9 x 12 art paper - $20 b&w, $40 color

Sketch cards - $5 full color

Sketchbook doodle - CBLDF donation or FREE with any purchase

I’m also bringing original artwork to sell - click here for a list of what I have available. If you are interested in any of the $20 pages please let me know in advance as I probably won't bring them otherwise! And of course I'll have copies of Action Philosophers, The Comic Book History of Comics and One With Everything for sale, plus some prints.

For original commissions I prefer to use my own paper as the rough paper in most sketchbooks tends to ruin my drawing tools. Blank comic covers are fine, prices are the same as 9 x 12. All commissions will be done on site, no pre-show commissions please! Limit of 2 drawn things per person. If you have a particular obscure character request please bring visual reference, and if you're interested in having me draw something not described here, just ask and I'm sure we can work something out.

Thanks - hope to see you at the show!

Friday, April 27, 2012

A free poster for Free Comic Book Day!

This was supposed to be a quick little flyer to post at my son's school bulletin board but then I kind of got carried away with it! Anyone who would also like to use this image to also advertise FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is ENCOURAGED to do so! Click here to grab a high-resolution pdf of the image then just drop in your local comic store's address in the lower left hand corner using your graphics program of choice and print like crazy!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Road to the Avengers movie

Re-sharing the "Road to the Avengers Movie" board game I drew for Wizard Magazie back when the Avengers movie was first announced almost 2 years ago (!). I love that I was allowed to draw the 70's Captain America costume. Click to make it big!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hey look - my first art book!



One With Everything collects all my pop culture crowd scenes, comic strip mash-ups and similar illustration work from Wizard, Toyfare, Royal Flush, Disney Adventures and various uncredited internet appearances into one big glossy full-color book. 8 x 10 inches, 56 pages of all killer, no filler for only 10 bucks.

BUY IT RIGHT HERE!

Published by Evil Twin Comics, the book will also be for sale at the various conventions I’m attending this summer: MoCCA Art Fest, TCAF, Asbury Park Comic Con and San Diego Comic-Con International.

Monday, January 9, 2012

2012 Comic Convention Schedule

Every year I say I'm going to do less comic conventions, but then I always end up doing more.
Here's my schedule for 2012 (so far)
Mocca Art Fest - April 28 & 29
TCAF: The Toronto Comics Arts Festival - May 5 & 6
Asbury Park Comic-Con - May 12
Wizard World Philadelphia - June 2 only  Had to cancel, sorry!
San Diego Comic-Con International - July 12-15
New York Comic Con - October 11-14
I will post a new update as each convention approaches. Hope to see you at one of them!

Friday, November 11, 2011

My new comic "BAD GUY" from MTV comics coming in spring 2012


Hey everybody - I'm writing and drawing a comic for the soon-to-be-launched MTV Comics. Here, listen to my giant, pasty, cough medicine addled head spill all the details!



Oh my god - shut up you idiot!!!

If any of you liked MODOK: Reign Delay then I just *know* you're going to like this. Bad Guy is going to be a three issue digital comic series starting sometime next spring, with a print collection to come later that year. I'm scripting the story right now and having a blast!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

How to Make a Guerilla Video comic

A short non-fiction comic I drew for Idealware (a tech consulting firm for non-profits) a few months back. The text was written by Idealware's Colin Pizarek, and we collaborated on coming up with the visuals and gags throughout the comic. Really fun little project that I was really happy to be a part of!
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