Ryan Dunlavey is a cartoonist best known for drawing multiple non-fiction graphic novels, including the ALA and Xeric award-winning Action Philosophers, the best-selling The Comic Book History of Comics, and the four volume, multi-award-winning Action Presidents series – all co-authored with his frequent collaborator Fred Van Lente. The duo’s most recent projects include Action Activists in partnership with the New York City Department of Education and The Comic Book History of Animation, which was successfully funded by a Kickstarter campaign before being acquired for mass-market publication by IDW. As a solo comics creator, Ryan has written and drawn The Secret Loves of Geeks for Dark Horse, G.I. Joe for IDW, Tommy Atomic for Royal Flush, Polidiocy for Webtoons, and M.O.D.O.K. Reign Delay for Marvel which was recently adapted as Marvel’s MODOK on Hulu. Ryan also co-authored the graphic novel cookbook Dirt Candy with chef Amanda Cohen (of Iron Chef Canada), now in its 8th printing. Outside of comics, Ryan is a graphics professional with 30 years of experience – he’s illustrated dozens of Tom & Jerry and Looney Tunes books, animated cartoons for the WWE, was a long-time graphic designer and illustrator for Wizard and ToyFare magazines, and created t-shirt graphics for The Children’s Place, Spencer’s, and dozens of recording artists including Green Day, Bon Jovi, Guns & Roses, and The Allman Brothers. Ryan has also produced endless drawings of monsters and cute animals for his children (usually on-demand). He probably needs a nap.
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Action Philosophers, Action Presidents, M.O.D.O.K. Reign Delay