The Art of Ryan Francis

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7/8/2019 News and Updates

There isn’t much new that I can really talk about at the moment.

If you’ve been following my updates on my Twitter and Instagram, I’m currently hard at work coloring Incident at the Game Store. I’ll be making an indepth coloring article like all of my other comic making tutorials so stay tuned for news on that front!

I’m also preparing from my next two upcoming cons, Comicopolis on July 27th and Indiana Comic Con on August 30th.


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Printed Sketchbook News

I got done with my cover for my upcoming print sketchbook. It’ll be a 5 inch by 7 inch 12 page black and white collection of sketches from late 2018 and early 2019.

The interior pages will be black and white with colored covers printed by Ka-Blam Digital Printing.

All the rest of the stuff is arranged, I just need to scrape up the cash for printing and selling at conventions and my Etsy store. Stay tuned for future news from Twitter or Instagram.


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Printers Row Lit Fest

I’ll be at Printers Row Lit Fest 2019 on June 8th and 9th at the Printers Row Building in Chicago, IL.

There, I’ll be promoting Flawless Extra-Ordinary Super Heroes, the children’s book I’ve been working on for the past six months with Dr. Chaucey Chandler.

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Commissions are Open

After a long time of self doubting myself, putting it off, and getting myself free from other art commitments, I want to formally announce that I’m taking digital and traditional character commissions!

I can draw full body or portrait icons of a bunch of things on the quick:

  • Original Characters
  • Fan Art
  • Furrys
  • Fantasy
  • Sci-fi
  • Manga
  • And many, many more

All prices are in U.S. Dollars. Payment upfront only via PayPal or Cash App.

I have details on my new commission page on my website, but here is the quick and dirty of my digital art prices:

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My Time at Comic Con Revolution Chicago 2019

I had a decent time at Comic Con Revolution Chicago 2019! This convention was a smaller convention than I thought it would be but it was alright.

I shared a table with ScottyArtz and it was okay. We mostly just riffed on cool art, video games, and he explained hardcore Super Smash Bros. play to me.

I sold books like Incident at the Game Store and Shirley’s Day, butI sold very little art or comic books in general to overcome the costs to buying the table space and travel expenses be made.

I also managed to knock out a commission for Mochireru.

I saw some decent cosplays of characters I actually like. I’m not big into cosplay stuff, but usually I take a picture if the character peaks my intrest.

I got a cool new haul, courtesy by Brian Babendererde, EB Mead, and Andrew Taam.

Ryan's Recomended Fonts


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Ryan’s Recommended Fonts

I find a majority of my fonts from Blambot, Comicraft, and Da Font. I also use resources like Font Meme and Art of the Title and various comic covers to look up fonts from existing logos and advertisements. For examples of how I use it, check out my article on lettering Incident at the Game Store!

This is a tiny list of fonts that I like and recommend making their first comics with.

Back Issues BB – It’s another nice starter font for dialogue in comics that I’ve used in my comics.

Damn Noisy Kids BB – This is a good starter sound effect font with big letters. I used this in Incident at the Game Store and Shirley’s Day.

Torn Asunder BB – This another good starter sound effect font with no serifs it looks like a good “organic” sounds.

Mumble Grumble – This is a font I never knew I would need until I found it! This is great for putting unreadable text or dialogue to fill out a drawing of a book page in comic or unintelligible speaking.

Pottymouth BB – This font is good for those cartoony cursing images. It’s nice for a quick censorship in case you get reprimanded in the editing process for the bad language.

Pixelated – If you need to write something in pixels this is a font that I like.

WhoopAss BB – This is slowly starting to be my big default design font for all of my promotional stuff. It’s super thick and legible and it’s decent looking.

This is but a small list of fonts you can use to letter your comics, but if you want more of a handmade feel, you can learn lettering and calligraphy for yourself, or use Calligraphr or Font Lab to create your own fonts! If you have anymore places to download or make fonts and lettering, drop a comment and share with everyone!


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Incident at the Game Store Releases Today!

After waiting with bated breath, my comic prints have finally arrived and I can officially announce that Incident At The Game Store is now for sale on my Etsy store for $3.00 and a digital version for $1.00!

As with buying a physical copy of Shirley’s Day, you can get it personally signed and sketched by me!

If you want to support me as an artist but don’t want a printed comic, you have the option of tipping me on my new Ko-Fi page!

All of my comics were printed by Ka-Blam Digital Printing. They take a while to get done but they’re still a decent way to get started printing your own self-published comics and I’ll still recommend them.

If you want to check out my process if making this comic exist, look through my archives of articles on making Incident at the Game Store.

Please look forward to my next project soon!