The Art of Ryan Francis

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Southside Comic Fest, Updates and More

I’ve been lying low online lately as a sort of mini break. I’m mainly writing my next comic, learning to write any comics and figuring out a few of my concerns with my art and my business in making art.

I went to Southside Comic Book Show last Saturday. It was tiny and slow for me and there were mostly toy sellers and seven artists including me: Juan Gomez, Darryl Young, Johnathan Grimm, Donald Mcquay and Edward Sims of Kensai Productions, and Bryant Bell. I sold three comics, but not much else. I mainly sat around and drew Jojo Characters all that day.

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Indiana Comic Convention 2019

I’ll be at Indiana Comic Convention on August 30th to September 1st! I’m reworking some new things with the stuff I sell like cool stickers!

2019 Convention Banner

It’ll be my first time in Indianapolis, so this is a new experience for me.

Again, I’ll be table sharing with Chris Scott, so stop by, say hi, buy our books, and give us high fives!


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Stickers and Statuses

I ordered a small sample of stickers from Sticker Mule. They’re pretty nice and I want to order a larger pack from them again.

My coloring stuff has slowed down due to commissions and things that I need to do at hand. It’s still in the back burner and I’m gotten too far into it to stop it, but I need to make priorities.

Other good news, is that I was interviewed by the Lockport Legend when I was at Comicopolis two weeks ago! They might be going out of style but it’s still cool to be published in a newspaper!

I think I might get back to my coloring stuff soon but I’ll let you know later!


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How to Find Conventions

I do my best to attend as many conventions as I can to showcase and sell my artwork. I also do my best to help many of my other artist friends to find cons as well. It’s to a point where one of my friends thinks I’m some kind of con-finding super wizard. It’s not hard to find conventions and events, it mostly just a lot of time to spend outside of actually making artwork. This article is a few of my methods of finding comic cons and events so that I don’t have to answer as many repeat questions.

Go to Conventions

In order to find conventions, you’d need to go to conventions. It’s where people go to enjoy the things they like after all! There’s usually a convention for everything, comics, anime, tabletop gaming, books, fishing, cars, guns, tattoos, flowers, restaurants, and much more!

When you go to a convention, you meet like-minded people who like the things that you like, and you’ll probably meet people who were involved in the making of the things you love, whether they did the artwork, performed the acting, helped find the talents, published the media to people, or just simply being a superfan and chatting about it to everyone they meet.

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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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Anime Central and More!

I went to Anime Central 2019 last weekend to hang out and enjoy myself for once. A friend of mine offered me one of his extra passes, so he convinced me to stop by.

It was an overall more satisfying convention to me compared to when I went last year. I bought plenty of stuff like a Jojo Plushie and a bag piece and blank white skyn to draw on from Equilibrium USG.

I touched back with a few personal friends, got some help and feedback on my comic work from someone I frequently look to for advice, attended an interesting panel about Japan’s Doujinshi scene, tried out the XP-Pen display tablets at their booth and did some digging for new conventions to attend soon and best friend tried an anime dubbing audition with Bang Zoom! Entertainment.

I’ll drop another reminder that I’ll be at County Pop Culture Con on Saturday, May 25th at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Greyslake, Illinois and Comic Con Revolution Chicago on Saturday, June 1st and Sunday 2nd at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center Rosemont, IL!


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Comic Con Revolution Chicago 2019

I’ll be at Comic Con Revolution Chicago 2019 on June 1 to 2! This is the first time at a larger convention so it’s pretty exciting!

I’ll be at Table B9 with Chris Scott, creator of the action-packed webcomic RayFox. We’ll be selling original comics, prints, and doing commissions!

Come check us out at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL!