The Art of Ryan Francis

The art website of Ryan Francis


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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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My Influences and Inspirations

Like any other artist, I too have inspirations. These are the things that convinced me to take on the path of an artist and a creator. Whenever I feel down about myself as an artist or have doubts about my methods, I will look to these as a sort of reminder about why I bothered to start in the first place.

THE BEDROCK

Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey– I loved this series and it got me into making comics and animations!

So, You Wanna Be A Comic Book Artist? By Philip Amara – This is a great book when I was younger. It told me that there are actual people making comics and that you were capable of making comics yourself! The book explained the supplies needed, how to self-publish, even what to show as a portfolio! It had interviews with comic artists like Bruce Timm, Kevin Eastman and even up and coming artists like Becky Cloonan!

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Raccoon Month Day 2

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More Raccoon Month Scans. This is where I start finding more obscure characters and ideas to draw and showcase.

Mark Brown and Kevin Rose are my favorites of the entire run of doing this! I also did a bit of stretching when it came to Don-Chan, from Street Fighter, who is a tanuki and not a raccoon, but I like to take artistic license.

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