The Art of Ryan Francis

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Dupage Comic Con 2019 and more!

I have some upcoming news to talk about that’s coming up soon!

I’ll be at Mighty Con Dupage 2019 on Saturday, February 9th!

So if you’re a Wheaton local or want to visit Dupage County Fairgrounds, you can stop by to see me and a variety of people in comics, art and pop culture!

At a closer date, I’ll be participating in this year’s Global Game Jam on January 25th! I’ll be contributing my art and animation skills with my friends to try to build a small video game in 48 hours.

Wish me luck!


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Holiday Sale!

I have a new printing of Shirley’s Day is up for sale on my Etsy Store!

I also have a holiday sale for the month of December where it’s 25% off with free shipping!

Thank you for your support for all of these long years!

Please look forward to what I have next in the future!

In other news, my progress on my Gamestop comic is slowing down a bit due to my day job. I hope to pick up more after December.

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Galaxy Comic Book and Fantasy Art Expo 2019


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Galaxy Comic Book and Fantasy Art Expo 2019

I’ll be exhibiting my work for the first time at the Galaxy Comic Book and Fantasy Art Expo on September 22!

It will be at the Joliet Historical Museum where you’ll meet a bunch of local Chicago-land artists, writers, sellers of comic and pop culture stuff, and of course, meet me in person for the first time!

There, I will be debuting Shirley’s Day, where you can pick up a signed printed book straight from me! But if you aren’t able to be there, I have the issues for sale as a print or digital piece! This is one of the few ways you can support me and my future work as an independent creator!

I’m excited and nervous, but all the efforts lead to all of this! So if you want to hang, high five me, have a chat, or support me in my future endeavors, stop by Galaxy this Friday!

I hope this will be the first of many events!


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Art Streaming News

I have recently taken up doing live streams of my art process, with time lapsed drawing recordings down the line. I live stream every Saturday @ 5pm United States Central Time!

I’m on Twitch, Picarto, Periscope and YouTube. All with the help of Restream!

Here’s a few things I’ve been working on!


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Inktober Week 5

Here is art from the final week of my work during Inktober, delivered in a “timely” manner.

For this final week, I wanted to build off of the backgrounds from last week and try more “illustrative” sketches. I see many other artists that make Inktober posts that could be illustrations themselves and I felt like that I needed to kick my game up or be left in the dust.

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Inktober Week 3 Plus More

Inktober is going okay, not to my intents, but life gets in the way of plans often.

I will say that I did at least do some looking at other inkers. A few things I wanted to do with my work was to have better line economy in my art. Artist like Alex Toth and Milton Caniff have really good line work that I wish I had in my own work.

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