torturedxgenius asked: Has anyone every asked you draw a non-comic book character? Let's say, if someone asked to get a sketch of The President of these United States punching a fictional character, would you do that? And on that note would you draw a fan's original character as a sketch?
At cons I mainly do head and torso sketches, and occasional full commissions if I have the time. Price goes up when adding more than one figure so if you really want a commission of Lincoln punching Cookie Monster then it’ll cost you.
Also I only do known character sketches. I’ve done peoples own characters before and a few times they have used those as covers on their creator owned book. The problem is, it’s a head sketch drawn at a con, and now it’s a cover? I do put time and love into sketches but not the amount my covers need. It doesn’t represent my name very well to have a con sketch as a cover.
dedsquad asked: Random question. Do you ever doubt your artistic ability? Also how you doing?
Doing pretty good! And hell yes I doubt my artistic ability all the time! I can’t let the doubt slow me down at all though, it can consume people. I need to recognize my strengths as well as my weaknesses, and then strengthen both!
danisoria93 asked: Hey man, Would it be ok if whenever I meet you at a con whould it be ok if I show you some of my drawings? I recently started with sequential, and am loving it as of right now. Thanks
Of course! I won’t give advice or critique unless you ask for it though. I can’t tell if some people would like a portfolio review or to simply just show me their art. Both are handled differently of course. So be specific!
tuckerstoons asked: Dear Ryan, I'm a huge fan of you work on Invincible, but my favorite stuff you do are the random monsters and one shots of crazy creatures destroying people. I just wanted to know where you get the ideas for them, and maybe how you got so good at the line work that goes into them shading wise.
I come up with creatures just by drawing. A lot of those monsters I draw are not something I envision. Most ideas come after I’ve started drawing, and I go a new direction many times through the course of a drawing.
nightglider asked: Hey Ryan! First off, I love Invincible, and your unique style. It's one of the main reasons I love that book! This summer, it's been announced you're coming to Denver for our Con, and I'm stoked! Are you as excited to visit?
I’m always excited for cons. Especially Denver, I hear last years Denver con was gigantic with hungry fans just like SLC. That’s what happens when there is no cons for miles and miles and then suddenly a Comicon pops up! Everyone goes!
d-fr34k asked: First of all, i would like to salute you for your great talent and the nice job you're doing in INVINCIBLE, you're a inspiration for all of us, second...i would like to know where you wanted to get when you started? P.S: Sorry, my english sucks...i speak/write português, so...
Thank you! The dream was to draw comics for Marvel, but I soon realized drawing Invincible has so many pluses that I stayed! Nothing like creator ownership.
mattkeyz asked: I just have to ask. What was your initial reaction to the script for Issue #108?
Robert talked to me about it on the phone, so I knew some of the main points before the script came. But I was pretty excited to draw everything in that issue, so much great shocking stuff.
Just playing with my toys.