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ryan dunlavey is a multi-disciplined artist, author and cartoonist in New York City.

I am currently available for freelance and contract work.

I'm especially interested in visual storytelling opportunities - both as a writer and an artist. For inquiries, please fill out this contact form or send an email to Please do NOT send unsolicited scripts or pitches - I won't read them.

Author representation by Jason Yarn Literary Agency


My books are available online through  and at book storescomic shops and public libraries everywhere.


My Etsy store has prints and original art for sale.

I love hearing from readers and I am available for school visits, store signings, comic cons and other events, both virtual and in-person - contact me here.

Upcoming events and signings:

  • Beer City Comic-Con - Asheville, NC, September 29 - October 1

  • New York Comic-Con - New York City, October 12 - 15


Ryan Dunlavey is the artist of Action PhilosophersAction Presidents, The Comic Book History of Animation, The Comic Book History of Comics and Action Activists - all co-authored with writer Fred Van Lente. Ryan's other books include Dirt Candy: A Cookbook with chef Amanda Cohen, The Illustrated Al with "Weird" Al Yankovic and writing and drawing M.O.D.O.K. Reign Delay for Marvel Comics, the inspiration for the M.O.D.O.K. animated series on Hulu.


A seasoned illustrator, designer, writer and animator for three decades, Ryan's work has been published by HarperCollins, Penguin, Scholastic, Taschen, Random House and MAD magazine and he's made comics for Dark Horse, Dynamite, IDW, Image, Marvel, Oni, Webtoon and Z2. Freelance clients include Disney, Warner Brothers, The Children's Place, Hasbro, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, The WWE, Spencer Gifts and his mom.

Ryan lives and works in New York City with his partner Liza Pagano and their children. He enjoys traveling, cooking, cycling, camping, snacking and watching cartoons. Ryan is fully posable (accessories sold separately) but will only be available on this planet for a limited time, so act now!

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