ryan dunlavey is a cartoonist, illustrator and author based in New York City.

Author representation by Jason Yarn Literary Agency


Ryan is currently available for freelance and contract work. For inquiries, please fill out this contact form or send an email to ryan.dunlavey@gmail.com

Ryan posts new comics every week on Ko-Fi and he is active on Instagram.

Ryan's books are available at book storescomic shops and public libraries everywhere, or online through Bookshop.org.  Signed books are available through his Ko-Fi page.

Ryan's original comic art is on display at Comic Art Fans.  Here's a list of his art for sale.

Ryan is available for school visits, store signings, comic conventions and other events, both virtual and in-person - contact him for scheduling info.

Ryan loves hearing from readers - contact him here.


Ryan Dunlavey is mostly known for illustrating multiple non-fiction comic books including Action Philosophers, Action 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 also illustrated and co-authored the graphic novel cookbook Dirt Candy with chef Amanda Cohen and author Grady Hendrix.


Ryan's solo comic works include The Illustrated Al for Z2 Comics and M.O.D.O.K. Reign Delay for Marvel Comics which inspired the M.O.D.O.K. animated series on Hulu. 


Ryan is a seasoned illustrator, designer, writer and animator and has been published by HarperCollins, Penguin, Scholastic, Taschen, Random House and MAD magazine. He has drawn comics for Dark Horse, Dynamite, IDW, Image, Marvel, Oni, Webtoon and Z2. His 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, snacking, camping and watching lots of cartoons - luckily for him, his family likes all those things too. Ryan is fully posable (accessories sold separately) but will only be available on this planet for a limited time, so act now!