I'm a cartoonist, illustrator and author based in New York City.

My books are available through Bookshop.org or from your local book storecomic book shop or public library. (and yeah, they're at Amazon too. Ugh.)

My self-published work is available through my Ko-Fi page.

I am currently available for freelance and contract work. For inquiries, please fill out this contact form or email me directly at ryan.dunlavey@gmail.com

I am also available for school visits, comic conventions and other events, both virtual and in-person - contact me for rates and scheduling. In 2022 I am scheduled to be at Toronto Comic Arts Festival and New York Comic Con.

My original art is posted to Comic Art Fans.  Here's a list the art I have for sale. I also sell affordable prints of my art through Deviantart in a variety of formats. I can easily make any piece of my art available as a print, please email me your requests.

I'm active on Twitter and Instagram, follow me there for announcements!

Author representation by Jason Yarn Literary Agency


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Ryan Dunlavey is the artist of multiple award-winning non-fiction graphic novels including Action Philosophers, the Action Presidents series, The Comic Book History of Animation, The Comic Book History of Comics and the Action Activists series for the New York City Department of Education - all co-authored with long-term collaborator Fred Van Lente. Ryan illustrated and co-authored the graphic novel cookbook Dirt Candy with chef Amanda Cohen and author Grady Hendrix. Ryan wrote and illustrated 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, Oni, Royal Flush, Webtoons, Wizard and Z2. His creative 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, exploring the outdoors 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!