Matt Ryan, freelance cartoonist/illustrator

Welcome to Matt Ryan's web site! What you'll find here are a variety of examples of his artwork along with information regarding his freelance services, classes, lectures and comics. Matt is a freelance cartoonist, illustrator and comic book artist whose work spans from the comics industry to package design and advertising.
Matt has been honored and recognized by a number of professional organizations. He was a member of the Farmington Valley Arts Center faculty for seven years and was named Master Teaching Artist by the Greater Hartford Arts Council. Shortly after joining the Comic Book Artists Guild, he was nominated head of the Connecticut branch and held that position until he stepped down in 2008. In April 2008 at the New York ComicCon, he received the first-ever CAG award for production excellence. At the 2009 New York Comic Con CAG Awards, Matt received the Best Cartoonist and Best Workshop awards. Also, he was the first cartoonist juried into the Granby Artists Association, a network of fine artists that partake in galleries, fundraisers, and mentoring activities. In 2011, he received the honor of President of the Granby Artists Association and the Head of the Connecticut Chapter of the Comic Book Artists Guild. His Free Lunch Studios is a proud participant of the Hartford Performs and Connecticut Humanities programs and has won Hulafrog's Most Loved Visual Arts Studio for 2019 and 2020. He is the Art Director for Bad Elf, LLC and has a graphic novella series called, Brenda.
Matt is happily married to the love of his life, Leigh Ann and they are parents to their beautiful girls, Ava and Alaina.
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