MATT RYAN / FREE LUNCH STUDIOS
MATT RYAN / FREE LUNCH STUDIOS

MATT RYAN / FREE LUNCH STUDIOS 

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 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. Matt was part of the Creative Encompassing Solutions family as a house artist for their design and fabrication production studio.


Matt is happily married to the love of his life, Leigh Ann and they are parents to their beautiful girls, Ava and Alaina. You will find his sheepdog Maggie will often accompany him at work.

From his office in Tariffville, CT, he produces comics such as Food Fight, Bigger, Junk Food and many more. He also runs classes in comic creation, art and creative social networking events. Check out the Free Lunch website or come on by for a Monday Night Jam!

 

http://www.mattryantoons.com/