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chris ryall
United States
I make comics and books at IDW Publishing
...I read a lot of comics.

Which isn't so different now, although now I have things like an actual woman in my life, and a kid, and a job making comic books. So I draw less but seem to like many of the same people I did then.

It's pretty apparent from the images I posted here who I was big into at the time (others, like Art Adams and George Perez were also huge favorites, but every time I tried doing a drawing in their style, I remember it ending with me shouting "fuck!" at the loudest possible decibel that wouldn't bring my parents running.

Everything was cribbed back then -- I sat a comic next to me, grabbed a sheet of paper, and went to work emulating it best I could with a pencil, marker and felt-tip pens. No tracing of any kind. And lots of erasing.

Hell, even my signature was my attempt to be a big comic artist -- it's my nod to Bill Sienkiewicz's signature from his New Mutants run.

Maybe I should look into doing variant covers for some of IDW's books... or maybe not.

It was fun to revisit this time when comics, and life, were simpler. Although now it just reminds me how badly I want that damned Rom, Spaceknight license...

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GabrielRodriguez Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Look who's here... ;D
Docolomansky Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi, Ņoņo Boss. i moved out my Inks to an exclusevely Inking account. Gald to see you! Bests!
Novanim Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Pleased to meet you at the Second International Meeting from NGI in Chile.
NJValente Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional
Welcome to DA and thanks for sharing!
StevenHoward Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
hello and welcome sir!!!

my DA gallery [link]
mikeljanin Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome! :)
Tigerhawk01 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
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Devonition Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011   General Artist
welcome to the club X) :thumbsup:
grantbond Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
nice work!
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