Capital City Comic Con is pleased to welcome back creator Ryan Claytor as special guest and presenter at the 2017 Capital City Comic Con.
Ryan Claytor is an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University where he teaches Comics Studio courses, recently developed Comic Art and Graphic Novel Minor, directs the annual MSU Comics Forum, and is the host and producer of the MSU Comic Art and Graphic Novel Podcast.
In 2007, he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from San Diego State University with an emphasis in multimedia, researching autobiography in comics. Claytor’s achievements have included four S.P.A.C.E. (Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo) Prizes for his work in comics, a Cartoonist in Residence position at the Cartoon Art Museum, visiting lecturerships at the Dallas Museum of Art , The Center for Cartoon Studies, and The Savannah College of Art and Design, an internship with Marvel Comics, and judging the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailing Award. In 2009, Claytor had a featured exhibition of his work in San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum and began teaching the first “Comics and Visual Narrative” course in Michigan State University‘s history.
As a creator, Claytor is most widely known for his self-published, autobiographical, comic book series And Then One Day. Although the series has undergone several format changes and incarnations since its inception in 2004, And Then One Day readers are consistently treated to Claytor’s thoughtful and entertaining approach to autobiographical comics immaculately packaged with a designer’s eye for production detail.
Learn more about Ryan by visiting his web page, Elephant Eater Comics.