Matt Ryan’s Mine Studio has been producing quality work and lessons for over ten years. Starting in a small studio in Simsbury Connecticut. Matt was able to work on his college art projects and operate as a working sister studio to Mark Lewis Creative Arts. Since then, he has done character design for large companies, published comics, painted and illustrated for a gaming cd, package design and has taken his lessons to a larger audience.

As a partner at Free Lunch Studios, located in Granby CT, Matt teaches groups and privately in comic themed workshops and classes as well as hosts special art events there.

The Mine Studio’s philosophy is to produce a quality product. To bring life to a new visual rendering of the client’s vision, be it either package design, character concepts, sequential art or any other task at hand.

NEW! THE DRAWIN' BOARD.
SEE WHAT MATT'S WORKING ON TODAY!

NEW! Purchase Matt's original artwork! Click the Comicspace link below and find the "pics for pals" gallery!

NEW! Postings of artwork and letters that Matt has received from school visits and classes. Can you find yours?

 

To hear about classes, conventions, or other news, check back here or http://www.comicspace.com/mattsminestudio/ often.

If you want to be added to "Mine Studio Mailings", just email me and type "I want in" and I will add you to my list. The Mine Studio respects everyones privacy and none your address will be shared or sold.
Mattsminestudio@aol.com

Professional Affiliations:

Granby Artists Association
Greater Hartford Arts Council Master Teaching Artist
Farmington Valley Arts Center Faculty
Picasso Home Art School
Free Lunch Comics

     
The Mine Studio's Drawin' Board

FLS update 11/18/13
Upcoming Events at Free Lunch Studios:
Every Friday at 4pm: Drawing and Painting for Teens
Every Monday 6 - 8:30 pm: Monday Night Jam (drop-in art jam)
Monday Night Kids Jam! Kids art hour with Matt from 5-6pm! Only $5!
11/23 Magic the Gathering booster draft at 3pm at FLS $16
11/24 Free Lunch at the Plainville VFW Comic Show
11/29 12-4pm Black Friday Comic Fest at Free Lunch!! Only $10
11/29 4-6:30pm Open Drawing & Painting STAR WARS edition! $20
         - includes Free Action Figure! (while supplies last)

Holy cow...this week is nuts!!
Upcoming Events at Free Lunch Studios:
Every Friday at 4pm: Drawing and Painting for Teens
Every Monday 6 - 8:30 pm: Monday Night Jam (drop-in art jam)
Every Wednesday 6 - 9pm: Magic the Gathering Under $25 League
Free Lunch at New Beginnings 9/21 at 1pm
Free Lunch at Camp Anime 9/21 at 4p and all day 9/22
Free Lunch at Cliff's Con at the Plainville VFW 9/29
NEW CLASSES COMING IN OCTOBER!!
COMEDY WRITING starts 10/10
CARTOON ANATOMY and CHARACTER DESIGN start 10/12
GRAPHIC NOVEL WRITING WORKSHOP is 10/19


Working on a big project soon...tryin' to clear everything off my plate for it...get ready to see the return of The Black Roses!

9.12.13 is a busy day!
Upcoming Events at Free Lunch Studios:
Every Friday at 4pm: Drawing and Painting for Teens
Every Monday 6 - 8:30 pm: Monday Night Jam (drop-in art jam)
Every Wednesday 6 - 9pm: Magic the Gathering Under $25 League
NEW CLASSES COMING IN OCTOBER!!
COMEDY WRITING starts 10/10
CARTOON ANATOMY and CHARACTER DESIGN start 10/12
GRAPHIC NOVEL WRITING WORKSHOP is 10/19

 Here's a couple fun things I made this week....hmmm...they kinda go together....

Free Lunch Update!!
Upcoming Events at Free Lunch Studios:
Every Friday at 4pm: Drawing and Painting for Teens
Every Monday 6 - 8:30 pm: Monday Night Jam (drop-in art jam)
Every Tuesday from 3 - 6pm: Granby Farmers Market
Every Wednesday 6 - 9pm: Magic the Gathering Under $25 League
Saturday 7/20 3pm: Magic the Gathering Under $25 deck tourney
Sun 7/28 10-6: Brass City Comic Con! Naugatuck Comm College

SUMMER ONE WEEK WORKSHOPS  Meets M,W,Th, F from 4 - 6pm at Free Lunch Studios. (click links for previews!!)

MONSTER WORKSHOP!  July 29 - August 2
MINI-COMIC MADNESS  August 12 - 16

email mryan@freelunchcomics.com for questions or to register!

Non-stop...non-stop...!
Yesterday I hit an all time high for stuff done in one day!! Two lectures at the Sand School in Hartford, a commission and a drawing demo for the local chapter of the 4H! I'm gonna sneak out and see the Iron Man movie tonight - but not before finishing the newest Junk Foods and doing some promo stuff!

Upcoming Events at Free Lunch Studios:
Every Friday at 4pm: Drawing and Painting for Teens
Every Monday from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Monday Night Jam (drop-in art jam)
Friday 5/3 at 4pm: Open Drawing class!! Super Heroes!! Free book! $25
Sunday May 5th at 1pm: Magic the Gathering Booster Draft
Saturday May 11th at 1pm: Magic the Gathering Legacy

I posted the wrong version of the Junk Food last week so YOU GUYS will get to see the real one! A special treat just for you!

A LOT of character design stuff this week!
Another nutty week with an awesome birthday party at the studio, drawing clowns, sky diving ferrets and space skaters....yeah, all that! Plus this guy!



Upcoming Events at Free Lunch Studios:

Every Friday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Drawing and Painting for Teens
Every Monday from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Monday Night Jam (drop-in art jam)
April 20th Cartoon Anatomy & Character Design classes start!
Sunday April 13th at 1pm: Free Lunch Magic the Gathering ...

What's up and what's up!

 Here's a logo Rach and I have been workin' on!

Upcoming Events at Free Lunch Studios:

Every Friday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Drawing and Painting for Teens
Every Monday from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Monday Night Jam (drop-in art jam)
April 6th: Free Lunch will be at the CT PTSA Vendor Fair @ Hamden Middle School
Sunday April 7th at 1pm: Free Lunch Magic the Gathering (Booster)
April 20th Cartoon Anatomy & Character Design classes ...

Our RESCHEDULED Glastonbury appearance approaches...
MATT RYAN – CARTOONIST, ILLUSTRATOR AND TEACHER – Rescheduled for Saturday, March 16 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm in the Friends Room at Welles Turner Memorial Library, 2407 Main Street, Glastonbury.  


This program is for everyone – adults, teens and children who have a love of the comics and expressions of humor.

Adults and students alike will enjoy Steve and Matt’s demonstration and learning how comics and other creative works are processed from concept through to print.

Cleaned the studio a bit...

...it was gettin' a little outta hand!  

Sunday Feb 24th
Free Lunch will be at the Golden Gavel Plaza (149 North Road (Route 140)
East Windsor, CT 06088) for the East Of The River Comic Show!

(Off of I-91, exit 45 - Follow Route 140 east for 1 mile, the plaza is on left)

Steve Kanaras and Matt Ryan, writer and artist from Free Lunch Comics, co-owners and teachers from Free Lunch Studios and creators behind Junk Food, A La Cartoons, Bigger, Beyond the Kuiper Belt, Only In Whispers and Pork 'N Beans. Now PUBLISHED BY HARPER COLLINS in THE USELESS SCIENCE FACT-O-PEDIA

       
 

 

 

 

COMICS FEATURING MATT'S WORK

BIGGER one shot Free Lunch Comics
VAMPIRE BED & BREAKFAST #1 Crazy Mama Productions
BIGGER: WRDC #1 - 4 Free Lunch Comics
PSYCHOSIS #1 & #3, Wulf Girls: Guild Works Productions
UNHAPPY GRANMA #1 & 2 Radbu Productions
ONLY IN WHISPERS #1: Entangled: Free Lunch Comics
PORK 'N BEANS #1 Free Lunch Comics
BIGGER: WORKING STIFF Free Lunch Comics
BIGGER #9 Free Lunch Comics
THE BLOOD RIDER NYCC mini comic exclusive: Free Lunch Comics
THE BLOOD RIDER #1: Free Lunch Comics
ONLY IN WHISPERS #2: cover: Free Lunch Comics
BEYOND THE KUIPER BELT #1: Black Roses: Free Lunch Comics
BIGGER #10 Free Lunch Comics
ONLY IN WHISPERS #2, cover +, Free Lunch Comics