Evil Twins at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art

You can really say you've made it as a comic book artist when your works are proudly displayed in a museum. And since there isn't quite a comic book museum just yet, well then having an exhibit in the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in New York is just as good. That being said, Ryan Dunlavey must be feeling pretty good right about now, as it has work is on display at the MoCCA until February 15, 2009. Dunlavey is currenty over at Evil Twin Comics, and is probably best known for his work on Action Philosophers. But Evil Twin Comics is a rapidly rising publisher in the comic book industry of lots of other stuff, so its no surprise that because of that Dunlavey would be featured in an exhibit. But he's also been around the block once or twice in general, working at Wizard magazine as a graphic designer and creating the Tommy Atomic comic series. If you're in the New York area (or are planning to be before February 15), then definitely stop by the MoCCA and check out his exhibit. The full description of the exhibit is listed below. New York Artist Showcase: Ryan Dunlavey New York Artist Showcase: Ryan Dunlavey Exhibition dates: December 18, 2008 - February 15, 2009 The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art - MoCCA - is pleased to present an exhibition of New York artist Ryan Dunlavey. His illustrations and comic strips have appeared in MAD, Wizard, ToyFare, The Princeton Review, Time Out New York, Royal Flush, and Disney Adventures. He is also the co-creator and artist of the award-winning ACTION PHILOSOPHERS comic book series.is pleased to present an exhibition of New York artist Ryan Dunlavey. Dunlavey is a Brooklyn based cartoonist best known as the artist and co-creator of Action Philosophers. He attended Syracuse University, where he created the comic strip Evil Twin for the Daily Orange student newspaper. After leaving college he continued Evil Twin as a series of self-published mini-comics. In 1995 he relocated to New York City to pursue an illustration career. He was a graphic designer at Wizard Magazine for several years and would later create hundreds of original illustrations for them as a freelancer. In 1998 he illustrated a graphic novel adaptation of Moby Dick for Schoolastic Books and created a second self-published mini comic series - Tommy Atomic - which would eventually become a feature in Royal Flush magazine. In 2002 he co-created Action Philosophers with his friend Fred Van Lente, which went on to win the Xeric Grant and saw publication of its first issue in 2005. The series ran nine issues, gained considerable critical acclaim and won a 2007 American Library Award. In early 2008, Dunlavey and Van Lente teamed up again to self-publish a second non-fiction humor series - Comic Book Comics - a cartoon history of the American comics industry from 1896 through the present day. The series is currently in progress and scheduled to be completed in 2009. Special thanks to Evil Twin Comics for their support of New York Artist Showcase: Ryan Dunlavey.