The Art of JOHNNY RYAN
At Secret Headquarters
Friday September 15th, 2006
Secret Headquarters is pleased to announce our art opening with JOHNNY RYAN.
Johnny first developed his hilarious drawings in the self-published title Angry Youth Comix. Now published by Fantagraphics Books, Ryan’s AYC has become the international bastion of lowbrow humor cartooning. Ryan’s utterly unpretentious taboo-tackling is an infectious bombardment of political incorrectness.
Johnny’s unmistakable and humorous drawings have appeared in MAD, LA Weekly, National Geographic Kids, Hustler, Vice Magazine, Cool & Strange Music, The Stranger, and elsewhere. His artwork appears in nearly every issue of Nickelodeon magazine, wherein he has also collaborated with acclaimed artist Dave Cooper under the pen name “Hector Mumbly”. The two also collaborated on a “Wonder Woman vs. Super Girl” story for the DC Comics anthology Bizarro. Ryan has also collaborated with Peter Bagge in both AYC and Bagge’s Hate Annual, in addition to penciling and inking two stories for his DC series Sweatshop. In addition Johnny has done work for clients such as Nobleworks greetings cards, Rhino Records, and FOX television.
Ryan’s work has earned multiple Ignatz, Harvey , and Eisner award nominations as well as a spot on Rolling Stone’s 2005 Hot List.
Johnny Ryan will attend the opening from 8pm to 10pm. Secret Headquarters will feature Ryan’s one of a kind original works of art through October 15th, 2006.