Ryan Travis Christian portrait

Ryan Travis Christian

The underside of America

“America’s sexual hangups have done noticeable damage to its citizens. My drawings are not just sexual, but also rule breaking, petty crime.“

Is American society a complete travesty? Ryan Travis Christian makes monochrome cartoons that ask precisely that. His illustrated scenes are cynical and funny. Most of all, his work is inspired by his experiences of small-town countercultures – from raves and skateboarding to underground music. Christian is also a huge champion of old, hand-drawn cartoons. Rubber hose animation is a notable influe...

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Bio

Ryan Travis Christian (he/him) was born 1983 in California, USA. He currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

Inspirations

In the 1990s Christian was part of the rave scene in California, where he grew up. He partied, and used the experiences as a way to understand a side of American subculture.

In their words

Christian lives in Northern Illinois: “I’ve stayed in my comfort zone, that’s for sure. Why be some nobody in New York when I can be the fuckin’ King of Warrenville?"

Collaborations with Ryan Travis Christian

Avant Arte and Ryan Travis Christian have one upcoming collaboration.