Ryan Cecil Smith
“The first few seconds of looking at a good comic is probably the best part, because you just receive the whole feeling.”

Ryan Cecil Smith was born in southern California in 1985. His first mini comics were made in high school and they were about high school. At the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, he and a group of friends published a comics anthology called "Closed Caption Comics" starting in around 2006. After that, they published zines and comics and formed bands together.

After graduating in 2008 Ryan moved to Japan, where he now works as a public high school teacher and continues to print his all his own comics.