Ryan Inzana is an illustrator and comic artist whose work has appeared in numerous magazines, ad campaigns, books and various other media all over the world. His illustration work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators and American Illustration. Ryan’s comics have been inducted into the Library of Congress’s permanent collection of art.
A graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, Ryan has subsequently gone on to lecture and instruct at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design.
Johnny Jihad, Ryan’s first graphic novel, was nominated by Booklist and numerous other publications as one of the top 10 graphic novels of 2003. He has contributed to numerous anthologies, notably in 2010, he teamed up with the late Harvey Pekar and Studs Terkel for an adaptation of Terkel’s book Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day And How They Feel About What They Do. His most recent book, Ichiro, received the 2012 Asian American/Pacific Islander Honor Award for YA literature, was selected by the Junior Library Guild and was nominated for an Eisner. Ichiro is published by Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt and is now available in paperback.