Monday, October 4, 2010

Granby Artists Open Studio Tour

Granby Artists Association opens their doors to the public to show what's going on where they work. We will be participating again this year with some new changes! Matt'll be doing caricatures and commissions, selling original art, comics and prints. Be sure to come by and visit!

Here's a link for a pdf version to download. Click on "maps and locations".

Monday, August 23, 2010

Free Lunch Studios Comic Book Shuffle 2!

This August 28th, Free Lunch Studios will host, The Comic Book Shuffle 2. The Shuffle is a creative challenge that takes random artists and writers to work together to complete a five page story in seven hours. For more info, see the Shuffle site.

Matt Ryan has hand picked a variety of creative contenders that so far include:
Writers: G Allan Holcolmb, David Kaminski, Greg Lallman, Tim Elsishans, Wally Czyzniak, Abbey Gantt
Artists: Pete Roohr,
Chris Tiso, Aaron Wood, Corey Wright, James Rodriguez, Lady Pefron,


If you want to take part in the voting process, go to Cliff's Comic show August 29th! For even more info, go to his site: http://cliffscons.blogspot.com/2010/08/show-august-29th-and-return-of-comic.html Here's the cover for the Shuffle book to be released that weekend!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sky Pirates signing!

Matt will be at Most Excellent Comics in Enfield CT tomorrow (August 4th) at 4pm promoting the Sky Pirates pre-orders. Free sketch for anyone that pre-orders while Matt's there! Directions and more at http://mostexcellentcomics.weebly.com/index.html See you there!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New offerings from Free Lunch Studios!



Two new items coming soon to Free Lunch! A new script doctoring service and a creature mash up class! PLUS: The Comic Book Shuffle 2 is right around the corner!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Free Lunch (Studios) at Sarge's!

Steve Kanaras and Matt Ryan will be at Sarge's Comics Saturday to give our comic creation lecture. Come on by and learn the basics of writing, drawing, inking, lettering and more. They'll be sharing tips and secrets to make your comic creation an easier process. We'll be there Saturday, July 31st at 1pm. Go to http://sargescomics.com/ for more info.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cliff's got a show Sunday, May 30th (and sport card shows are on the 3rd Saturday of every month.) All of these shows run at the Plainville V.F.W. Hall- 7 Northwest Dr. (Route 10) from 10 AM to 3 PM.

99 CENT ADMISSION, CHILDREN UNDER 10 ARE FREE

Directions to the V.F.W. Hall: 84 East or West, take exit 32 and turn onto Route 10 North from the off-ramp. Follow Route 10 North for 4.5 miles, and turn right onto Northwest Drive. The V.F.W. Hall is on the left- follow the signs.

Free Lunch Comics will be there with their books and more! Come on by and get a REAL peek at some of Matt's newest pages!


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Monday, May 24, 2010

Maine Comics Arts Fest











Sunday May 24th, Steve Kanaras and Matt Ryan went to the Maine Comics Art Fest in Portland Maine. Left the office at 4 am and did not return until 10:30 pm. So worth it. What a great show, great guests and great attendees. Here are some pics courtesy of Mr Kanaras.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ultra rare book, loaned to Free Lunch

A local Connecticut cartoonist was kind enough dive into his vault to dig out and loan us here at Free Lunch Studios, TWO ultra rare, original editions of The Famous Artists Cartoon Course manuals. These beauties are chock full of awesome stuff including the talents of Milton Caniff, Rube Goldberg and more! You can come by and take a supervised gander at these gems on Monday nights during the weekly jam sessions (see www.freelunchstudios.com for more info). Don't wait too long on this one, they're only here for a limited time!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Comic Book Shuffle!



Free Lunch Studios will be hosting it's first ever COMIC BOOK SHUFFLE! This is a awesome two part challenge for writers and artists. The first part will take place at the Free Lunch Studios office in Granby CT on March 27th. There the creators will be randomly matched up and compete to try to complete a 5 page story in 6 HOURS! The second part will take place the following day at the Cliff's Con in Plainville CT where the works will be judged by the people attending the show. Every attendee of the show will receive one vote that they can cast for their favorite team-up/story. The winning team will be awarded with a number of honors and one voter will win a great prize just for voting!

Hosting this competition are Steve Kanaras, creator and writer of Only in Whispers
and Matt Ryan, artist from Only in Whispers and Bigger.

Directions to the V.F.W. Hall: 84 East or West, take exit 32 and turn onto Route 10 North from the off-ramp. Follow Route 10 North for 4.5 miles, and turn right onto Northwest Drive. The V.F.W. Hall is on the left- follow the signs.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Free Lunch presents Sky Pirates at Cliff's Con!


Cliff's has his first show of the new year this Sunday(January 31st) and he is proud to present Free Lunch Comics release of the new SKY PIRATES OF VALENDOR TRADEPAPERBACK!

Free Lunch Studios writer, Steve Kanaras and artist, Matt Ryan will be there debuting their Sky Pirates book along with their other products. They will also be conducting portfolio reviews and giving demos of some of the classes they offer at their office in Granby CT.

Directions to the V.F.W. Hall: 84 East or West, take exit 32 and turn onto Route 10 North from the off-ramp. Follow Route 10 North for 4.5 miles, and turn right onto Northwest Drive. The V.F.W. Hall is on the left- follow the signs. The show runs from 10 - 3

Saturday, January 2, 2010

King of the Monster Mountain Returns!


January 9th, join Matt Ryan and Steve Kanaras from Free Lunch Studios at the East Windsor High School for King of the Monster Mountain, a special creature drawing workshop and game that’s fun for kids (as young as 6) and adults too! This exciting event will run from 11 am until 2 pm! Who will have the scariest? Who made the most disgusting? Who will win King Of The Monster Mountain?

Saturday, January 9th, 11 am to 2 pm
76 South Main Street,
East Windsor, CT
This special fundraising event is only $10!

Contact Brenda 860.370.9595 or Lori 860.982.5837