The fantastic artwork for Dungeons & Dragons instilled a burning desire to illustrate imaginary worlds and a life-long pursuit of a career as a professional illustrator of books and media. Ryan has a BFA in Illustration from Columbus College of Art & Design. He's been published over 57 times in books as an illustrator and published 10 times as an author. Ryan has recently garned several awards and placements, including 2004 Best of Fantasy, Society of Illustrators West #45 and a Children's Choice Award for his artwork in "Real-Life Sea Monsters." Players, I hope this book is as much fun for you as it was for us.