Ryan Claytor at Quimby’s

Jun ’07
12:00 am

Ryan Claytor at Quimby’sFriday, June 15th, 7:00 PM

Starting May 2007, Masters of Fine Art candidate and Autobiographical Cartoonist, Ryan Claytor, will begin the largest self-publishing, comic book signing tour on record. Claytor is most well-known for publishing his all-ages autobiographical comic book series entitled, “And Then One Day” under the moniker, “Elephant Eater Comics.”
Claytor recently announced the final line-up for his ambitious North American Comic Book Tour, which will take him to 50 different locations in 18 states and 2 Canadian Provinces. Stops include museums, public libraries, book stores, and comic book specialty shops.
When asked about the reason behind his tour, 27-year-old Claytor said, “I feel like this might be the only time in my life I can devote such a huge chunk of time to promoting my artwork. I?m in grad school right now, so my summer vacation affords me the luxury of skipping town for roughly three months, and I don?t have a wife or children to look after. It just seemed like the last opportunity to try something like this.”
Claytor will be getting to all of the stops on his tour in his little brown car he affectionately calls “Squirrelly,” which incidentally has over 300,000 miles on its original engine. When asked about the feasibility of a North American tour in such an experienced car, Claytor replied, ?I know it sounds silly to take this large of a trip in such a ?seasoned? vehicle, but it?s been really good to me and I?ve asked several mechanics to make sure it could survive a 10,000 mile road trip. They?re all surprised it looks as good as it does.?
You can meet Ryan Claytor in person as he comes through town to sign his autobiographical comics and limited edition prints at Quimby?s
Additional tour and book information can be found at Ryan Claytor’s website: www.ElephantEater.com