Artists go through several art phases before settling on an art style they can call their own. Ryan appears to be pretty settled in that area, but that doesn’t mean the artist wouldn’t like to try something new.
“I’d like to try a long-form comic, similar to a graphic novel.” I have an idea for one and have begun developing the characters. I like short-form comics because you only have a couple hours to devote to them before moving on to the next one, so you don’t have time to overthink it. I’m concerned that a graphic novel will be like attempting to eat a giant elephant one bite at a time. However, if you have a long-term project, it may be preferable not to start from scratch every day.
I’m also intrigued by magazine-style gag comics, such as those found in The New Yorker. I’ve been reading those cartoons for years and would like to have one of my own published in the magazine someday.”