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20 years by RyanOttley 20 years by RyanOttley
Fun photos. me at 15 and 35. I copied Todd McFarlane as a kid all the time, loved when Todd's Spiderman came out and then Image, best time ever. Was cool when Todd showed me the original to the piece I copied 20 years earlier. Brought back all those nostalgic memories.
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:iconlumanz:
Lumanz Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
People like you & Todd are why I love comics. I was never interested in comics until I ran across McFarlane's work and people like Miller & Bisley.
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:iconsinister-disney:
Sinister-Disney Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can 0nly Imagine how truley awesome that had to feel.
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:iconalbertstclare:
AlbertStClare Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   Writer
You may be happy to know you look better at 35 than you did at 15...

How Time passes us by!
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:iconavarre:
Avarre Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Respect :)
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:iconmikenason:
mikenason Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Artist
...good stuff, fun to see the Synchronicity of life in action...if it's true that we make our own reality the you've done well in this regard, cheers!
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:iconduranrivera:
Duranrivera Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Inspiration thanks!
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:iconsobbingminotaur:
SobbingMinotaur Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
This is so inspiring....we need to make an Invincible podcast and have you on it as a guest to tell stories!
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:icondarkendpassion:
darkendpassion Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
please don't take this the wrong way. but are you the creator or invincible with image?
that is the coolest book out next to spawn!!!!!
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:iconryanottley:
RyanOttley Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Artist
One of the creators, yes. And thank you!
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:iconpaulosiqueira:
PauloSiqueira Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
My friend... Im doing a recriation of this double-page right now. Hope one day show him my version or maybe see the original ...... really a dream for me!
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:iconjtchan:
jtchan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
SO COOL!!!
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:icontgm:
TGM Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013   General Artist
this is just cool on many levels
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:iconruswooton:
RusWooton Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome beyond awesome.
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:iconsxg40oz:
sxg40oz Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I'm so jealous Oo. That's pretty amazing though ^^
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:iconroboworks:
Roboworks Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey that's me! Is that you? I swear that's me!
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:iconryanottley:
RyanOttley Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Artist
Us comic artists all look the same!
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:iconameliaddraws:
AmeliaDDraws Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Artist
awww damn, I'll never get to meet the people I copied T_T they're dead.
lol, really awesome tho! great pictures! :) I'll bet it was way awesome to see the original drawing!
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:iconjesusnuno:
jesusnuno Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
did the exact same thing, except never got to meet TODD.
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:icondylancaprotti:
dylancaprotti Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
shave that shit off your grill... and run that old haircut back..... that shit was clutch in the 90s
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:iconryanottley:
RyanOttley Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Artist
I wish I could grow that hair back. It's receded quit a bit. And that chin beard, I wish I could shave it off. But it keeps growing back.
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:icondylancaprotti:
dylancaprotti Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
that's a shame
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:iconyellowsmoke321:
yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome ! you got to meet Todd
you are a great artist
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:iconmatsuoamon:
MatsuoAmon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
man, I wish I can be like you. But I'm 23 now.. haih.
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:iconscribbledragon:
ScribbleDragon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Oh man that's all kinds of awesome. ^..^ How crazy is it growing up a fan, and then suddenly working alongside a guy like that?
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:iconfwacata:
FWACATA Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow man.... wow
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:iconbrett2dbean:
Brett2DBean Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
HAHA yeah those were great years. Thanks for the time machine morning.
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:iconlatitudezero:
Latitudezero Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
That is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

My nickname used to be 'Spider' because I wore McFarlane Spidey t-shirts when I was a student at Eastern Kentucky University. Still struggling with the art, but I'm still working at it.
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:iconravenous13:
Ravenous13 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, it's actually lettered...
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:iconravenous13:
Ravenous13 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
For a moment there I thought you had bought it...
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:iconmarc25:
MArC25 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Ryan, you deserve all the success you're getting and more. Your work in Invincible is staggeringly awesome- it is, bar none, my favorite comic. I am on the edge of my seat for issue 100...

Please don't kill "everyone". :)

This picture is truly inspiring. Congrats!
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:iconlarsony:
larsony Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
That's awesome!
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:iconbenjics:
BenjiCS Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
thats so cool!
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:iconken-davis:
Ken-Davis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
WOW, how freaking cool was that?
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:iconloserdog:
LoserDog Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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:iconkingvinny92:
KiNGViNNY92 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I would love to even just SEE that in person, let alone hold it!
I'd REALLY love to see the double page spread from Spawn #1 though, That'd be Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
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:iconahmettorun:
ahmettorun Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is soo Awesome!
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:iconaridez:
aridez Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Congrats man!! You're really following your dream! Wish half the people were this fortunate! =D
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:iconred-j:
Red-J Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow! I can only imagine how amazing it must have been to see that art in person. It still holds up so well to this day. I can only guess how much that art you are holding there is worth. Such a beautiful piece!
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strayfies Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
This is great, I like that he showed you the original.
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:icono137o:
o137o Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
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:iconchiprocks1:
chiprocks1 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
How far down the hall did you make it before Security tackled you when trying to run out the door with the double page spread? My money is on you getting at least 50 yards.
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:iconryanottley:
RyanOttley Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Artist
No security! Robert and I could have knocked him out and taken the lot!
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:iconmidknight23:
midknight23 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   General Artist
coolio
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:iconkylehaase:
kylehaase Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
pretty awesome journey man
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:icondavidwfisher:
DavidWFisher Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Todd's art was amazing on that title - the writing? Urrrgghhhh. Wow, the original has seen some wear and tear.
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:iconmightybedbug:
MightyBedbug Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Congrats on meeting your hero. It's why I love comic con. I always take time to stop by my favorite artist's tables and tell them how much their work meant to me. I don't know if they always appreciate the compliments, but I know I feel good for telling them.
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thedigitalgeorge Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So flibbin cool!
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:iconninjason57:
ninjason57 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
awesome!
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Artist
That's cool, man!
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:iconmr-menares:
Mr-Menares Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn!! thats cool, i also was one of your kind, Torment was hell of a ride in my early years... i think i full a notebook copying those pages... and then the ones where the Ghost Rider appears... man... i loved that years...
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