Hatched & raised in Texas - Ryan ‘R. THIES’ is an anomaly. He has no southern accent....maybe because he is left-handed. Inspired by animated cartoons, comics & underground comix, Pop Art, Dada, Surrealism, etc. R. Thies began describing his unique art style as ‘CARTOONISM’ in 2002. R. Thies’ debut Cartoonism exhibit took place in November 2002, at The Coffee Pot..located in his hometown, San Marcos. In 2003, he began to show his art around Austin. Rejected by galleries, R. Thies displayed his art at coffee shops & cafes, boutiques and other venues that support artists. In 2006, R. Thies moved to north Texas, where he attended Texas Woman’s University, for a while. He began showing his art around Denton, Dallas, and Fort Worth. In 2008, he teamed up with other cartoon artists to form the Cartoonism Collective. R. Thies moved to Washington in 2015. He’s been somewhat active around Seattle ever since. He’s currently working on a book that will cover the past two decades of his offbeat art escapades.

rthies.com 2006-2022.