Walking through the show floor of Hartford Comic Con 2016 was certainly an interesting adventure, with many attractions. From a giant replica piano from the 80's classic The Goonies, to a giant Mystery Machine vehicle from Scooby Doo, It was easy to get distracted from what matters to us most, video games.
That's when we came across the art booth of Tom Ryan. We last met Tom at ConnectiCon 2016, where we were impressed with his video game related art prints.
Now here at Hartford Comic Con 2016, Tom has yet again managed to tickle the little nostalgia part of our hearts with his beautiful work. From Super Metroid, Final Fantasy VII and The Legend of Zelda, Tom said each of these prints represent a major part of his childhood. Tom does not focus on just video game related work however, Tom loves to represent classic movies , comics and more!
"Well I try to do the prints of the video games that I grew up playing, and that I have a true passion for and a fond memory of... I have a fondness for all of the old consoles, so all of the Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and Playstation." -Tom Ryan
And Tom is certainly not limited to video games. He also largely incorporates movies and TV series that bring up nostalgia for him, as well as most of us. One in particular that we noticed was an amazing looking ThunderCats print. When we inquired about how Tom related to ThunderCats, he stated that "that intro growing up just blew my mind, and it's still probably one of the best intros to this day. Now the cartoon itself hasn't aged all that well, but that intro..."
As for Tom's future work, Tom revealed he will be re-doing his Spider Man prints along with a couple of tributes to classic films including Jaws. While nothing specifically video game related is being planed, Tom Ryan said that he is more than willing to listen to patron suggestions.
Are you interested in what Tom has to offer? Below we have put a small sampling of Tom Ryan's work that we found most intriguing, but you can find much more on his official website.