Happy holidays! I was lucky to be invited to illustrate the entire REVUE West Michigan Holiday Gift Guide. Featuring 25 “character types” that you may be doing shopping for this season, (the bookworm, the movie buff, the music junkie, etc…). Pick up a free copy in many local west Michigan shops, or view all the images here.
Interviews, public appearances, special events, media hype, big announcements and more!
I will be speaking at the SCBWI-MI annual Fall conference this weekend on Mackinac Island, MI. And I need your help! I am speaking on the topic of authors and illustrators self-promoting, and I want to demonstrate an exercise in how Twitter is a great resource for building fan relationships. On Saturday, September 24, I will be calling on my Twitter fans and friends with a specific question that you can hashtag back with #hipphop. I’ll be showing the feed live from my session, and the “secret question” will pertain to why Twitter is awesome for building relationships. I will be giving three lucky random participants an original piece of artwork for helping me demonstrate! Hope to see you Saturday!
Join me and Fox 17 entertainment reporter Emily Richett this Thursday morning, March 3 at 8:45am for a cool insight to my work and career! Also – another VERY awesome special CONTEST that viewers can enter! See ya then!
[Edit* I will re-post a link to the CONTEST and a link to the video archive for those that can’t catch the broadcast]
CONTEST: FOX 17’s WIN a PET PORTRAIT BY RYAN HIPP
Post a photo of your pet to my fan page here by March 10. The photo with the MOST COMMENTS will win a custom illustrated portrait of their pet by me! Good luck!
VIDEO: Here is the archive if you missed it live
Check out Ryan on ‘Barnaby & Friends‘ tomorrow (Friday, January 8, 2010) at 7:30 on 95.7FM Grand Rapids.
I will be continuing the discussion we started of “What Grand Rapids Needs?” (#GRneeds) as seen on Rapid Growth, the Grand Rapids Press, Business Review West Michigan, and where it all started – Twitter.
Check it out and call in!!!
Friday, 7:30 am
Here’s the podcast!