Ryan Kelly graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1998, and he now works on the school's teaching staff. He worked with his former teacher Peter Gross on the DC/Vertigo comics 'Lucifer' and 'The Books of Magic'. He has inked 'American Virgin' and pencilled AiT/PlanetLAR's 'Giant Robot Warriors' with Stuart Moore. He has worked with Brian Wood on the comic book series 'Local' for Oni Press. He is also an illustrator for Time Magazine and Rolling Stone.