Ryan Onorato was born and raised in a small town in Southern New Jersey, where he spent a lot of time outdoors with his friends. At the age of 8, he found his passion for comics and cartoons, as well as telling a good story.

Ryan graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art, (MICA) in Baltimore, where he received a BFA in illustration. His artwork has appeared in publications such as the B Free Daily (Baltimore Sun Media Group), Concrete Wave - 100% Skateboarding, and on signage for major retailers. He recently completed his first graphic novel "Pizza Tree"; published by Artistacomics in association with Arcana Studios. Ryan currently works as a Creative Manager for CID Entertainment in Philadelphia, PA. His artwork is heavily influenced by the skate and surf cultures, as he will swear he was born on the wrong coast.

In his spare time, he enjoys surfing, skateboarding, playing drums, and spending time with his wife Ashley and their cats.