Ryan Claytor

Ryan Claytor's portrait

 

Ryan, who has a deep love for pinball, considers the links between the game and time:

“Pinball is essentially a game of timing: flip a fraction of a second too soon or too late and you'll miss your intended target.

In its more transcendent moments though, a game of pinball can almost mystically remove the player from any concept of time.

When engrossed in a game where shots are being hit, progress being made and previously locked achievements are realized, pinball has the capacity to transport the player out of time entirely.

Rest assured, though, that "Ricochet" will be a faithful temporal reminder once you resurface from this engrossing experience!”

 

Ryan Claytor is an award-winning American Comics Creator and professor at Michigan State University (MSU) where he teaches Comics Studio courses, heads the Comic Art and Graphic Novel interdisciplinary minor and directs the MSU Comics Forum.

Claytor creates non-fiction comics that, most recently, focus on the history of electro-mechanical coin-operated amusement devices (pinball and arcade games manufactured prior to the implementation of solid-state technology in 1978).

Additionally, he is the Host and Producer of the MSU Comic Art and Graphic Novel Podcast and designs custom neon signs.

See more of Ryan’s work at www.ElephantEater.com