Hello welcome!

I’m Illustrator/Writer Todd Ryan Ackerman & I’m currently seeking representation.

I chose artbytra.com as my website home because it embodies my initials: TRA, and if you turn that around it’s ART!

Update on second Mom/Son collab- Tiny Candle is now available! Navigate to Buy Book in the menu to see buying details. I offer free shipping within the US. Sorry, at this time I only take orders within the US. Tiny Candle is published by Picture Day Press. A Wondrous Night, our first collab. in hardcover is now sold out but the paperback version and kindle version is on Amazon. Be sure to check it out!

When I am not doing faith-based illustrations, I tend to enjoy stretching the silliness in my illustrations as much as I can. I mainly work in pencils first, scan and color digitally. I usually incorporate a lot of different materials, and use digital tools to complete the final art.

Shepherd boy from my book A Wondrous Night

If you would like to talk about your project with me, I can be reached via the email link provided up top. Thanks for popping in!

The Tattletale Whale

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” -Joseph Campbell

Also! Over the past few years I have submitted cartoon gags to Nobleworkscards.com – a not so traditional greeting card company. Follow the link up top to check out my cards, and their website too!

I like to sketch out the idea fully, then scan in and color digitally.