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About Ryan Mills

I’ve been drawing pictures since I was old enough to hold a pen, and watching horror movies nearly as long. I’ve dabbled in other mediums – including a stint teaching acrylic painting classes for four years – but am always drawn back to the starkness of black and white.

My published work includes interior illustrations for updated editions of CriteriumThe Dark Side of the Room, and Almost Ruth by Tyler Jones. I designed the front and back cover and contributed interior illustrations to Enter Softly, also by Tyler Jones.

In 2021 I worked on illustrating Burn the Plans by Tyler Jones, coming 2022 from Cemetery Gates Media. I also contributed illustrations to the StokerCon 2022 Souvenir Book, coming soon from Burial Day.

In my free time, I have a passion for reading Stephen King and a wide variety of horror novels, and for interior design. I live with my fiancé and our retired greyhound, Noodle.



For a limited window, MY SHOP IS OPEN AGAIN!

As many of you know, I decided to close my online Etsy shop a while back. As my work was moving more and more into publication, I just didn’t have the time to keep it routinely updated with fresh stock. However, I have decided to bring it back for a brief window. I am offering

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Review: The Ruins by Scott Smith is a Haunted House Story

“But it’s a plant.” Jeff glanced up at her. “How do you know that?” “What do you mean? “How do you know it’s a plant?” “What else would it be? It’s got leaves, and flowers, and-“ “But it moves. And it thinks. So maybe it just looks like a plant.” He smiled at her, as

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Cover Reveal: Rootwork by Tracy Cross

Hello! I’m excited to share my latest book cover for Rootwork by Tracy Cross. The book will be out November 15, 2022 through Dark Hart Books. Follow Tracy and Dark Hart at @tracycwrites and @DarkHartBooks respectively to stay up to date on this and other projects.

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Important Shop Update

Hello! Today I am announcing the final month(s) of my online shop via Etsy. I began making horror the subject of a lot of my art back in 2018 with a lengthy series depicting scenes from my favorite horror films. It exploded in 2019, when I decided to make an online shop with prints to

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Announcing New Projects

Hello! It’s been a while, but I’ve been busy behind the scenes. One of the hurdles of illustration is that people often forget that’s what I do. When 95% of what I’m working on is kept under wraps until publication, it can be hard to keep my portfolio and website updated routinely. That’s why I’m

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Burn the Plans is here.

It’s publication day for Tyler Jones’ first short story collection, Burn the Plans. It’s his day, and it’s a fantastic read filled with strong short horror fiction. I enjoyed reading these stories over the course of 2021 just as much as I enjoyed drawing them. All fifteen stories in the collection are accompanied by an

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