Dave Ryan was born and bred in the wet dank forests of Washington State. He began stenciling in the spring of 2006 and started to refer to himself as the Manticore.

Watch a video interview with The Manticore!

In the summer of 2008 he broke his neck while backpacking across the US. He had lost most of his fine motor funtions and used stenciling as both a means to regain the use of his hands and as his sole income.

The Manticore has since made a full recovery, and his unique blend of silly pop art can be found in coffee shops, wateringholes, and at Seattle's Freemont Sunday Market. The Manticore is available for custom portaits.

Contact Dave at : dave@manticorestencilart.com