Ryan Barnett is a writer and illustrator who despises it when people write their own bios in the third person.
I studied at the University of Ottawa where I majored in Communications. I began my writing career as an editorial cartoonist and staff writer for UofO's English language newspaper, The Fulcrum.
In 2007, I made Big Trouble, Little Eliot, an animated short about a fast-talking, sardonic little girl trying to worm her way out of trouble with her principal.
I've since worked as the Assistant Editor for Strut, Canada's premier fashion and pop culture magazine. For my work with Strut, I was a recipient of a National Magazine Award nomination in 2009. I'm currently working as a freelance contributor for various publications.
"A Bad Uncle's Big Book of Impossible Dilemmas" is my first book for children, or child, I should say -- it was written specifically for my nephew and his sense of humour. I am now working on my follow up book, which is currently titled "What My Father Doesn't Know Could Fill This Book." Stay tuned for more news on that one.