Johnny Ryan

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Illustration in glow in the dark of a face with freckles and curly hair on a black background

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Alternative comics creator Johnny Ryan promoted his comic strip character ‘Blecky Yuckerella.’ Initially published in the alternative newspaper Portland Mercury, ‘Blecky’ is a second grader known for being smelly, stupid, and gross but with a heart of gold. Fanatgraphics has since published multiple collections of ‘Blecky Yuckerella’ and many other works from Ryan. He is the co-creator of the Nickelodeon TV series Pig Boat Banana Cricket, and his comics have appeared in nearly every issue of Nickelodeon Magazine. Johnny Ryan’s work has also appeared in MAD, LA Weekly, and National Geographic Kids.

This button is part of the 2008 “Glow” Button-O-Matic series (the buttons glow in the dark) produced by Busy Beaver Button Company. The Button-O-Matic is a gumball style vending machine that dispenses limited edition art buttons.

Catalog ID AR0418