Comics & Art by

Ray Baehr


Hi, I’m Ray! I'm a cartoonist and aspiring paleoanthropologist! Someday I'd like to make fiction and non-fiction graphic novels about the art of the Upper Paleolithic and the people who made it.I love telling stories about prehistoric people with relatable themes about friendship and learning to trust yourself. My artwork is primarily black and white with beautiful brush strokes and strong spot blacks which is a perfect compliment to the time periods I enjoy studying and writing about.I feel a particular kinship with early modern humans who made cave paintings and other tangible artwork. I spend a lot of time reading about what they left behind and imagining what they were like. Their lives were a constant struggle for survival, but they still found a place for art and storytelling. They were, in a way, the first cartoonists!I hope my work will inspire curiosity about our origins and give an imaginative look into what life might have been like in the ancient past.I'm currently pursuing a BA in anthropology and I'm excited to apply what I learn to future comic projects!My pronouns are they/them.

FAQWhat tools/materials do you use?
My comics and illustration work is 100% digital! I work in Clip Studio Paint EX on an iPad Pro.
Where can I follow you on social media?
I'm mildly active on BlueSky and Instagram under the username cavetoonist. However, the best way to get news and updates from me is to sign up for my email newsletter!

Hire Me

I'm currently available for new comics projects!
I'm primarily looking for work as an inker. I also have experience as a background assistant.
Page Rates
Inker: $60-$100 per page
BG Assistant: $40-$60 per page
Rates are negotiable and depend on the complexity and length of your project. Please contact me with more details for a quote. I may be able to work with your budget on long-format projects (graphic novels or ongoing webcomics).Method
I work digitally in Clip Studio Paint EX on an iPad Pro.
My recent and current projects are under NDAs. I'll update this space when they are announced! In the meantime, please refer to my personal comics portfolio.


All Sunshine & Rainbows

A sweet mini comic series about a florist and a meteorologist falling in love! Also available on Webtoons.

The Lore Keeper

The Lore Keeper is a graphic novel idea that's been burning in the back of my mind since 2006. I'd love to make it a reality someday! In the meantime, please enjoy these sample pages.

Concept Art

Vézère Valley Venture

In 2009 I went to France to visit Paleolithic cave art sites with the hope of one day making a fictional graphic novel about one of the artists.

NOTE: The story I was originally writing has since evolved into The Lore Keeper which has a different main character, but a similar premise.

Little Sprout Lost

Dragon Mischief