While Art Thibert is a comic book artist who is primarily known as an inker, he also has a substantial resume as a penciler, writer, and creator. He owns and operates an art studio, Hack Shack Studios, where he trains aspiring inkers and also creates properties for comics and film. Thibert broke into the comics industry in the mid-1980s. At that time, he started working for Marvel Comics as an inker and DC Comics as a penciler. His big break came when he was hired to do finishes over Dan Jurgens on The Adventures of Superman. He also had a long run penciling Action Comics covers. After that, Thibert inked almost exclusively for Marvel Comics, with many of those years spent on the X-Men titles inking over such talents as Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, and Rob Liefeld. He also penciled various issues of X-Men and helped launch a new Cable series with writer, Fabian Nicieza.
During the early 1990s, Thibert joined forces with an up-start new company called Image Comics, where he worked on such flagship titles as Spawn (with Greg Capullo), WildC.A.T.S. and CyberForce. He then settled in at Rob Liefield’s Extreme Studios where he worked most notably on Troll, Cybrid and also penciled various covers for Supreme. In 1994, Image and Extreme Studios published a mini-series of Art’s creator-owned book, Black and White.
Art later went back to Marvel Comics where he helped launch their Ultimate line working with Mark Bagley, Adam Kubert and Dave Finch (Ultimate Spiderman and Ultimate X-Men). He has worked exclusively for DC Comics for the past 13 years. Before the DC reboot, Art penciled and inked fill-in interior pages, and also the covers for several issues of The Flash. During the New 52 run, he once again got to work with his friend, Rob Liefield on Deathstroke and Savage Hawkman and now is working on Action Comics and Superwoman for the Rebirth Series.
In his spare time, Art is in the process of bringing his Image published, Chrono Mechanics comics to PBS as an animated series.
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