Jeff Johnson

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Jeff began his career as an artist at a very early age. His first professional job was a post apocalyptic adventure comic strip he drew for a local newspaper at the tender age of 17.

From there Jeff moved on to draw many different stories and characters for many different companies. His comic work ranges from Wonder Man, The X-Men and Spider-Man at Marvel to Green Lantern, Jonah Hex and Supergirl at DC Comics and he even helped create a kung fu comedy, Way of the Rat for Crossgen. When not drawing comics, Jeff was lucky enough to work on many animated shows and movies. He designed a surprising amount of your favorite characters on the Boondocks, did a stint storyboarding Young Justice and often found himself drawing either Batman, Superman or the Transformers beating up on a villain.

When not sitting at the table, Jeff likes make up ridiculous voices for his pets and have them debate the meaning of life.

Scott Kolins

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SCOTT KOLINS, renowned award-winning comic book creator, best known for his art on THE FLASH, as well as THE AVENGERS, JUSTICE LEAGUE and ACTION COMICS is currently drawing BLUE BEETLE. Scott has written and drawn: SOLOMON GRUNDY, CITIZEN COLD, SUPERMAN-BATMAN, JSA, LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT and his creator-owned ADAM.3! Scott has worked for LUCASFILM and for The FLASH T.V. show – but comic books will always be his home.

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Art Thibert

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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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Gary Martin

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Gary’s career as a freelance comic book inker and writer spans over twenty years. He’s worked for all the major companies, including Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Disney, and Archie (on such titles as Spider-Man, Batman, Star Wars, Mickey Mouse, and Mega Man).

Gary is best known for his popular how-to books entitled, The Art Of Comic Book Inking. Gary has also partnered with Steve Rude on Nexus and The Moth, and authored an eight volume graphic novel series he created called, Son of Samson, published by Zondervan.

Currently, Gary is writing and inking a two-issue Mighty Crusaders project for Archie Comics.

Joel Adams

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Joel Adams is the eldest son of famed comic book artist, Neal Adams. After graduating the School of Visual Arts in New York, Joel moved to Los Angeles to work at Neal’s west coast offices of Continuity Studios. While at Continuity, he dabbled in comic books helping out on Continuity titles such as Ms Mystic and Bucky O’Hare.

Joel’s career in Los Angeles took him in and out of Continuity and all over the industry. He did a few covers for Alpha Production’s Blood Thirst line, and was then picked up by Penthouse Comix to do Young Captain Adventure. From comics, Joel moved on to animation. Marvel Animation, in 1996, picked up Joel to do all the character design for The Hulk: Animated series. From there designed a few other shows including the first three years of the Emmy Award winning King of the Hill as Character designer.

While working for the animation companies, Joel also picked up all of the licensing art style guides for these shows and others by the licensing companies handling them. Joel’s art has appeared on licensed products from: The Hulk, Nascar Racers, King of the Hill, Captain Scarlet, The Mask (Animation), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers: Light Speed Rescue, Power Rangers: Wild Force, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Today, Joel has been devoted to pushing his own brand/license LILZ, a series of big head big eyed characters he began showing back in 2000, and can be seen literally all over online community message boards and websites in what are called “signature tags.” It is his desire to get the Lilz off of the Internet and into stores everywhere.