I'm best known for inking other artists'
pencils for comic books, but I've also done the full art on a
wide variety of comics and other projects. To make it easier
for you to find what you're looking for, I've separated the full
art section and the inking section, Please click on the links
below to see some of the work I've been up to.
PORTFOLIO OF FULL ART
PORTFOLIO OF INKS ONLY
Born in 1969, to the dismay of many. After abandoning such worthless pursuits as becoming the President or an accountant, at age 10 I decided to draw comics. Soon after, I met "Buck Rogers" artist, Rick Yager. Seeing that there were real cartoonists out there, my parents began to worry.
After many years of publishing fanzines,
and while still attending Loyola University Chicago, I sold my
first professional work and was soon working for Marvel, DC, and
other major comic book publishers on such characters as Superman,
Spider-Man, Batman, The X-Men, Fables,
Scooby Doo, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Simpsons,
Betty & Veronica, Godzilla, Star Wars,
G.I. Joe, Wallace & Gromit, and many more. Recently
I also began working in the European market.
Starting in 1995 I also wrote and drew
my own comic book feature, The Adventures
of Simone & Ajax, which was re-launched online in 2007 at
collected in print from IDW Publishing.
In 2000, I was asked to redesign the
Little Orphan Annie newspaper strip, which I drew for
the next year. In 2005 I wrote and drew a revamp and revival of
Katy Keene for Archie Comics, which was collected in
the paperback, Katy Keene: Model Behavior.
Having been nominated several times, in 2009 I won the comic book industry's highest award, the Eisner Award. I've also been nominated for multiple Hugo Awards and the Inkwell Award.
Current Projects: A five-year run inking
the Eisner-award nominated series, Jack of Fables,
for DC/Vertigo Comics, as well as inking many comics of The
Simpsons and Futurama for Bongo Comics,
the "Archie Loves Betty" half of Life With Archie Magazine
for Archie Comics, and 2 recently-published graphic novels, Lanfeust
Odyssey book 1 and Alunys, for the French
Publisher, Soliel. Returning to writing and drawing new Katy
Keene comics for Archie Comics and developing new plans
for my own Simone & Ajax.
Influences: Roy Crane, Dan DeCarlo, Russell Keaton, Bob Lubbers, Matt Baker, Alex Raymond, Charles Schulz, Mark Schultz, Steve Ditko, Enoch Bolles, George Herriman, Henk Kuijpers, Francois Walthery, Wally Wood, Bob Oksner, Don Flowers, Herge', Jamie Hewlett, and so many more.
Other interests: New Wave and punk music,
1920's-1950's swing and jazz, old radio and TV shows and movies,
pulps, and hoping to go outside. Currently living in a condo with
a turret on the north side of Chicago with my wife Chris Atkinson,
and our odd cat and dog.