Having learned to draw at an early age from looking at his comics (they weren’t called graphic novels back then, folks), it’s not surprising that Trevor uses their imagery as subject matter for his more painterly expressions. He enjoys exploring the memories of his childhood and the iconic representation of the characters.
Trevor’s work has appeared in “The Margaret Mitchell Story,” an NBC television movie; on the set of “Radio T.B.S.” at Habersham Community Theatre in Clarkesville; and is on permanent display at Pittypat’s Porch restaurant in downtown Atlanta. His sci-fi and cartoon-based artwork has been sold at DragonCon, America’s largest popular arts convention.
Trevor’s art is currently on display in several venues around the Southeast (including the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Ga., Oglethorpe Power Corp. Tucker, Ga., and the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum in Marietta, Ga.) as well as in private art collections around the country.
Frequently donating art to charitable fundraising events, Trevor’s work has helped raise funds for worthy organizations such as Earth Share of Georgia, Relay for Life, and the Atlanta Press Club, among others.
He is also the “official fine arts guy” on the Galaxy Man project at Galactic Quest Comics.
Photo and bio courtesy and © Trevor Hawkins
Bruce Scivally is a film historian who teaches classes in scriptwriting, film history, media theory and pre-production at the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago and Columbia College. He has also taught at Facets Multimedia and Flashpoint Academy.
Scivally has written articles for Filmfax, Variety, High Life, and British Esquire. His latest book, Billion Dollar Batman, is a comprehensive history of the Dark Knight from 10 cent comic book to global icon. His previous book, "Superman on Film, Television, Radio and Broadway", celebrates 70 years of Superman in popular culture.
He is co-editor of The Special Effects and Stunts Guide (Lone Eagle, 1989) and co-author of James Bond: The Legacy (Abrams, 2002), which was featured on The Today Show, CNN, Fox News Network, and Headline News, and was highlighted in magazines as diverse as Glamour, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, The New Yorker and Playboy.
Previously a documentary producer, director and writer, Scivally's credits include Special Edition DVD releases of the James Bond films, the Charlie Chan and Mr. Moto series, The Pink Panther, The Great Escape, Legally Blonde, A Fish Called Wanda, A Bridge Too Far, Doris Day and Alice Faye films, and many others.
He currently lives in Evanston, Illinois.
Photo and bio courtesy and copyright Bruce Scivally.
Rick L. Phillips, author of Dinky the Elf, Last Train to Murder, and Project Hero, has published his fourth book: With Great Power.
In 1962 a comic book, Amazing Fantasy #15, is published and contains the first story to star Spider-Man. One issue is purchased and inspires the people who come in touch with it to have some amazing adventures that are told by celebrated writers in the comic book field and up-and-coming authors. This 249-page adventure begins in 1962 when a young boy buys Amazing Fantasy #15. From there it passes through many hands and sends each owner on an adventure- changing the direction of each person's life from the book's publication in 1962 until present day.
Realizing early in his childhood that art would play a major role in his life, Bruce Merriman has just recently jumped into that life-long dream and embraced that calling by starting The Starving Artist Collection. The Starving Artist Collection (established in 2012) is a small business that creates logo design, custom artwork, and original drawing/paintings at an affordable price. "My artwork, says Bruce, is never on the same type of mediums. I enjoy bringing variety to my pieces which hopefully will hit home with many different clients."
Bruce, 31, lives in his hometown of Scottsburg, Indiana with his wife, but plans on opening a gallery in the near future in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.