Since the early 1980's, Ron Frenz has been writing and drawing comics for both DC and Marvel. Starting as a penciller on Ka-Zar the Savage in 1982, Frenz has gone on to do many notable titles, including Superman: The Man of Steel, Thunderstrike, The Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Girl, Thor, Captain America, Star Wars, The Avengers, and The Fantastic Four.
Among Frenz's comics creations/co-creations are "Thunderstrike", "Spider-Girl", and "The New Warriors" for Marvel and "Strange Visitor" for DC.
Frenz was honored in 2009 with the Nemo Award for Excellence in the Cartoon Arts.
Learn more about Ron Frenz's body of work here.
Since his debut on The Avengers in 1979, it would almost be easier to name the titles that Brett Breeding has not worked on as a penciller, inker, colorist, or cover artist.
Brett's talents have been seen in Superman, The Amazing Spider-Man, Action Comics, Thor, Captain America, Thundercats, and The Uncanny X-Men, just to name a few. He's also done art for DC's licensing department and Warner Bros. consumer products division.
Learn more about Brett's body of work here.
Chris Sprouse’s career spans over two decades in the comics industry. The artist first garnered attention as the penciller for DC Comics’ Legion of Super-Heroes spinoff, Legionnaires, but he’s probably most well known for his work on Wildstorm/DC Comics’ Tom Strong series, which he co-created with acclaimed writer Alan Moore. Sprouse has drawn numerous other titles for nearly every publisher in the industry, from Batman and Justice League books for DC, X-Men and Spider-Man comics for Marvel, and an adaptation of the Star Wars novel Splinter of the Mind’s Eye for Dark Horse Comics. In 2004, Sprouse teamed up with fan-favorite writer Warren Ellis to work on the creator-owned graphic novel Ocean (published by Wildstorm/DC Comics). In the last few years, Sprouse’s work has appeared in the Number of the Beast mini-series and the first issue of Grant Morrison’s The Return of Bruce Wayne, as well as a brand new Tom Strong mini-series, Tom Strong and the Robots of Doom. Recent and upcoming work includes another new Tom Strong mini-series, Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril, plus a Rocketeer short story for IDW, a Batman project for DC Digital, and several Superman stories for Action Comics.
To learn more about Chris and his work, visit his official website.
Photos and bio courtesy and copyright of Chris Sprouse.
A Famous Cartoonists Bio…..
Check this out! Art is a super-cartoonist machine from the heart of Chicago! He's all about the peace, love, and joy. He defines cartoons and comics not only as an art style, but as a way of life. Art started his funky secret art studio in 1994 with his self-published comic book, The Cray-Baby Adventures. Since then, he created other comics such as Gyro-Man, Captain Camel & the Space Chicken, Jimmy Dydo, Lunar Lizard, Meteor Mite, and the famous Patrick the Wolf Boy. This guy shows no signs of stopping!
Artie has also had a few gigs with Warner Bros. books and had a monthly comic strip in Disney Adventures Magazine called "GORILLA GORILLA"! Art has some cool character design skills and created an autobiographical graphic novel called the Big Amoeba.
Artie is the creative force behind The New York Times Best Selling, Eisner Award, Harvey Award Winning DC Comics' Tiny Titans, and artist of The DC Super-Pets children’s book series! Artie also co-wrote DC’s Billy Batson and the Magic of SHAZAM, Young Justice, Green Lantern Animated (comic), and is the artist/co-Writer for the historically awesome Tiny Titans/Little Archie crossover and the epic Superman Family Adventures.
Currently this famous cartoonist became co-Founder of the AW YEAH COMICS comic shop and co-Creator of the AW YEAH COMICS comic book series starring ACTION CAT and ADVENTURE BUG! From small press to mainstream in a heartbeat! Art is living the dream! He stays home and draws comics and never has to leave the house! He lives with his lovely wife, Rose, big boy Sonny, little boy Gordon, and little girl Audrey! AW YEAH COMICS!
More interesting facts about Art:
-#8 on the New York Times best Seller March 2009 for Tiny Titans vol. 1 Trade Paperback!
-Eisner Award 2009 Best Publication for Kids!
-Eisner Award 2011 Best Publication for Kids!
-Harvey Award 2011 Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers
-Columbia College Chicago 2012 Alumnus of the year Award
Photo and Bio courtesy and copyright Art Baltazar.
J. N. (Jim) Hall is a comics artist who has produced illustrations for major corporations including FedEx, Warner Brothers, Sony Signature, Sheraton Casinos, and Acclaim. His comic work has been published by Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse, among others, and includes work on The Avengers, Silver Surfer, The Legion of Super-heroes, Jonny Quest, Aliens Vs Predator, and Star Wars.
Jim, along with writer Chris Jowers, is currently developing a fantasy web comic titled "FaiirOak", expected to debut this summer.
Visit his web site at www.jnhall.com.
Dan Gorman is a trained Medical Illustrator from Kent, Ohio. Dan has been working as a Sketch Card Artist since 2011, having drawn over 600 approved Marvel Comics Sketch Cards as well as working on other licensed properties, which include but are not limited to DC Comics, AMC’s The Walking Dead, Dynamite Comics, and Tarzan. Dan is a penciler for AC Comics, having drawn backup stories for their FemForce title. Dan is the main penciler on Mac & Trouble, published by What The Flux Comics as well as the lead artist/penciler on a personal project called Only Human. You can see more of Dan’s work at www.dangormanart.com and you can follow him on Twitter @GDanArtist.
Justin Castaneda is a writer/illustrator from the south side of Chicago. He is the creator of the When I Was Little picture book series which is about remembering one's childhood. He is also the artist for the short story Downtime, written by Russell Lissau and featured in Omega Comics Presents: Bluetick and Redbone.
Justin is also a huge Superman fan and has been inspired by the story of Clark Kent fitting in, trying to find his place in the world. That central theme of finding acceptance is the focus of his new children's book, Heart. Done completely in water color, Heart is also his first hardcover book.
Please visit: http://wheniwaslittlebook.blogspot.com/
Follow on Twitter / instagram: @whenuwerelittle
Bio and Photos Courtesy and Copyright Justin Castaneda
Charles Ettinger is the creator and artist of the parody web-comic The Town of Skyward, which shows that even super-powered people have day to day lives outside of being heroes and villains.
The current President of the Mid-South Cartoonists Association, Charles resides in Memphis, Tennessee where he works as a freelance artist and has done work for small comic publishers as well as ghost chores on such titles as Alpha Flight, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron and more recently, Grifter for DC comics.
A huge Superman fan, as well as all things comics, this will be his first show participating as a comic artist.
Photo and bio courtesy and copyright Charles Ettinger.
Lonnie Easterling is the creator of the single-panel web-comic Spud Comics which has spawned three printed collections, Brain Peelings, Spud Salad, and the most recent, Baked Spuds.
Lonnie has been drawing cartoons for as long as he can remember. His first published work was the weekly comic strip Ralph the Dog in 1995. After working as a graphic designer for twelve years, Lonnie decided to focus his cartooning for the web and began posting his "silly" single panels in 2008 He named them after his grandfather's nickname for him, "Spud". Since then he has published over 800 different Spud Comic panels.
A member of the Mid-South Cartoonists Association, Lonnie lives in Memphis, Tennessee with his wife and three children. A lifelong Superman fan, Lonnie has attended the Superman Celebration for the past nine years. This will be his second show participating as a comic artist.
Photo and bio courtesy and copyright Lonnie Easterling.
Mike Mabrey is a Southern Illinois native, and at the age of 35 is just starting to try to leave his own mark on the art world. He mainly works in portraits but, has written and is illustrating his own graphic novels. He tends to work for the public mainly working on commission basis including celebrities like Michael Madsen, John Carpenter, and most of the people that have portrayed Jason in the Friday the 13th series. He does a lot of charity donations as well. This will be his his first Superman Celebration, and he will be bringing some special pieces of work with the intent of of donating profits to the Oklahoma tornado victims.
A life-long resident of Southern Illinois, Sean Dulaney’s earliest Superman memories involve the hard plastic Clark Kent and Superman breaking chains figures and learning to read with SUPERMAN #278. That love of comics continued into his school days where he qualified for the state level of the Illinois History Fair with a project of Metropolis, IL and its relationship to the Man of Steel. Pursuing a career in broadcasting, Sean kept a toe in the comics world and, in 2001, saw his first published art in the TIGRESS TALES PIN-UP BOOK. That same year he got involved with the DIGITAL WEBBING PRESENTS anthology where he launched a number of series. In 2011, Sean and his co-creator on Dreah, Queen of Thieves, Ryan Sergeant, saw the graphic novel 51 DELTA released by Arcana Studios. Sean is currently working on projects with Arcana and UK-based AAM/Markosia. Since 2010, Sean has taken part in the Superman Radio Show Recreation during the Celebration.
Photo and bio courtesy and copyright Sean Dulaney.
Comic cover courtesy and copyright Arcana Studios.