Hey, folks, I'm back again, with more big news for you all. So, I hope you are sitting down while you read this. Since the last post marked the first 100 posts of this blog, what would be the best way to start off the next 100 blog entries? Why with an artist bio, of course. So, let me now give you the rundown on the newest talent to enter the Sequential Treasures fold. I give you, comic inker extraordinaire: Mick Gray!
"Mick Gray grew up wanting to be an artist and car designer. At the suggestion of his father, Mick became a draftsman, getting on the job training at 16 and an Associates Degree in Technical Illustration at 20. He created spec sheets, illustrated textbooks and designed packaging for electronics companies. In his early 20s he started his own business, Draftecnix. It was by a sheer
twist of fate that he became a comic book inker.
In 1988 his best friend suggested him to local comic book publisher, Dan Vado of Slave Labor Graphics. On a whim Mick brought down his portfolio of technical illustrations. He was instantly hired to ink backgrounds like buildings and cars on SLG books such as Hero Sandwich, The Griffin and Bloodlust.
When Dan's book The Griffin was recreated by DC Comics, Mick was asked to
assist the new inker Mark McKenna. This began a 6 year partnership and intensive
training at both DC and Marvel Comics. Mick assisted other inkers for years before gaining the confidence to get his own projects. Soon editors at Marvel and DC were calling him.
Mick is now an Eisner Award winning inker and has worked continuously for DC comics for over 20 years, along with some of the most talneted and recoginzed names in comics, on projects such as the Son Of Superman hardcover (J.H. Williams III), Supergirl And The Legion Of Super-Heroes (Barry Kitson), Zatanna (Ryan Sook), Promethea and Chase (J.H. Williams III), Batman Confidential (Rags Morales), Teen Titans Go! (Alexander Serra), The Joker hardcover (Lee Bermejo), JSA: Kingdom Come (Fernando Pasarin and Dale Eaglesham) and The Shield (Marco Rudy). And this is only some of his tremendously large body of work.
Mick's current project to inking over his old pal, Ryan Sook again on The Return of Bruce Wayne #5, as well as some future works he can't quite talk about right now.
In 2009 Mick published his first children's book, Al B. Mouse's Abecedarium, which had a print run of only 200 copies and is available through his website http://www.mickgray.net/."
So, as you can see, we have a bona fide star here and we at Sequential Treasures are very happy to have him on-board. And if you'd like to get to know a little more about Mick, you can check out some recent interviews he's done for Fan to Pro and Sketch Maven. We hope to have some of Mick's original art for sale soon, so keep watch at our art gallery for that (or you could also buy some of the other art, which is already there from our illustrious crop of talented artists).
That's all for this time. I must say, it certainly is a great way to close out the best month ever for Sequential Treasures. Let us hope it's the start of a trend. I'll be back soon with more news and goodies for you all. Until then, peace out!