I’m so happy to finally be able to announce this since I’ve been sitting on it for a while. It’s been especially hard since Chris Visions has been getting a lot of attention recently for his upcoming series Dead Letters with Chris Sebela from Boom! Studios. And all of that attention is much deserved because he’s an amazing, versatile artist. If you haven’t heard of him yet, don’t worry, you will. He was recently chosen from hundreds of artists to be part of a small group to do some promotional art for NBC’s series Hannibal, so there’s that.
Chris’ inky, energetic style is a great compliment to the current artists in the OOSA collective, and his illustrative style gives him a unique voice. I’m excited to have him on board, as are the rest of the OOSA crew. Be sure to check out Chris’ profile to see some of his work if you aren’t already familiar with it. You can also follow him on Instagram and Tumblr to see what he’s up to, as well.
Glad to have you as part of the team, Chris!
I worked with the William King Museum and Shelton Drum to curate this showcase of Shelton’s amazing comic art collection. It has original comic art, Heroes Con promotional art and some of Shelton’s private commissions from some the biggest names in comics past and present.
There are over 80 pieces in the exhibit and the artist list is a true all-star roster from the last 60 years. Artist include:
Steve Ditko - Joe Kubert - Jack Kirby - Don Heck - Gil Kane -John Buscema - Neal Adams - Frank Brunner - John Romita - George Perez - Frank Miller - Paul Smith - Charles Vess - Jim Starlin - Steve Bissette - Matt Wagner - Mike Zeck - John Byrne - Paul Gulacy - Wally Wood - Lee Elias - Larry Lieber - Frank Frazetta - Richard Thompson - Mac Raboy - Neal Adams - Johnny Hart - Jim Scancarelli - Brian Stelfreeze - Sanford Greene - Mike Wieringo - Butch Guice - Mike Zeck - Tim Sale
George Perez - Dave Sim - Sergio Aragones - Paul Chadwick - Joe Quesada - John Romita, Jr. - Jeff Smith - Alex Ross - George Perez - Dan Jurgens - Murphy Anderson - Rick Leonardi - Ron Garney - Travis Charest - Adam Hughes - James Jean - Darwyn Cooke - Mike Mignola - Joe Jusko - Bill Sienkiewicz - Jim Silke - David Williams - Phil Noto - Steve Rude - Bernie Wrightson - Scott Hampton
The exhibit is up until June 29 so I hope you all can make the trip to Abingdon, VA to see it.
Exhibit details here.
Nathan is an amazing artist and long-time friend of OOSA. He’s always been supportive of and interested in the artists in the collective. He’s helped them get work on projects he was working on, promoted their art… Heck, he even wrote the introduction for the OOSA/BNN collaborative anthology kaBOOMbox Volume 1! He’s always been considered part of the family and a big influence on a lot of the OOSA artists, so it’s only logical that he be an official member of the crew.
If you aren’t, by some chance, familiar with Nathan’s work, he’s done illustrations for Entertainment Magazine, The New York Times, ESPN, Wired, Playboy and so on. He’s also worked for every major comics publisher. His most recent assignments are providing covers for Vertigo Comics’ FBP and the recently announced Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers book from Dynamite Entertainment. You can click on his profile to learn more about him and see samples of his work.
Over the next few weeks, I will be adding a TON of his original artwork for sale in the OOSA Store. He’ll also have a few shirts available in the OOSA Bodega. Nathan will be joining us at the Asbury Park ComiCon in April, so be sure to come out and say hello.
Also, be sure to follow me on Twitter and Tumblr for the latest info and updates. Believe me, there will be a lot going on. Stay tuned, folks!