Guest Information

Greg Land


Comic Artist
USA

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Biography:
Land was born and raised in Indiana, eventually attending Indiana State University. During his junior year, Land began working at a screen printing company, and subsequently worked there for ten years.

Land created a comic art portfolio in the early 1990s. After impressing people with his art at the Mid-Ohio Con comic convention, Land got a job with an independent publisher as the artist for StormQuest.

With work on StormQuest completed, Greg Land went to Chicago and did his first major comic book convention. There he met with DC Comics' editor Pat Garrahy, who liked his work. In 1999, Greg Land was doing covers of Birds of Prey based on the sketches of Brian Stelfreeze.

Later, Land began to work at CrossGen Comics, on a series called Sojourn. The series ran from July 2001 through May 2004, for a total of 34 issues. It could be best described as a classic fantasy epic. The story dealt with the resurrection of an Undead, sigil-bearing Mordath, who had nearly conquered the entire realm centuries before. A woman named Arwyn, an archer whose husband and child died in an onslaught of Mordath's troops, is in search of the 5 shards of a mystical arrow which killed Mordath the first time.

Greg was responsible for the art in all but a few of the issues, which were done by visiting guest artists, often during his annual vacation.

Greg Land was able to move on to Marvel Comics, along with his inker and colorist from Sojourn, after the fall of CrossGen. Originally at Marvel, Land did covers to various series. This led to a collaboration with Greg Pak as the main artist of X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong. Next, Land became the penciler for Ultimate Fantastic Four. He did the artwork for a crossover between Marvel's Supremeverse and the Ultimate Universe, entitled Ultimate Power, which was written by Brian Michael Bendis, J. Michael Straczynski and Jeph Loeb.

 

 

Convention Guest Appearances:
2002
   MegaCon 2002 - February 22-24 in Orlando, FL
   Wizard World East 2002 - May 10-12 in Philadelphia, PA
   Wizard World Chicago 2002 - July 5-7 in Rosemont, IL
2003
   Wizard World Chicago 2003 - August 8-10 in Rosemont, IL
2010
   MegaCon 2010 - March 12-14 in Orlando, FL
2012
   Phoenix Comicon 2012 - May 24-27 in Phoenix, AZ
2014
   Dallas Comic Con 2014 - May 16-18 in Dallas, TX
   FanExpo Canada 2014 - August 28-31 in Toronto, ON
   Alamo City Comic Con 2014 - September 26-28 in San Antonio, TX
2015
   Indiana Comic Con 2015 - March 13-15 in Indianapolis, IN
   Gem City Comic Con 2015 - March 28-29 in Dayton, OH
2016
   Infinity Toy and Comic Con 2016 - February 13 in Orlando, FL
   Montreal Comiccon 2016 - July 8-10 in Montreal, QC
   FanExpo Canada 2016 - September 1-4 in Toronto, ON
   Long Beach Comic Con 2016 - September 17-18 in Long Beach, CA
   MegaCon Tampa Bay 2016 - October 28-30 in Tampa Bay, FL
   Daytona Beach Comic Convention 2016 - November 13 in Daytona Beach, FL
17 guest appearances

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