Born in 1950 in New Jersey but raised in East Flatbush and Brownsville, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. His parents were separated and he was raised by his mother and adoptive father. Started out as a gofer for the legendary artist Gil Kane at 19, which also led him to work for Wally Wood, Gray Morrow, Neal Adams and Byron Preiss, all of whom are greats in the field of comics. This is where he honed his skills as an artist and a writer. Before starting to work in film and television he was one of the pioneers of the graphic novel with "Stars Be My Destination" and "Empire". He was also the artist of the comic adaptation of "Star Wars" as well as the artist of one of the "Luke Skywalker" movie posters for the film. He also created the revolutionary comics "American Flagg" and "Black Kiss" and did modern updates of "The Shadow" and "Blackhawk".
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- StocktonCon 2018 - August 18-19, 2018 in Stockton, CA
- Florida Supercon 2018 - July 12-15, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, FL 2017
- MegaCon Orlando 2017 - May 25-28, 2017 in Orlando, FL 2008
- Supanova Pop Culture Expo - Perth 2008 - June 27-29, 2008 in Claremont, Western Australia, Australia
- Supanova Pop Culture Expo - Sydney 2008 - June 20-22, 2008 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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