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Randy Emberlin

Rick Hoberg

Aaron Lopresti



Keith Tucker





RANDY EMBERLIN
Randy Emberlin is a comic book artist, though he has spent the past 30 years working in a variety of creative fields. Whether as an illustrator of educational books or an animator on over 50 television commercials, he has made his presence felt through his style and sensibilities.

Over the last 20 years he is probably best known for his work as an inker in comics, with a resume that includes long runs on Amazing Spider-Man, Web of Spider-Man, GI Joe, Doctor Strange, Alien Legion, Star Wars Tales, Mr. T for British publisher AP Comics, Ghost and the R.I.P.D.graphic novel from the movie for Dark Horse, and Left Behind for Wildstorm. Randy is currently inking a 28 pg. chapter called "Matthew" in a 140 pg. Biblical graphic novel called The Twelve for the Kingstone Media Group. He has worked with a wide range of pencilers and has many distinctive styles that fans are well acquainted with.

Randy's presentation of "The Dynamic Art of Comics" is presented at numerous Portland OR schools.  Randy and his wife Judy also host 3 weeks of Summer Comic Book Art Camps for students, ages 8-16 in their hometown of Portland, Oregon.

www.randyemberlin.com


RICK HOBERG
Rick is a comic book and storyboard artist. He started in the comics industry in the mid 1970ís assisting Russ Manning on the early Star Wars and Tarzan newspaper strips. He also ghosted Sunday pages for Fred Kida on the Spider-Man strip.

Moving on to Marvel Comics, Rick contributed artwork for Star Wars, Savage Sword Of Conan, What If...?, Kull The Conqueror, Iron Man and Invaders.

In the years following his work at Marvel, Rick mainly drew for DC Comics on such titles as The Brave and the Bold, Batman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, All-Star Squadron, Justice League and the New Gods as well as Roger Rabbit for Disney. Rick also collaborated with Steve Englehart to create The Strangers series for Malibu's Ultraverse line.

Recently, he worked with collaborator (and Bellingham Comicon Guest) Stefano Gaudiano on the art for the Batman Family series at DC Comics.

Besides his comics work, Rick has been active in animation since 1978 as a storyboard artist, model designer, and layout artist for Hanna-Barbera, Ruby Spears, Filmation, Universal, Disney, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., and many others. Just a few of the series to his credit are Godzilla, Superfriends, G.I. Joe, Jem, Defenders of the Earth, Justice League, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Rick also served as a director/producer for Marvel Productions, where he co-created the first X-Men cartoon, Pryde of The X-Men. Other Marvel work includes Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, The Incredible Hulk, War of The Worlds: Goliath, and Hulk & The Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

In addition, he has done great amounts of line artwork and production sketches for the official Star Wars style guide and merchandise for Lucasfilms.

Rick is currently the Lead Cinematic Storyboard Artist at 343 Industries for Halo.

Check out Rick on Facebook and his website
www.facebook.com/rick.hoberg
www.rickhoberg.com/Rick_Hoberg_Art


AARON LOPRESTI

Aaron has been a comic book artist, cartoonist, book author and illustrator for over 20 years.His first big break came in 1993 when Publisher Dave Olbrich and Editor-in-Chief Chris Ulm hired Aaron to draw Sludge for Malibu's new Ultraverse comic line.

One thing led to another and soon Aaron had a full blown career in comics.

Aaron's career in commercial and comic art has continued on for more than 20 years. In that time Aaron has worked on a wide variety of characters including: Spider-Man, The X-men, The Hulk, The Avengers, Batman, Plastic Man, Green Lantern, Superboy, Xena, Star Trek, Gen 13, Mystic, Ms. Marvel, Wonder Woman, Justice League and Atomic Toybox.

In 1995 he founded the successful comic art studio, Studiosaurus, that lasted until 1998. Aaron is currently penciling part of the Convergence weekly series for DC.

OTHER NOTABLE WORKS INCLUDE:
- Detective Comics #26, 28, 29
- Sword of Sorcery(Amethyst feature) #0-8 (covers on #'s 1-8)-
- Justice League International 1-5, 6-12 (covers on #'s 1and 2 only)
- Weird Worlds #1-6 ) and My Greatest Adventure #1-6 (Garbage Man feature)
- Wonder Woman 20-23, 26-30, 32-36, 38-40 (covers on #'s 20-41)
- Incredible Hulk #96-99, 102 and 103 (Planet Hulk)
- New 52 Future's End

Aaron is currently writing and illustrating his creator owned project, Power Cubed (formerly Atomic Toybox) for Dark Horse Comics. This will initially be a 4-issue mini-series debuting in September 2015. Watch Aaron's blog for frequent art samples and updates on the project as it progresses.

Keep up with Aaron on www.aaronlopresti.com and his Facebook page www.facebook.com/aaron.lopresti.5


KEITH TUCKER

Keith is an Emmy award winning veteran animation and comics art professional. Best known for his storyboard work for cartoon shows of the eighties and nineties like Pinky and the Brain, Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, Baby Looney Tunes, GI Joe, Transformers, Spider-Man, X-Men, Transformers, Robotix, He Man, Shera, Jem and the Holograms, Conan the Adventurer, Exo Squad, Street Fighter, Duck Tails, Rescue Rangers, Tailspin, Ghostbusters, Addams Family, Sky Commanders, Garfield, Courage The Cowardly Dog, God the Devil and Bob, Pocket Dragons, Earthworm Jim, and a whole lot more.

Keith's comic book work includes two years as a cover artist for Disney comics penciling Roger Rabbit, Rescue Rangers, Goofy, Little Mermaid Magazine, Disney postage stamps and more. His other comics work includes centerfolds for Tiny Toon Adventures Magazine, Looney Tunes Magazine, TSR's Agent 13, Alien Worlds, Eternity Smith, Looney Tunes comics and magazine, the award winning George Washington Carver, Alexander Grahm Bell and Apollo 13 graphic novels, and many, others.

Keith's movie credits include animated effects for Star Trek II: the Wrath of Kahn, Conan I, and John Carpenter's the Thing. Storyboards for Robo Cop III, Hideaway, Addams Family Reunion, Casper: A Spirited Beginning, Casper Meets Wendy, Richie Richís Christmas Wish, and some others. 





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