To Draw The Marvel Way
So is this really a commitment to the next generation
of artists, or an insanely clever scheme to both make more
money and keep Marvel's editorial interns working round the
But really, I wish they'd had these in the days when I
dreamed of a future as an artist. I'd still have 24 pristine
boards sitting in a closet, but they'd have been mine, man...
With the launch of its Epic Comics imprint, Marvel Comics
is throwing the
door open to thousands of aspiring new writers, giving them
a chance to pitch their ideas and become published comic book
professionals. But new writers also need new ARTISTS, and
to support the aspiring comic book illustrators who also want
to land their first big break at Epic, Marvel and Mile High
Comics have teamed to make official Marvel art boards available
for sale to the public.
manufactured to feature Marvel's own in-house specifications
and template, the Marvel art boards come in packs of 25 and
allow would-be artists to pitch their work in the established
art boards are a high quality 2-ply paper that takes to pencil
(and ink) very well," says ULTIMATE X-MEN artist Adam
matter how much fun I had drawing as a child, it never felt
like a comic until I drew it on a board with the little Marvel
logo in the top corner," adds ULTIMATES artist Bryan
Hitch. "I got goosebumps."
pack retails for $49.95 (including free shipping), making
them a higher quality and less expensive option than generic
art boards, reflecting Marvel and Mile High's efforts to support
the next generation of comic book artists.
information on Epic here...