Thursday, June 11, 2009

Interview: Phil Hester On His Unorthodox Journey Into Comics

Phil Hester was born in eastern Iowa, an area where he continues to live with his wife and children. He began working in comics while attending the University of Iowa, where he graduated from with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drawing and minors in sculpture and painting. Since this humble origin, he has become an Eisner Award-nominated artist who has penciled for Swamp Thing, Brave New World, Flinch, Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, Clerks: The Lost Scene, The Crow: Waking Nightmares, The Wretch (nominated for the 1997 Eisner Award for Best New Series), Aliens: Purge, and Green Arrow. More than just an artist he wrote what is quite possibly my favorite (and quite possibly the most underrated) indie book of all time, The Coffin.


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