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Bret Blevins (sometimes spelled Brett Blevins) (born August 13, 1960)[1] is an American comics artist, animation storyboard artist, and painter. He is perhaps best known for his stint as the regular penciler of New Mutants for Marvel Comics.

Bret Blevins
Born (1960-08-13) August 13, 1960 (age 59)
NationalityAmerican
Area(s)Penciller, Inker
Notable works
The Bozz Chronicles
New Mutants
Sleepwalker
AwardsEmmy Awards, 1999
http://www.bretblevins.com

CareerEdit

After cartooning for a local newspaper, Blevins became a professional comic book artist in the early 1980s.[2] During that time, Blevins drew Marvel Comics' adaptations of films such as The Dark Crystal, Krull, and The Last Starfighter.[3] Blevins was a guest artist on a number of titles[4] before co-creating The Bozz Chronicles with writer David Michelinie, which was published under Marvel's creator-owned Epic Comics imprint.[5] Blevins first regular work on a superhero comic was on the 1987 revival of Strange Tales[4] which was an anthology that featured two ongoing features produced by two different creative teams — Cloak and Dagger drawn by Blevins, and Doctor Strange. That same year, Blevins became the regular artist on New Mutants and drew the majority of issues from #55 (Sept. 1987) to #85 (Jan. 1990). He drew the Sleepwalker series in 1991–1992.[4]

Blevins then began to work primarily for DC Comics, mainly on the Batman: Shadow of the Bat series and various Batman one-shots and limited series.[4] He was one of the main artists for the character during the "KnightsEnd" storyline.[6]

In 1996, Blevins moved into the field of television animation. He primarily drew storyboards for Warner Bros. produced cartoons such as Superman: The Animated Series, The New Batman/Superman Adventures, Batman Beyond, and the Justice League.[2] In 1996, Blevins won two Emmy Awards for his storyboard contributions to some of those shows.[7] Blevins stopped regularly drawing storyboards in 2005. He now does gallery art, primarily oil paintings, and boosts his income with freelance storyboard work. Blevins's freelance work has appeared in Disney Magazine as well. In 2018, Blevins collaborated with writer Joe Keatinge on the Stellar limited series published by Image Comics.[8]

BibliographyEdit

DC ComicsEdit

Disney ComicsEdit

Image ComicsEdit

  • Stellar #1–6 (2018)

Marvel ComicsEdit

Epic ComicsEdit

Pacific ComicsEdit

Philomel BooksEdit

Valiant ComicsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Iola, Wisconsin. Archived from the original on October 30, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Bret Blevins". Lambiek Comiclopedia. July 31, 2009. Archived from the original on September 22, 2015.
  3. ^ Friedt, Stephan (July 2016). "Marvel at the Movies: The House of Ideas' Hollywood Adaptations of the 1970s and 1980s". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (89): 66–70.
  4. ^ a b c d Bret Blevins at the Grand Comics Database
  5. ^ Davison, Alister (n.d.). "The Bozz Chronicles". Starburst. Archived from the original on June 4, 2017.
  6. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dougall, Alastair, ed. (2014). "1990s". Batman: A Visual History. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 208. ISBN 978-1465424563. [Bruce] Wayne finally reclaimed his Batman costume and defeated Azrael in a climatic battle in the Batcave, ending this saga by writers Doug Moench, Alan Grant, Chuck Dixon, Jo Duffy, and Dennis O'Neil and artists Mike Manley, Bret Blevins, Graham Nolan, Ron Wagner, Tom Grummett, Jim Balent, Ray Kryssing, and Barry Kitson.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  7. ^ "Bret Blevins". Krolgallery.com. n.d. Archived from the original on April 22, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2008.
  8. ^ Pitts, Lan (May 29, 2018). "Bret Blevins Returns To Co-Pilot Image's Stellar With Joe Keatinge". Newsarama. Archived from the original on June 15, 2018. Bret Blevins returns to mainstream comic books this June in a sci-fi story about a bounty hunt gone wrong - based on an original idea by Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri.

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Preceded by
n/a
Strange Tales vol. 2 artist
1987–1988
Succeeded by
Dan Lawlis
Preceded by
Jackson Guice
New Mutants artist
1987–1989
Succeeded by
Terry Shoemaker
Preceded by
n/a
Sleepwalker artist
1991–1992
Succeeded by
Kelly Krantz
Preceded by
Joe Staton
Batman: Shadow of the Bat artist
1993–1994
Succeeded by
Barry Kitson