Rob Davis, the veteran artist of such books as SCIMIDAR and STAR TREK, has agreed to draw the next PEACE PARTY comics. Beginning with the fourth installment, Davis will pencil and ink the adventures of Billy Honanie and Drew Quyatt, PEACE PARTY's Indian heroes. He promises to take the series to the next level.
"I think publisher Rob Schmidt has a real winner here," says Davis, "and I'm hoping that adding my skills to the mix will put it over the top. He and I share a number of political and social concerns that should make for some great comic book commentary. I'm anxious to get started!"
Davis is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer who lives in mid-Missouri. He has applied his artistic talents to video and role-playing games, t-shirts, and political cartoons as well as comics. His most notable work is his run on the Star Trek series from DC Comics and Malibu Graphics.
Substance and style
Davis's artwork is known for its precise rendering and classic cinematic style. He and Schmidt favor storytelling that's clear and compelling, not flashy but incomprehensible. Their approaches should mesh well.
"When you look at Rob's cartoons of Al Gore, George Bush, or Charlton Heston," says Schmidt, "you can instantly recognize the people. I'm hoping our Indian characters and settings will look equally real. From the start my goal has been to do genuine Native characters in genuinely exciting stories, and Rob Davis will make that happen."
Davis also shares Schmidt's interest in the American Southwest and its rich cultural heritage. He's created a comic-strip series based on the famed Route 66. Interested parties can view it at Curtin's Corner.
The legend continues
Davis's most recent work is CAMELOT'S LAST KNIGHT. Written by Jeff Limke, it's 31 pages of armored adventure from the time of Arthurian legend. The book recounts the final battle between King Arthur and his bastard son Medraut as seen through the eyes of a squire.
To learn more about Davis and his artistry, visit his website at http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/rob_m_davis. For more about about PEACE PARTY's upcoming plans, head to http://www.bluecorncomics.com/plans00.htm. For other questions, please contact Blue Corn Comics.
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