Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Travis Walton - Professional Comic Book Artist
Travis Walton has been working as a freelance commercial artist for the past seventeen years. In that time he has had the opportunity to work with a variety of companies on a wide range of projects. Including designing toys for Star Trek, Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and many others. Some other projects have included: textile design, character design, web site visualization, logo design, book and game illustration, and, of course, comics. His love for the Comics medium has led him to do everything from penciling, to inking and coloring. He has even worked as an assistant to a small press publisher where his duties led him to several positions, including working as a production head and editor. The majority of his work in the field of comics has been as a colorist and/or inker.
Some of his past clients include:
Upper Deck/Marvel Entertainment, Avatar Press, IDW Publishing, Kenzer and Company, Scholastic Books,
Dynamite Entertainment, Heroic Publishing, Layne Morgan, Breygent Marketing
Hurricane Entertainment, Nimbus Studios, Alias Entertainment, Impact Studios
3J Productions, Digital Webbing Presents, Morpheus Forge Entertainment
Shades One Studios, VH Comics, Pariah Productions, Fantasy Flight Games
Playmates Toys, Spartacus Publishing, Bronze Man Comics
Some of the comic titles he has worked on for the above publishers include:
Stargate, Emma, Wake the Dead, Friday the 13th, Medieval Lady Death,
Dungeons & Dragons, Stranger Than Fiction, Flare, Nukes, Red Sonja
In 2004-2005 He once again worked with Nimbus Studios on several titles for Avatar Press. Including covers and pin-ups for Lady Death, Medieval Lady Death, Friday The 13th and Belladonna. As well as covers and interiors for Stargate.
In 2006-2007 He worked on Red Sonja projects for Dynamite Entertainment. He also worked with Heroic Publishing, Layne Morgan, Breygent Marketing, and worked on a new set of cards for Fantasy Flight Games. At the end of 2007 He worked on two new sets of illustration cards for Breygent Marketing.
In 2008 - Present he has continued to stay busy. The Breygent cards came out as well as some new sets for Fantasy Flight Games. He also produced card illustrations for the Warlord CCG. He has become an inker on The Phantom for Egmont and Frew with penciller Sal Velluto. Sal and he have also collaborated on several magazine illustrations, some still to be published later this year (2010).
He recently produced 300 illustrations for the Iron Man 2 movie card set for Upper Deck and Marvel Entertainment. He has also contributed to three new collectible card sets for Breygent Marketing. Including a set of over-sized San Diego Comic-Con exclusive cards for the 2010 Comic-Con.
He has been working with Hi-Fi Design from Oct. of 2007 to present. Through Hi-Fi He has had the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects for both book and comic book publishers, with a variety of rendering styles. Some of those projects include these titles for DC Comics:
Action Comics, Superman, Superman: New Krypton, Worlds Finest, Magog,
Wonder Woman, Justice Society of America, Blackest Night: Titans
Titans, Oracle, Nightwing, Booster Gold, Birds of Prey,
Solomon Grundy, 52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen, Countdown to Final Crisis,
Some titles for other publishers include:
Angel, Spectacular Spider-Man (UK), Transformers (UK), Marvel Super Heroes (UK)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (UK), WWE Summer Smashdown (UK)
Ben 10, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs. Aliens Movie Adaptation
He is a classically trained artist with a full traditional studio as well as a modern digital studio.
This is my synopsis of Travis Walton's experience while working in the graphic novel, comic book and commercial art fields.
I hope this is helpful.