Cartoon artist to give a presentation | Community


Laurelton, Pa. — A comic artist who worked on Marvel’s The Hulk, Superman, The Mask and X-Men will be presenting in Union County next month.

Comics artist Keith Williams will talk about his work in the comics industry at the West End Library on Saturday, September 10 at 1 p.m.

Williams, a comic book artist and inker, earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1980 from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He majored in media arts and studied with Will Eisner, the creator of the Spirit comic strip.

With the help of Marvel comics artist and mentor Don Perlin, Keith began working for Marvel Comics in 1982 as a background inker. At Marvel, he became the first John Romita Raider, an art correction group. Keith then became associate editor under Jim Owlsley (Christopher Priest) on the Spider-Man group of books. The two became the first all-black editorial team in Marvel history. He then became John Byrne’s background artist on Alpha Flight, The Hulk, Superman and Action Comics.

Williams has worked on many other notable comics, including The Silver Surfer, She-Hulk with John Byrne, Warlock, Superman, The Mask, and the X-men. Williams has also worked for Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Moonstone Comics. He is also the author of the graphic novel published by Avatar Press, Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brook.

Registration is limited. A meeting will follow the presentation and will be open to the public until 3:30 p.m.

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