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Mainstream and Indie Comic Book Superstar Is Joined By Special Guests on YouTube’s The PopXp!
Fan-favorite Dale Keown joins hosts Billy Tucci and Nile Scala LIVE tonight on The PopXp to talk about Dale’s upcoming INDIEGOGO launch for 30th Anniversary PITT Omnibus! As always, secret special guests will also be on hand to discuss Dale’s phenomenal career, comics, and the events of the day. He’ll also be taking and answering questions from viewers.
About Dale Keown
Dale Keown is a Canadian comic book writer and artists known for his runs of Marvel’s Incredible Hulk and his creator-owned character, Pitt. He started working in comics in 1986 drawing several series for Aircel Comics, including Samurai, Elflord, Dragon Ring (later Dragonforce), and Warlock 5.
Keown moved to Marvel Comics in 1989, where he first worked on Nth Man: the Ultimate Ninja, before replacing Jeff Purves on The Incredible Hulk. His work on Hulk with writer Peter David, created one of the more memorable runs of the book. David has named Keown one of the three artists whose art has mostly closely matched the visuals he conceived when writing scripts.
Keown left Marvel in 1993 to start publishing Pitt at Image Comics where its groundbreaking and dynamic visuals made it a phenomenal success. In 1995, publication of Pitt was moved over to Keown’s own company, Full Bleed Studios.
A favorite of both fans and his fellow-artists, Keown continued working for the mainstream, drawing The Darkness for Top Cow and teaming up with Peter David once more with Hulk: The End for Marvel. Keown also illustrated a crossover featuring The Darkness and the Hulk.
Keown also illustrated the Hulkmemorabilia that was released to coincide with the 2003 feature film Hulk. A much in-demand talent, Dale continued astonishing fans the world over with his dynamic art working on such iconic books as The Darkness / Pitt, and Beserker.
He most recently returned the freedom-filled realm of independent comics by co-creating Gemshockwith Mandy Summers for Stuntman Comics and illustrating stories and covers for Cyberfrog , Godlike, Inglorious Rex,and Wraith of God.
Keown is currently working on the much anticipated 30th Anniversary Pitt Omnibus. Chockful of extras, the massive 466-page, premium formatted, full color book collects the entire and no-longer-in print Pitt saga. The Omnibus’ Indiegogo sign up page can be found here:
About Billy Tucci
Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is a cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi, which began with The Way of the Warrior in 1994. Through his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. In addition to his own creations, the graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. Billy’s DC Comics’ graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, was awarded the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for its depiction of the highly decorated, real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of Japanese-American soldiers. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Born has quietly turned into an international blockbuster, winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award. His critically acclaimed Miss Fury: Joy Division saw the return of the Golden Age Iconfor Dynamite Comics. Billy has recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Omnibus Edition and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ previous exclusive crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,000,000.00.
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