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Encyclopedia > Paul Smith (comics)
X-Men cover by Paul Smith and John Sibal.
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X-Men cover by Paul Smith and John Sibal.

Paul Smith (born September 4, 1953) is an American comic book artist. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (550x833, 105 KB) This image is of the cover of a single issue of a comic book, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the comic book or the artist(s) which produced the... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (550x833, 105 KB) This image is of the cover of a single issue of a comic book, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the comic book or the artist(s) which produced the... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Look up artist in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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Biography

Early life

Smith was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but only lived there three days. His father was a U.S. Naval aviator, and the family moved several times during his childhood. As a young comics fan, Smith particularly admired the work of Steve Ditko on Spider-Man and Neal Adams on Batman. Nickname: City of Fountains or Heart of America Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 (1964): Cover art by Ditko. ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... Green Lantern/Green Arrow #76 (April 1970), the first of a landmark run by artist Neal Adams and writer Denny ONeil. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still sometimes as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ...


Career

Smith had no formal art training aside from some course in airbrushing. Before becoming a professional comic book artist, Smith worked as an animator. In 1977, he began work on the animated adaptation of The Lord of the Rings produced and directed by Ralph Bakshi. He also worked on Bakshi's film American Pop. Paasche F#1 Single Action External Mix Airbrush An airbrush is a small, air-operated tool that sprays various media including ink and dye, but most often paint by a process of atomization. ... An animator is one who is involved in the process of animation. ... J.R.R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings is the title of an animated film produced and directed by Ralph Bakshi, and released to theaters in 1978. ... Ralph Bakshi (October 29, 1938) is an American director of animated and occasionally live-action films. ... American Pop is a 1981 American animated film directed by Ralph Bakshi. ...


He first came to attention at Marvel Comics in the early 1980s, where a series of fill-ins on various Marvel titles led to him being named the new artist on Doctor Strange. But after a mere two issues he left that title to replace Dave Cockrum on Uncanny X-Men, then the biggest-selling US comic. He left less than a year later, moving back to Doctor Strange. However, Smith's brief run on X-Men left a large impact and most of it was later reprinted in the From the Ashes trade paperback. Smith's would briefly revisit the X-Men, drawing the X-Men / Alpha Flight limited series as well as a brief stint on the X-Men spin-off X-Factor. Since the mid 1980s Smith has worked as an artist on a range of comics titles, including work for the X-Men stable. Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Entertainment, Inc. ... Doctor Strange is a fictional comic-book sorcerer and superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The cover of Giant-Size X-Men #1 by Gil Kane & Cockrum, featuring characters he (Cockrum) designed. ... The Uncanny X-Men, first published as simply The X-Men, is the flagship Marvel Comics comic book series within the X-Men franchise. ... Doctor Strange is a fictional comic-book sorcerer and superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ... It has been suggested that X-Factor Investigations be merged into this article or section. ... The X-Men are a group of comic book superheroes featured in Marvel Comics. ...


Perhaps his best-known work outside of the X-Men is the young adults comic Leave It to Chance, a collaboration with writer James Robinson. Smith has also contributed art to a number of First Comics titles including American Flagg!, Nexus, and GrimJack. Leave It to Chance is the title of a comic book series. ... James Dale Robinson, usually referred to as just James Robinson, is a British writer of comic books and screenplays and known for his interest in old collectibles and memorabilia. ... First Comics was an American publisher of comic books. ... American Flagg! is a comic book written by Howard Chaykin and published by First Comics in the 1980s. ... October 1997 issue of Nexus Nightmare in Blue - Issue #4 Nexus was a comic book series created by writer Mike Baron and penciler Steve Rude in 1981. ... The comic book GrimJack was a comic book that ran from 1984 through 1991. ...


References

Thompson, Kim. "Maidens, Mutants, and Mages: Paul Smith Climbs the Stairway to Stardom . . . Ten Steps at a Time!" Interview with Paul Smith. Amazing Heroes #12 (June 1982).

Preceded by:
Dave Cockrum
Uncanny X-Men artist
1982–1983
Succeeded by:
John Romita, Jr.

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Paul Smith (born September 4, 1953) is an American comic book artist.
Smith was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but only lived there three days.
Smith had no formal art training aside from some course in airbrushing.
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