- Alan Kupperberg
Infobox Comics creator
name = Alan Kupperberg
caption = Alan Kupperberg at the 2008
Big Apple Comic Convention.
birthdate = May 18 [ [http://www.cbgxtra.com/default.aspx?tabid=42&view=topic&forumid=34&postid=154 "Comics Industry Birthdays" at the CBGXtra Forum] by "
Comic Buyer's Guide" 's Maggie Thompsonand John Jackson Miller. Accessed September 30, 2008.]
nationality = American
notable works = "
Obnoxio the Clown"
website = http://www.alankupperberg.com
Alan Kupperberg is an American comic
artistknown for working in both comic booksand newspaperstrips.
Kupperberg grew up in New York, graduating from the
High School of Art and Designin 1971.
Kupperberg began writing and drawing for
Marvel Comicsin 1974, mostly doing fill-ins and one-shots. Eventually, he had runs on team books like "The Invaders", "The Avengers," and "The Defenders"; and drew a number of issues of "What If".
Also occasionally working as a
writer, Kupperberg created the 1983 one-shot comic " Obnoxio the Clownvs. The X-Men" as a one-man band, handling everything from writing and illustrating to lettering, unusual for the comic industry at that time. In 1987, Kupperberg worked on both " Spectacular Spider-Man" and " Amazing Spider-Man". From 1988–1991, Kupperberg drew many issues of " Marvel Tales".
He also worked for
Marvel Custom Comics, for clients such as Campbell's Soup, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Sylvan Learning Center, and The "Dallas Times Herald".
From the mid-1980s into the early 1990s, Kupperberg illustrated such
DC Comicstitles as " Justice League of America," "Warlord", "The Fury of Firestorm", " DC Comics Presents", "COPS", and " Dragonlance". He had a long run on " Blue Devil".
In 1978 Kupperberg and writer Marv Wolfman took over the
Howard the Duckweekly newspaper strip with; Kupperberg also worked on the short-lived "Incredible Hulk" strip. His newspaper work also includes " Little Orphan Annie".
Illustration and writing
Kupperberg has done illustrations for
Archie Comics, National Lampoon, " Cracked" magazine, "Spy", and McClannahan Books.
He worked on script development and character design for Sullivan Bluth Studios' 1994 animated feature "Thumbelina". From 1994, he worked with
Nickelodeon/Viacom on the " Tom Terrific" animated project.
In addition to illustration, Kupperberg has done design work and scripting for numerous advertising and production agencies. His autobiographical strips have appeared in "Comic Art" and in the "Streetwise" book.
Known for a more "cartoony" style than many other
superhero artists,Fact|date=June 2008 Kupperberg seemed to specialize in nasty clownsfor a while, illustrating not only Marvel's Obnoxio pieces but also "National Lampoon's" Evil Clown Comics.
Paul Kupperberg, also works in the comic book field as a writer, editor and executive; though Paul has worked primarily at DC Comics, while Alan's comic book work has been split between DC and its rival Marvel.
Kupperberg has recentlyFact|date=June 2008 produced some nostalgic pieces drawn from his own life and experiences in the comics industry, which have been acclaimed by insiders as accurate and affecting.Fact|date=June 2008 Kupperberg also has an extensive
video archiveand is known as an expert on TV history, particularly the history of TV comedy.Fact|date=June 2008
* [http://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kupperberg_a.htm Kupperberg Bio at Lambiek.net's Comiclopedia]
* [http://www.spiderfan.org/comics/credits/alan_kupperberg.html Kupperberg's Spider-Man Credits]
* [http://ohdannyboy.blogspot.com/2006/11/blue-devil-alan-kupperberg-looks-back.html Alan Kuppeberg Looks Back At Blue Devil]
* [http://ohdannyboy.blogspot.com/2006/12/invaders-alan-kupperberg-looks-back.html Kuppeberg Looks Back At The Invaders]
* [http://ohdannyboy.blogspot.com/2007/05/alan-kupperberg-looks-back-what-if.html Alan Kupperberg Looks Back At What If?]
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