Adrienne Roy

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Adrienne Roy
Adrienne roy.jpg
Roy circa 2009.
Born (1953-06-28)June 28, 1953[1]
Died December 14, 2010(2010-12-14) (aged 57)
Austin, Texas, United States
Area(s) Colourist
Notable works
Batman
Detective Comics

Adrienne Roy (June 28, 1953[2] – December 14, 2010) was a comic book color artist who worked mostly for DC Comics. She was largely responsible for coloring the Batman line - (Batman and Detective Comics) throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.

Biography[edit]

Roy attended an art school in Wayne, New Jersey, where she studied painting techniques. Her first contact with comics was through collecting Marvel Comics' Tomb of Dracula, The Sub-Mariner and Conan the Barbarian. Roy's first work as a comics colorist was assisting her husband Anthony Tollin, who worked for DC Comics at the times. But it was long-time colorist Jack Adler who would give her the first job at DC: the cover of DC Special Series #8 (featuring the Batman, Deadman and Sgt. Rock team-up). Adler and Sol Harrison (who was also a colorist) were considered by Roy herself as her mentors and both trained her on coloring during the first years at DC.[3]

Roy was also responsible for the coloring on many other titles during that time period: The New Teen Titans, Warlord, Weird War Tales and Madame Xanadu. Nevertheless, she is predominantly known for her work on the Batman books: Batman, Detective Comics, Batman: Shadow of the Bat, Batman: Gotham Knights, and Robin.

When computerized colors arrived to comics, the assignments to classic colorists decreased a lot. By 2000 Roy was largely out of work, despite training herself on the computer. Roy spent her last days battling cancer.[3] Roy finally died in Austin, Texas, at age 57 on December 14, 2010.[4][5]

Bibliography[edit]

Roy's comics work (interior art) include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JBJN-1QS : accessed 02 Mar 2013), Adrienne Roy, 14 December 2010.
  2. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b [Back Issue magazine #52, TwoMorrows Publishing, September 2011]
  4. ^ Tollin, Anthony "DC Colorist Adrienne Roy: 1953-2010" at CBGXtra.com December 17, 2010 Retrieved December 18, 2010
  5. ^ Ching, Albert "RIP: Colorist Adrienne Roy" Newsarama December 17, 2010 Retrieved December 18, 2010

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