Freddie Williams II

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Freddie Williams II
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Williams at the New York Comic Convention.
Born Kansas City, Kansas
Nationality American
Area(s) Penciller

http://www.freddieart.com

Freddie E. Williams II is an American comic book writer and artist. Best known for his work on DC Comics' Robin, and for working almost entirely in Digital format.

Early life[edit]

Williams was born in Little Rock, Arkansas grew up Kansas City, Kansas and now lives in Lees Summit, Missouri with his wife. He was raised in an impoverished single-parent home, and often dreamed of flying away like Superman. His sister supported his love of comics and his dream of becoming a comic book artist. Williams was inspired to become a comic book artist at the age of 15 after seeing Jim Lee's artwork in Uncanny X-Men #272.[dead link][1]

Career[edit]

While attending the 2005 San Diego Comic-Con, Williams submitted a portfolio to the DC talent search. He was hired to do an a couple issues of Seven Soldiers featuring Mister Miracle, and a fill in issue for Aquaman.[1]

In 2006 Williams signed an exclusive contract with DC comics.[2] He became the regular artist on Robin from issue 149 in 2006. In early 2008 he started illustrating the Flash comic.

Williams appears frequently on comic book-related podcasts including Comic Geek Speak, Half Hour Wasted, Raging Bullets and Fanboy Radio.[citation needed] He also posted online tutorials about creating digital artwork in comics.[3] The tutorials are available on his YouTube page.[4]

Williams is the author of a book about digital artwork, The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics.[5]

Technique and materials[edit]

Williams trained in traditional art methods but is primarily a digital artist who uses a "hybrid method", as detailed in the DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Freddie E Williams II Comicspace article". 2007-12-23. Retrieved 2008-01-26. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Newsarama article". 2006-10-24. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  3. ^ "Freddie E Williams II webpage tutorials". 2005. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  4. ^ "Freddie E Williams II youtube page". 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  5. ^ "The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics". 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 

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Preceded by
Daniel Acuña
Flash artist
2008
Succeeded by
Paco Diaz
Preceded by
Scott McDaniel
Robin artist
2006–2007
Succeeded by
David Baldeon