Gaijin Studios

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Gaijin Studios
Background information
Origin Atlanta, Georgia
Years active 1991–2010
Past members Brian Stelfreeze
Cully Hamner
Karl Story
Doug Wagner
Laura Martin
Stine Walsh
Adam Hughes
Jason Pearson
Dave Johnson
Tony Harris
Joe Phillips
Jason Martin
Rick Mays
Georges Jeanty
Kelsey Shannon
Tony Shasteen

Gaijin Studios was a group of American comic book artists formed in Atlanta, Georgia. It was one of the longest-running collectives of freelance comic book artists in the United States, in continuous operation for nineteen years, from 1991 to 2010. It has long been considered by many in the comics industry to be an influential training ground for some of the more prominent creators of the 1990s and 2000s, including Brian Stelfreeze (Batman: Shadow of the Bat, Matador), Adam Hughes (Wonder Woman, Tomb Raider), Cully Hamner (Blue Beetle, Detective Comics/The Question, Red), Jason Pearson (Legion of Super-Heroes, Body Bags), Dave Johnson (Superman: Red Son, 100 Bullets), Tony Harris (Starman, Ex Machina), Karl Story (Aliens vs. Predator, Batman), Georges Jeanty (Gambit, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight), and Laura Martin (Thor (Marvel Comics), Secret Invasion, The Stand).[1] Its core roster consisted of Stelfreeze, Hamner, and Story during most of that time.

On April 1, 2010, Gaijin Studios announced that after almost nineteen years, they would be closing the studio for the foreseeable future, calling it an "indefinite hiatus,".[2] Although the possibility of a future, reconstituted studio was left a possibility, as of this writing, it has not come to pass.


  1. ^ Brady, Matt (June 21, 2008). "Heroes Con: Laura Martin Joins Gaijin Studios". Newsarama. Retrieved June 21, 2008. 
  2. ^ Arted?!, April 1, 2010

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