|Born||March 16, 1966|
|Area(s)||Writer, Penciller, Inker, Letterer, Colourist|
Gary Lee Shipman (born March 16, 1966) is an American comic book illustrator and writer. He is father to three children.
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Shipman, with wife Rhoda Shipman, created the independently produced comic book series Pakkins' Land, both plotting out the stories together and Gary scripting, lettering, penciling, and inking the illustrations for the series. Pakkins’ Land tells the adventuresome and engaging tale of Paul, a young boy who finds himself in a magical world filled with talking animals, mystery and excitement. Pakkins’ Land has been heralded for excellence by both critics and peers alike, accumulating an international following and numerous award nominations.
Certain characters in the Pakkins' Land stories are named after Shipman's children.
Shipman's artistic talents can also be found elsewhere. In 1987, he co-created the superhero character Edge for Silverwolf Comics, and illustrated the first 3 issues of that series.
In 1997, Shipman illustrated the cover of Issue # 19 of the comic series OZ, based on the books and characters of L. Frank Baum.
In 1998, Shipman illustrated the cover of Parables & Proverbs ISBN 0-9665118-0-8 published by New Creation Publications.
In 2003, Shipman illustrated Amazing True Life Stories Issue # 2: Spymaster for Crosswind Comics.
In 2011, Shipman was invited to join the DreamWorks Animation Fine Art program, with his first offering being an interpretative piece based on How To Train Your Dragon, made available as the original painting  or as prints.
- In 1997 Shipman was nominated for a Harvey Award in the "Best New Talent" category.
- In 1997 Shipman and his wife were nominated for the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award.
- In 1998 Shipman and his wife were nominated for an Eisner Award in the "Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition" category.
- 1998 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees, the Comic Book Awards Almanac
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