Glen Orbik

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Glen Orbik (born 1963[citation needed]) is an American illustrator known for his fully painted paperback and comic covers, often executed in a noir style.[1][2] He studied art at the California Art Institute then located in Encino, later Calabasas, California, and now located in Westlake Village. He studied under the school's founder, retired movie and advertisement illustrator Fred Fixler.[3] He eventually took over the classes when Fixler retired from teaching and still currently teaches figure drawing after returning from an extended hiatus. His work has been compared to Alex Ross and Robert McGinnis,[citation needed] and he is a popular teacher among fine art, comic, and video game artists.[citation needed] He is currently working on a series of paperback covers for the Hard Case Crime series of novels and currently resides in Van Nuys, California.[1]


The Swimmer restoration (Blu-ray) art work by Glen Orbik



  • "The Inspirations of Oz Fine Art Collection" (participant)[12]


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  2. ^ New Oxford American Issue Gets Pulpy | The Daily Buzz Archived 3 February 2011 at WebCite
  3. ^ Bonfiglio, Jeremy D. (June 10, 2007). "The motor and the muse: 'Muscle Cars & Calendar Girls' has power but needs a tuneup", South Bend Tribune.
  4. ^ "Bestselling and Iconic Author Stephen King Publishes New Novella 'Blockade Billy,' Available in the Kindle Store". Mental Health Weekly Digest. May 3, 2010. Retrieved October 15, 2012.  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
  5. ^ "Annie Steelyard". Internet Bookwatch. March 1, 2009. Retrieved October 15, 2012.  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
  6. ^ Blais, Jacqueline (February 28, 2005). "King wades into pulp", USA Today, p. D1.
  7. ^ Parfrey, Adam (October 5, 2005). "Stephen King serves up pulp softly boiled: The Colorado Kid Stephen King Hard Case Crime", Los Angeles Times, p. E9.
  8. ^ "Stephen King to release IT anniversary edition". Bangor Daily News. May 25, 2011. Retrieved October 15, 2012.  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
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  11. ^ Paul Goat Allen (June 9, 2007). "Back in black: New releases and reissues attest to the resurgence of pulp noir", Chicago Tribune, p. 5.6.
  12. ^ "Prominent artists reinterpret 'The Wizard of Oz'". Art Business News. January 1, 2009. Retrieved October 15, 2012.  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)

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