Greg LaRocque

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Greg LaRocque
Born (1954-02-24) February 24, 1954 (age 60)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Area(s) Penciller
Notable works
The Avengers
The Flash
Legion of Super-Heroes
Power Man and Iron Fist.

Greg LaRocque (born February 24, 1954)[1] is an American comic book illustrator.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, LaRocque worked as an assistant teacher at the Professional Institute of Art while still a teenager.[2] He started his art career in the advertising field.[3] His comics career began in 1980 with Marvel Comics, credits include Marvel Team-Up starring Spider-Man, Web of Spider-Man, The Avengers and Power Man and Iron Fist. After moving to DC Comics, LaRocque became prominent for his work illustrating the Paul Levitz-penned, Baxter Paper-format issues of Legion of Super-Heroes.

LaRocque then illustrated "The Flash" with writer William Messner-Loebs from 1988 and stayed on the title for 5 years ending with Issue # 79 which was written by Mark Waid. A career highlight was redesigning the Flash costume to its current incarnation.[3]

Exiled Studio has released LaRocque's creator owned material in the 3 issue mini-series 'The Exiled', followed up by CryBaby, Exiled Studio's first color book. The CryBaby story arc was concluded in the 80 page graphic novel "Extinction". LaRocque's latest work is 'the Dreaming', also from Exiled Studio.

LaRocque's work among the independent companies include London Night Studio's, Peregrine Entertainment, Realm Press, Catfish Comics and Avatar. In 2010 he helped launch the revival of Dave Cockrum's Futurian's with a cover for David Miller Studio. Along with his comic work LaRocque is available for commissions of his fantasy illustrations. LaRocque's fantasy art was exhibited at 'Gallery Provocateur' in Chicago Illinois to coincide with his appearance at the 2010 Chicago ComicCon.

LaRocque and his wife Rose have three children, a daughter, Charisse, and two sons, Justin and Ben LaRocque.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ a b LaRocque MySpace profile.
  3. ^ a b LaRocque profile, Lambiek.net's Comiclopedia.

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Preceded by
Ron Frenz
Marvel Team-Up artist
1984–1985
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
Steve Lightle
Legion of Super-Heroes artist
1985–1988
Succeeded by
Keith Giffen
Preceded by
Mike Collins
The Flash artist
1988–1993
Succeeded by
Mike Wieringo