Kerry Gammill

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Kerry Gammill
Born (1954-04-26) April 26, 1954 (age 60)
Nationality American
Area(s) Penciller
Notable works
Power Man and Iron Fist

Official website

Kerry Gammill (born April 26, 1954)[1] is an American artist who has worked in the fields of comic books, special effects, storyboards, and character designs.

Early life[edit]

Gammill grew up as a fan of the comics of the 1960s and 1970s, particularly the work of Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Stan Lee. He also cites Frank Frazetta, Basil Gogos, John Buscema, Gene Colan, Neal Adams, Bernie Wrightson, Al Williamson, and Alex Toth as influences.[2]

Career[edit]

Breaking into the comics industry in 1979, during his 18 years in the business Gammill illustrated comics like Power Man and Iron Fist, Marvel Team-Up, and Superman. He co-created such characters as Ariel, Frog-Man, White Rabbit, Chance, Leila Davis, and Draaga.

Power Girl, from Power Girl #1 (1988). Art by Kerry Gammill

After leaving comics Gammill became a special effects concept artist, character designer, and storyboard artist, for movies, TV shows, and the gaming industry. Projects he worked on include Virus, Species II, Phantoms, The Outer Limits, and Tremors: The Series.

In 2001, Vanguard Productions published Kerry Gammill's Drawing Monsters and Heroes for Comics and Film, a how-to book containing art from Gammill's comics, kids' promotions, and creature design for movies and TV. Gammill later illustrated another book for Vanguard on the art of Basil Gogos.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Gammill and his wife Susan have a son, Jeffrey Matthew, born in 1980,[3] another son, Steve, and a daughter, Kathryn. Gammill lives in Ft. Worth, Texas.[4]

Bibliography[edit]

DC[edit]

Action Comics #653-664, 687-693 (1990-1991)

Adventures of Superman #471, Annual #2 (1990)

Marvel[edit]

Fallen Angels# 1-4, 7 and 8 (1987)

Marvel Team-Up # 73, 120-125, 127-129, 131 (1978-1983)

Power Man and Iron Fist #61-68, 70-72, 74-75, 77-79 (1980-1982)

The Deadly Foes of Spider-Man # 1-2 (co-illustrated with Al Milgrom) (1991)

X-Factor Annual # 9 (1994)

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 Gammill's MySpace profile. Accessed Feb. 2, 2009.
  3. ^ Shooter, Jim. "Bullpen Bulletins," Power Man #148 (July 1981).
  4. ^ Linkedin profile, www.linkedin.com

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External links[edit]

Preceded by
Trevor von Eeden
Power Man and Iron Fist artist
1980–1982
Succeeded by
Denys Cowan
Preceded by
Herb Trimpe
Marvel Team-Up artist
1982–1983
Succeeded by
Sal Buscema
Preceded by
Mike Mignola
Superman artist
1988–1989
Succeeded by
Jerry Ordway