Mark Farmer

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This article is about the comic book artist. For the British actor, see Mark Farmer (actor).
Not to be confused with Mark Farner.
Mark Farmer
Nationality British
Area(s) Penciller, Inker
Notable works
JLA
Awards Eagle Award for Favourite Comic Book Artist (inks) (2000)
Inkwell Award for Favorite Inker (2012)

Mark Farmer is a British comic book artist. He is best known as an inker, often working with Alan Davis.

Career[edit]

Farmer got his start in the UK comics industry before becoming part of the British Invasion, the wave of UK creators that were an integral part of the DC Comics "new look" of the 1980s

He is primarily known these days as an inker, although he has done some pencilling as well (for instance, collaborating with writer Len Wein on an early 1980s run on Green Lantern). Like nearly all those involved in the British Invasion, Farmer got his start at the British weekly comic 2000 AD, where he pencilled such series as Judge Dredd and Anderson: Psi Division.

Farmer usually forms a team with writer/pencil er Alan Davis. The pair, who first teamed on 1987's D.R. and Quinch for 2000 AD, have worked together on such titles as Marvel Comics' Excalibur, Avengers, Fantastic Four and Uncanny X-Men. For DC their work includes Superman and JLA as well as cover work on Green Lantern. He also helped co-write Gen¹³: Bootleg.

In 2004, Farmer inked John Byrne's pencils on Superman: True Brit a graphic novel written by former Monty Python member John Cleese and Kim Johnson. It reimagines the origin of Superman, by considering how Clark Kent's upbringing would be different if his spaceship had crashed in England instead of the fictional town of Smallville.[1]

Farmer has also inked other pencillers, such as Dale Keown and Brandon Peterson.

In 2012 Farmer was awarded the Inkwell Award for Favorite Inker.[2]

Bibliography[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 2001 Eagle Award (comics) for Favourite Comic Book Artist (inks)[5]
  • 2012 Eagle Award for Favorite Inker
  • 2012 Inkwell Award for Favorite Inker[2]

Nominations[edit]

  • 1992 Eisner Award for Best Inker Eisner Award, for The Incredible Hulk[6]
  • 2000 Eagle Award for Favourite Comic Book Artist: Inks[7]
  • 2006 Eagle Award for Favourite Comic Book Artist: Inks[8]
  • 2007 Eagle Award for Favourite Comic Book Artist: Inks[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cowsill, Alan; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "2000s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 315. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. "Comedy legend John Cleese joined forces with artist John Byrne, inker Mark Farmer and writer Kim Johnson for a unique take on the Superman story. Superman: True Brit saw Kal-El's rocketship land on a farm...in the UK." 
  2. ^ a b "2012 Winners". Inkwell Awards. June 25, 2012
  3. ^ Old Scores
  4. ^ Irvine, Alex (2008), "Animal Man", in Dougall, Alastair, The Vertigo Encyclopedia, New York: Dorling Kindersley, p. 27, ISBN 0-7566-4122-5, OCLC 213309015 
  5. ^ Previous Winners: 2001. The Eagle Awards. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  6. ^ "1992 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees and Winners". Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  7. ^ "2000 Eagle Awards". Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  8. ^ Previous Winners: 2006. The Eagle Awards. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  9. ^ Previous Winners: 2007. The Eagle Awards. Retrieved September 30, 2012.

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