|Born||Richard Renick Hoberg
July 7, 1952
|Awards||Inkpot Award (1984)|
Between 1977 and 1979, Hoberg contributed artwork for Marvel Comics's Iron Man and Invaders. In the 1980s, Hoberg mainly drew for such DC Comics titles as The Brave and the Bold, Checkmate, Batman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, All-Star Squadron, Justice League and Scott Shaw's Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew. With writer Dennis Mallonee, Hoberg co-created Eternity Smith, and from 1986–1988 penciled that title (first for Renegade Press and then for Hero Comics). Hoberg also worked on DNAgents and Surge at Eclipse Comics (1984–86).
In the 1990s, Hoberg spent a long stint as the penciler on Green Arrow. With writer Steve Englehart, Hoberg co-created The Strangers for Malibu Comics and penciled the title from 1993–1995. Hoberg also penciled select issues of DC's New Gods in 1990–1991 and Roger Rabbit for Disney (1990–91). Since the mid-1990s, Hoberg's comics work has been sporadic.
Besides his comics work, Hoberg has been active in animation since 1978, including doing production art/merchandise work for Lucasfilm's Star Wars films. He has worked as a storyman and animator for Hanna-Barbera, a director for Marvel Productions, and as a storyboard artist at DiC Entertainment and Mirage Studios. In 2001, he worked on the special effects of Universal's film The Mummy; and in 2003, he was a storyboard artist for the Weinstein Company film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (released in 2007).
Hoberg got a Bachelor in Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles.
- Rick Hoberg at the Comic Book DB
- Rick Hoberg page at COA I.N.D.U.C.K.S.
- Rick Hoberg page at Lambiek.net
Richard Howell & Mike Machlan
|All-Star Squadron artist
|Green Arrow artist