Freddie Williams II

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Freddie Williams II
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Williams at the 2010 New York Comic Con.
Born Kansas City, Kansas
Nationality American
Area(s) Penciller
http://www.freddieart.com

Freddie E. Williams II is an American comic book writer and artist. He is best known for his work on DC Comics' Robin series.

Early life[edit]

Williams was born in Little Rock, Arkansas grew up Kansas City, Kansas and now lives in Lees Summit, Missouri with his wife. He was raised in an impoverished single-parent home, and often dreamed of flying away like Superman. His sister supported his love of comics and his dream of becoming a comic book artist. Williams was inspired to become a comic book artist at the age of 15 after seeing Jim Lee's artwork in Uncanny X-Men #272.[dead link][1]

Career[edit]

While attending the 2005 San Diego Comic-Con, Williams submitted a portfolio to the DC talent search. He was hired to do a few issues of Seven Soldiers featuring Mister Miracle, and a fill in issue for Aquaman.[1]

In 2006 Williams signed an exclusive contract with DC Comics.[2] He became the regular artist on Robin beginning with issue 149 in 2006, and began illustrating The Flash in early 2008.

Williams appears frequently on comic book-related podcasts including Comic Geek Speak, Half Hour Wasted, Raging Bullets and Fanboy Radio.[citation needed] He also posted online tutorials about creating digital artwork in comics.[3] The tutorials are available on his YouTube page.[4]

On December 23rd, 2014, Williams was a featured guest on Episode 26 of the web show 'Best of the Worst' by RedLetterMedia.

Williams is the author of a book about digital artwork, The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics.[5]

Technique and materials[edit]

Williams trained in traditional art methods but is primarily a digital artist who uses a "hybrid method," as detailed in The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics..[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Freddie E Williams II Comicspace article". 2007-12-23. Archived from the original on November 30, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  2. ^ "Newsarama article". 2006-10-24. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  3. ^ "Freddie E Williams II webpage tutorials". 2005. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  4. ^ "Freddie E Williams II youtube page". 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  5. ^ "The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics". 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 

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Interviews[edit]

Preceded by
Daniel Acuña
Flash artist
2008
Succeeded by
Paco Diaz
Preceded by
Scott McDaniel
Robin artist
2006–2007
Succeeded by
David Baldeon