Jan Duursema

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Jan Duursema
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Duursema at the East Coast Comicon
Born (1954-10-27) October 27, 1954 (age 63)
Area(s) Penciller, Inker
Notable works
Arion, Lord of Atlantis
Star Wars
The Warlord
Awards Eisner Award,
Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award, 1983
Spouse(s) Tom Mandrake
Official website

Jan Duursema (born October 27, 1954)[1] is an American comics artist known for her work on the Star Wars comics franchise. She is the creator of Denin and Vila from Naldar, the Twi'lek Jedi Aayla Secura and the Kiffar Jedi Quinlan Vos.

Career[edit]

Jan Duursema's first published comics work appeared in Heavy Metal vol. 3 #3 (July 1979).[2] She drew several stories for DC Comics' Sgt. Rock title beginning in 1980.[2] With writer Paul Kupperberg, she co-created the Arion character in The Warlord #55 (March 1982)[3] and the Arion, Lord of Atlantis series was launched in November 1982. Duursema was one of the artists of Wonder Woman #300 (Feb. 1983).[4] She provided artwork to the Star Ace role-playing game from Pacesetter Ltd.[5] Her first work for Marvel Comics, as well as her first work on the Star Wars franchise, appeared in Star Wars #92 (Feb. 1985).[2] Back at DC, she was one of the contributors to the DC Challenge limited series in 1986[6] and drew the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons comic book series for three years.[2] She briefly worked with John Ostrander on the Hawkworld series in 1992[2] and again the following year when the title was cancelled and relaunched as Hawkman.[7]

Her association with Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars franchise began with Star Wars: Chewbacca #2 (Feb. 2000).[2] She has since drawn several Star Wars series for Dark Horse including the Star Wars: Darth Maul mini-series in 2000 and the comics adaptation of Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones in 2002.[2][8] Duursema and Ostrander collaborated on the Star Wars: Legacy series which was introduced with a #0 issue and ran for 50 issues from June 2006 to August 2010.[2] They launched the Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi series in 2012.

Duursema with her husband, fellow comics artist Tom Mandrake

Duursema was the basis for the character Ur-Sema Du.[9]

Advertising[edit]

In 2011 Nike, Inc. commissioned Duursema and fellow comics artist Amanda Conner to create artwork for the Make Yourself: A Super Power advertising campaign.[10]

Awards[edit]

Duursema received the Russ Manning Outstanding Newcomer Award in 1983.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Duursema is married to fellow comic book artist Tom Mandrake, whom she met while both were students at The Kubert School. Their wedding was held on the school's grounds.[12] The couple have a son, Jack Moses Mandrake,[13] and a daughter, Sian Mandrake,[14] who is also a Kubert School-trained comics illustrator.[15]

Bibliography[edit]

Dark Horse Comics[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

  • Elric: The Vanishing Tower, miniseries, #1-6 (First, 1987–1988)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jan Duursema". Lambiek Comiclopedia. October 27, 2015. Archived from the original on June 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Jan Duursema at the Grand Comics Database
  3. ^ Wallace, Dan (2008), "Arion, Lord of Atlantis", in Dougall, Alastair, The DC Comics Encyclopedia, London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley, p. 24, ISBN 0-7566-4119-5 
  4. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. The Amazing Amazon was joined by a host of DC's greatest heroes to celebrate her 300th issue in a seventy-two-page blockbuster...Written by Roy and Dann Thomas, and penciled by Gene Colan, Ross Andru, Jan Duursema, Dick Giordano, Keith Pollard, Keith Giffen, and Rich Buckler. 
  5. ^ "Jan Duursema Roleplaying Game Credits". Pen & Paper. Archived from the original on February 25, 2005. 
  6. ^ Greenberger, Robert (August 2017). "It Sounded Like a Good Idea at the Time: A Look at the DC Challenge!". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (98): 43. 
  7. ^ Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 260: "Chicago had a guardian angel with armored wings in Hawkman's latest adventures by writer John Ostrander and artist Jan Duursema."
  8. ^ "Episode II Adaptation & Free Comic". Starwars.com. March 5, 2002. Archived from the original on April 2, 2005. 
  9. ^ Cronin, Brian (April 17, 2008). "Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #151". CBR.com. Archived from the original on March 11, 2012. Retrieved March 11, 2012. [Joe] Corroney, on his website, introduced a new Jedi Knight, Ur-Sema Du, as a tribute to Duursema. 
  10. ^ Johnston, Rich (October 6, 2011). "Amanda Conner and Jan Duursema Create Female Superheroes For Nike". Bleeding Cool. Archived from the original on March 13, 2012. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Russ Manning Award". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2014. Archived from the original on July 1, 2014. 
  12. ^ Contino, Jennifer (2001). "Creepy Concepts". Sequential Tart. Archived from the original on March 11, 2012. Retrieved March 11, 2012. Jan and I met at the Kubert School, in fact Joe [Kubert] let us get married in the back yard. That would be the back yard of the Baker mansion, the original location of the school. 
  13. ^ Duursema, Jan (January 5, 2017). "My son, Jack Mandrake, posted his first YouTube drawing video. Proud mom!". Twitter. Archived from the original on June 7, 2017. 
  14. ^ Willis, Mark, ed. (2014). "Interview with Up and Coming Superstar....Sian Mandrake". The Independent Comic Book Review. Archived from the original on March 7, 2017. Retrieved April 16, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Faculty: Sian Mandrake". The Kubert School. n.d. Archived from the original on March 18, 2017. Retrieved April 16, 2017. 

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Preceded by
Art Thibert
The Warlord artist
1987–1988
Succeeded by
n/a
Preceded by
Graham Nolan
Hawkworld artist
1992
Succeeded by
Timothy Truman
Preceded by
Dale Keown
The Incredible Hulk artist
1992–1993
Succeeded by
Gary Frank
Preceded by
n/a
Hawkman vol. 3 artist
1993–1994
Succeeded by
Steve Lieber