Kerry Gammill

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Kerry Gammill
Born (1954-04-26) April 26, 1954 (age 62)
Nationality American
Area(s) Penciller
Notable works
Marvel Team-Up
Power Man and Iron Fist
Superman vol. 2
http://www.KerryGammill.com

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, John Buscema, Gene Colan, and Jim Steranko.[2]

Career[edit]

Kerry Gammill began working for Marvel Comics with his first published story, "A Fluttering of Wings Most Foul", appearing in Marvel Team-Up #73 (Sept. 1978).[3] During his time in the comics industry, he illustrated comics such Power Man and Iron Fist, Superman vol. 2, and Action Comics. He collaborated with writer J. M. DeMatteis on the creation of Frog-Man in Marvel Team-Up #121 (Sept. 1982)[4] and featured the character in a storyline in Marvel Fanfare #32 (May 1987).[5] Gammill co-created such other characters as Ariel, White Rabbit, Chance, Leila Davis, and Draaga. He drew the first two issues of the Deadly Foes of Spider-Man limited series in 1991[6] and in the following year, was one of the artists on the debut issue of Team Titans.[7]

Power Girl #1 (June 1988). Cover art by Kerry Gammill and inker Dick Giordano

After leaving comics, Gammill became a special effects concept artist, character designer, and storyboard artist, for movies, TV shows, and the gaming industry.[8] Projects he worked on include Virus, Species II, Phantoms, The Outer Limits, and Tremors: The Series.[9]

In 2001, Vanguard Productions published Kerry Gammill's Drawing Monsters and Heroes for Comics and Film,[10] a how-to book containing art from Gammill's comics, kids' promotions, and creature design for movies and TV. Gammill later co-authored another book for Vanguard on the art of Basil Gogos.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Gammill was married to Susan Gammill from 1975 to 2016. They have three children, a son, Jeff, born in 1980,[12] another son, Steve, born in 1983 and a daughter, Kathryn born in 1992. He also has two grandchildren, Piper and Brielle. Gammill lives in Fort Worth, Texas.[9]

Bibliography[edit]

References[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. ^ Sacks, Jason (April 24, 2011). "Kerry Gammill: Having Fun in the Monsterverse". Comics Bulletin. Archived from the original on March 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ Kerry Gammill at the Grand Comics Database
  4. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1980s". Spider-Man Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. Dorling Kindersley. p. 130. ISBN 978-0756692360. Written by J. M. DeMatteis and drawn by Kerry Gammill...Spidey and the Torch...met a new hero - Frog-Man. 
  5. ^ Manning "1980s" in Gilbert (2012), p. 161: "J. M. DeMatteis and penciller and co-plotter Kerry Gammill took Spider-Man on one of his weirdest adventures - battling the Yellow Claw with Captain America and Frog-Man."
  6. ^ Cowsill, Alan "1990s" in Gilbert (2012), p. 192: "Spider-Man's bad guys took center stage as writer Danny Fingeroth and artists Al Milgrom and Kerry Gammill showed the world from the villains' point of view."
  7. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1990s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 254. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. The team...started with a bang, offering five first issues, that each contained a different origin story for every team member. Marv Wolfman supplied the scripts for each issue while the art was handled by Kevin Maguire, Gabriel Morrissette, Adam Hughes, Michael Netzer, Kerry Gammill, and Phil Jimenez. 
  8. ^ "Kerry Gammill". Lambiek Comiclopedia. December 14, 2006. Archived from the original on September 20, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Firstley, Ashley-Crystal (January 17, 2012). "Kerry Gammill". Discover Denton. Archived from the original on March 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ Gammill, Kerry (2001). Drawing Monsters & Heroes for Film & Comics. Vanguard Productions. p. 112. ISBN 978-1887591164. 
  11. ^ Gammill, Kerry; Spurlock, J. David (2006). Famous Monster Movie Art of Basil Gogos. Vanguard Productions. p. 168. ISBN 978-1887591713. 
  12. ^ Shooter, Jim. "Bullpen Bulletins," Power Man and Iron Fist #71 (July 1981).

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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 vol. 2 artist
1988–1989
Succeeded by
Jerry Ordway
Preceded by
George Pérez
Action Comics artist
(with George Pérez)

1989–1990
Succeeded by
Bob McLeod