Mahmud A. Asrar

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Mahmud A. Asrar
Asrar at the New York Comic Con in Manhattan, October 16, 2011
Born (1976-11-20) November 20, 1976 (age 46)
Ankara, Turkey
Area(s)Penciller, Inker
Notable works

Mahmud Anjum Asrar (born November 20, 1976 in Ankara, Turkey[1]) is a Turkish comic book artist who is known for his work on American and non-American comic books.[2]

His American work includes pinups for Savage Dragon #124 and Invincible #20, and for co-creating, with writer Jay Faerber, the series Dynamo 5, which debuted in March 2007 from Image Comics.[1]

Early life[edit]

Asrar was born in Ankara, Turkey to an Austrian mother and a Pakistani father.[3] He expressed an interest in art and comic books at an early age.

He attended Hacettepe University from 1994–1996, majoring in Fine Arts and Graphics, and Anatolian University from 1996–2000, majoring in the same.[1]


Asrar came to the attention of writer Jay Faerber through his work on the independent anthology Digital Webbing Presents, and through a recommendation by Invincible artist Ryan Ottley, which led to his work on the Image Comics monthly series Dynamo 5, which Faerber and Asrar co-created, and on which Asrar was the regular artist. Asrar's other Image Comics work includes Small Gods.

Asrar also pencilled She-Hulk: Cosmic Collision, a one-shot written by Peter David, that was published in December 2008, by Marvel Comics.[2] He was the artist on the Brightest Day: Atom oneshot written by Jeff Lemire that leads into an Atom co-feature in Adventure Comics,[4] and is currently the artist of Supergirl in the rebooted DC Universe.[5] Starting in March 2013, Asrar will be the lead artist on Ultimate Comics: X-Men.[6]





Other publishers[edit]

  • Alacakaranlik #2 (2006)
  • Cyberage Adventures #2: "Jade Tiger" (2005, IHero Entertainment)
  • Digital Webbing Presents #20, 25-26 (Digital Webbing Press, 2004–05)
  • Dylan Dog #9 (Rodeo Kitap, 2004)
  • Nothingface, graphic novel (Digital Webbing Press, 2004)
  • Resimli Roman #2-3 (2005)
  • Rodeo Strip #1-6, 11 (Rodeo Kitap, 2004–06)
  • Star Wars: Jedi The Dark Side, miniseries #1-5 (2011)
  • Seruven #6 (2005)
  • Warmageddon Quarterly #2-3 (2006, L Jamal Inc)


  1. ^ a b c "About". Mahmud A. Asrar Online Portfolio. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Weiland, Jonah (December 20, 2006). "Ain't Nothing but a Family Thing: Faerber Talks Dynamo 5". Comic Book Resources.
  3. ^ "Interview with Artist Mahmud Asrar, Comics Artist". Copic Marker. Archived from the original on 5 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  4. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (April 13, 2010). "Lemire Embiggens Ray Palmer". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved April 13, 2010.
  5. ^ Truitt, Brian (September 19, 2011). "Supergirl gets a teenage makeover". USA Today. Retrieved September 22, 2011.
  6. ^ Richards, Dave (December 11, 2012). "Asrar Draws on the 'Natural Resources' of 'Ultimate Comics X-Men'". Comic Book Resources.

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