Media Release — Indie Comics Magazine Editor Gary Scott Beatty recently announced an illustration by nationally known cartoonist Tom Kelly will appear on the cover of the second issue of the new comic book, scheduled for preorder in Diamond Comic Distributors’ February 2011 Previews catalog and available ONLY through Previews.
Kelly’s children’s web comic “The Stuffed Animal Sagas” was featured on DC comics’ website ZUDA.com. His illustrations have appeared in Black Petals magazine, Star Wars Insider, Imagine Fx, Design Graphics, Tales of the Talisman, Thrasher, Wired and Time Out Chicago magazine.
“Indie Comics Magazine is doing in print what DC attempted online: giving greater exposure to talented indy creators,” said Beatty. “And Tom’s work is just phenomenal.”
Kelly, a Chicago based artist, has also designed posters and promotional art for Chicago bands Daemon Familiar, Unibrow and Moses Gun. He has produced graphic design and illustration for numerous design, production and toy companies, such as Spin Master Toys, Rittenhouse Archives, Topps, Hasbro, EA Sports, Wizards of the Coast and Mattel.
“Tom’s graveyard babe on our cover is an impressive combination of attraction and wary repulsion,” Beatty gushed. “We love his balance and texturing.” Kelly has won several awards, including the Wayne Wright Key for Excellence and the Pennsylvania Keystone Silver Seal.
Each issue of the new Indie Comics Magazine will feature full stories from different independent comic book creators, said Beatty. Short biographies and contact information are included with the stories so readers can easily seek out more of the creators’ work. Kelly accepts commissions through http://tommm9.daportfolio.com.
Indie Comics Magazine #2 is available ONLY through the February Previews order magazine at your local comic shop. Information about Indie Comics Magazine is online at http://indiecomicsmagazine.com.