Comic Book Artist Lands in WPB

Oct 08, 2011 Comments Off by

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Palm Beach LiveWorkPlay introduces you to Erick Marquez, a relatively new resident of West Palm Beach. Erick moved here a little over a year ago with his wife and 2 children. Erick has had drawing and creating in his blood and hands (literally) since he was a child. His love of creativity took him to the Kansas Art Institute where he graduated in high flying style. Before he graduated however, through his mentor, he was offered a chance to compete for an internship at DC Comics in NYC. He won the position and that 4 month experience alone changed his life, his perspective and his goals forever.

 

While he was at DC Comics he worked on many scripts including “Smallville”. Along with that he learned how to script for cartoons and was afforded the opportunity to work with the wardrobe department of the movie “Catwoman” starring Halle Berry.

Erick’s talents transcend borders with national, international and local projects. Some of the more exotic places his work has been seen are; Israel, Turkey, Domenican Republic and others. Among the variety of projects he has worked on include, The Michael Jackson Tribute comic book(he worked on the colors and did the pin-up in the back of the book). The Vincent Price estate commissioned him to work on several projects and he did the Taylor Swift Biography comic book(he both illustrated and colored it).

Marquez taught a class at The West Palm Beach Library on “The Business of Comic Books“ which gave an overview of the process, from concept to finished product to marketing. His desire is to form a community of creative artists: graphic, illustration and more.

To reach Erick Marquez at his IXT Studio call 786.439.9173. He promises to get the proper area code soon.

Be sure to tell him and your friends you read this on PalmBeachlwp.com

Tim Byrd

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Tim Byrd “The Byrdman” is the Publisher and Host of Palm Beach Live Work Play. He is also the President and CEO of VoxPower.com a commercial voice over company. His extremely successful and diverse career has reached into all aspects of the communications and entertainment industries across the United States and Europe. Tim can be reached at tim@palmbeachlwp.com
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