Some of us might have idolized a superhero or any character from our favorite comic books once in our childhood. While most of us dreamed of acquiring their abilities, there are a few people who wanted to be a part of their world, not by having supernatural powers but the privilege to recreate their stories and redraw the characters we all love.
Comic book artists play a vital role in shaping the different comic universes we grew up with. Artists in this creative field can be commonly classified into as penciller, inker, colorist and cover artist – each has a very important role in bringing us the best comic graphics that accompany a good story line. And as our featured artist for this month, we take a peek on the amazing career of one of the many pencillers in the comics industry – Peter V Nguyen.
Peter currently works as a penciller for Marvel and DC. Some of his notable works include Batman: Arkham Unhinged (2012), Batman: Bruce Wayne – The Road Home (2011), DC Holiday Special ’09 (2010), Fear Itself: Black Widow (2011), Gotham City Sirens (2009), Secret Avengers (2010) and Women of Marvel (2011). Being an avid reader of comics since he was a kid, Peter’s love of the characters made him decide to pursue a career in the comics industry.His very first published full issue was “Secret Six” way back in 2009 after his talent was discovered when he became a part of a Wildstorm competition back when he was in college.
Justice League Beyond | Peter Nguyen
Like most pencillers do, Peter starts his works by doing a couple of sketches on the script and layouts. Then carry them out to finish with regular 0.5 mechanical pencils. Aside from being a penciller, he also worked as an inker for titles such as Marvel Adventures Super Heroes (2010) and Women of Marvel Digital (2010); colorist for DC Holiday Special ’09 (2010) and cover artist for Incorruptible (2009), Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm (2012) and Supurbia(2012).
DCU Women | Peter Nguyen
“I liked the idea that as a penciller you get to play as Director. You get to cast your own characters, set them in a scene and choose the angle that you think works best and find appropriate lighting. You basically control almost everything and you can be praised for your choices or if they are bad you can be blamed for them.” – Peter Nguyen
Lets take a look at some of Peter Nguyen’s amazing sketches, digital works and random drawings of some of the most notable comics characters below:
Check out more of the works of Peter Nguyen on his Deviantart portfolio and get more updates on his Tumblr blog. Get to know him up close and personal in an interview as the latest featured artist at UCreative Spotlight.
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