We’re very happy to announce that Guy Davis will be the Michigan State University Comics Forum 2010 Keynote Speaker
A self-taught artist, Michigan-based Guy Davis (b. 1966) combines storytelling and illustrative realism in a classic adventure-strip style for a myriad of genres in a 25 year professional history. From horror, urban fantasy and science fiction to period crime drama and pulp adventure, he is a designer and storyteller of a highly personal bent, as seen in his creator-owned projects such as Baker Street (Caliber Press, 1989-1991) and the recently-revived The Marquis (Caliber, 1997; Oni Press, 2000-2003; Dark Horse Comics, 2009-). It was his work on Baker Street that led him to Vertigo/DC Comics and the acclaimed pulp series Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993-1999), written by Matt Wagner and Steve Seagle.
Since then he has worked on a variety of projects including Batman: Nevermore for DC Comics, the Eisner Award-winning Fantastic Four: Unstable Molecules (2003) for Marvel Comics, The Nevermen (2000) for Dark Horse Comics and Les zombies qui ont mangé le monde (The Zombies That Ate the World, 2004-2008) for the French publisher Les Humanoïdes Associés. His other works have included illustration and conceptual design for various role-playing games and multimedia projects, including designs for the animated television pilot based on Mike Mignola’s The Amazing Screw-On Head and animated comics for both the Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy 2 DVDs.
Currently Guy is illustrating Mike Mignola and John Arcudi’s ongoing B.P.R.D series (work which won him a 2009 Eisner Award for Best Penciller/ Inker), along with continuing his creator owned series The Marquis for Dark Horse Comics.
You can find out more about Guy Davis at his website, The Art of Guy Davis