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Tom Mandrake
Writer and Artist
The Spectre, Wolverine, Wisdom

Tom Mandrake has been illustrating comic books and graphic novels for over 40 years. Some of the titles he has illustrated include Batman, The Martian Manhunter, Firestorm, Shazam, and his acclaimed five-year run on The Spectre for DC Comics, The New Mutants, The Punisher, Weapon X, Wolverine, and The Hulk Unchained for Marvel Comics, Grimjack for First Comics, The X-Files for IDW, Sidekick for Joe’s Comics, Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter for Titan Comics, and many more.

His creator owned projects include To Hell You Ride with Lance Henriksen and Joe Maddrey through Dark Horse Comics, Creeps with Dan Mishkin through Image Comics, KROS: Hallowed Ground with John Ostrander and Screaming Mandrake: The Nailman and Other Strange Tales, written and illustrated by Tom, and his new project, Wisdom with JM DeMatteis through Spellbound Comics.

He has illustrated such books as GRRM: The George RR Martin Retrospective, the young adult novel The Forest King: The Woodlark’s Shadow, and 100 Deadly Skills: Combat Edition.

Mandrake was art director for the independent film Zombie Prom, which won several awards including Best Comics-Oriented Film and the Judges’ Choice Award at the 2006 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival in San Diego.

As an instructor at The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Tom teaches Narrative Art and Storytelling. He is also the co-developer of the Kubert Schools Horror Comics correspondence course.

Tom Mandrake panels and programming:

Creators from the Crossroads
Friday September 8, 2023 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | Room: Ballroom 3-4

Collecting the creators of the characters that inspired a whole generation of readers and creators AND this year’s Yearbook Art! Mike Grell (Jon Sable, Freelance), Joe Staton (E-Man), Mark Wheatley and Marc Hempel (Mars), Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!), Steve Rude (Nexus), Tom Mandrake (GrimJack), letterer extraordinaire John Workman, and Editor Mike Gold will reunite to talk about the amazing books that they worked on. Hosted by Bob Harrison.

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