- Tony Moore (artist)
Infobox Comics creator
caption = Tony Moore (left) with writer
birthname = Michael Anthony Moore
birthplace = Lexington, KY, USA
birthdate = birth date and age|1978|12|20
nationality = American
area = penciller
alias = Tony
notable works = "
The Walking Dead"
Michael Anthony "Tony" Moore (born 1978) is an American
comic book artist, whose work consists mainly of genre pieces, most notably in horror and science fiction, with titles such as " The Walking Dead", " Fear Agent" and " The Exterminators".
Moore was born in Lexington, KY, and was raised in the small town of Cynthiana, KY. His single mother raised him and his younger brother with a good deal of help from her parents, who nurtured his love of drawing from a very early age.
In 7th grade History class, Moore met
Robert Kirkman, who would later become a long-time partner in creating comics. Together, Moore and Kirkman launched the Funk-O-Tronsmall press publishing label in 2000, and its flagship title, Battle Pope. Moore studied drawing, painting, and printmaking at the University of Louisvillewhile working on Battle Pope, though he left his studies before obtaining his degree to pursue his career as a comic book illustrator, when he and Kirkman were asked to produce work for the Mattel-licensed Masters of the Universeproperty. Shortly afterward, they launched "Brit "and " The Walking Dead"at Image Comics. Although Moore ceased regular interior artistduties on "The Walking Dead" with #6, he continued to contribute to the title as cover artist through issue #24, and also illustrated the covers for the first four collected volumes of the series. Moore was nominated for two Eisner Awards for his work on "The Walking Dead", (2004: Best New Series, and 2005: Best Cover Artist).
Moore has since moved on to his own co-created properties, "
The Exterminators"with Simon Oliverat DC/Vertigo,Citation | last = Irvine | first = Alex | author-link = Alexander C. Irvine | contribution = The Exterminators | editor-last = Dougall | editor-first = Alastair | title = The Vertigo Encyclopedia | pages = 67-70 | publisher = Dorling Kindersley| place = New York | year = 2008 | ISBN = 0-7566-4122-5 | oclc = 213309015] and " Fear Agent"with Rick Remenderat Dark Horse Comics, and has contributed covers to numerous titles, including Claudio Sanchez's " The Amory Wars"and Rob Zombie's "Spookshow International".
Battle Pope"(2000, Funk-O-Tron LLC, and 2005, Image Comics)
*"Masters of the Universe- Icons of Evil: Beastman" (2003, Image Comics)
*"Brit "(2003, Image Comics)
The Walking Dead"(2003, Image Comics)
Fear Agent"(2005, Image Comics; re-release 2007, Dark Horse Comics)
*" The Exterminators "(2006, DC Comics/Vertigo)
The Amory Wars"(2007, Image Comics/12 Gauge)
* [http://www.tonymooreillustration.com Tony Moore's personal website]
* [http://comicbookdb.com/creator.php?ID=450 Tony Moore: Comic Book Database entry]
* [http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=123763 A BRIEF AMORY WARS CHAT WITH TONY MOORE] , August 2, 2007,
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