George Pratt (artist)

George Pratt (artist)

Infobox Comics creator
name = George Pratt


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nationality = American
area = Artist, Writer
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notable works = ""
awards = Eisner Award, 2003
website = http://www.GeorgePratt.com

George Pratt (b. October 13, 1960, in Beaumont, Texas) is an award-winning American painter and illustrator known for his work in the comic book field.

Biography

In 1980, at the age of nineteen, Pratt left his native Houston, Texas, and moved to New York to study drawing and painting at the Pratt Institute.

Comics

Pratt's first published comics work was for Marvel Comics' "Epic Illustrated" #20 (1983). Since then, his work has appeared in "Heavy Metal", "Eagle", and many other publications. He has also inked other artists' work and created painted covers for DC Comics.

In 1990, DC published Pratt's first graphic novel, "", which was nominated for both the Eisner Award and the Harvey Award. "Enemy Ace: War Idyll" has been translated into nine languages and at one point was on the required reading list at West Point. [Pendarvis, Bob. [http://www.thecampuschronicle.com/features/articles/010928a.cfm "Artist is Serious About Comics," "The Chronicle," Savannah College of Art and Design (September 28, 2001).] Accessed Oct. 7, 2008.] The book won the France Info Award for Best Foreign Language Graphic Novel, and the British Speakeasy Award for Best Foreign Language Graphic Novel.

Pratt's fully painted graphic novel "Batman: Harvest Breed" (DC) was nominated for two Eisner Awards.

The "Wolverine: Netsuke" limited series for Marvel won Pratt the 2003 Eisner Award for Best Painter/Multimedia Artist.

Pratt is currently working on the book "See You in Hell, Blind Boy: A Tales of the Blues", based on his research of the Mississippi Delta. With Steven Budlong and James McGillion, Pratt made a documentary film about his Mississippi travels, also called "See You in Hell, Blind Boy". The film won Best Feature Documentary at the 1999 New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. [ [http://www.imdb.com/Sections/Awards/New_York_International_Independent_Film_And_Video_Festival/1999-1 Internet Movie Database] ]

Illustrations

Pratt has done cover and interior illustrations for books published by Bantam Books, Henry Holt, Warner Books, Mojo Press, and Random House, among others.

Pratt has exhibited his work many times at the Society of Illustrators, and is featured in the Society's compendium "The Illustrator In America: 1960-2000" (written by Walter Reed).

Fine art

A successful painter, Pratt is represented by galleries in New York and his native Houston. His work is in private collections all over the world, and has been exhibited at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.

Teaching

Pratt taught for seven years at the Pratt Institute. He has also taught painting and illustration at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, the School of Visual Arts, the Savannah College of Art & Design, and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Personal life

Pratt currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Bibliography

* "Enemy Ace: War Idyll" (DC, 1990) ISBN 978-0930289782
* "No Man's Land: A Postwar Sketchbook of the War in the Trenches" (Tundra Press, 1992) ISBN 978-1879450646
* "Batman: Harvest Breed" (DC, 2003) ISBN 978-1563897757
* "The Haunted Tank" (written by Brian Azzarello) — forthcoming

Notes

References

*comicbookdb|type=creator|id=631|title=George Pratt
* [http://lambiek.net/artists/p/pratt_g.htm Pratt bio at Lambiek.net's Comiclopedia]
* Hurtz, Jeremy. "Chapel Hill's Hidden Comic Genius," "Daily Tar Heel" (Feb. 2, 2001).

External links

*
* [http://www.allenspiegelfinearts.com/pratt.html Pratt page with art samples at Allen Spiegel Fine Arts]

Interviews

* Herman, Ben. [http://www.negativepop.com/interviews/pratt.html Negative Pop (2002).]
* Solinas, Antonio. [http://www.comicscode.net/interviews/pratt/indexen.htm "Turpentine and Guns: The World of George Pratt," Comics Code.]


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