We are happy to announce that Ohio’s own Mark Pennington will be joining us again this year at The Cleveland Comic Con!
Bio in Mark’s own words:
Hello my name is Mark Pennington and I was born and raised in northern Ohio, my love for comics, sci fi and fantasy started early as a child. Buying Batman comics for twelve cents off the racks in old dirty corner stores around Cleveland!
After high school I joined the Army for three years got married and went to the Joe Kubert school of Cartoon and Graphic art.
After graduation I got a call from Hasbro, they needed a new concept artist for the G.I. Joe action figures. I was a perfect fit, having played with Joe’s my whole life, was in the military and had worked in a “plastic injection molding factory” when I was sixteen.
After two and a half years at Hasbro I started my freelance art career, was slow at first but things really picked up after one year. I broke in at DC as an inker and spent the next 30 years working for DC, Marvel, DarkHorse, IDW and many others.
During this time, I also illustrated various card art, designed toys and children’s books.
The last few years I have been moving away from comics and concentrating on portrait, landscapes and fine art. I still do an occasional cover or short story, comics and sci fi are in my blood, the nerd in me won’t let it go!
Mark Pennington “wanted to be Tarzan, had to settle for artist”