CONWAY — Comic illustrator J. K. Woodward will be at The Met Gallery, in North Conway, on Father's Day, Sunday, June 17 from 1 to 4 p.m., autographing prints of his work and donating proceeds from the sale of any prints to Starting Point.
J. K. Woodward lives in New York and is an accomplished artist and illustrator working for some of the biggest names in the comic world including Marvel, Dark Horse, Boom! Archaia and IDW Publishing. He has worked with Peter David for the re-launch of his creator-owned series "Fallen Angel." Comic aficionados won't want to miss this opportunity to meet one of the industry's rising stars.
Woodward is the son of Donna Woodward of Fryeburg, Maine. He started his professional comic career in 2003 when he collaborated with A. David Lewis on the indie comic "Mortal Coils" and Michael Colbert on the Digital Webbing Presents series "Crazy Mary," where he still does covers. IDW noticed his work on Crazy Mary and offered him a gig doing a CSI: NY limited series and he followed in short order with a standout story in BOOM! Studios' "Zombie Tales" series.
When Peter David was re-launching the creator owned series "Fallen Angel" at IDW, James was a natural choice for Peter's dark world of magic, violence and redemption. His painted work eventually caught the attention of Marvel editor, Mike Marts, (now an editor at DC Comics) who chose him to illustrate "X-men Origins: The Beast" which was released September 2008. He recently relocated from Long Beach, Calif. to Long Island City in Queens, N.Y. and still illustrates Peter David's "Fallen Angel" as a reoccurring miniseries for IDW as well as various other works for IDW and BOOM! Studios. His most recent releases include Archaia's OGN, "Everlast" written and created by Chad Michael Murray and "Doctor Who/Star Trek: Assimilation Squared" from IDW. You can see more of J.K.'s work, including the Star Trek/Dr. Who poster being donated for the event at his blog at jkwoodwardart.blogspot.com/2012.
Starting Point, Services for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault serves hundreds of victims and their families in Carroll County and works to prevent violence in the home through education and support of school age children and their families. For more information about the event or to contact Starting Point please go to www.startingpointnh.org.