Earlier this year I caught up with artist/illustrator/writer Lance Tooks at the 5th Annual Black Comic Book festival at the Schomburg Center in Harlem. He flew in from Madrid to setup a booth and showcase his awesome works at the event. Lance gave me quick update to the many projects he’s working on in this clip like his Thelonious Monk Biography, His graffic novel “Theug Midwife” and his “Lucifer’s Garden Of Verses” book series.
About Lance Tooks:
“Lance Tooks has been drawing all his life. A former assistant editor at Marvel Comics, his artwork has since appeared in more than 100 television commercials, films and music videos. He has self-published the comic books “Danger Funnies” (co-published with Cry For Dawn), Divided by Infinity and Muthafucka. He also illustrated The Black Panthers for Beginners, written by Herb Boyd. He has contributed to a Hurricane Katrina benefit comic, as well as to the Graphic Classics line of books, adapting the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson and Ambrose Bierce. He recently completed “Narcissa”, his first graphic novel for Random House/Doubleday (recently translated for publication in Spain) and a four volume series entitled “Lucifer’s Garden of Verses” for NBM. He has also contributed to the Graphic Novel anthologies, The Beats (Hill and Wang) in collaboration with author Harvey Pekar, Studs Terkel’s Working (the New Press) and The Graphic Canon (7 Stories). Lance Tooks lives in New York and Madrid. He merely exists everywhere else.”
Find out more about Lance on his Website