CrossGen hires colorist Nick Bell

Tue, February 19th, 2002 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

TAMPA, FL. - CrossGen Comics' roster of talent continues to grow with the addition of colorist Nick Bell. Bell will serve as colorist on a soon-to-be-named title in the horror genre.

Bell has been coloring comics since 1995 when he got his start at WildStorm

Productions. There he began as part of a team that worked on every title

coming through the company. He soon moved up to supervisor of the coloring

department and worked on the regular series, Desperadoes. After leaving to

begin a freelance career, Bell's colors appeared in the Universe X

Spider-Man special and Iron Man special for Marvel Comics and in Zero Girl

for DC Comics' WildStorm imprint. He was also the colorist on the children's

book "There's a Hair in My Dirt" written by Gary Larson.

"After seeing some of the character designs Karl [Moline] has been doing

that have been inked by John [Dell] and reading the plots that Tony [Bedard]

has written, I've got a great feeling about this book and it makes me want

to dive right in and get started," said Bell. "This is gonna be fun!"

Bell has already begun working on his new assignment from his current home

in San Diego, and will be coming to CrossGen in March.

"We're excited to add another veteran talent like Nick to our coloring

staff," said Bart Sears, Art Director for CrossGen Comics. "With a Master's

degree in Fine Arts, his skills as a classically trained painter bring us a

new dimension to color. Now, with all the talent we have in-house, I

definitely don't think there's a group of colorists anywhere in the world

that can rival them."

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