Project Description

Clayton Crain

Appearing: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Clayton Crain has Illustrated comic book’s since 1998.

Crain was born in 1975. He saw penciling comics as a viable career in the summer of 1989 when he purchased The Amazing Spider-Man #315.  In 1994 he dropped art school after 5 months and lived in an old printshop drawing the comic 342.  His First professional work, as a penciler, was with Acclaim Comics on ShadowMan.  In 1999 he started working with Todd McFarlane Production working on Curse of Spawn and Kiss: Psycho Circus.

In 2003 Crain began digitally painting for Marvel Comics working on titles such as Venom vs Carnage (2004), Ghost Rider: Road to Damnation (2005), X-Force Vol 3 (2008), Rai (2013) and Savior. Currently a cover artist, for Marvel, DC and Valiant, mixing traditional painting and digital painting, on covers: The Punisher, Infinity Countdown, Ninjak, JLA, Venom, Ghost-Rider, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Avengers.

Appearing: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Clayton Crain has Illustrated comic book’s since 1998.

Crain was born in 1975. He saw penciling comics as a viable career in the summer of 1989 when he purchased The Amazing Spider-Man #315.  In 1994 he dropped art school after 5 months and lived in an old printshop drawing the comic 342.  His First professional work, as a penciler, was with Acclaim Comics on ShadowMan.  In 1999 he started working with Todd McFarlane Production working on Curse of Spawn and Kiss: Psycho Circus.

In 2003 Crain began digitally painting for Marvel Comics working on titles such as Venom vs Carnage (2004), Ghost Rider: Road to Damnation (2005), X-Force Vol 3 (2008), Rai (2013) and Savior. Currently a cover artist, for Marvel, DC and Valiant, mixing traditional painting and digital painting, on covers: The Punisher, Infinity Countdown, Ninjak, JLA, Venom, Ghost-Rider, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Avengers.

Along with his business partner and spouse Allison Baker, he is the publisher of MonkeyBrain Books, an independent publishing house specializing in genre fiction and nonfiction genre studies. He has been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award four times—twice for publishing, and once each for writing and editing—twice a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and three times for the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History Short Form (winning in 2004 with his story “O One”).

He lives in Austin, Texas.