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March 22, 2021

Talking Turtles with Freddie Williams II

Talking Turtles with Freddie Williams II

On this episode I will be speaking with the Cover artist of the TMNT Universe series and the Batman/ TMNT crossovers Mr. Freddie Williams II.

Of course I could not leave out the wonderful work that he did on The Masters of the Universe & Thundercats crossover or the Masters of the Universe & Injustice Crossover as well. We are talking art style, artists that we both admire and some great books that influenced his style. Not to mention how he broke into the business, upcoming projects and What we would want to see as his next big Crossover!

This week's Pizza time recipe is a New York Cheesecake Pizza, so come and give us a listen.

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Freddie Williams II

Artist

Bio
In 2005, I began work with DC Comics on the Eisner Award winning series Seven Soldiers Mister Miracle. I'm probably best known for Writing & Illustrating the DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics, Drawing the HeMan / ThunderCats series, as well as Illustrating the New York Times Best Selling series Batman / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

I've Illustrated a long list of Comic titles (mainly for DC Comics) for an exhaustive list of credits click here.

Clients
My current and past clients include: *DC Comics, Marvel, Darkhorse, Image, IDW, Upper Deck, Watson-Guptil, Insight Editions, Legendary, Random House, Andrews McNeil, Palladium Books, Hallmark Cards and others.
*2006-2012 I was under exclusive contract with DC Comics

Skillset
SEQUENTIAL ART: I've illustrated more than 100 comic issues (the vast majority for DC Comics), keeping focus on dynamic page layout, reader eye-flow, and character body language.
VERSATILITY: Any project I work on, I like to bring a unique tone to it, with a variety of rendering styles; including Pencils, Ink-Wash Traditional Pen & Ink and Full Color Art.
SPEED: Depending on rendering style, It takes me 4-5 weeks to illustrate a comic issue - that is my regular working speed. Working in Ink wash is so time intensive, an issue takes closer to 6 weeks.
STYLE GUIDES: I have years of experience both creating and working from style-guides to illustrate new art work that is compatible with existing art, at both Hallmark Cards and DC Comics.
3D MODELING: I've modeled the Batcave, the Daily Planet building and more, for DC Comics, mostly for inner-office reference.
CONCEPT WORK: I've designed characters, vehicles, weapons and armor for DC Comics and recently for After Earth
PUBLIC SPEAKING: How-To demos at The Art Institutes of Kansas, Washington DC, & Pittsburg. Also I've given Digital / Traditional Art demos / speeches at many other Schools and at Hallmark Cards.