Artist of Batman / TMNT and Jonas Quantum
Freddie Williams II is a comic book writer and artist who has drawn comics including Robin, The Flash, JSA All-Stars, and Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse. His current project is the DC / IDW crossover event Batman / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He is also the artist of The Adventures of Jonas Quantum, created by Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim.
Williams was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and grew up in Kansas City, Kansas. He now lives in Lees Summit, Missouri with his wife. As a kid he often dreamed of flying away like Superman. His sister supported his love of comics and his dream of becoming a comic book artist. Williams was inspired to become a comic book artist at the age of 15 after seeing Jim Lee’s artwork in Uncanny X-Men #272.
While attending the 2005 San Diego Comic-Con, Williams submitted a portfolio to the DC talent search. He was hired to do a few issues of Seven Soldiers featuring Mister Miracle, and a fill in issue for Aquaman.
In 2006 Williams signed an exclusive contract with DC comics. He became the regular artist on Robin from issue 149 in 2006. In early 2008 he started illustrating the Flash comic. His work at Marvel Comics includes Legendary Star-Lord and Infinite Crisis.
Williams appears frequently on comic book-related podcasts including Comic Geek Speak, Half Hour Wasted, Raging Bullets and Fanboy Radio. He has also posted online tutorials about creating digital artwork in comics. The tutorials are available on his YouTube page.
Williams is the author of a book about digital artwork, The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics.
somuchcomics.tumblr.com asked Freddie Williams II:
What one thing – be it another comic book, a movie, a popular artist, or anything at all – has helped you the most to become the artist you are today?
FW: Name one thing? Jim Lee, hands down. Artwork so good, it’s both inspirational and demoralizing! I’ve not spent much time around him, but the illusion you get is like you can get a feeling for a person by spending so much time looking at their art, like you are spending time in their mind or something. I’ve made a habit of studying his work, his X-Men stuff especially!
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Jeremy Haun, Brian Hurtt, Nerd For A Living, Mark Texeira, Freddie Williams IIFriday May 20, 2016 :: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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