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Published On: Tue, Mar 8th, 2011

Tampa hosts Captain America, The Stand comic book artist Mike Perkins

With a long resume as artist and inker, Mike Perkins discover new found fame with his role in the “Death of Captain America” storyline which exploded into national headlines. In fact, at the Tampa Comic Convention, an energetic fan dressed as the Spider-Man Carnage engaged Perkins:

“(hissing) Mike Perkins, you killed Captain America. Yes….yes…good job. Good job!” – Carnage raced away.

In all deadpan seriousness Perkins says: “Well, atleast he didn’t call me a bloody bastard.”

After signing an exclusive contract with Marvel in 2004, Perkins continues to draw the comic adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand” as well as working on various covers: “Power Man/Iron Fist”, “Hawkeye: Blindspot” and “Power Man”.

Perkins praises working for Marvel: “I just love it. It’s all of the characters you grew up with. It’s fantastic”

“Marvel characters are based in more real life. DC tends to have characters more ‘God-like’. Marvel is easier to relate to because…it’s you with a little superpowers.”

One factor that sets Perkins apart from many of his peers is his desire to help other aspiring artists. In his blog “Perky Posts” he offers detailed advice on drawing comic books: step-by-step, separating panes, and fundamentals.

Mike Perkins did offer a surprise at the Tampa Convention:

“I’m working on a 120 page ‘Teen Titan’ graphic novel with George Perez.”

What?

“It’s a stand along story that has been on and off…well, it started back in 1990. It was put on hold, picked up again in 2004 and after some sixteen pages or so, the plug was pulled again.”

Perkins is confident and excited to bring the Perez project a reality. It was the lone DC project carved out from his Marvel contract, so DC fans need to take notice.

Check out all of Mike’s work at http://www.mikeperkinsart.com/

Mike Perkins and some of the prints available at the Tampa Comic Convention Photo/Brandon Jones

This rambunctious fan stayed in character, praising the death of Captain America Photo/Brandon Jones

“Shadowland: Power Man #1” cover by Mike Perkins

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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