J. David Spurlock

J-David-Spurlock_guestboxAward-winning author, historian, educator, advocate for artists’ rights, documentary filmmaker

J. David Spurlock is an award-winning author, historian, educator, advocate for artists’ rights, documentary filmmaker and associate to star talents Frazetta, Basil Gogos, Neal Adams, Steranko, Joe Kubert, Carmine Infantino, Julius Schwartz, Wally Wood and many more.

Spurclock’s recent book, How to Draw Chiller Monsters for Random House, rose as high as No. 18 on the Bookspan bestseller list.

Spurlock’s Ippy Award-winning book, Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage, has been universally acclaimed – including by MTV and the Village Voice – who proclaimed it one of the best of 2013.

In 2012, Spurlock was appointed director of the Wallace Wood estate. Wood is the Hugo-recognized illustrator of Galaxy and Planet Stories as well as the comic book hall of fame co-creator of MadMars AttacksDaredevil and Weird Science.

Spurlock’s works have been lauded by the Rondo Awards, The New York Times, Ippy Awards, Entertainment Weekly, Eisner Awards, National Public Radio, Time Out New York, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, the Hugo awards, the Village Voice, Locus Awards, the Society of Illustrators and MTV.

His film and television credits include Frazetta Painting With FireComicbooks Unbound on Starz, the 2005 documentary The Batman Story for BBC Five, directing BBC star Jonathan Ross in his recent interview of Jim Steranko, and serving as a consultant to Morgan Spurlock on the documentary, Comic Con Episode Four: A Fan’s Hope.

Spurlock also has participated in an on-screen interview for a 2013 documentary on Daredevil, in Irwin Hasen: The Movie, and the PBS documentary Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle.

Spurlock currently is working on a Frazetta Girls reality show pilot, and co-producing a documentary on legendary Marvel comics artist Gene Colan.

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