Mark McKenna is a globally acclaimed American comic artist and Inkwell Hall of Fame resident who has been creating comic art for over three decades and has been credited on over 1000 comic book related titles.
Having worked extensively for both Marvel and DC comics, McKenna’s artwork can be found within the pages of some of the worlds most influential comic books, such as X-Men, Spider Man, Batman, The Justice League, DeadPool and Star Wars. You can also find his work in Legendary Pictures’ Pacific Rim movie prequel and Dark Horse Comic’s Star Wars-The Old Republic: The Lost Suns. His artwork from an online webcomic, Star Wars: Blood of the Empire, was transformed into an 84 page paperback and served as inspiration for The Old Republic video game.
One of the 90’s most prolific comic artists and now a certifiable comic art OG with over 35 years in the industry, McKenna was introduced to the world of comics as a young teen in Brooklyn, New York after his friend, an avid comic collector, gifted him a Dare Devil comic. The rest you could say was history, as McKenna quickly fell in love with comic book culture, first as a collector himself and later as an artist.
At the time, artists like John Romita Sr (Spider-Man) and Brian Bolland (Judge Dredd) served as major influencers for McKenna. As the years progressed and McKenna found himself at the center of some of the world’s most important comic book projects, these idols soon became friends. McKenna still to this day looks up to and credits these late and great artists as huge inspirations during his rise in the comic art ranks.
One thousand comic books and twelve hundred pages later, McKenna has propelled his classic comic art style into the future by joining the rare digital art movement.
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Mark McKenna joined the NFT space late last year (2020) with a debut collaboration with fellow comic legend José Delbo called Into The Future which sold for $6,750. McKenna has independently released a number of artworks which have all performed extremely well on the secondary sales market. For example, edition 21 of 25 of THE FALLEN BEAST recently resold
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