David Mazzucchelli

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David Mazzucchelli (* 1960 ) is an American comic artist .

Life and work

Mazzucchelli began working as a professional comic book artist after graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in the late 1970s.

After several minor works, Mazzucchelli began drawing for the Daredevil series, which appeared at Marvel Comics , in the early 1980s . Authors whose scripts for Daredevil Mazzucchelli captured in pictures were mainly Dennis O'Neil and Frank Miller .

Mazzucchelli finally celebrated his greatest artistic success in 1986 as the draftsman of the Batman story Year One , written by Frank Miller, which was first published in Batman # 404 to 407 and has since been reissued many times as an anthology.

He self-published the three-part anthology Rubber Blanket with Richmond Lewis . In collaboration with Paul Karasik , Mazzucchelli provided the illustrations for Paul Auster's novel City of Glass , published in 1994. Since then, he has distinguished himself primarily through illustrated short stories: For example, It's a beautiful day ... and A Brief History of Civilization (both published in Drawn & Quarterly , No. 9, July 1992), and The Fisherman and the Sea Princess (published in Art Spiegelman 's children's anthology Little Lit: Folklore & Fairy Tale Funnies ).

Apart from the comic industry, Mazzucchelli has worked as an illustrator for various magazines such as The New Yorker and as a lecturer at the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of Visual Arts in New York City, for which he still works today.

For his work Asterios Polyp , Mazzucchelli received three Eisner Awards (in the categories Best Graphic Album , Best Writer / Artist and Best Letterer / Lettering ) and three Harvey Awards ( Best Letterer , Best Single Issue or Story , Best Graphic Album of Original ) in 2010 Work )

Web links

Commons : David Mazzucchelli  - Collection of images, videos and audio files


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  2. ^ Heidi MacDonald: 2010 Harvey Award winners - The Beat. August 30, 2010, accessed April 28, 2019 .