Andres Vera Martinez
Andres was born in a small west Texas town called Lamesa, but grew up in Austin. He received a bachelor’s degree in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Much later, he went to the School of Visual Arts in New York City and got a Master’s degree in Illustration. After getting schooled in the business, he got his first job from the New York Times and illustrated about twenty pieces for their Op-ed Section. Andres’s first comic book job was illustrating a children’s graphic novel for Simon & Schuster. In 2010, He was hired to illustrate a motion comic for the Showtime TV show Dexter. In 2011 wrapped a comic about 17th century Brooklyn. It was funded through a grant from the Brooklyn Historical Society. Currently, He’s working on a graphic novel titled, Little White Duck. It is being co-written with his wife. It’s about her childhood experience in mainland China from the late 70′s to early 80′s. Little White Duck will be published by Lerner/Graphic Universe. It will be about 120 pages, in full color, and should be in book stores Spring of 2012.
He has received awards and recognition from The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, and 3×3 Magazine.
Below are samples of his work from Rabid Rabbit #8 and #11