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Jan Duursema (born October 27, 1954) is an American artist known for her work on the Star Wars comics franchise. She is the creator of Denin and Vila from Naldar, the Twi'lek Jedi Aayla Secura and the Kiffar Jedi Quinlan Vos.

Life & CareerEdit

Jan Duursema's first published comics work appeared in Heavy Metal vol. 3 #3 (July 1979). She drew several stories for DC Comics' Sgt. Rock title beginning in 1980.With writer Paul Kupperberg, she co-created the Arion character in The Warlord #55 (March 1982)[1] and the Arion, Lord of Atlantis series was launched in November 1982. Duursema was one of the artists of Wonder Woman #300 (Feb. 1983).[2] She provided artwork to the Star Ace role-playing game from Pacesetter Ltd.[3] Her first work for Marvel Comics, as well as her first work on the Star Wars franchise, appeared in Star Wars #92 (Feb. 1985). Back at DC, she was one of the contributors to the DC Challenge limited series in 1986 and drew the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons comic book series for three years. She briefly worked with John Ostrander on the Hawkworld series in 1992 and again the following year when the title was cancelled and relaunched as Hawkman.[2]

Her association with Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars franchise began with Star Wars: Chewbacca #2 (Feb. 2000). She has since drawn several Star Wars series for Dark Horse including the Star Wars: Darth Maul mini-series in 2000 and the comics adaptation of Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones in 2002.[4] Duursema and Ostrander collaborated on the Star Wars: Legacy series which was introduced with a #0 issue and ran for 50 issues from June 2006 to August 2010. They launched the Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi series in 2012.

Duursema was the basis for the character Ur-Sema Du.[5]

Advertising Edit

Nike, Inc. commissioned Duursema, along with Amanda Conner, to design the "Make Yourself: A Super Power" advertising campaign in 2011.[6]

Personal life Edit

Duursema is married to fellow comic book artist Tom Mandrake, whom she met while both were students at The Kubert School. Their wedding was held on the school's grounds.[7] The couple have a son, Jack Moses Mandrake,[8] and a daughter, Sian Mandrake,[9] who is also a Kubert School-trained comics illustrator.[10] Duursema, her husband, and their daughter all currently teach at The Kubert School.[11]

AwardsEdit

Duursema received the second annual Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award in 1983.[12]

BibliographyEdit

Dark Horse ComicsEdit

  • Star Wars: Chewbacca #2 (2000)
  • Star Wars #16, 19–22, 32–35, 42-45 (2000–2002)
  • Star Wars Tales #3, 7, 11 (2000–2002)
  • Star Wars: Darth Maul, miniseries, #1–4 (2000)
  • Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, miniseries, #1–4 (2002)
  • Star Wars: Jedi:
    • Aayla Secura (2003)
    • Count Dooku (2003)
    • Mace Windu (2003)
    • Shaak Ti (2003)
  • Star Wars: Legacy #0–3, 5–7, 11–12, 14–19, 23–26, 28–31, 34–35, 37–40, 43–50 (2006–2010)
  • Star Wars: Legacy: One for One (2010)
  • Star Wars: Republic #49–50, 54, 59, 63, 65–66, 68–77, 81–83 (2003–2006)

DC ComicsEdit

  • Advanced Dungeons and Dragons #1–22, 24–30, 33–36, Annual #1 (1988–1991)
  • Arak, Son of Thunder #8–11 (1982)
  • Arion, Lord of Atlantis #1–21, 23, 27, 30–35, Special #1 (1982–1985)
  • Batman #392 (1986)
  • Batman and the Outsiders Annual #1 (among other artists) (1984)
  • DC Challenge #12 (1986)
  • Detective Comics Annual #5 (1992)
  • Earth 2: World's End #4–7, 10 (2014–2015)
  • Green Lantern #163 (1983)
  • Hawkman vol. 3 #1–4, Annual #1 (1993–1994)
  • Hawkworld #27–29 (1992)
  • Heroes Against Hunger #1 (1986)
  • House of Mystery #301 (1982)
  • Justice League Quarterly #5 (1991)
  • Martian Manhunter #5 (1999)
  • Omega Men #36 (1986)
  • The Outsiders #8, 16 (1986–1987)
  • Saga of the Swamp Thing #9 (1983)
  • Sgt. Rock #347–352, 357–360, 362, 364 (1980–1982)
  • Star Trek #34 (1992)
  • Swamp Thing vol. 2 #117 (1992)
  • Tangent Comics / Nightwing #1 (1997)
  • Tangent Comics / Nightwing: Night Force #1 (1998)
  • The Warlord #55–62 (Arion); #60–62, 123–133 (The Warlord) (1982–1988)
  • Weird War Tales #98 (1981)
  • Wonder Woman #300 (among other artists) (1983)

Marvel ComicsEdit

  • Avengers #369 (1993)
  • The Incredible Hulk #399–402 (1992–1993)
  • Professor Xavier and the X-Men #1–4, 6 (1995–1996)
  • Spider-Man Unlimited #5 (1994)
  • Star Wars #92 (1985)
  • Uncanny X-Men #305 (1993)
  • Wolverine: Knight of Terra (1995)
  • X-Factor #97, 99–104, 106, 108–111, 200 (1993–2010)
  • X-Man #10 (among other artists) (1995)
  • X-Men: Road to Onslaught (among other artists) (1996)
  • X-Men 2099 #32–35 (1996)
  • X-Men Unlimited #2 (1993)

Other publishersEdit

  • Elric: The Vanishing Tower, miniseries, #1-6 (First, 1987–1988)

External linksEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. Wallace, Dan. "Arion, Lord of Atlantis", The DC Comics Encyclopedia. London: Dorling Kindersley, 2008. (ISBN 0756641195) p. 24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Manning, Matthew K. DC Comics Year-By-Year: A Visual Chronicle. London: Dorling Kindersley, 2010 (ISBN 075666742) pp.200, 260.
  3. "Jan Duursema" (archive.org), Pen & Paper: RPG Database. Archived 25 Feb 2005.
  4. "Episode II Adaptation & Free Comic" (archive.org), StarWars.com. Published 5 Mar 2002. Archived 27 Feb 2005.
  5. Cronin, Brian. "Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #151", Comic Book Resources. Published 17 Apr 2008. Accessed 27 Oct 2017.
  6. Johnston, Rich. "Amanda Conner and Jan Duursema Create Female Superheroes For Nike", Bleeding Cool. Published 6 Oct 2011. Accessed 27 Oct 2017.
  7. Contino, Jennifer. "Creepy Concepts - Tom Mandrake", Sequential Tart. Published Nov 2001. Accessed 27 Oct 2017.
  8. @JanDuursema_art. "My son, Jack Mandrake, posted his first YouTube drawing video. Proud mom!" 5:11 PM - 5 Jan 2017.
  9. Willis, Mark, ed. "Interview with Up and Coming Superstar....Sian Mandrake", Independent Comic Book Review. Published 2014. Accessed 27 Oct 2017.
  10. "Faculty: Sian Mandrake", The Kubert School. Accessed 27 Oct 2017.
  11. "Faculty", The Kubert School. Accessed 27 Oct 2017.
  12. "Russ Manning Award", San Diego Comic-Con International. Accessed 27 Oct 2017.
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