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June Brigman
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Born: October 25, 1960
Country: United States
Area(s): Artist
Notable Work: Power Pack, Brenda Starr
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June Brigman (born October 25, 1960,[1] in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American comic book artist and illustrator. She is best known for creating the pre-teen superhero characters Power Pack with writer Louise Simonson in 1984. Brigman was the artist of the syndicated newspaper strip Brenda Starr from 1995 to 2011.

BiographyEdit

Growing up in Atlanta, Brigman's artistic influences included Stan Drake, Gil Kane, and Walt Simonson.[2] She attended Georgia State University and the University of Georgia.[2]

Brigman broke into comics with AC Comics in 1983, and was then featured in DC Comics' New Talent Showcase in 1984.[2] From there, Brigman became part of the Power Pack team, a book she penciled through issue #17. For the next seven years, Brigman worked exclusively for Marvel, mostly on short runs; she also contributed illustrations to various editions of The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.

Brigman pencilled DC's Supergirl mini-series in 1994, following that with 1995's Dark Horse Comics' River of Chaos Star Wars mini-series (which was written by her former Power Pack collaborator Louise Simonson).

Brigman essentially left the world of comic books in 1995 when she took over as artist for Dale Messick's Brenda Starr, upon the retirement of Ramona Fradon. The strip ended in 2011.

In addition to her syndicated strip, she has illustrated (and colored) Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? comic strip for National Geographic World magazine. Brigman also illustrated a series of Star Wars novels and Choose Your Own Adventure books for Bantam Doubleday Dell. In 2005, Puffin Books published Brigman's Black Beauty adaptation graphic novel.

As a teacher, Brigman has worked at times as an instructor at The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in Dover, New Jersey, since 2005.

Brigman is currently working part-time as a professor of sequential art at the Atlanta branch of Savannah College of Art and Design.

BibliographyEdit

Comics work includes:

  • Power Pack #1-17 (1984–1985)
  • New Mutants (vol. 1) #56 (1987)
  • Solo Avengers # 9 (Hellcat co-feature) (1988)
  • New Mutants Annual #4
  • Power Pack Holiday Special (1992)
  • Supergirl #1–4 (1994)
  • Star Wars: River of Chaos (1995)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Miller, John Jackson. "Comics Industry Birthdays", Comics Buyer's Guide, June 10, 2005. Accessed January 1, 2011. WebCitation archive.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Brigman profile, Who's Who of American Comic Books, 1928–1999.

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