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RAMONA FRADON

Ramona Fadon was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2006. She has also received an Eisner Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Ink Pot award.

Ramona studied at Parsons School of Design and The Art Students’ League in New York, and recieved a BA from NYU. Her first job was a war story for Timely Comics in 1951. Her first regular assignment was illustrating an Adventure Comics backup feature starring Aquaman, for which she co-created the sidekick Aqualad. Following her time with Aquaman, she co-created Metamorpho, drawing four issues of the series. From 1965 to 1972, Fradon left comics to raise her daughter. In 1972, she returned to DC, with assignments drawing Superman, Batman, and Plastic Man. Her other work includes Marvel's The Cat and Fantastic Four; and DC's Freedom Fighters and Super Friends (which she penciled for almost its entire run). In 1980, Dale Messick retired from drawing the newspaper strip Brenda Starr, and Fradon became the artist for it, until her own retirement in 1995.

In The Adventures of Unemployed Man, Ramona pencilled...

"The Dark Knight of Self-Help" pages 3-18
"Apply Within" pages 19-29; 36-40
Origin Story: "Wonder Mother"
Ads: "Everyman," "Return of The Just Great Society"

You can see more of Ramona's work here.

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RICK VEITCH

Legend has it Rick Veitch was born with a pencil in one hand and a comic book in the other. Best known for his edgy superhero graphic novels such as BRAT PACK, THE MAXIMORTAL, and THE ONE, he also loves retro, and has collaborated with Alan Moore on the faux-Silver Age series 1963, SUPREME and ABC Comics. Rick is currently working on SUBTLEMAN for his dream comic, RARE BIT FIENDS.

In The Adventures of Unemployed Man, Rick pencilled...

"Attack of the Toxic Debt Blob" pages 43-59
Ads: "Shake the Invisible Hand," "Coming Soon!"

You can see more of Rick's work at his website.

Glass

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MICHAEL NETZER

Michael Netzer is an artist, writer and activist in the comics and entertainment mediums. His work on Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Legion of Superheroes and others for DC and Marvel Comics established him as a notable contributor to the medium during the 1970's. He continued into social and humanitarian pursuits, incorporating theological, historical and philosophical influences into his work. He relocated to Israel in the mid-1980′s and diversified into a range of interests and professions. His web sites touch on issues in and around the comics community and he lectures on socio-evolutionary trends in Israel. He founded the ongoing virtual comics convention Facebook Comic Con which sports nearly 7,000 members on the social network. His recent works include art for Kevin Smith's Green Hornet from Dynamite Entertainment.

In The Adventures of Unemployed Man, Michael pencilled...

"The Dark Knight of Self-Help" pages 15-16
"Apply Within" page 24
"The Just Us League" pages 62-73; 76-78
Origin Story: "White Rage"

You can see more of Michael's work at his website.

Fantasma origin

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TERRY BEATTY

Terry Beatty is the co-creator (with Max Allan Collins) of the long-running private eye comic book series, Ms. Tree. For twelve years he was the inker on DC Comics' animated-style Batman titles, including the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel, World's Finest. He is a Rondo Award winner for his Scary Monsters magazine cover illustrations. His sculpture and drawings have been featured in multiple gallery shows. Terry lives in Minneapolis, where he has taught in the comics program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Upcoming work includes Return to Perdition, a graphic novel for the Vertigo Crime Line.

In The Adventures of Unemployed Man, Terry inked pages from Ramona Fradon, Rick Veitch, and Michael Netzer...

"The Dark Knight of Self-Help" pages 3, 13-17
"Apply Within" pages 19-29; 36-40
"Attack of the Toxic Debt Blob" pages 43-59
Origin Stories: "Wonder Mother," "White Rage,"
Ads: "Shake the Invisible Hand," "Coming Soon!," "Everyman,"
"Return of The Just Great Society"

You can see more of Terry's work at his website.

WonderMother

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JOE RUBINSTEIN

Josef "Joe" Rubinstein started his artist career in the early 70s as a teenager. Primarily working as an inker, his artwork has been published by all major U.S. comics publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Dark Horse Comics. One of his most important works has been inking The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe over a span of twenty years for which he holds a Guinness World Record of inking more pencilers than any other inker. Among his extensive inking credits (which include more than 2,500 comic books), Rubinstein inked a mini-series for Dark Horse Comics called Archenemies, and co-inked issues of DC Comics's Ion mini-series. He currently inks the ongoing series Green Arrow/Black Canary for DC Comics.

In The Adventures of Unemployed Man, Joe inked pages from both Ramona Fradon and Michael Netzer...

"The Dark Knight of Self-Help" pages 4-11
"The Just Us League" pages 62-73; 76-78.

You can see more of Joe's work at his website.

Hall of Just Us

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LEE LOUGHRIDGE

Lee Loughridge has been a colorist in the comics industry for over 16 years. He currently lives on the west coast where he spends his spare time selling Chicklets to tourists on the border of California and Mexico.

Lee colored every page in The Adventures of Unemployed Man (apart from some of the origin stories and ads that were completed start to finish by other artists).

Everyman

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BENTON JEW

Benton Jew is a professional illustrator/storyboard artist/comic artist living in Los Angeles, CA.  He has contributed concept illustrations and storyboards to many films over his long career including The Mask, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Terminator 3, The Incredible Hulk, and the forthcoming Thor movie as well as Cowboys and Aliens  and Pirates of the Caribbean 4:On Stranger Tides.  His comics work includes work on Agents of Atlas, and She-Hulk for Marvel Comics as well as work on Indy books such as Komikwerks: Chills and Thrills, Secret Identities:The Asian-American Superhero Anthology, as well as the forthcoming Tales from the Grave from Monsterverse.

In The Adventures of Unemployed Man, Benton pencilled, inked, lettered, and colored...

Fantastic Facts
Origin Story: "Good Grief"
Ads: "Self-Pulling Bootstraps," "Superlotto," "Political Science Kit"

You can find out more about Benton on his blog and his interview with Asian Americans Rising.

Good Grief

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THOMAS YEATES

Thomas Yeates works as an illustrator—focusing on high adventure in the comic book/graphic novel field—drawing Swamp Thing, Timespirits, Tarzan, Conan, Zorro, as well as ancient myths and legends. Recently, he's illustrated books written by Edgar Rice Burroughs and popular writer Anthony Horowitz. He attended college in Utah, Sacramento, and the Joe Kubert School in New Jersey.

In The Adventures of Unemployed Man, Thomas pencilled and inked...

Origin Story: "Master of Degrees"

You can see more of his work at his website.

Master of Degrees

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SHAWN MARTINBROUGH

Shawn Martinbrough’s client list includes Coca Cola/POWERade, Playboy, Vibe, Bad Boy Entertainment, Penguin Books and McGraw-Hill. The bulk of Shawn’s work has been done for Marvel Comics, Vertigo and DC Comics, including his critically acclaimed two-year collaboration with novelist Greg Rucka on Batman: Detective Comics and work on The Losers, which is now a major motion picture. His art instruction book How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling is published by Random House. Marvel just released the hardcover collection of Shawn’s mini-series Luke Cage Noir. His current project is Punisher MAX: Hot Rods of Death.

In The Adventures of Unemployed Man, Shawn pencilled and inked...

Origin Story: "Fellowman"

Shawn’s artwork can be viewed at his website.

Fellowman origin

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CLEM ROBINS

Clem Robins has been lettering comics since 1977, for every major, and quite a few minor, publishers. His work has been twice nominated for the Harvey, and once for the Eisner and Wizard awards. His current projects include Hellboy, B.P.R.D., Unknown Soldier, Greek Street, First Wave and How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less. His book The Art of Figure Drawing was published in 2002 by North Light Books. It has since been translated into French, Spanish, German and Chinese, and still makes the ideal gift for any occasion.

In The Adventures of Unemployed Man, Clem lettered...

"Attack of the Toxic Debt Blob" pages 43-59

His drawings and paintings are in collections all over the country, and in the permanent collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Robins lives in Norwood, Ohio with his very lovely, and very patient, wife Lisa. You can also find Clem on Facebook.

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TOM ORZECHOWSKI

Tom Orzechowski is an award-winning comic book letterer, primarily known for his work on Uncanny X-Men. Over the course of Orzechowski's career, he has lettered something on the order of 6,000 pages of (long-time X-Men writer) Chris Claremont's scripts.

In 1968, when Orzechowski was 15, he met a group of aspiring comic book artists at a comic convention in Detroit, and joined their comics club. Some older members of the club included future comics professionals Rich Buckler, Jim Starlin, Al Milgrom, and Mike Vosburg. An aspiring cartoonist himself, Orzechowski quit drawing when he saw their work. None of the club members wanted to letter their amateur comics, however, so Orzechowski took on that job. Tony Isabella, who knew Orzechowski from the comics club, joined Marvel Comics in 1972, and soon got Orzechowski his first professional work, lettering retouches on the British editions of classic Fantastic Four, Thor, Hulk, Amazing Spider-Man, and Daredevil stories. Orzechowski modeled his lettering on the Flash Gordon newspaper strips of the 1930s. Another influence was Robert Crumb's Zap Comix: Orzechowski recognized that Crumb’s title work was clearly derived from the brush techniques of that same era, the 1920s and '30s.

In The Adventures of Unemployed Man, Tom lettered...

"The Just Us League" pages 62-73; 76-78
Origin Stories: "Wonder Mother," " Master of Degrees," "White Rage"

You can see more of Tom's work at his website.

Master of Degrees

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THOMAS MAUER

Over the past few years, Thomas Mauer has worked as a letterer, designer, art director, and editor for a wide variety of publishers including Archaia Studio Press, Dark Horse Comics, IDW, Image Comics, Little, Brown & Company, and Oni Press. He has had a hand in a number of Harvey and Eisner Award nominated and winning titles, including Image Comics’ POPGUN anthology series and the webcomic THE GUNS OF SHADOW VALLEY.

Working digitally, Thomas constantly experiments to improve the ways of bringing hand lettering sensibilities to the projects he is involved in. Striving for “perfect imperfection,” his goal is to marry the lettering more organically to the artwork. To achieve this, he mixes up his lettering style depending on the artwork and nature of the project. Having perfected his workflow over the years, Thomas prides himself in turning around pages quickly while not sacrificing lettering quality.

In The Adventures of Unemployed Man, Thomas lettered...

"The Dark Knight of Self-Help" pages 3-18
"Apply Within" pages 19-29; 36-40
Origin Story: "Fellowman"
Ads: "Shake The Invisible Hand," "Everyman"

Samples of his work can be found on his website.

Plan B

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