PrePro Jeremy Dale
Here's some art Jemermy did before becoming a professional comic book artist:
Jeremy Dale: In college, I did three years' worth of comic strips for the school paper. My 'Thinking Hurts' work isn't actually that bad, and I was really influenced by seeing the college work by Jeff Smith, Frank Cho, and others that I'd stumbled across. This is a piece pre-letters that I did for the beginning of its third year. I kinda miss doing that, actually...
Jeremy Dale: I was in high school in the mid-to-late 90's, so comics were still pretty popular around that time. For some reason it dawned on me to draw my own cartoonish comic book called Thin Cage about a sarcastic stickman satirizing the comic industry and pop culture (think Howard the Duck) around that time, print off copies on a photocopier, and sell to friends at school. I made a pretty good profit, too - I did 7 issues and a Series Sourcebook before I hit college and had no time to work on it any longer.
Jeremy Dale: Right out of college, a book publisher with ties to my alma mater contacted me to illustrate some children's books for them, starting with "Brian's All-Star Day". I LOVED working on that, all the while working on my comic book sequential skills and studying on how to be an artist professionally. I was really lucky to get this gig - it taught me a lot about professionalism and how to get the job done well and on time.
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Artwork copyright Jeremy Dale. GIJOE character copyright Hasbro