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Lawrence Klein On Storefront Artist Project's Art Of Scott Hanna In Pittsfield, Massachussets (PR)
posted May 29, 2009
 

For Immediate Release
May 27 2009

Storefront Artist Project to continue its Comic Book and Cartoon Art Series this Summer

Pittsfield, MA... Pittsfield's Storefront Artist Project is presenting the "Art of Scott Hanna" this summer as part of its Comic Book and Cartoon Art Series that was so popular in 2008. Hanna is a well-known graphic novel and comic book illustrator, and his work on Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Robin, and others will be highlighted in the exhibition. The Art of Scott Hanna will be on view August 1 – 30, 2009, at the Storefront Artist Project, and a series of related free workshops and programs will also be offered to the community.

Scott has a long connection with Pittsfield. His wife, Pamela Ptak, grew up in Pittsfield and her family still lives there. This connection with Pittsfield has Scott excited about playing a role in the Storefront Artist Project’s summer exhibit and Kid-Centric, Family-Friendly programming, sponsored by Berkshire Bank.

With a career spanning over two decades, Hanna is a legend in the world of comic book art. His career began in 1987 with Eternity comics where he worked as a penciller and inker. By 1988 he was working at DC comics and soon after was working at Marvel as well. In 1991, Hanna began a five year association with Batman, inking Detective Comics and every other Batman title during that time. Hanna began a 15 year stint with Spider-Man in 1993, again inking almost every Spider-Man title, most notably working with penciller John Romita Jr. on Amazing Spider-Man and Peter Parker Spider-Man for a run of 10 years. Hanna is currently the artist on Dark Reign Hawkeye, War of Kings: Ascension, and Terror Inc. II for Marvel, and R.E.B.E.L.S. & Vigilante for DC comics.

The Art of Scott Hanna is curated by Lawrence Klein, Chairman Emeritus and founder of the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art. A resident of Pittsfield,
Klein founded the New York based museum in 2001. "When I founded the museum, it was a way to set an example on how people can give back to the
community. Similarly, I became involved with the Storefront Artist Project to give back to the community in which I now live,” said Klein.

In addition to the Hanna exhibition, Storefront Artist Project has teamed up with the Berkshire Bank Foundation, and will hold a series of related events and workshops focused on children beginning with an opening reception on August 1, sponsored by FANBOY Papers and Endurance Brewing Company. On August 2 Hanna will conduct a free, day-long workshop including a drawing demonstration, sketch-a-thon, and discussion on art, comics and drawing. Other events will include talks about writing, art, publishing, portfolio reviews and group workshops geared to children. All programs are free of charge and will be held at The Storefront Artists Project headquarters and at various other Pittsfield venues. For more information, including pre-registration contact the Storefront Artist Project at 413-442-7201 or visit www.storefrontartist.org.

This Kid-Centric, Family-Friendly programming is generously supported by The Berkshire Bank Foundation with additional support from Canson, FANBOY Papers and the Pittsfield Cooperative Bank.

About The Storefront Artist Project
The Storefront Artist Project presents innovative art exhibitions and installations; provides non-traditional studio space for artists; and brings artists and art making to under-served and diverse members of the community. In contributing to the health of its own community, the Storefront Artist Project seeks to establish itself as a model for revitalization in any city or community. 413-442-7201 or visit www.storefrontartist.org

More about Scott Hanna
A top inker in the industry, Scott Hanna has been drawing & inking comic books for over 20 years. To date, he's inked nearly 14,000 pages of comic art. At Marvel Comics, Scott’s worked on all the top characters at the company, including Spider-man, the X-Men, Wolverine, Thor, the Avengers, Daredevil and the Hulk. He has inked Spider-man for 14 years, working on almost every title starring the wall crawler. Currently, he is the inker on Hawkeye, Darkhawk, and Terror Inc. At DC Comics, he worked on many of their major titles, most notably a five year run on Detective Comics starring Batman. Currently, he is inking R.E.B.E.L.S. and doing finishes on Vigilante. His artwork has been published in more than 100 graphic novels, mostly for Marvel and DC. Scott received the 2005 Wizard Fan Award for "Best Inker" and the 2002 Eisner Award for "Best Serialized Story" – Amazing Spider-man #30-35: "Coming Home."

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Press Contact:
Peter Dudek Lawrence Klein
Executive Director Chairman
Storefront Artist Project Storefront Artist Project
124 Fenn Street lklein@moccany.org
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-442-7201
mail@storefrontartist.org