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Friday, July 1, 2011
Spotlight On... Barbara Marker!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Book Artists


Michael D Hamersky On Comics Presents:

Spotlight On...

Barbara Marker! 


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Above Photo: I had the pleasure of meeting Barbara Marker at the 2010 Comic-Con International (San Diego Comic Con) in Artists Alley!
Top Left Photo: Close-up of Barbara Marker, who is being 'Spotlighted' in this Blog today! See more at BarbaraMarkerArtist.com!

TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3451:

I had the pleasure of meeting Barbara Marker last year at the Comic-Con International, (aka San Diego Comic Con), in Artists Alley.

At the time, I didn't know she was the wife of Paul Tallerday, who I've met elsewhere in San Diego!  I did know his wife was an artist, and her first name was Barbara, but I didn't make the connection at the time!

So, just a week ago, Paul contacted me and asked if I could help him get Barbara online at Facebook with a Facebook Fan Page. 

Since that is something that I do for Tina's and my clients, I gladly accepted as I knew that Paul had been involved in the comics industry for several years, and that Barbara had been also.

Not knowing how involved she was, I had to check out her bio and comics credits, which I am presenting here as part of the 'Spotlight' processs:

"I was born in Garmisch Parten-Kirchen, in the Bavarian Alps of Germany. I came to the United States at 3 years old. I have been a Pacific Beach resident since he early '70s and have done most of my artwork there. My earliest dream as a child was to become an artist. It was my main interest in my early schooling. I won an art scholarship at the Chautauqua Art Colony in upstate New York. After that I studied art at Elmira College in New York. My next place to study art was at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.

Then at City College in San Diego, CA and for several years at the San Diego Academy of Fine Art. I kept up with my art and finally in 1981 got the opportunity to work as a comic book artist. I was hired to color cover art but sometines I did the entire process, the drawing , inking and color. Mostly, I enjoyed doing the covers since they have a strong impact. I worked for 12 years for Pacific Comics, Blackthorne Publishing, DC Comics, Eclipse Comics, and Dark Horse Comics.

I was also doing my own work. I have always loved animals, to capture their expressions and show how beautiful they are. I began an association with local Hallmark stores and sold prints of animals and fantasy drawings.

I've done many commissioned art projects; animal portraits, people portraits, fantasy art and paintings of people's homes and the San Diego skyline. I've had multiple one woman shows at the La Jolla library, the Tierrasanta library and the Benjamin Branch library. Since 2000, I've been invited to be in "Artist Alley" at the San Diego Comic Convention. There is a "YouTube" interview done at Comic-Con."

Here is a link to the Grand Comics Database on Barbara, for several of her comic book credits.  Please note that this database is incomplete.

Now for what's happening in Barbara's life today!

Barbara and Paul are adding more info, photos, and paintings / illustrations for sale at her brand new Facebook Fan Page, BarbaraMarkerArtist.com, which they invite YOU to 'LIKE'!

Barbara is also busy getting ready to showcase her works at the upcoming 2011 Comic-Con International: San Diego / San Diego Comic Con!

She will be in Artists Alley at Table FF11, and here is a link to her 'Facebook Event Page' that you can click the 'Attending' button as a reminder. Barbara will also be adding additional info there as the time of the Comic-Con nears!

So Barbara, (and Paul!), have a lot to do to get ready for the BIG SHOW of the year. Over 126,000 attendees show up there each year!

That's going to be it for now at this 'Spotlight On... Barbara Marker' for now. For more on Barbara, be sure to 'Like' her Facebook Fan Page, where she and Paul will be posting more info in the future!

Thanks, Barbara (and Paul!) for the above bio!  It's good to know a little more about you, and to present that info & new Fan Page to my blog readers as well!

The above is my 'Spotlight On...Barbara Marker', one of several 'Spotlight On' blogs I've done over the years...

Matter of fact, YOU can check out the 'Spotlight On...' blogs by clicking this link where there currently are about 818 different links served up by Google!

There aren't THAT many individual posts, but the blogs have been picked up and re-posted by many others, including the person 'Spotlighted' at this Blog! 

Some of those include (but not limited to): Troy BoyleJamilyn ParksElizabeth WatasinRay Anthony-HeightPhil OrtizBruce Durham, Scott Shaw!, James Pinard, Elisa Feliz, Amanda Stevens, Tonya Kay, Bryan Reesman, Robert RoachChristian Meesey a.k.a. Messimo, Erik Andresen, Jeff Balkeand Joe Pepitone a.k.a. JoepeP.

Matter of fact, I have also posted an index to my 'Spotlight On...' archivedblogs over at my own Facebook Fan Page, in a special photo album that you can see by clicking this link.

~Michael D Hamersky

My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and the archived blog posts, now over 3,450 total posts in number!  I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this Blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app!  We currently have over 2,472 'Followers'!  Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

~ Michael D Hamersky 

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Updated: Friday, July 1, 2011 8:04 AM PDT
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