Visions of an Icon: Wolverine by Paul McCusker

Paul McCusker graduated from both the Illustration and Media Arts Cartooning programs at Sheridan College. He has been freelancing as a Cartoonist/Illustrator since 1976. First as a local cartoonist for the Guelph Life Newspaper and later for the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. Paul was also one of the Orb comic artists.

Paul has worked in Educational Publishing and has Illustrated several Children and Young adult books. He also served as a courtroom artist in Canada’s most infamous “Bernardo Trial” for the Toronto Star. He was the artist on Owl Magazine’s long running “Mighty-Mites” comic strip (Written by Harold Eastman.) from 1993 until 2000. His latest endeavour is for Forrec a company specializing in entertainment facilities. Designing murals and signage for Universal Studios Dubai’s upcoming theme park. Paul continues to freelance and occasionally finds time to muck about with personal projects such as, the Spudniks, Rodent Noir, as well as painting and figure drawing.

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The piece shown above one of over 50 original art pieces featuring Wolverine donated to the Joe Shuster Awards for the Visions of an Icon Art Show and Sale by Canadian artists. The pieces were exhibited twice in 2009 – at the Joe Shuster Awards Ceremony in September and at the Speakeasy Comic Art Show in November. The original art pieces will be auctioned off on eBay in April and May  2010 and are currently underway.

Expect this piece to be listed on May 4th!