|Welcome to Greg Horn's official artwork page!|
|Greg Horn is best known for his artwork on MARVEL COMIC’s titles ELEKTRA, EMMA FROST, MS MARVEL and SHE-HULK. He is currently working with The Walt Disney Company on their Top 10 Apple iTunes game app, MARVEL: WAR OF HEROES. Greg’s acclaimed work in comic books has opened up fantastic opportunities in many different art industries outside of comics. He has worked on more than 20 high profile projects in advertising including the official poster art for the UNITED STATES OLYMPIC BASKETBALL TEAM which played in Athens, Greece. Magazine illustration has been a long time staple of Greg's career. During one 5-year stint, he was assigned over 60 covers (an incredible average of 1 cover every month for five years straight!) Horn has also made his mark in the video game industry as a freelance digital illustrator, artist, and designer, working on high-detailed, packaging art design, print advertising, promotional art for posters, and point of purchase. Greg Horn has been a fan favorite cover artist for Marvel Comics since 2001, winning Wizard Fan Award’s Best Painter of the Year. He has also been acknowledged by Spectrum with 7 entries in their annual publications showcasing “the Best in Contemporary Fantasy art”. In February 2007, Horn received his highest recognition with an induction into the prestigious SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS along with illustration legends Neal Adams, Basil Gagos, and (Greg's hero) Michael Golden!|
|MARVEL: WAR OF HEROES A FREE mobile app game for iPhone and Android! Download at http://marvelwarofheroes.com|
|I'm currently working with Disney on their smash hit mobile app game for iphone and android. I'm very excited to be working on this extremely popular video game project, and I'll be creating 28 character cards for players to use in game. At the moment, War of Heroes is the #3 grossing game at the Apple iTunes store--it's been in the top 10 Apple apps for six months now with 9 million downloads in the past few months! The game is free and can be downloaded at http://marvelwarofheroes.com|
|MARVEL COMICS' THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 COVER by Greg Horn (THird eye comics variant cover)|
|Just because i'm "big-timing" it on the Marvel:War of Heroes video game does not mean i am neglecting any duties at Marvel Comics proper. so far this year I have been fortunate enough to be assigned covers for two of Marvel's big event comic books. One being the new Avengers #1 relaunch and the second being The Guardians of the Galaxy #1 cover. This book sold over 250,000 copies and I think there is going to be a lot of interest now that Marvel is making a movie based on these characters|
|I got to meet Norman Reedus (of The walking dead). He plays a pretty rough customer as Daryl Dixon, but he is nothing like that in person. Anyway, he liked one of my paintings at New orleans, so i brought it to him personally!|
Above, you will find thumbnail galleries for some of my best known cover paintings of Marvel Comics' most sexy babes. Warrior women devoted to justice, equality, or maybe just a bit of naughtiness like ELEKTRA, MS. MARVEL, SHE-HULK, and EMMA FROST. Cosplayers around the world tell me my sexy digital paintings of these heroines have inspired them to cosplay in a variety of different costume designs, so you guys can thank me anytime now. I've also included all my illustrations of Marvel Comic's icon characters like SPIDER-MAN, WOLVERINE, GHOST RIDER, IRON MAN,THE HULK, CAPTAIN AMERICA, X-MEN, and more--not as many costume inspirations here...! Below that are some less known characters but stalwart fan-favorites like MARVILLE, BLACK WIDOW, and DEADLINE. And last but not necessarily least, check out some of my interior pages for Daredevil and Elektra.
My latest work for Marvel are the covers I'm creating for the Ms. MARVEL series. Scroll up to see all the other artwork done for MARVEL COMICS. The other characters I've worked on are BLACK WIDOW, SPIDERMAN, X-MEN, IRON MAN, AVENGERS, the DEADLINE mini series, and various illustrations for Marvel Comics licensing dept. My interior project called ELEKTRA: TRUST appeared in MARVEL KNIGHTS DOUBLE SHOTS #3. a
|A supporter of The Hero Initiative. A charity devoted to comic book veterans in need. These are the guys who paved the way for every artist and writer after them, so I can't think of a nobler comic book cause! (formerly known as A.C.T.O.R. -- A commitment to our roots) http://www.actorcomicfund.org/|
|Society of Illustrators member since 2006.|
|Greg Horn is best known for his artwork on MARVEL COMIC’s titles ELEKTRA, EMMA FROST, and SHE-HULK. He is currently the regular cover artist on Ms Marvel. In 2008, he will provide cover art for VIRGIN COMICS' SHADOW HUNTER starring JENNA JAMESON, and TOP COW PRODUCTIONS' WITCHBLADE. Greg’s acclaimed work in comic books has opened up fantastic opportunities in many different art industries outside of comics. He has worked on high profile projects in advertising, video games, magazine covers, editorial, board games, and novels. Greg Horn's online art galleries cover every genre from comic book art, to sports, fantasy, science fiction, and horror.|
CATEGORY: COMIC BOOKS
|Greg has been a fan favorite cover artist for Marvel Comics since 2001, winning Wizard Fan Award’s Best Painter of the Year for 2004. He has also been acknowledged by Spectrum with 7 entries in their annual publications showcasing “the Best in Contemporary Fantasy art”. In February 2007, Horn received his highest recognition with an induction into the prestigious SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS along with illustration legends Neal Adams, Basil Gagos, and (Greg's hero) Michael Golden!|
|Elektra was Greg’s first big project with Marvel and he really hit the ball out of the park. Elektra was showing up big-time in mainstream pop culture: Greg’s artwork was displayed on MTV’s TRL during an appearance by actress Jennifer Garner. Elektra illustrations were also featured in Stuff magazine’s "100 best things" article, an interview with Marvel Editor-in-chief Joe Quesada on "Hispanics Today", and she even accompanied a business article in USA Today! A few months later, Elektra scored a job with top modeling agency Karin Models as a “virtual model”. The following year, film director Mark Steven Johnson revealed that Horn’s paintings of Elektra were the inspiration for Jennifer Garner’s outfit in his movie adaptation of DAREDEVIL, and also the later spin-off film ELEKTRA.|
|Greg’s next big assignment was Emma Frost, also known as The White Queen. His work on this title was extremely popular and cemented him as one of the premiere cover artists in the comic industry. In 2004, the entertainment website IGN.com, held their “Battle of the Comic Babes" competition. More than half a million fans voted to determine the hottest comic book character of all time, with Greg’s sexy paintings of Emma Frost destroying all 64 entrants! Most recently, Greg is the regular cover artist on She-Hulk and Ms Marvel. In 2007 Horn was commissioned by Virgin Comics to provide the covers to Jenna Jameson’s new comic book called Shadow Hunter.|
|Greg has worked on more than 20 advertising campaign/ads in the United States, UK, The Netherlands, and France as a commercial illustrator. The jobs have encompassed a large variety of usages such as billboards, program guides, print ads, promo posters, branding, package art, magazine advertising and covers, point of purchase, email solicitations, and artwork for internet website design.|
His first big job was for The Ringling Brothers Circus, where his poster illustration was also used as a billboard, newspaper ad, promotional poster, window card, stadium give-away, and official company stationary. Greg added an impressive cornerstone to his advertising credits when he was commissioned by Leo Burnett USA to illustrate the official 2004 US Olympic Basketball team poster for Allstate Insurance Company. The print campaign was seen in most major magazines including USA Today, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Time, US News and World Report, ESPN, and The Sporting News.
|CATEGORY: VIDEO GAMES|
|Greg has worked as a freelance digital illustrator, artist, and designer in the gaming industry. Be it high-detailed, packaging art design, print advertising, promotional art for posters, or point of purchase, Greg has done it all.|
He started on the video game path by working at Future Networks USA, providing covers for OXM (Official Xbox magazine), %100 PSM (Playstation mag), and PCGAMER. His first game job was a painting of Lara Croft for PSM’s “Girls of Summer” expose. Greg’s cover of Starcraft:Ghost for The Official XBOX magazine caught the attention of the game-maker Blizzard Entertainment, and they subsequently purchased rights to the image. In 2005, Greg was invited to attend E3 with HIP Games as a member of their booth.
|CATEGORY: MAGAZINE COVERS/ EDITORIALS|
|During one 5-year period, Greg painted over 60 magazine covers (an incredible average of 1 cover every month for five years straight!) Most of these assignments were done with magazine publisher Future Networks USA, where Greg was the regular cover artist for OXM.|
|During this period, Greg worked on just about every popular video game brand you can think of, including three Lord of the Rings illustrations which appeared simultaneously on all three gaming magazines. With Wizard magazine, Greg has been given the opportunity to paint likenesses from Marvel Comic’s popular movie properties such as Ben Affleck as Daredevil, and Halle Berry, James Marsden, and Hugh Jackman as Storm, Cyclops, and Wolverine in X-men 2. Greg has also painted Wizard’s movie related images for Spiderman 2, Spider-man 3, and The Hulk. He has also done editorials and features like “The Big Picture” and “The GI JOE movie dream cast”|
|CATEGORY: BOARD GAME/ ROLE PLAYING GAMES AND NOVELS|
|FAQ Why is Greg’s website not www.greghorn.com ? Because somebody bought it a month before I was able to get my hands on it! The “Judge” part of my current website refers to my creator owned project I did at the time called J.U.D.G.E|
|FAQ Who are your greatest influences? This is a very tough question because I have different influences as time goes by. When I first started noticing comic books, my favorite artists were John Byrne and George Perez (no surprise there), and those are the guys I learned my basics from. But, as I kept developing I started looking for a wider variety of techniques in the art of John Buscema, and Paul Gulacy. Once I felt comfortable with my basic drawing skills, I started becoming more conscious of other aspects of art like details, shading, and special effects... so I gravitated towards cover art of Adam Hughes, Michael Golden, and Kevin Nowland. At the time, Adam was working on Justice League and his characters expressions were like nothing ever seen in comics before-- his heroes had personality, by god! His girl's were super sexy too. Michael's art was really fantastic, but above all, his flair for special effects were simply jaw-dropping. Kevin inspired me with his finishing technique that was so tight and beautiful. Sometimes his cross-hatching looked like it was done by a machine! Above all, these three artists were awesome at lighting their figures, and really pioneered the technique of back-lighting/double lighting in comics. These days I am inspired by high detail painters like Haije Sorayama, Drew Struzan, and Armando Huerta (who creates the best pin-up art you've ever seen) and comic painters like Adi Granov (who is the artist for Marvel Comics' Iron Man and also art director for the Iron Man movie!) and Marko Djurdjevic. All of these guys art is extremely clean and excellently designed|
|FAQ What is your favorite character to paint? I have enjoyed painting Elektra, Emma Frost, and She-Hulk. They were all great for different reasons. With Elektra there was a dark mysterious aspect to her character that was always cool to incorporate into the paintings. Comparatively, the White Queen had a brighter flavor and lots of saucy attitude. She-Hulk was great fun because of the humor quality of her title, but also there was a huge variety of subject matter involved in the stories...from Jen simply waiting impatiently on a bus bench to hanging out in outer space with Thanos and the Living Tribunal!|
THE MUCH SHORTER BIO.....
From his unforgettable covers for MARVEL COMICS to his colossal painting of the 2004 US OLYMPIC BASKETBALL TEAM, it is not difficult to come across illustrator Greg Horn’s work. With his hyper-realistic and detailed paintings gracing countless comic books, magazines, billboards, and advertising campaigns, Greg has become one of the most sought after illustrators in recent years. While currently providing covers for MARVEL COMIC's EMMA FROST series, he is best known for his unforgettable visions of ELEKTRA. Greg is also the regular cover artist for the OFFICIAL XBOX MAGAZINE illustrating most any popular video game that can be named. Additionally, he supplies images for other game magazines including 100% PSM (playstation), INQUEST GAMER and PCGAMER. For WIZARD MAGAZINE, Greg has had the opportunity to paint likenesses of Marvel's movie properties such as SPIDER-MAN, X-MEN, DAREDEVIL, and THE HULK. In all, he has illustrated more than 50 magazine covers in the last few years. Greg has also set foot into the gaming /advertising industries, providing posters, illustrations or concept work for some of the biggest names in the industry. Among these are UNIVERSAL VIVENDI, SONY, NIKE, BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, DIGITAL EXTREMES, BACARDI RUM, xCONCEPTS, ALLSTATE INSURANCE, and the US PLAYING CARD COMPANY (Bicycle cards). He was also commissioned to paint the 132nd poster for the RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS. Now Greg adds a cornerstone to his illustrious career as the poster artist for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Basketball team competing in Athens, Greece. His work has been acknowledged by Spectrum with 7 entries in their annual publication, and also by Wizard Awards in their Best Painter category three consecutive years. Greg was inducted into The Society of Illustrators in 2007. All of these projects and more can be viewed at his official website www.greghornjudge.com
NEWS ITEM 2007:
The Secret Invasion: Infiltration is here! Marvel Comics has announced their next big cross-over event involving the Skrulls, and as revealed in the New Avengers #31 Elektra is not herself! She's been replaced by a shape-changing alien freak, and who knows who else has fallen to the Skrull War threat?! Anyway, I've already painted a really nice cover for Wizard magazine, and there will be a new piece of art work coming up soon which will shock everybody. Don't say I didn't warn ya.
Greg Horn Inducted to Society of Illustrators This February, Greg Horn was inducted into the Society of Illustrators, along with Neal Adams, Michael Golden, and Basil Gogos. Boasting a membership that has included some of the greatest commercial artists of all time – including Normal Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, and Frederick Remington – the Society recognizes and promotes the art of illustration.
Greg has been recognized for his work in the comics field, as one of the most identifiable cover artists in comics today, as well as for his advertising work. Regularly seen on Marvel Comics’ Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk, Greg has also produced the artwork for the Olympic Dream Team poster, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and a number of magazine covers and advertising campaigns. “Seeing my painting of LeBron James towering over Times Square was unbelievable!” commented Greg on one of his proudest moments to date.
Having produced over 60 covers in under a five-year period, Greg has no plans on slowing down. He recently worked on the redesign of the classic board game Stratego, provided the alternate cover to the first issue of Anita Blake, and is currently in the early stages of working on an overseas venture that stands to bring his work to a huge new market.
David H. Reuss, the Membership Chairman for the Society, explains why Greg was offered membership with such notable talents as Adams and Golden. “[W]hat Greg is utilizing in the creation of his illustrations is to a large extent the same essential skills that Pyle, Wyeth and Rockwell would use in the creation of one of their own illustrations. Drawing, composition, color, and rendering technique is essential to all great illustration work and this is very apparent in Greg's illustration work.”
The last posting for She-Hulk (2007) Maybe we are all in denial, or maybe its too hard to post the image through all these tears... Anyway, I'll miss my big green hunk of chick, and I'm sure you all will too. The last cover ends with She-Hulk #21, very appropriately with Jen yelling at She-Hulk.
Press Release 2006......
While best known for his ultra-sexy depictions of Marvel Comics bad girls Elektra and Emma Frost, artist Greg Horn has become highly sought after in many other illustration industries. In the past 4 years he has painted over 60 magazine covers and editorials, and has worked on more than 20 advertising campaigns. In celebration of New York Comicon’s inaugural event, Greg will be displaying some of his never before seen projects at his table in artist alley (booth AA46 &47).
Most recently completed is Greg’s total redesign of the classic boardgame Stratego. Although a daunting task due to the inclusion of the playing pieces, this assignment was close to the artist’s heart.
“The Stratego project had a great nostalgia factor for me. I used to play back when I was a kid….I remember surrounding a worthless scout with all the bombs, so my idiot friend would think the flag was there! Anyway, the old engraved playing pieces have since been replaced with illustrated stickers, so I got to paint every soldier rank from the spy to the marshals! Its awesome!!”
Greg is known for his slick, high detailed paintings, and that came in handy when he was asked to also illustrate the packaging art for the game.
“The ad agency got a hold of me for the same reason many art directors do. They need an illustration that is going to pop off the shelves—something that will compete with video game art. These days, if you aren’t competing with video games, you aren’t competing at all! Luckily, I have a lot of experience working on game magazines, so I know exactly what they are looking for.”
Also on display will be Greg’s spot illustrations for Warner Bros/ DC comics’ upcoming movie Superman Returns, and his new ESPN poster of NBA star Lebron James.
“The illustrations of Superman were a lot of fun to do, and since they are licensable images, there’s no telling where they will pop up. This work has led to some great extra assignments—a few months ago I got to do the box art for Mattel’s Superman Returns board game. Also with DC, I’m just finishing a new Lebron James poster available only at ESPN Zone.”
Horn is gaining experience in the sports illustration field and has already painted the basketball standout 3 other times for Nike, Powerade, and Allstate Insurance Company.
Currently, Greg Horn is the regular cover artist for Marvel Comics She Hulk. With writer Dan Slott at the helm, Greg gets to explore his humorous side “ yeah, She Hulk straddling a fence post in a cowgirl outfit, while a horse ogles her… that’s my kind of comedy!”Come see these and many other art works at his booth in artist alley (AA46 & AA47). If you can’t wait for that, visit Greg’s official website at www.greghornjudge.com
Last Emma Frost posting (2005): ....well, If you haven't heard by now, EMMA FROST #18 is the LAST ISSUE of this series, and thus my last cover illustration of the White Queen. I had a great time illustrating these covers and I hope they were enjoyed by everyone who decided to give the book a try. Being able to stay on this title for so long has really been a blast. Last year, I was able to illustrate 22 covers of Marvel Comics' ELEKTRA and I am thankful I was able to create a similar body of work with Emma. Emma Frost debuted early last year and was a huge hit. You can still pick up the trade paperback recounting the first story arc. With Randy Green penciling the interiors, I don't see how you can go wrong! Karl Bollers was the writer of this stirring tale about Emma's origin-- learn why she is so damn mean! Emma was one of my favorite characters to draw all-time because I remembered her from the old x-men comic books I used to love as a kid! For those who don't know, Emma Frost was a former member of the Hellfire Club, but she is now reformed (sort of) and part of the X-men. Back when I was a youngster, I used to love reading the xmen books from the Chris Claremont/ John Byrne era. The Marc Silvestri and Jim Lee issues were fantastic too, but I think the Byrne stuff influenced me the most! Anyway, I REALLY loved painting these covers and maybe in the future there will be more (fingers crossed).
Last Elektra posting ....ELEKTRA #22 Well, this is the last issue of Elektra for me. I have illustrated almost 30 images of Marvel's sexy assassin and she is definitely the character closest to my heart. I have gained a lot of notoriety as a result of my work on these covers and my thanks go out to everyone who has supported me on the series. I'm most happy about the progression of Elektra's character shown in these covers.... When we first started the book, I was concerned mostly with making an impression of the most lovely Elektra anyone had yet seen! I think issues 1 - 6 really stand out as great iconic hero shots of her. But then as the stories progressed, things got a lot darker and weirder... somewhere between covers # 9 and 10, Elektra's life hit the skids and she becomes a very sad and depressing character. I was able to paint some images of her that were unusually personal in this period. Finally, she gets back up on her feet, finds a new Sensei, and refocuses herself to become a better person. This cover is the end result....Elektra in her ceremonial white silk outfit, victorious and perfect! She has achieved a state of clear.
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