Monday, April 6, 2015

"Wolverine" Artist Joe Rubenstein To Appear at the GRASP Comic Expo in Grand Rapids

Famed Wolverine artist Joe Rubenstein will appear at the GRASP Comic Expo onJune 27-28 at the DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Josef "Joe" Rubinstein is a comic book artist and inker, most associated with inking Marvel Comics' The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and the 1982 four-issue Wolverine miniseries by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. 

Rubinstein was born in Germany, and, after moving to the United States, started his artist career in the early 1970s as a teenager. Primarily working as an inker, his artwork has been published by major U.S. comics publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics. 

In 1982, Rubinstein inked the acclaimed Wolverine limited series.

One of his most important works has been inking The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe over a span of twenty years, for which he holds a Guinness World Record of inking more pencilers than any other inker. 
Among his extensive inking credits (which include more than 2,500 comic books), were work with Michael Golden on Micronauts, Jim Starlin's Warlock and Aquaman with Don Newton. Later assignments included a mini-series for Dark Horse Comics called Archenemies, and co-inked issues of DC Comics's Ion mini-series and Green Arrow/Black Canary.

"Joe is one of the most important artists of the Bronze and Copper Ages of comics," said event director Mark Hodges. "Joe was instrumental in the creartion of the look of one of the most iconic characters in the Marvel universe, and he was very important in the creation of one of Marvel's encyclopedia to their history. We are glad that Joe will be with us."

The GRASP Comic Expo will be held on June 27-28, 2015, at the DeltaPlex Arena and Conference Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Other artists attending the GRASP Comix Expo include Marvel Zombies artist Arthur Suydam and Keith Pollard, co-creator of the Black Cat character in the Spider-Man universe. Sponsored by the people who bring the annual Grand Rapids Comic-Con to west Michigan. For more information go 

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