After years of only producing covers and pin-ups for Marvel and other publishers, long-time comics artist Brandon Peterson announced on his website that he’s just initiated work on a new series he is penciling. Although no specific title has been announced, Peterson says on his blog he’s working on something “for the X-Men books” and drawing interiors. Those could be one and the same, or two separate projects.
Peterson came to prominence in the early nineties through his work at Marvel and DC, and really struck it big when Marc Silvestri tapped him to be the artist of the CyberForce spin-off series Codename: StrykeForce. He continued working at Top Cow for several years, producing his own creator-owned series Arcanum. In 1999 he left to become a freelancer, but was quickly snapped up by the then-new comics company CrossGen as its art director. Peterson penciled a variety of work including Mystic and the under-rated Chimera series. After the collapse of CrossGen, Peterson was one of a host of artist Marvel snapped up, and Peterson ended up drawing Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Vision and Doctor Strange revamp (simply called Strange) before switching up to being a cover artist.
For those looking for new Peterson art, Peterson recently released a 2011 edition of his artbook series Illuminations which you order online at Stuart Ng Books and Bud Plant Books, or get it at one of Peterson’s frequent con stops.
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