Wondercon 2019 just confirmed some of it’s special guests and speakers for the upcoming convention. One of the fan favorites is Brian Stelfreeze. Stelfreeze is a comic book artist. He is also a painter, penciller, inker and colorist. He has been in the industry long enough to work for nearly every major American comic book publisher. He also is one of the original members of Atlanta’s Gaijin Studios. The studio was one of the longest-running collectives of freelance comic book artists in the United States. Gaijin Studios was once the place to be for upcoming artist in training. Stelfreeze is known for his art on the relaunch of the Black Panther series for Marvel Comics.
Gaijin Studios was founded by a group of comic book artist.It’s main contributor were Brian Stelfreeze, Cully Hamner, and Karl Story. Established in Atlanta, Georgia. The studio was open nineteen years, from 1991 to 2010 continuously. The studio had became iconic as it was ran by fellow artists. It was looked at during that time as the best place to work to gain experience. Some of the most prominent creators of the 1990s and 2000s worked at the Gaijin Studios at pone point in time. But on April 1, 2010, Gaijin Studios announced that after nineteen years, they would be closing the studio down.
Threw his extensive career, Brian Stelfreeze has had some iconic work. Allot of people know him for his art on the relaunch of the Black Panther series for Marvel Comics. He also worked on a heavy amount of cover art Batman for DC comics. Other characters he did cover art for is Hulk, Catwoman, Spider Man and X-Men. He also was one of the artist who helped draw art on the Batman: Black & White and Wednesday Comics for DC. Which end up getting an Eisner Award. Brian is currently working on a series from Image and 12Gauge Comics that has yet to be announced. Hopefully he will share some more of what he has going on at WonderCon 2019.