Fonds A2015-080 - Lovern Kindzierski fonds

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Lovern Kindzierski fonds

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CA UMASC A2015-080

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859 pieces of artwork.

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Lovern Kindzierski is a Winnipeg-based illustrator, artist, author, and colourist recognized by the Comic Buyer’s Guide as one of the comics industry's most influential colourists of all time. A graduate of both Red River College and the University of Manitoba, he worked as both a courtroom sketch artist and an animator with the Children’s Television Workshop at CBC. He then worked as an assistant to animator Richard Condie and comic book artist George Freeman before starting the colouring and inking studio Digital Chameleon in Winnipeg in 1991. Digital Chameleon pioneered the use of Adobe Photoshop within the comic book industry and won several awards before closing its doors in 2003.

Kindzierski has regularly given workshops throughout Canada and Europe and has taught a course on graphic narrative at the University of Manitoba. He has won Eisner and Harvey awards throughout his career, as well as a Wizard Fan award, and has produced work for every major comic book publisher. As an author his work on Tarzan, published by Dark Horse Comics, earned him a nomination for Best Writer at the 1997 Harvey Awards.

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P. Craig Russell was born 30 October 1951 in Wellsville, Ohio. He is a comic book writer, artist, and illustrator.

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Galen Showman is an artist and letterer whose illustrations have appeared across a range of media.

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Patrick Mason is an American baritone and professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He has adapted operas such as "The Magic Flute" and "Ring of the Nibelung" for comic books, collaborating with P. Craig Russell.

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This fonds largely consists of colour guides and front pages for P. Craig Russell's "Ring of the Nibelung" series of comics for Dark Horse Comics. The fonds contains 845 colour guides and 14 front pages, along with a published copy of "The Ring of the Nibelung".

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The fonds consists of one series: the colour guides for The Ring of the Nibelung, arranged in order by chapter.

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Created by Elizabeth-Anne Johnson on 22 March 2017. Edited by Elizabeth-Anne Johnson on 27 April 2017.

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  • Hollinger box: A2015-080, Box 0001