About

Self portrait by Bret Blevins.  Conte' Crayon

Self portrait by Bret Blevins. Conte’ Crayon

Since 1981 Bret has enlivened countless narratives with his nuanced sense of  emotional storytelling and impeccable visualization skills—deft with any medium, he has shared his imagination with many audiences through his work seen in comic books, graphic novels, illustration, advertising, animation and art galleries.

All of his art is alive with sensuous movement and a vivid quality of animation, sincere emotion, compassion and pathos laced with humor and whimsy, all conveyed in beautiful compositions
and exquisite draftsmanship.

 

Career

 

In 1981 Bret began a decade of working almost exclusively for Marvel Comics on many of their most famous characters, including; Spiderman, Wolverine, The X-Men, The Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, The Fantastic Four, The New Mutants, Sheena, Ghost Rider, Conan, Solomon Kane, The Inhumans, the Punisher and many others such as Sleepwalker, Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, The Bozz Chronicles, Cloak and Dagger, The Trouble with Girls, The Destroyer, Terror Inc. and various licensed properties, including graphic novel length adaptations of the films The Dark Crystal, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Krull and The Last Starfighter.

Moving primarily to DC in 1993, Bret drew Batman, Superman, Supergirl, Starman, and the Vigilante, and along the way drew Star Wars, Tarzan, John Carter of Mars and Bettie Page for Dark Horse.

A 146 page graphic of novel of Brian Jacques’ Redwall illustrated by Bret was published by Philomel Books in 2007.

In the mid 1990’s Bret began working for Warner Bros animation and won two Emmy awards while creating storyboards for the acclaimed Batman, Superman, Batman Beyond, Justice League, Static, Batman Brave and Bold and Ben 10 cartoons.

For Disney Bret has drawn storyboards for Tarzan and Atlantis, and copious artwork for various other Disney projects;  Pirates of the Caribbean, The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh, Tinkerbell, Toy Story, Tron, and Wreck-it-Ralph.

In addition to other miscellaneous advertising and illustration work, Bret is always busy drawing and painting from life, writing instructional articles for DRAW! magazine and occasionally teaching.