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GEORGES JEANTY

 

Artist: Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Bishop: The Last X-Man; Weapon X; Gambit; The American Way

 

Attending: Friday, Saturday & Sunday

 

TODAY he's probably best-known for his lengthy association with Dark Horse's Buffy the Vampire Comic but, aside from a brief spell in 1994 when he worked for Jim Shooter's post-Valiant Defiant Comics (for which he drew the five issues of Dogs of War), Georges Jeanty spent virtually the first five years of his professional career working on the margins of the comics industry.

 

After starting out in 1993 illustrating the first (and only) issue of Paradigm for Caliber's Gauntlet Comics imprint, he moved on to London Night Studios and a parade of "bad girl" comics that included Femme Macabre, Killjoy, Morbid Angeland Tommi Gunn as well as various Razor titles. While working on those titles, Jeanty, who'd also branched out to produce similar material for other publishers, was approached by DC in late '97 and commissioned to work on Green Lantern #91.

 

From there he moved on to pencil a five-issue run on Superboy after which came three 1998 one-offs (Tangent Comics: Tales of the Green Lantern, Superman The Man of Tomorrow #1,000,000 and Green Lantern 3-D #1), a brace of fill-ins, 1999'sTeam Superman #1 (and only) and a 10-pager for DC One Million 80-Page Giant#1,000,000. After that Jeanty was off to Marvel for the most high profile assignment of his career to date.

Bishop: The Last X-Men garnered the artist a great deal of attention from fans. He drew all but one of the first 15 issues of the series (which ended with #16). Then, with a fill-in on Gambit under his belt, he moved on to illustrate four of the six issues of 2001's Gambit & Bishop: Sons of the Atom.

Next came six 2002 issues of Deadpool followed by Weapon X #½ (a promotional comic for Wizard: The Guide to Comics). After that he launched Weapon X¸ pencilling 15 of the first 22 issues of the series, which premiered in 2002. That took him into 2004 at which pointed he took on the launch of another new title. Gambitonly lasted 12 issues with Jeanty illustrating all but two of them.

 

Then, in 2005, the artist returned to DC where he drew a handful of fill-ins and three straight issues of Majestic. That run was actually for DC's WildStorm imprint for which Jeanty would then pencil The American Way, a 2006 eight-parter.

 

Next the artist migrated to Dark Horse where he began an association with screenwriter and film and television director/producer Joss Whedon that continued for eight years. Starting off in 2007 with the first issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Jeanty went on to illustrate 41 issues of the TV spin-off as well asBuffy the Vampire Slayer: Magical Mystery Tour (a 2011 one-shot) over the next seven years.

 

In 2014, a year after he'd parted company with Buffy, the artist embarked on another Whedon title. A tie-in with the Firefly TV show, Serenity: Firefly Class 03-K64 – Leaves on the Wind was a six-parter that preceded Jeanty's return yet again to DC for which he'd already been producing the occasional story.Aside from five issues of Batwoman, the artist has since drawn only the occasional fill-in for DC. In fact his most recent story was actually for Aftershock Comics; he pencilled an eight-pager for 2016's Aftershock Genesis #1.

 

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This will be a first for me: a Comic Guest that I know and am interested in meeting.

I read some comics but I'm not that knowledgeable about them, so I've never heard of most of the Comic Guests. But Georges Jeanty I know due to his Buffy work (which I didn't like) and his Firefly work (which I did like). So I'll see if I can get my Leaves on the Wind copy signed. :smile:

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