Image Comics, Inc.

Image Comics was founded by 7 artists: Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino. Of those seven founders, only six opted to become full partners: Larsen, Lee, Liefeld, McFarlane, Silvestri, and Valentino.

There are currently 5 partners in Image Comics: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino. Todd McFarlane Productions and Top Cow Productions are the part of Image. Image is currently divided into 3 major houses: TMP - Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow, and Image Central. "Partner studios" is how we refer to TMP and Top Cow.
They are owned and fully controlled by an Image partner. They are fully autonomous from Image Central and are not bound by the rules and regulations thereof .
TMP and Top Cow are not "imprints" of Image, they are separate publishing companies that are in partnership with Image.
TMP publishes Spawn-related books including Spawn, HellSpawn, and Sam & Twitch. TMP is the home of McFarlane Toys.
Image comics and graphic novels are available in over 50 countries, in over 20 languages, and that number is growing all the time.

Introducing selected titles:

Scrap Mettle: Fast Art by Scott Morse published by Image Comics in 2007. Scott Morse is an introvert artists, and he prefers to be alone with his thoughts. Sometimes it Scrap Mettlebreeds some interesting stories and ideas with paint on scrap boards. His drawings and paintings are nervous energy. He uses ink. Heavy black shapes and the delicacy of line make him feel as if he connected to some other consciousness. Ink... There's no going back, no room for correction. He thinks that ink is an irony. Scrap Mettle: Fast Art by Scott Morse is divided in four parts: INK 1...; WATERCOLOR...; CELL VINYL...; INK 2... . This book is a great presentation of different mediums. The artist thinks that watercolor brings courage, sometimes unconscious. He likes the world that not literal world of shape and line and wet light... Scott Morse began his career under mentor Maurice Noble. Since then he provided design, color, storyboards, and art direction for studios including Universal, Hanna Barbera, Cartoon Network, Disney, Nickelodeon, and Pixar.


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