Mahmud A. Asrar

Mahmud A. Asrar

Asrar at the New York Comic Convention in Manhattan, October 16, 2011.
Born November 20, 1976 (1976-11-20) (age 34)
Ankara, Turkey
Nationality Pakistani-Austrian
Area(s) Penciller, Inker
Notable works Dynamo 5
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Mahmud Anjum Asrar (born November 20, 1976, in Ankara, Turkey[1]) is a Turkish-born comic book artist of Pakistani and Austrian[2] ethnicity, who is known for his work on American and non-American comic books.

His American work includes pinups for Savage Dragon #124 and Invincible #20, and for co-creating, with writer Jay Faerber, the series Dynamo 5, which debuted in March 2007 from Image Comics.[1]

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Early life

Asrar was born in Ankara, Turkey to an Austrian mother and a Pakistani father. He expressed an interest in art and comic books at an early age.

He attended Hacettepe University from 1994–1996, majoring in Fine Arts and Graphics, and Anatolian University from 1996–2000, majoring in the same.[1]

Career

Asrar came to the attention of writer Jay Faerber through his work on the independent anthology Digital Webbing Presents, and through a recommendation by Invincible artist Ryan Ottley, which led to his work on the Image Comics monthly series Dynamo 5, which Faerber and Asrar co-created, and on which Asrar is the regular artist. Asrar's other Image Comics work includes Small Gods.

Asrar also pencilled She-Hulk: Cosmic Collision, a one-shot written by Peter David, that was published in December 2008, by Marvel Comics.[2] He was be the artist on the Brightest Day: Atom oneshot written by Jeff Lemire that leads into an Atom co-feature in Adventure Comics[3] and is currently the artist of Supergirl in the rebooted DC Universe.[4]

Bibliography

Comics work (interior pencil art) includes:

DC

  • Adventure Comics (Atom): #516-521 (2010-11)
  • Atom (Ray Palmer) Giant-Size #1 (2011)
  • Brightest Day: The Atom Special #1 (2011)
  • Justice League of America, vol. 4, 80-Page Giant #1 (among other artists, 2009)
  • Supergirl, vol. 6, #1-present (2011)

Image

Marvel

Other publishers

  • Alacakaranlik #2 (2006)
  • Cyberage Adventures #2: "Jade Tiger" (2005, IHero Entertainment)
  • Digital Webbing Presents #20, 25-26 (Digital Webbing Press, 2004-05)
  • Dylan Dog #9 (Rodeo Kitap, 2004)
  • Nothingface, graphic novel (Digital Webbing Press, 2004)
  • Resimli Roman #2-3 (2005)
  • Rodeo Strip #1-6, 11 (Rodeo Kitap, 2004-06)
  • Star Wars: Jedi The Dark Side, miniseries #1-4 (2011)
  • Seruven #6 (2005)
  • Warmageddon Quarterly #2-3 (2006, L Jamal Inc)

Notes

  1. ^ a b c "About". Mahmud A. Asrar Online Portfolio. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Weiland, Jonah (December 20, 2006). "Ain't Nothing but a Family Thing: Faerber Talks Dynamo 5". Comic Book Resources. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=8898. 
  3. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (April 13, 2010). "Lemire Embiggens Ray Palmer". Comic Book Resources. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=25682. Retrieved April 13, 2010. 
  4. ^ Truitt, Brian (September 19, 2011). "Supergirl gets a teenage makeover". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/story/2011-09-19/Supergirl-gets-a-teenage-makeover-with-new-comic-series/50467308/1. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 

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  • Dynamo 5 — For other uses, see Dynamo (comics). Dynamo 5 Dynamo 5 #1, showing the team with their father, the late Captain Dynamo in the upper right. Cover rt by Mahmud A. Asrar and Ron Riley …   Wikipedia

  • Wraith (Image Comics) — Wraith Wraith, from Dynamo 5 #25 (October 2009). Art by Tim Seeley. Publication information Publisher Image Comics …   Wikipedia

  • Myriad (Image Comics) — Superherobox caption = Myriad, from Dynamo 5 #1. Art by Mahmud A. Asrar. character name = Myriad publisher = Image Comics debut = Dynamo 5 #1 March 2007 creators = Jay Faerber Mahmud A. Asrar alter ego = Spencer Bridges full name = species =… …   Wikipedia

  • Scrap (comics) — Superherobox caption = Scrap, from Dynamo 5 #1. Art by Mahmud A. Asrar. character name = Scrap publisher = Image Comics debut = Dynamo 5 March #1 2007 creators = Jay Faerber Mahmud A. Asrar alter ego = Bridget Flynn full name = species =… …   Wikipedia

  • Visionary (comics) — Superherobox caption = Visionary, from Dynamo 5 #1. Art by Mahmud A. Asrar. character name = Visionary publisher = Image Comics debut = Dynamo 5 #1 March 2007 creators = Jay Faerber Mahmud A. Asrar alter ego = Hector Chang full name = species =… …   Wikipedia

  • Slingshot (comics) — Superherobox caption = Slingshot, from Dynamo 5 #1 (January 2007). Art by Mahmud A. Asrar. character name = Slingshot publisher = Image Comics debut = Dynamo 5 #1 January 2007 creators = Jay Faerber Mahmud A. Asrar alter ego = Olivia Lewis full… …   Wikipedia

  • Scatterbrain (comics) — This article is about the Image Comics character. For the Marvel Comics character (also known as Fascination), see Technet (comics). Superherobox caption = Scatterbrain, from Dynamo 5 #1. Art by Mahmud A. Asrar. character name = Scatterbrain… …   Wikipedia

  • Menagerie (Image Comics) — For the DC Comics character, see Menagerie (comics). Menagerie Menagerie, from Dynamo 5 #25 (October 2009). Art by Anthony Castrillo …   Wikipedia

  • Captain Dynamo (comics) — Superherobox caption = Cover to Dynamo 5 #1, showing the late Captain Dynamo in the upper right, and his five children, the Dynamo 5, in the foreground. Art by Mahmud A. Asrar. character name = Captain Dynamo publisher = Image Comics debut = #2… …   Wikipedia

  • Maddie Warner — Superherobox caption = Maddie Warner calling the shots in Dynamo 5 s headquarters. From Dynamo 5 #1; Art by Mahmud A. Asrar. character name = Maddie Warner publisher = Image Comics debut = Dynamo 5 #1 March 2007 creators = Jay Faerber Mahmud A.… …   Wikipedia


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