Cartoonist John Lucas will hold Waco’s signing at Bankston on Wednesday | Arts & Theater

Veteran cartoonist John Lucas, whose art has honored such famous people as Deadpool, Conan the Barbarian, Superman, Wolverine and Mad magazine’s Alfred E. Neuman, will autograph copies of his books and artwork on Wednesday at the Bankston’s Sports Memorabilia, Comics & Collectibles.

Lucas, 54, has spent more than 30 years as a graphic designer, with trades spanning collaborative art assembled into a comic or graphic novel: penciller, inker, colorist, illustrator and writer.

His work has appeared in DC Comics, DC Vertigo, Caliber Comics, Insight Comics, and Ahoy! Comics among other publishers. Based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he lives with his wife Mindy, Lucas is in Waco to visit family in Robinson, where he attended middle school and high school, graduating from Robinson High School in 1986.

He came to Bankston in 2019 to support Jeremy Holt’s graphic novel “Before Houdini,” which imagines a young Erich Weiss (Harry Houdini) called in to help find and catch Jack the Ripper. It’s a sequel to “After Houdini,” where a fictional son of the master escape artist sets out to rescue his father caught in a World War I spy mission. Lucas was the illustrator for both novels.

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He is currently Frankie Stein’s regular comic artist in the “Monster Fun” children’s comic book anthology, published by Rebellion Comics, which also published “2000 AD” and one of its most popular characters. famous, Judge Dredd. Lucas is also working on several projects for the new Texas comic book publisher Big Deal Comics.

Later this year, Lucas’ own book “Monsterhands” will be released, published by The Humanoids. What is it about? Lucas keeps his cards handy. “It’s in the title,” he said.

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