Mark McKenna

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Mark McKenna is a globally acclaimed American comic artist who has been creating comic art for over three decades. McKenna is a 2012 Inkwell Hall of Fame resident who has been credited on over 1000 comic book related titles.

Having worked extensively for both Marvel and DC comics, McKenna’s artwork can be found within the pages of some of the worlds most influential comic books, such as X-Men, Spider Man, Batman, The Justice League, Dead Pool and Star Wars. You can also find his work in Legendary Pictures’ Pacific Rim movie prequel and Dark Horse Comic’s Star Wars-The Old Republic: The Lost Suns. His artwork from an online web comic, Star Wars: Blood of the Empire, was transformed into an 84 page paperback and served as inspiration for The Old Republic video game.

One of the 90’s most prolific comic artists and now a certifiable comic art OG with over 35 years in the industry, McKenna was introduced to the world of comics as a young teen in Brooklyn, New York after his friend, an avid comic collector, gifted him a Dare Devil comic. The rest you could say was history, as McKenna quickly fell in love with comic book culture, first as a collector himself and later as an artist.

At the time, artists like John Romita Sr (Spider-Man) and Brian Bolland (Judge Dredd) served as major influencers for McKenna. As the years progressed and McKenna found himself at the center of some of the world’s most important comic book projects, these idols soon became friends. McKenna still to this day looks up to and credits these late and great artists as huge inspirations during his rise in the comic art ranks.

Aside from his work inking for numerous comic book publishing powerhouses, McKenna has also created his own sci-fi/horror comic book series COMBAT JACKS and a children’s series Banana Tail.

One thousand comic books and twelve hundred pages later, McKenna has propelled his classic comic art style into the future by joining the rare digital art movement.

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COMBAT JACKS Cover Art by Mark McKenna

Notable Sales

Mark McKenna’s foray into the world of the rare digital art involved the release of his debut series, Science Fiction in a Galaxy Far Far Away and a collaboration creation with silver/bronze age comic legend José Delbo – All artworks sold out immediately.

His debut series consisted of TARGET EARTHSPARRING with the PAST, and Intergalactic Unemployment Office, which amassed a total of over $14,838 in sales. McKenna’s collaborative 1/1 artwork with José Delbo, Into The Future, sold for $6,750 to Investixs and the classic black and white edition of 10 amassed over $10,000 in gross sales.

McKenna’s works have captivated collectors for his intricate illustrations, colors and composition, set within tongue-in-cheek humor capturing within characters that we all know and love.

In The News

Alice in CryptoLand

“When I used to read fairy tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!”

Embark on a journey down the rabbit hole with Mark McKenna, as he revisits a classic tale with a crypto-twist.

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Classic Edition
Tea Party in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
As The World Turns…
Cheshire Smiles
Vote for Madness
Wonderland…and the World next!
One pill makes you smaller…

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