NAME: Kevin Nowlan
KNOWN FOR: Artist
Kevin was born in the panhandle of Nebraska in 1958 but has lived in Central Kansas since 1968. His older brother Mike's hotrod and monster drawings were an early inspiration.
Former Marvel editor Al Milgrom gave Nowlan his first professional assignment, pencilling Doctor Strange #57 in 1982. He followed that up with a few issues of Moon Knight before moving on to Grimwood's Daughter for Fantagraphics and The Outsiders Annual #1 for DC. Other early highlights include The Secret Origin of Man-Bat, Monsters in the Closet and Superman/Aliens
He lists Jack B. Quick, Boy Inventor with legendary writer Alan Moore among his favorite projects. It earned him the Eisner Award for Best Penciler/Inker in 2000. He also received the Eisner for Best Inker in 1993 and the Harvey Award for Best Inker in 1995 and 2008. The Inkwell Award was given to Nowlan for Favorite Finisher/Embellisher in 2008 and he was voted in to The Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame by the Inkwells in 2011. In 2015 he received an Inkpot Award at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
More recent work includes pencils, inks, colors and lettering on a few Mignolaverse comics for Dark Horse, including: Hellboy: Buster Oakley Gets His Wish, Lobster Johnson: Satan Smells a Rat and Abe Sapien #23. He also helped illustrate a couple of chapters in Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book adaptation. Over the last few months he's kept busy with short stories and covers for the Doctor Strange relaunch at Marvel and a series of 24 variant covers for Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps at DC.