Bret Blevins

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Bret Blevins
Biographical information
Born: August 16th, 1960
Died: N/A
Nationality: Mini usa.gif American
Occupation: Cover artist, Artist
Website: Optimistic Studios
Official blog

Bret Blevins, sometimes spelled Brett Blevins, (born 1960) is an American comic book artist, animation storyboard artist, and painter. He is perhaps best known for his stint as the regular penciler of New Mutants and has produced covers for Moonstone Books' Phantom comic series.


Blevins became a professional comic book artist in the early 1980s. During that time, Blevins drew Marvel Comics adaptations of films such as The Dark Crystal, Krull, and The Last Starfighter. Blevins was a guest artist on a number of titles before becoming the regular artist of The Bozz Chronicles, which was published under Marvel's creator-owned Epic Comics imprint.

Blevins first regular job on a superhero comic was on the 1987 revival of Strange Tales. Strange Tales was an anthology that featured two ongoing features produced by two different creative teams - Cloak and Dagger drawn by Blevins and Doctor Strange.

That same year, Blevins became the regular penciler on New Mutants. Blevins drew the majority of issues from #55 to #83 (dated December 1989). Blevins later became the regular artist on Sleepwalker.

Blevins then began to work primarily on comic books produced by DC Comics, especially Batman comics.

In 1996, Blevins moved into the field of television animation. He primarily drew storyboards for Warner Brothers produced cartoons.

Blevins stopped regularly drawing storyboards in 2005. He now does gallery art, primarily oil paintings, and boosts his income with freelance storyboard work.

Blevins's freelance work has appeared in Disney magazine as well.

Phantom Works by Bret Blevins


Daily & Sunday stories

# Title Writer Artist Start End Comments
1 "The Llongo Forest" DePaul Manley 30 Mar 2020 Jul 2020 Blevins was as uncredited inking assistant
2 "To Wrack and Ruin at Gravelines" DePaul Manley 24 May 2021 23 Oct 2021 Blevins and Zhao were uncredited background inking assistants on this story
3 "Phantom's End" DePaul Manley, Cohn 18 April 2022 1 October 2022 Blevins was as uncredited fill-in artist when Mike Manley was ill


External links

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