What can I say about John Van Fleet. He was my Professor at college and he taught me the nuts and bolts of illustration technique. The how and why of Gesso, Oil Paint, Acrylic, Dyes and Crystal Clear Varnish. He had an experimenting spirit that was contagious. There was always a new and different way to approach a painting. A completely unique way to get the final printed product.
I call upon what I learned in his class every single day.
He was also responsible for my first job at Epic Comics. He's a great guy and I'm glad I had a chance to meet and study with him.
He recently illustrated the Batman graphic novel The Chalice.
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