This particular announcement is probably the Demoncon announcement that makes me happiest. A few of you may wonder why as Jack has attended every Demoncon bar one, so it’s not a big deal right?
It makes me happy because after years of producing quality self created comics (Tinpot Hobo and Darkham Vale), drawing ridiculously quick, fantastic con sketches and working on a number of titles for publishers such as Image, 2000AD, IDW, Panini (Skylanders, TMNT, Lions Tigers and Bears and others), Jack has landed the gig I think he was born to draw, TRANSFORMERS!!!!
Jack is drawing Transformers: Lost Light, which follows on from the absolutely brilliant Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye series. (I’ve just read this and it’s not just a good Transformers comic, it’s just a brilliant comic full stop).
About Jack Lawrence
Lawrence took a General Art and Design BTEC First Diploma at Canterbury Technical College, then went on to the KIAD at Canterbury to study for a BTEC National in the same subject. After becoming disenfranchised with art education, he then worked “regular” jobs to train himself in the field he wanted to be in. In 2000, he became a character animator for the UK-based Web design company Lightmaker. He worked there for three years before becoming a freelance artist.
Lawrence came onto the comics scene with his own title, Darkham Vale, which he created, wrote, pencilled, inked and coloured. The series ran for a self-contained ten issues, which received acclaim, especially for a new creator and a small publisher.
He went on to find success with Lions, Tigers and Bears, written by Mike Bullock and published by Image. A four-issue series, Lions, Tigers and Bears, was a surprise hit that revolved around a young boy and his stuffed animals.
Lawrence is now a successful freelance comics illustrator, working on titles such as A.T.O.M., Doctor Who Adventures and 2000 AD”. He currently illustrates Skylanders, by IDW Publishing and is self-publishing his creator-owned title “Tinpot Hobo” which he writes, pencils, inks, colours and letters.
Lawrence lives in Maidstone in Kent