Carl Potts

Carl Potts

For most of his 13 years at Marvel Comics, Carl Potts was an Executive Editor, overseeing 1/3 of Marvel’s publications. Top comics creators Carl discovered and mentored include Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, Scott Williams, Art Adams, Larry Stroman and Jon Bogdanov. His creative discoveries include June Brigman and Mike Mignola. When he should have been sleeping, Carl wrote and drew comics, covers, and posters for Marvel. Among Carl’sprojects was a celebrated run as writer/layout artist on Punisher War Journal and his writing on Venom, Prowler, and Shadowmasters. He created Alien Legion and was creator/artist on the Last of the Dragons graphic novel. The Alien Legionscreenplay Carl wrote was bought by Jerry Bruckheimer Films/Disney. Carl is currently developing his Last of the Dragons graphic novel as a TV series. Carl has given his seminar on sequential visual storytelling at Pixar, The Society of Illustrators, Blizzard, Blue Sky, LucasArts, Syracuse Univ., Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), SUNY Purchase, NYU, FIT, Ogilvy & Mather andPsyop. He teaches in NYC at School of Visual Arts and online for Academy of Art University. Carl’s book, The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics: Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling was published by DC/Watson-Guptill (Random House). Bullet points:Former Marvel Executive Editor. Discovered/mentored: Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, Art Adams, June Brigman, Larry Stroman, Jon Bogdanov, Mike Mignola, Scott Williams, Chris Warner, many others. Writer/artist on Punisher War Journal, Venom, Prowler, Shadowmasters, What If?. Created Alien Legion, Last of the Dragons, Spellbound. SoldAlien Legion screenplay to Bruckheimer/Disney.Optioned Last of the Dragons for TV series.Wrote The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics: Inside the Art of Visual StorytellingGave sequential visual narrative seminars: Google, NYC, BlizzardEntertainment, Blue Sky, Princeton Univ., Society of Illustrators, Syracuse, Univ., SUNY Purchase, SCAD, NYU, Ogilvy & Mather, Psyop, etc.Adjunct professor at School of Visual Arts, Academy of Art University.