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Pat Lee
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My "FIRST" Job in COMICS (Pictures)

AnD Folks,

Ok, I just found these pictures floating around on FaceBook and wanted to share them with everyone on AnD. It's funny because I still look the same hahah!! Here are some pictures, unfortunately I only have one of them that I am in but I will take you on a little tour of the studio when I was 17 years old which is about 16 years ago. DOPE!

So, the first job I ever did in comics was Prophet #9, this is the only picture I can find of the cover. I was taking over another penciler for that issue since he was sick and couldn't do it.

Prophet #9

Here are some pictures of the studio in California. Now that I think of it.. Damn I'm getting old.

This is what we call the BULLPEN, where all the artists work in. When I first got there I got to choose my little corner space which is by that brown looking back wall you see in the middle of the picture. The guy with the pink shirt, he does some of the backgrounds and edits on each page. The guy in the front with baseball cap is Marlo, awesome inker and one of my teachers at that time in inking.

Here is another shot of the BullPen but the other side of it. In front with the glasses is Hyme who is also a really good inker and dear friend back in the day. There was tons of people working there.

Here is a shot of the office of Jonathon and Danny which were my main teachers in inking - these guys have done everything from Spawn, X-Men, Spiderman, Batman and tons more. These guys are some of the best inkers in the comic book business. They can be comic characters themselves as they are both jokers and always cracked people up when they were there around the office


Oops! can't forget Andy and Cedric Nocon, some of the best pencilers there at Extreme at the time -- now they are both doing Art Direction for big motion picture companies I believe. Awesome artists.

AND finally a picture of me speaking to another artist sitting beside me - I think I had just woken up I look totally exhausted haha! This was about 4 months into working as a professional comic artist. Yup, a newbie haha!

:Last but not least - a picture on the "very left" DAN FRAGA - my dear friend and now working on motion picture films in Hollywood as an Art/Creative Director for big films. He brought me into the comic book scene, he let me crash at his place for several months and took great interest in bringing me into the comics. Actually - He brought over 30 artists into the comic scene and many never share there appreciation for what he has done. So - here I salute and continue to send my thanks to Dan Fraga (FragaBoom!) who has helped artists around the world break into the business. You rock solid and wish you continued success brothu!



over 15 years ago 0 likes  24 comments  0 shares
45862083 0af2fd4d5d
woah, takes a brave man to pull off an Elmo shirt...
over 15 years ago
Chungtsang 5b chungtsang
Wow, looks like a great place to start from. I'm sure you all spent countless hours there perfecting your art.
over 15 years ago
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Young Pat!!
over 15 years ago
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Wow!! Thanks for the ride and sharing your precious memories with us all! I love picturing you saying "Yup, a newbie haha!"!! Ive never seen you as one!! lol Keep up the good work and Ill see you around!! Cheers
over 15 years ago
Ryanhui 26 ryanhui
That's cool man. I still have Prophet #9 in storage! I have a whole bunch of Image comics too. Dope.
over 15 years ago
SO YOUNG HERE!!! opps, not saying you're old now but you were younger compared to now but you're erm....i better stop
over 15 years ago
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This is great! Thank you so much for sharing. I love Comics, Cartoons, Manga, Anime... Just look at all the hard work and hours which go into creating a Masterpiece. Like making Music. Thanks, as always, for being a great inspiration. Very admirable! And yes, you don't look a day older :)
over 15 years ago
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Busy office! No computer in sight, this is one old photo lol. Reminds me of my architect days so hardcore!!!
over 15 years ago
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Awesome! I've never had any idea what it is or was like!
over 15 years ago


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