Entertainment Spotlight : Artist Dennis Calero

Meet comic book artist Dennis Calero!

When did you know you wanted to be a comic book artist?

Oh I think from the first issue of Amazing Spider-man I bought with my own money when I was 10 or 11. I made samples on typing paper and mailed them to Marvel

with the solemn admonition that I was too busy at school to do a full series, but I could handle a mini-series easily.   

What have you noticed about the comic/art industry over the years? 

I’ve noticed that we attract the absolute best artists in the world. Comics has very little safety net. If you can draw like the dickens and can work fast, there will be work.

If you can’t, there’s no way to fake it.  

What’s the panel/book you have worked on that you are most proud of?

That’s hard to say. I think a lot about my adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart” for Stonearch books. It pretty much came out precisely as I wanted it to. 

What do you want visitors and locals to know about the industry that they may not already know? 

Comics are ubiquitous in bookstores, comic shops and on the internet. Even on iTunes and no matter who you are, there is a comic book that you will love 

waiting for you to discover. 

What social media do you use (here’s your spot to promote)? 

Find me on twitter @denniscalero 

Describe the comic book art industry in 5 words or less 

Amazing artists drawing a lot!


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