Winston Blakely was born in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. He has a B.A. degree in Fine Arts. A former schoolteacher,Mr.Blakely has taught art appreciation to many inner city children. He worked with Jackie Robinson Center's students to achieve 1st Prize in a City Wide Art Contest. Mr. Blakely has also lectured at Four Towns College on comic book history, pop culture, showing the relationship between mythology, religion and superheroes. His primary artistic influences include fantasy illustrators, Frank Frazetta, Richard Corben and Boris Vallejo. The great comic book artists of Marvel's heyday are also a part of this dedicated artist's growth, such as Jack (King) Kirby, Steve Ditko, Wally Wood and Jim Starlin.
In1993, Mr. Blakely was taken up to Voyager Communications where he got a job as a house inker for Valiant Comics. It was Bob Layton of "IronMan" fame who hired him. While there, he worked on numerous titles such as, Eternal Warrior, Ninja, Bloodshot, Hardcorps and Solar, Man of the Atom.
After the Valiant Comic stint, he inked for Visage Studios headed by the legendary Rich Buckler. This lead to many Comic Conventions tours outside of New York City, like the Heroes Con in Charlotte, North Carolina, the ever popular Chicago Con and the fantastic Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia. One of Visage Studios' members, introduce him to the publisher of Millennium Comics, who was looking for a creator owned project featuring a female superhero.
And thus Little Miss Strange was born. Teaming up with Luis Sierra,he created the realm of the world's first black alien sorceress. It has gather a small cult following in the New York City area and at the Big Apple Comic Book Shows. During the first Madison Square Garden comic show, he met the lovely Nicole Bowen who became the live embodiment of the Mistress of Magic, known as Little Miss Strange. In addition to his work on the Sorceress of Satu, Winston has also produced his own sci-fi character, Pozitron, the black cosmic hero who can be found in the indy anthology called, ‘Strange Corridors.’ published by Creative One Comics. Both Pozitron and Little Miss Strange are currently webcomics being featured at www.pixelstrips.com
A new project called “Satan the hero” is wrapping up soon by J.Cochran Publishing,and Winston has teamed up with Trevor von Eeden of Dc comics fame. His contribution to this series is as a colorist for this unusual story.
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