Smith had no formal art training aside from some course in airbrushing. Before becoming a professional comic book artist, Smith worked as an animator. In 1977, he began work on the animated adaptation of The Lord of the Rings produced and directed by Ralph Bakshi. He also worked on Bakshi's film American Pop.
He first came to attention at Marvel Comics in the early 1980s, where a series of fill-ins on various Marvel titles led to him being named the new artist on Doctor Strange. But after a mere two issues he left that title to replace Dave Cockrum on Uncanny X-Men, then the biggest-selling US comic. He left less than a year later, moving back to Doctor Strange. However, Smith's brief run on X-Men left a large impact and most of it was later reprinted in the From the Ashes trade paperback. Smith's would briefly revisit the X-Men, drawing the X-Men / Alpha Flight limited series as well as a brief stint on the X-Men spin-off X-Factor.
Date of Birth:
September 4, 1953
Kansas City, Missouri
Paul Martin Smith - 'PMS' is a favorite creator of 32 usersAwards:
- 1997 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: (for exclusively his own work on Leave It To Chance [Homage])
- 1998 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: (for exclusively his own work on Leave It To Chance [Homage])
Born Paul Martin Smith