Jackson Guice

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  • Inkpot Award (2015)

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Jackson "Butch" Guice (born June 27, 1961 is an American comics artist who has worked in the comics industry since the 1980s. Guice was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Growing up in the 1960s, Guice was fond of "the legendary stop-motion animator and filmmaker" Ray Harryhausen, whose influence can be seen in some of Guice's work, most notably the Humanoids project Olympus. Guice began his career with fanzine work and "designing patches and emblems for a small company in North Carolina." His first credited comics work was penciling and inking the independently published The Crusaders #1 (November 1982), although he had previously ghosted for Pat Broderick on Rom Annual #1 (1982). On the strength of his fanzine work, (and, Guice believes, at the behest of Rom writer Bill Mantlo) Marvel editor Al Milgrom offered him a tryout on the toy-spin-off title Micronauts. Referring to Rom Annual #1 and Micronauts #48 (Dec. 1982), he remarked that " Guice continued penciling Micronauts until #58 (May 1984). In July 1983, "The Butch Guice Portfolio" appeared in the pages of Marvel Fanfare #9, and Guice contributed to The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, Chris Claremont and Bill Mantlo's X-Men and the Micronauts four-issue miniseries as well as occasional issues of a number of different titles. In 1984, he drew the Marvel Comics adaptation of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and inked Dazzler. In 1986, he penciled X-Factor, while concurrently contributing pencils to The New Mutants. In mid-1987, he was credited with inks to "Brian Guice" 's pencils for five issues of Adventure Publications' Adventurers, which was written and edited by Scott Behnke. That same year, Guice collaborated on several different titles with writer Mike Baron, including issues of First Comics' Badger, Nexus and The Chronicles of Corum. Guice worked with Baron on projects for DC Comics. He penciled Teen Titans Spotlight #7 and #8, before gaining more popularity among DC readers with his work on the relaunched, post-Crisis on Infinite Earths The Flash #1. This third Flash series featured Wally West after the demise of Barry Allen in the Crisis on Infinite Earths series. Guice drew ten of the first eleven issues. In 1988–89, Guice produced a series of covers for the Quality Comics/Fleetway 2000 AD reprint-title 2000AD Showcase, while penciling the Iron Man title for Marvel. In 1989 he became the artist on Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme. Guice's cover for Doctor Strange #15 (March 1990) used Christian music singer Amy Grant's likeness without her permission, leading to her management filing a complaint against Marvel Comics, saying the cover gave the appearance she was associating with witchcraft. A US District Court sealed an out-of-court settlement between Grant and Marvel in early 1991, with a consent decree that Marvel did not admit to any liability or wrongdoing. Guice and writer Walt Simonson co-created the Ahab character in Fantastic Four Annual #23 (1990). In 1991, Guice took over penciling Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., before moving back to DC. Guice drew Action Comics #676–711 (April 1992–July 1995) and worked with writers Roger Stern and David Michelinie. During this run, Guice and Stern (along with editor Mike Carlin, Dan Jurgens, Louise Simonson and others) were the architects of "The Death of Superman" storyline, in which Superman died and was resurrected. Stern and Guice incorporated the Eradicator character into the "Reign of the Supermen" story arc beginning in The Adventures of Superman #500 (June 1993). Spinning out of that event, Stern and Guice collaborated on a Supergirl miniseries. While drawing Action Comics, he also worked with writer James Robinson on Dark Horse Comics' The Terminator: Endgame miniseries (September–October 1992), and with Chris Claremont on the first four issues of the Aliens/Predator: The Deadliest of the Species (July 1993–January 1994). Towards the end of 1995, Guice moved to Valiant Comics, becoming the regular penciller of Eternal Warrior. Guice penciled part of the Sliders: Narcotica comic book, based on the TV series Sliders and written by the show's star Jerry O'Connell. Having Guice draw the series was: "a personal treat for Jerry as "Butch" Guice (as he used to be called during his successful run at Marvel Comics) was a favorite of his during his comic-reading years." Guice illustrated the four-issue DC/Marvel: All Access mini-series (December 1996–February 1997) follow-up to the cross-company DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC event. He was one of many artists to contribute to the landmark marriage of Superman and Lois Lane in Superman: The Wedding Album (December 1996). In May 1997, Guice launched Resurrection Man with writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, pencilling all 27 issues and inking most of them including the special #1,000,000 issue for the DC One Million event. The series was cancelled in August In March 2000, Guice became the artist on Birds of Prey for issues #15 to #34. In addition, Guice drew a "Robin and Oracle" story in Batman: Gotham City Secret Files and Origins and the Universe X Spidey one-shot, from Marvel. After his run on Birds of Prey, Guice left DC Comics and moved to Tampa, Florida to work for CrossGen. He was brought in to launch Ruse with writer Mark Waid, in November 2001. Effectively a Victorian steampunk detective story, although set on an analogue of Earth in the far-distant future, and part of CrossGen's 'Sigilverse'. Guice continued as the penciller of Ruse until its cancellation with #26 (January 2004). Guice resigned from CrossGen "just prior to the layoffs" and before the remaining staff were released from "exclusivity status". Writer Geoff Johns, "one of Humanoids' biggest supporters from the very beginning of [their] US publishing program," pitched a story with Kris Grimminger featuring "every great monster from Greek mythology, from Medusa to the Stymphalian Birds." Humanoids editor Paul Benjamin began the search "throughout the world for a great artist who would appeal to both an American and a European audience. Butch was always on our mind for the book, but he was busy drawing Ruse for CrossGen. We began talking to Butch once he became available and Olympus was a perfect fit." Although intended as two volumes, to date, only the first has seen print. This is likely due to the lapsing of Humanoids US-distribution deal with DC, as Guice said in December 2003, while working on Volume One that that book "wraps in March [2004]", which him then "scheduled to start work on volume two almost immediately". After leaving CrossGen, Guice worked with writer Warren Ellis on a six-issue story-arc entitled "New Maps of Hell" for DC's JLA: Classified title and then worked on the "One Year Later" revamp of Aquaman, in Kurt Busiek's Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis, debuting with #40 of the previous Aquaman title. Guice stayed for eight issues, and Busiek said of his artist colleague: "Aside from being a terrific artist and strong storyteller, Butch can really make you believe in the exotic fantasy worlds of the Atlantic oceanscape. And he draws a great King Shark -- and a creepy Dweller, to boot. And cool warriors, gorgeous women, strange creatures and more. He's the perfect guy for this book, and I've wanted to work with him for years." In 2007, Guice provided rotating art duties for The Invincible Iron Man, with issue #19–20's World War Hulk tie-in issue and became inker on Captain America for #32–34, and then taking over full duties as of #35. Guice penciled a miniseries taking place in the Ultimate Universe, entitled Ultimate Origins written by Brian Michael Bendis. Bendis wrote of Guice "I've been a fan of his for years and years, and when I saw what he was doing in Iron Man [with Gage]... I had to have him." Guice was the penciler on the Wildstorm mini-series Storming Paradise, written by Chuck Dixon.

Artistic production

Comic Title Role Publisher Year Language
Aliens,, predator : the deadliest of the species Author Boxtree 1995 English
The hunt for Oracle Author Dc Comics 2016 English
Bloodshot reborn. Book one (Deluxe edition) Author Valiant Entertainment 2016 English
Mandalay Author Humanoids 2015 English
The burden of dreams Author Diamond 2008 English
Overstreet's comic book marketplace yearbook 2015-2016 Author Gemstone 2015 English
Olympus 3 Author Humanoids 2015 English
Ultimate Origins 2 Author Marvel 2009 English
Superman: World Without A Superman Illustrator DC Comics 1993 English
Reborn 3 Author Diamond 2010 English
Ultimate origins Author Diamond 2009 English
No escape Author Marvel 2011 English
Fear itself. Part 2 (Special edition) Author Hachette 2015 English
Superman and Justice League America. Volume 1 Author Dc Comics 2016 English
Olympus 4 Author Humanoids 2016 English
Thor : god of thunder. Volume 1 Author Marvel 2014 English
How to Ma.i.m a Mockingbird Author Marvel 2014 English
Age of Ultron companion Author Marvel 2014 English
The analog man Author Valiant Entertainment 2016 English
La Niña Author Unspecified 2014 English
Ninjak. Vol. 1. Weaponeer Author Valiant Entertainment 2015 English
Winter Soldier : the complete collection Author Marvel 2014 English
Swords of Swashbucklers Author Dynamite Entertainment 2018 English
Planet Skaar 2 Author Diamond 2010 English
Better angels,, colder hearts Author Unspecified 2016 English
Birds of prey. Volume 3 Author Dc Comics 2016 English
Black Panther and the Crew. Vol. 1 Author Marvel Worldwide 2017 English
Trouble map Author Marvel 2014 English
Resurrection Man. Volume one Author Dc Comics 2011 English
Superman : reign of the supermen Author Dc Comics 2016 English
The trial of Captain America Author Marvel 2011 English
Superman : funeral for a friend Author Dc Comics 2016 English
Superman : the death of Superman Author Dc Comics 2016 English
The longest winter Author Marvel 2012 English
Planet Skaar Author Diamond 2009 English
Adapt or die Author Panini Publishing 2014 English
Storming paradise Author Titan 2009 English
Superman - La morte di Superman #5 Illustrator Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso 2004 Italian
Prisoner of Love #1 Illustrator Marvel 0 English
X-Factor: Prisoner of Love Illustrator Marvel Comics 1990 English
Deathlok - Il cervello della macchina (PLAY EXTRA #13) Illustrator Play Press Publishing 1991 Italian
Deathlok - Gesù mi salva (PLAY EXTRA #14) Illustrator Play Press Publishing 1991 Italian
Slaughterday #233 Illustrator Marvel Comics 1988 English
Fallout #234 Illustrator Marvel Comics 1988 English
Stone Cold #236 Illustrator Marvel Comics 1988 English
Ghost Righter #240 Illustrator Marvel Comics 1989 English
To Live or Die in L.A.! #238 Cover Artist Illustrator Marvel Comics 1989 English
Unholy Ghost! #239 Illustrator Cover Artist Marvel Comics, A New World Company 1989 English
Third Genesis #1 Illustrator Inker Marvel 1986 Unspecified
Bless the Beasts and Children #2 Illustrator Marvel 1986 Unspecified
Regression Obsession #3 Illustrator Marvel 1986 Unspecified
Tapped Out #5 Illustrator Marvel Comics Group 1986 English
Apocalypse Now #6 Illustrator Marvel 1986 Unspecified
Fall Out! #7 Illustrator Marvel 1986 Unspecified
Secret Weapon #691 Illustrator Dc Comics 1993 English
Losing It! #698 Illustrator Unspecified 1994 English
Bad Sport! #702 Illustrator Unspecified 1994 English
"Reign of the Supermen - Born Again" #687 Illustrator Dc Comics 1993 English
"Reign of the Supermen - An Eye For An Eye" #688 Illustrator Dc Comics 1993 English
Action Comics n. 687 - 687b : Reign of the Supermen - ( DC Comics 1993 ) Illustrator Dc Comics 1993 English
Superman : panic in the sky! (New edition) Author DC Comics 2016 English
Spider-Man : L' Intégrale 1984 Illustrator Panini Comics 2016 French
Hawkeye - Hijacked / Black Widow - The Token #7 Illustrator Marvel Comics 1988 English
Superman: Der Tod von Superman Illustrator Eaglemoss France 0 German
Clive Barker's Hellraiser: book 11 Illustrator Epic Comics 0 English
One Million Teil 2 Illustrator Inker Eaglemoss France 0 German
The Brains Of The Outfit #1 Illustrator Marvel Comics 1990 English
Deathlok #2 Illustrator Marvel Comics 0 English
El Cerebro Del Cyborg (2ª Parte) #2 Illustrator Comics Forum 0 Spanish
The Scorpion Takes a Bride! #18 Illustrator Cover Artist Marvel 1984 English
Drug War Wages #22 Inker Marvel 0 English
Crucible #216 Illustrator Marvel Comics 1987 English
Folly's Gambit #217 Illustrator Marvel Comics 1987 English
New Mutants classic. Vol. 7 Author Marvel Worldwide 2012 English
Narcotica #1 Illustrator Acclaim Comics 1996 English
The Terminator: Endgame #3 Illustrator Dark Horse Comics 1992 English
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom #1 Illustrator Marvel Comics 1984 English
Jesus Saves #2 Illustrator Marvel Comics 1991 English
William Gibson's archangel Author IDW Publishing 2017 English
Bloodshot reborn. Vol. 2 Author Valiant Entertainment 2016 English
Universe X Illustrator Marvel Comics 0 English
1 - Terminator #1 Illustrator Modern Graphics 2000 German
Challenge #38 Inker Marvel 1985 English
Chop Shop #39 Illustrator Valiant 1995 English
Book Two: The Animal Unleashed #2 Cover Artist Marvel Comics Group 1989 Unspecified
Two Sides Of The Same Coin #2 Illustrator Dc Comics 1997 English
Speedball: The Masked Marvel #1 Inker Marvel Comics 1988 English
La saga du Phénix Noir Illustrator Inker Panini Comics 2018 French
Factor - X : Coleccin Prestigio Illustrator Editorial Planeta DeAgostini 0 Spanish
Tercera Génesis #1 Illustrator Comics Forum 0 Spanish
Tercera Génesis (2ª Parte) - Benditos Sean Los Niños Y Las Bestias #2 Illustrator Comics Forum 0 Spanish
La Presa #5 Illustrator Comics Forum 0 Spanish
Apocalipsis #6 Illustrator Comics Forum 0 Spanish
Campeon #10 Illustrator Ediciones Zinco 0 Spanish
Trial Run #1 Inker Dc Comics 1994 English
Hellraiser - L'inferno di Clive Barker #5 (ITA) Illustrator Play Press Publishing 1991 Italian
Hellraiser - L'inferno di Clive Barker #7 (ITA) Illustrator Play Press Publishing 1991 Italian
Hellraiser - L'inferno di Clive Barker #8 (ITA) Illustrator Play Press Publishing 1991 Italian
Hellraiser - L'inferno di Clive Barker #9 (ITA) Illustrator Play Press Publishing 1991 Italian
Hellraiser - L'inferno di Clive Barker #10 (ITA) Illustrator Play Press Publishing 1991 Italian
Hellraiser - L'inferno di Clive Barker #11 (ITA) Illustrator Play Press Publishing 1991 Italian
Hellraiser - L'inferno di Clive Barker #12 (ITA) Illustrator Play Press Publishing 1991 Italian
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. classic. Vol. 3 Author Marvel 2015 English
Swords of the Swashbucklers Illustrator Dynamite Entertainment 2018 English
The death and return of Superman Omnibus Author DC Comics 2013 English
JLA: Classified Author DC Comics 2006 English