Rick Hoberg at Jet City Comic Show 2019

Rick Hoberg

Comic Book Guest

Rick Hoberg is a multi-talented artist who’s career has spanned Comic Books, Animation and Film/TV.

COMICS
Rick Hoberg began his career in the mid-1970s, working for Russ Manning on
Tarzan comic books for overseas distribution (1975–1976).

Shortly afterward, Hoberg began freelancing for Marvel Comics via Roy Thomas. This included penciling on Kull The Destroyer, Savage Sword Of Conan, What If…?, Star Wars. Hoberg mainly drew for such DC Comics in the 1980s working on titles such as All-Star Squadron, Batman, Brave And The Bold, Captain Carrot, Checkmate, DC Challenge, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, New Gods, and Justice League Annuals.  He later co-created And pencilled Eternity Smith at Hero Comics. Rick also contributed to Roger Rabbit at Disney’s short lived comics line.

In the 1990s, Hoberg co-created The Strangers with Steve Englehart for Malibu’s Ultraverseline. He worked on it until the line was shut down upon being acquired by Marvel.

In 2002–2003, Hoberg worked with Stefano Gaudiano on the art for the Batman Family series for DC Comics.

ANIMATION
Besides his comics work, Hoberg has been active in animation since 1978 as a storyboard artist, model designer, and layout man for Hanna Barbera, Ruby-Spears, Filmation, Marvel Productions and Marvel Films, DIC, Universal Animation, Walt Disney, Cartoon Network, Film Roman, Warner Bros, and many others. Among the many animated series Hoberg has contributed to are Godzilla, Super Friends, Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends, The Incredible Hulk, GI Joe, Defenders Of The Earth, Jem, Spider-Man The Animated Series, Justice League, X-Men, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Hoberg also served as a director/producer for Marvel Productions, where he co-created the first X-Men cartoon, Pryde Of The X-Men. More recent animation work includes Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Ultimate Spider-Man, War Of The Worlds: Goliath, Hulk And The Agents Of S.M.A.S.H., and Transformers:Robots In Disguise.

LIVE ACTION
Hoberg has done some live action film work as well on movies such as Cyborg and the TV miniseries Stephen Kong’s IT.

In addition, Hoberg has drawn line artwork for the official Star Wars style guide for Lucasfilm over the years. He was also the Lead Cinematic Storyboard Artist at 343 Industries for Halo 4 and 5.

Hoberg has received an Inkpot Award, as well as Toonie Awards for his work.

Rick Hoberg at Jet City Comic Show 2019
Rick Hoberg at Jet City Comic Show 2019