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Chuck Regan

Chuck Regan - Designer

Wycombe, Pennsylvania, USA

This comic book, RPG, and kids book illustrator is waiting to design your book cover. Come on, take a look at what he can do! 20 years exp.

Overview

Visual storytelling has always been in my blood. As an artist (and sometimes writer) on more than 14 different independent comic book titles, and nine roleplaying game books, I know how to add tension and focus in an image, and as an ad agency designer for over seventeen years, typography has become second nature to me. I have also created many marketing campaigns for a variety of clients.


My strengths are with powerful, attention getting graphics. If you have a project that requires yanking the eyes out of the sockets to get attention, let me work with you. I understand storytelling (I'm a writer, too) and I have designed a bucketful of book covers for independent crime noir and sci-fi publishers, and I love what I do.

I also have an irreverent, playful side, which you can see in the kids book illustrations I did for my as-yet unpublished project, 'Children To Avoid' (under the pseudonym Paddington Frisk).

Look around here. There is a lot more on my website. I love digging into people's story worlds and working with authors to create imagery that will jump off the shelves. I work in a lot of different styles and can emulate other artists (if you just can't afford their artwork, let me give it a try).

I can also create your book trailer. I have 15 years experience in animation.

Now, tell my YOUR story!

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Children's Picture Books Crime & Mystery Fantasy Horror Science Fiction Thriller

Work experience

Illustrator

Rodale

May, 2016 – May, 2016 (16 days)

Created 15 editorial illustrations for Prevention Magazine.

Illustrator

Crayola

April, 2016 – May, 2016 (about 1 month)

Forty zombie coloring book pages for the 'tween' to adult age range. 'Zombie Daze' through the 'Art With Edge' line from Crayola.

Creative Director

Zelmer Pulp

December, 2012 – Present (about 4 years)

Book cover designer and illustrator, designer of ads and other collateral.

Creative Manager

Bailey Brand Consultants

November, 2012 – November, 2014 (about 2 years)

Brand strategy, graphic design for Web and print, digital illustration for packaging, storyboarding, script writing for documentary projects, photography, logo design.

Graphic Designer

Miscellaneous advertising agencies

October, 2009 – November, 2012 (about 3 years)

technical illustrations, brochure designs, website design, user experience design, logo design, flash animation, icon design and illustration, e-learning program design, storyboarding, voiceover narration.

Senior Interactive Designer

Bristol-Myers Squibb (contracted)

October, 2005 – November, 2007 (about 2 years)

Concept-through-execution on all internal marketing animated emails - Concept development, script writing, storyboard illustration, client presentation, digital illustration, animation, music integration, and voice acting. Game concept, UXD, illustration and animation for sales team edutainment online games.

Art Director

TMX Interactive

October, 2004 – October, 2005 (about 1 year)

Campaign strategy and concept, web design and UXD, storyboard illustration, digital illustration.

Freelance Creative

Self

May, 1992 – Present (over 24 years)

Design and illustration for a whole lot of stuff—comic book illustration and writing, website design, gig posters for rock bands, logos, t-shirts, flash animation (including book trailers), game design, typeface creation, writing and editing of fiction, book cover design and illustration. See my website for a list of clients.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Rusty Blasters: Tales of the Apocalyptic Future

Chuck Regan

This collection of short and not-so-short stories include: a gritty space western, cyberpocalyptic horror, snarky synthetic intelligences, time traveling kung fu killers, death-race hotrods, zombie-killing clowns, and, yes, some rusty blasters. "Timejacked: The Rand Paradox" Chlör Byzantine's time travel vacation back to 1955 to confront Ayn Rand could destroy not only his internet celebrity s... read more

This collection of short and not-so-short stories include: a gritty space western, cyberpocalyptic horror, snarky synthetic intelligences, time traveling kung fu killers, death-race hotrods, zombie-killing clowns, and, yes, some rusty blasters. "Timejacked: The Rand Paradox" Chlör Byzantine's time travel vacation back to 1955 to confront Ayn Rand could destroy not only his internet celebrity s... read more

C'mon and Do the Apocalypse Vol. 2

Chuck Regan, Ryan Sayles, CT McNeely, CS Dewildt, Gareth Spark, Chris Leek, Benoit Lelievre

In volume 2 of this anthology series, seven authors bring seven visions of the zombie apocalypse. From grim and sardonic, to goofy and twisted, spanning five centuries, the stories are as unique as they are visceral. Wasted by Chris Leek - Two survivors come to terms with what may be their last moments on Earth. Never Bet on the Dead Guy by C S Dewildt - In this mix up of Hillbilly Noir and zo... read more

In volume 2 of this anthology series, seven authors bring seven visions of the zombie apocalypse. From grim and sardonic, to goofy and twisted, spanning five centuries, the stories are as unique as they are visceral. Wasted by Chris Leek - Two survivors come to terms with what may be their last moments on Earth. Never Bet on the Dead Guy by C S Dewildt - In this mix up of Hillbilly Noir and zo... read more

Leviathan

Chuck Regan

An Alternate History World War II Dystopian Novella . . . The Axis forces won World War II, and a monstrous tower rising from the ruins of Philadelphia is the heart of the Nazi-occupied United States. Norm Cromwell does what he can to survive under the restrictive regime of The New Republik of America, but he is starving, and resources are dwindling, and his paranoia is building, and agents ar... read more

An Alternate History World War II Dystopian Novella . . . The Axis forces won World War II, and a monstrous tower rising from the ruins of Philadelphia is the heart of the Nazi-occupied United States. Norm Cromwell does what he can to survive under the restrictive regime of The New Republik of America, but he is starving, and resources are dwindling, and his paranoia is building, and agents ar... read more

Hey, That Robot Ate My Baby: Volume 1 (Zelmer Pulp)

Brian Panowich, Ryan Sayles, Chuck Regan, Isaac Kirkman, Chris Leek

The madmen that brought you 2012's legendary zombie epic, C'MON AND DO THE APOCALYPSE VOL 1, are back in your face for the second wave, and this time they brought friends. Joining Sayles and Panowich on their latest voyage into the world of Science Fiction are three of the hottest writers of genre fiction in the biz, Chris Leek, Isaac Kirkman, and ZELMER PULP cover artist Chuck Regan. HEY,THAT... read more

The madmen that brought you 2012's legendary zombie epic, C'MON AND DO THE APOCALYPSE VOL 1, are back in your face for the second wave, and this time they brought friends. Joining Sayles and Panowich on their latest voyage into the world of Science Fiction are three of the hottest writers of genre fiction in the biz, Chris Leek, Isaac Kirkman, and ZELMER PULP cover artist Chuck Regan. HEY,THAT... read more

Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen

Dennis Lehane, Jordan Harper, Hillary Davidson, James R. Tuck, Chuck Wendig, Matthew Louis, Todd Robinson, James Grady, Court Merrigan

Like some born killers, this pairing of crime stories and the songs of Bruce Springsteen is a natural one. Each of the accomplished authors in this unique anthology chose a Springsteen title as a starting point, and in the criminally inclined spirit of the Boss, drove headlong to wherever that inspiration called. The destinations are as wildly diverse and far-reaching as the songs that influen... read more

Like some born killers, this pairing of crime stories and the songs of Bruce Springsteen is a natural one. Each of the accomplished authors in this unique anthology chose a Springsteen title as a starting point, and in the criminally inclined spirit of the Boss, drove headlong to wherever that inspiration called. The destinations are as wildly diverse and far-reaching as the songs that influen... read more

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