Chuck Regan

Chuck Regan - Designer Tick

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.

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I also have an irreverent, playful side, which you can see in the kids book illustrations I did for my as-yet unpublished project, 'Children To Avoid' (under the pseudonym Paddington Frisk).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

Languages
English
Fiction
Children's Picture Books
Crime & Mystery
Dystopian
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 (almost 6 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 26 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 (8 selected works)

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, Jen Conley, Richard J. Brewer

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

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 sta... 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 sta... 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 zomb... 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 zomb... 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 are... 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 are... read more

Chimera Shakes: The Ontological Crisis of Jasper Hobbes

Chuck Regan

This Bizarro tale is part Naked Lunch, part Goodfellas.Jasper Hobbes believes he is an assassin. He also believes demons were injected into his brain by the Illuminati, connecting him to the occult machinations of the Great Wyrm. Hospitalized once again for a psychotic break, Jasper is given an ultimatum—either continue his anti-psychotic drug therapy and accept what is real and what are delus... read more

This Bizarro tale is part Naked Lunch, part Goodfellas.Jasper Hobbes believes he is an assassin. He also believes demons were injected into his brain by the Illuminati, connecting him to the occult machinations of the Great Wyrm. Hospitalized once again for a psychotic break, Jasper is given an ultimatum—either continue his anti-psychotic drug therapy and accept what is real and what are delus... read more

Black Marks

Pete Aldin

No good deed goes unpunished.Detroit is a hole where even a werewolf's sins can be buried. Or so Jake Brennan hopes. Hiding from his hunters, shooting heroin to negate the effect of the full moon, he is beginning to turn things around. And the day he is witness to a brutal attack on ER Doctor Gwen Cheevey, Jake is forced to transform into something new: a hero.But when a clip of his good deed ... read more

No good deed goes unpunished.Detroit is a hole where even a werewolf's sins can be buried. Or so Jake Brennan hopes. Hiding from his hunters, shooting heroin to negate the effect of the full moon, he is beginning to turn things around. And the day he is witness to a brutal attack on ER Doctor Gwen Cheevey, Jake is forced to transform into something new: a hero.But when a clip of his good deed ... read more

Quantum Memory

L.B. Joiner

A cutting-edge simulation. A mind-control conspiracy. One scientist must battle an artificial reality to save humankind.Dr. Peter Busey has a respectable career and a sizable bank account, but he feels trapped in his mediocre life. When an old college buddy recruits him for a cutting-edge simulation project, he jumps at the chance to shape the future of technology. But after a lab accident kil... read more

A cutting-edge simulation. A mind-control conspiracy. One scientist must battle an artificial reality to save humankind.Dr. Peter Busey has a respectable career and a sizable bank account, but he feels trapped in his mediocre life. When an old college buddy recruits him for a cutting-edge simulation project, he jumps at the chance to shape the future of technology. But after a lab accident kil... read more

Chuck has 6 reviews

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Justin Kleinle

Chuck was incredibly professional and created a eye catching letting on my cover for me. Even when I messed up and told him the incorrect cover dimensions Chuck was kind and courteous and changed it immediately. I recommend Chuck highly for any cover lettering.

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Justin Kleinle, August 2018


G W Boutilier

Very professional. Excellent artwork. Easy to collaborate with Chuck. Would definitely use again.

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G W Boutilier, July 2018

Chuck Regan

I'd be happy to work with you on any sequels!

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Lance Joiner

Chuck was awesome, fast, responsive, and I love the cover! He'll be designing my next book cover too!

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Lance Joiner, May 2018

Chuck Regan

Can't wait, Lance! I have to up your number of exclamation points! Ha! I win. No, seriously though. Bring it on.

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Robert McCartney

Chuck provided an incredible book cover for my collaborative piece, an urban fantasy novel "Lilah's Guide to Hoyle." I had some ideas that I had bounced off of him, and in return he shared his vision of what the final piece could be. . . would be. At first, I was unsure because of what other artists promised. However, Chuck had offered to go above and beyond what the others did, and his past ...

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Robert McCartney, June 2017


Macy Abbey

Chuck was professional, helpful and communicative. Most importantly, he delivered a killer book cover. I would work with him again.

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Macy Abbey, April 2017

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