Ted McKeever

Ted McKeever's first published work appeared in 1986, when Vortex Comics published the first 5 parts of his unfinished series Transit, establishing his trademark style. This was followed in 1987-1988 by his 12-part series Eddy Current (Mad Dog Graphics), a 12-hour book centering on an escapee from an asylum -- obsessed with the exploits of the superhero "The Amazing Broccoli." Eddy Current was nominated for the Eisner Awards for Best Single-Issue (#1), Best Black-and-White Series, Best New Series, and Best Artist (for McKeever) for 1988.
These seminal works are quintessential McKeever: darkly humorous, showing an "ordinary" person caught up in extra-ordinary events.

His 5-parter Plastic Forks (Epic 1990) explored the world of animal experimentation, albeit in a surreal and comical way.

Metropol (Epic 1991-1992) is an epic story of the fight between angels and demons, but set in a modern industrial landscape. An apocalyptic work in which non-entity Jasper Notochord becomes involved in a surreal fight between the forces of good and evil.

McKeever then followed with a number of works exploring alternative realities within the world of DC Comics. He produced an Elseworlds trilogy: Superman's Metropolis, Batman: Nosferatu and Wonder Woman: The Blue Amazon, with Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier,

Though his artistic style is darkly distorted and far less clean than many of his contemporaries, he went on to produce alternate interpretations of some of Marvel's most popular characters, such as Spider-Man, Wolverine and Dr. Strange.

As well as with Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier, McKeever has collaborated with an array of renowned creators such as Peter Milligan, Dave Gibbons and writer/singer Lydia Lunch.

His most recent works, META 4 (2011), Mondo (2012) and his most successful and acclaimed series since Metropol, Miniature Jesus (2013), have been released exclusively from Image/Shadow-line. Who will also be publishing his forthcoming 6-Issue series The Superannuated Man out in June 2014.

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