Weird War Tales, by Ernie Chan
Breaking Point (Weird War #29, 1974)

Ernesto Chan, better known as Ernie Chan, was a Filipino comic book artist who came to work US comic book publishers like Marvel and DC in 1970. He made his early work under the name Ernie Chua, because this was incorectly entered on his immigration documents. He became a US citizen in 1976. He had his breakthrough in US comics with his contributions to DC titles like 'Ghosts', 'House of Mystery' and 'The Unexpected' in 1972. Chan was working exclusively for DC in 1975-76, doing the artwork for 'Claw the Unconcquered' and being the company's primary cover artist between 1975 and 1977.

Powerman, art by by Ernie Chan
Power Man

Also present at Marvel since 1973-74, he inked John Buscema's 'Conan the Barbarian' and Sal Buscema's 'The Incredible Hulk. He returned to Marvel fulltime after his stint at DC, starting with inking Tom Sutton's 'Doctor Strange' and contributions to 'Kull the Destroyer' in 1977. He drew 'Power Man and Iron Fist' in the 1983, but his main occupation was drawing 'Savage Sword of Conan' and 'Conan the Barbarian' throughout the 1980s until the mid 1990s.

Conan, art by Ernie Chan
Conan

Ernie Chan retired in 2002, but returned to the field to draw writer Andrew Zar's webcomic 'The Vat' in 2009. He passed away after a long illness in May 2012.

Breaking Point, art by Ernie Chan (Weird War #29, 1974)
Breaking Point (Weird War #29, 1974)

Last updated: 2012-07-10

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