Sandman: The Kindly Ones, by Marc Hempel
Sandman: The Kindly Ones

Marc Hempel was born in Chicago and studied at the Maine Township High School East, where he won the Departmental Art Award and a National Hallmark upon completing his degree in 1975. From 1978 to 1980, Marc began working professionally. His comics and illustrations appeared in Gasm, Video Action, Fantastic Films, Questar, and Marvel's Epic Illustrated. In 1980, Marc graduated from Northern Illinois University with a B.F.A. in Painting.

Tug & Buster, by Marc Hempel
Tug & Buster

Having previously worked with creator Mark Wheatley, who was now living and working in Baltimore, Marc joined Mark at the latter's Insight Studios, and from 1980 to 1988, the two collaborated on such early successes as 'Mars', 'Blood of the Innocent', and 'Jonny Quest'. During this period, Hempel also produced solo work for 'Marvel Fanfare', 'Alien Encounters', 'Heavy Metal', and various humor magazines. In 1990, DC Comics released Wheatley and Hempel's greatest collaboration to date, the critically and commercially successful 'Breathtaker'.

Breathtaker, by Marc Hempel
Breathtake

In 1989, Marc created the popular humor book 'Gregory'. After illustrating a lengthy story for Clive Barker's 'Hellraiser', Marc was invited to draw the final long story arc of DC/Vertigo's long-running and hugely popular 'Sandman' series, created by Neil Gaiman; he produced the art for eleven of the thirteen issues of 'The Kindly Ones' to much critical acclaim. Marc made the leap to self-publishing in 1995. His publishing house, Art & Soul Comics released his book, 'Tug & Buster'.

comic from Mad, by Marc Hempel
MAD's Wunderliche Welt der... Familie! (German MAD, March 2008)

Last updated: 2008-03-14

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