Larry Stroman is an American comic book artist best known for his pencils for Epic Comics' Alien Legion (vol. 2) series and regular and guest drawing duties for Marvel Comics series including The Uncanny X-Men and X-Factor with writer Peter David. He is known for his heavy use of graphic design (which he was originally trained in), unusual and oddly geometric shaping and unusual perspectives. His style created a stylized, unique look for Alien Legion (vol. 2), as well as making his mark as a guest and occasional regular artist for more mainstream comics series.
Tribe and Axis Comics
Stroman and writer Todd Johnson co-created the million-selling Image comic Tribe, which is the largest African-American-created comic of all time. After the title was canceled in the "Image shakeup" of 1994, Stroman and Johnson founded Axis Comics to continue publication of Tribe, but the company quickly went under, after having published only nine books. In a press release, Stroman cited a change in his working relationship with Johnson, and "increased production costs, creator apathy, and unforeseen market factors."
Stroman did limited work throughout the last decade, such as Jim Lee's Wildcats Annual and Marvel Comics' Heroes Reborn: Iron Man. There has been renewed interest in Stroman, with a featured mention along with partner Todd Johnson in the Road to Independence book celebrating Image's ten-year anniversary.
Stroman returned to Marvel in December 2007 with the What If one-shot What-If X-Men: Rise And Fall of the Shi'Ar Empire, followed by the Black Panther Annual #1 with Reginald Hudlin and Ken Lashley. It was announced that Stroman will be working on X-Factor with Peter David, starting with issue #33. Stroman left the series after four issues to work on the highly anticipated Bishop mini series featuring Mark Farmer inks in February 2009.
- ↑ Benton, John (July 1994). "Axis Comics Gets the Ax: Larry Stroman Announces Axis to Be Dissolved". Hero Illustrated. pp. 17–19.
- ↑ X-Factor Week: Larry Stroman Returns - Marvel.com News