Graig Weich

Freelance Comic Artist & Digital Artist

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Location:Brooklyn, New York, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/graigweich
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Web site: www.BeyondComics.TV

His bio:
As seen on TV, “Celebrity Artist of the Stars”, Graig Weich is Artist/Writer/Director of: www.BeyondComics.TV and is currently featured on 20/20 ABC News, AMC’s Comic Book Men, The Howard Stern Show, E! Entertainment Television & VH1.
FYI: He is 2014’s Entrepreneur of the month for EPN Magazine and Focus Of New York Magazine!
He was just featured on CNN for the preview of his two new films he directed (and stars in) which were picked as the “official selection” and WON for Best Action Short (in Animation for Blood Sweat & Bones) and was sponsored by HBO’s Cinemax and shown in AMC’s theater in Time Square (in NYC at the UASE Action Film Festival). The 1st film is a live action super hero flick “Code Name: Justice” and his next film is a CGI 3D animated anime “Ravedactyl vs. Code Name: Justice”.
His accompanying celebrity-filled Comic Book he created “Gekido” features Grammy Winner Ice-T's wife “Coco”, Donald Faison (Kick *** 2 & NBC SCRUBS), Adrianne Curry (Winner of America’s Next Top Model) and Howard Stern's Bababooey (Gary Dell'Abate as a ninja) appearing as drawn super heroes in his comic and as seen on the TV shows here: http://youtu.be/6RaCABRJX9E .
He is running the 1st interactive CONTESTS where fans can be a part of the comic book universe where if they win, they can be drawn in his next comic book as a character and immortalized seen here: http://youtu.be/tRNFvBZIBFc .
FYI: His Comic Con interview can be seen here: http://youtu.be/LXDwmMPgrQk .

BIO:
Graig broke into comics at age 19, becoming one of the youngest artists to break into comics, drawing for one of the #1 top selling comic books of all time: Spawn (Image Comics by Todd Mcfarlane) & went on to appear on TV's 20/20 ABC News, Fox, E! Entertainment Television, AMC, VH1 & MTV just to name a few.
He had a walk-on roll as one of Bane’s lead Thugs in The Dark Knight Rises movie (Batman 3) seen here: http://youtu.be/6RaCABRJX9E?t=5m54s
(As well as in the Spider-Man 1 & 3 movies).
The 1st film he directed won "Best live action short" "New York Int'l Independent Film & Video Festival" – shown in NY, LA, LV, at Madison Square Garden, making it the 1st live action super hero based short to ever win any film festival. Most recently his new film won at the HBO/Cinemax UASE!

Charities:
In addition, Graig started art programs and has been teaching art since age 15, recently being a guest speaker at School of Visual Arts (SVA) & NYIT universities. Graig now devotes much of his spare time taking care of family and using his art to raise funds for charity. Graig is proactively involved with and has donated his art to help raise money for the Beth and Howard Stern’s Rescue Animals charity, The Leukemia Blood Cancer Foundation, Kids with Aids Foundation and Rosie O’Donnell’s Children’s Charity, Wounded Warriors Foundation and Blue Horizon Stem Cell research Group.
Industry Trends:
Comic book sales are $163,000,000.00, up $25,000,000.00 from last year.

The industry is prime for our new superheroes that represent today’s youth and movie-going, video game and comic book audience. Beyond Comics has received critical acclaim and is honored to be a part of contributing to this imaginative industry.

Follow Graig at:
Facebook : https://www.FaceBook.com/Graig.Weich
Twitter : http://www.Twitter.com/BeyondComics
Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/GraigWeich
Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/BeyondComicsTV
IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm1903303
Press Reel: http://youtu.be/6RaCABRJX9E

Other Milestones…

Todd Mcfarlane’s SPAWN from Image Comics makes a cameo in Beyond Comics’ two upcoming titles Ravedactyl & Code Name: Justice.
Marvel Comics’ Captain America officially appeared in our first Justice comic book.
Marvel Comics’ creator, Stan Lee, appears with Graig in our current comic book: Gekido.
Superhero fashion shows & art galleries showing our works!


Beyond Comics in the News:

? “[Graig Weich’s Beyond Comics’ character] “Justice” leads the International Toy Fair Parade in New York!” – Life Magazine

? “Beyond Comics’ super hero “Justice” wins Comic Book Museum Award”
– ABC News

? “Being drawn in Graig’s comic is a dream-come-true for any comic fan”
– Howard Stern Show

? “Graig drew my wife Coco so good, she had to go back to the gym and work out to match looking like his art of her, lol!” – Ice-T

? “Finally after two decades, Graig is bringing new super heroes to the spot light” – Donald Faison

? “Remember the name Graig Weich, for he could be the future of Comic Books.”
– Wizard Magazine.

? “He’s a young me!” – Stan Lee (Marvel Comics / Pow Ent.)

? “Graig Weich is one of the number one independent comic book artists to break into main stream media in America & abroad.” – Michael Alden Productions

? “The most infamous independent comic book artist.” and “God-send to independent artists.” – penciljack.com

? “Usually at the center of comic cons, his Beyond Comics booth is brimming with excitement.” – Juan Carlos Pineda: whatchareading.com

? “Graig F. Weich is THE DEFINITION of what is so much fun about comic con.”
– GeekPropaganda.com

? “Graig Weich’s film he directed wins [the HBO/Cinemax sponsored UASE Film Festival!]”
– CNN.com


Celebrities currently appearing and/or endorsing our products:
-The President of the United States of America
-Wyclef Jean – Grammy Winner
-Ice-T – Grammy Award Winner
-Coco – Super model/Reality TV Star
-Donald Faison – Kick *** 2 – SCRUBS – NBC
-Adrianne Curry – Winner Tyra Banks “America’s Next Top Model
-Gary Dell’Abate “Bababooey” – Howard Stern Show Exec. Prod
-David Prowes – Star Wars – Darth Vader
-Stan Lee – Marvel Comics

-Artist/Creator – Graig Weich: “It’s like magic, to turn a blank piece of paper into something heroic that bring smiles to the faces of children and adults alike, just makes it all worthwhile. By donating my art to charities to help raise money for ill children and animals in need, is as if the superheroes I created are actually able to help people in the real world. When all is said and done, that is what it’s truly about.”

Awards…
Winner: “Best live action short” “New York International Independent Film & Video Festival” – The film version of Ravedactyl won, breaking records as one of the first times a Superhero film won such an award. Film Directored by; Graig Weich and shown in NY, LA, LV and at Madison Square Garden and the Village East Cinema and recently also was winner for his new films at HBO's Cinemax at AMC in Time Square in NYC at the UAS.
First film Starring:
Donald Faison – Kick *** 2 – NBC SCRUBS,
Coolio – Grammy Winner,
David Prowse – Star Wars’ Darth Vader.
Stunt team from Spider-Man.
And
Winner of the Comic Book Museum’s Golden Panel Award for Excellence (Other winners include Stan Lee of Marvel Comics).
Our 1st Justice comic is inducted into the “Historical Society of America’s Popular Cultural Authentic History Center.
NYIT Rising Star Award.

Celebrities currently appearing and/or endorsing our products:

The President of the United States of America
Wyclef Jean – Grammy Winner
Ice-T – Grammy Award Winner
Coco – Super model/Reality TV Star
Donald Faison – Kick *** 2 – SCRUBS – NBC
Adrianne Curry – Winner Tyra Banks “America’s Next Top Model
Gary Dell’Abate “Bababooey” – Howard Stern Show Exec. Prod
David Prowes – Star Wars – Darth Vader
Stan Lee – Marvel Comics

Artist/Creator – Graig Weich:
“It’s like magic, to turn a blank piece of paper into something heroic that bring smiles to the faces of children and adults alike, just makes it all worthwhile. By donating my art to charities to help raise money for ill children and animals in need, is as if the superheroes I created are actually able to help people in the real world. When all is said and done, that is what it’s truly about.”

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