Legendary British Humour comic artist Lew Stringer is the latest addition to the ICE Guest list.
Lew sold his first professional cartoons in 1983 and has been a full time freelance comic artist & writer since 1984. During that time he’s worked for many publishers such as IPC, Marvel Comics, Egmont, Panini, D.C. Thomson, Image Comics, and more, covering the comics field from originated characters to licensed properties.
He’s produced strips for numerous publications including VIZ; THE BEANO;BUSTER; OINK!; FUN-SIZE DANDY; ELEPHANTMEN; FUN-SIZE BEANO; SONIC THE COMIC; WHITE DWARF; GHOSTBUSTERS; TRANSFORMERS, and national newspapers DAILY STAR and SUNDAY SPORT. Lew’s also written articles on the history of comics for publications such as 2000 AD, THE COMICS JOURNAL,COMIC HEROES, and the BBC website.
In 1989 Lew illustrated the short story The Glut, written by Dave Gibbons (artist ofWATCHMEN) for Knockabout’s SEVEN DEADLY SINS book.
Over the years, the cartoonist’s characters have enjoyed long and popular runs, such as ten years for Tom Thug in BUSTER and four years for Combat Colin in Marvel’s TRANSFORMERS comic.
He was also a regular writer on SONIC THE COMIC for seven years, and has been writing and drawing Team Toxic for Egmont’s TOXICmagazine since 2003.
The past two decades have seen major changes to the UK comics market, but Lew Stringer has always adapted to maintain regular work in the industry. Having worked for publications for all age groups, his work has appeared in such diverse titles as CITV’s TELLYTOTS magazine and LEGO ADVENTURES for the nursery market, to VIZ and SWEET FA for the adult reader.
In recent years he has expanded his work overseas as well as the UK. In 1997 he created THE SUBURBAN SATANISTS for Egmont where it ran for 10 years in the Swedish and Norewegian editions of HERMAN HEDNING comic.
2005 saw the publication of BRICKMAN BEGINS for Active Images, a Los Angeles based publisher, and from 2006 to 2010 Lew created a regular Brickman strip for the monthly ELEPHANTMEN comic published in the USA by Image Comics.
In October 2008 Lew’s artwork began to appear on a new regular series for THE BEANO entitled Super School which proved very popular in the readers poll. Two years later, in October 2010 he also began contributing to THE DANDY for its major relaunch.