Marc Hempel is an all-knowing, all-powerful, multi-dimensional creative being. He is also a drawer of funny pictures.
A freelance writer, illustrator, and cartoonist, Marc grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and now lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where he enjoys relative fame as "America's Most Beloved Semi-Obscure Cartoonist." In addition to his collaboration with Neil Gaiman on "The Kindly Ones" in The Sandman, he is also known for his critically acclaimed work with Mark Wheatley on the titles Breathtaker, Mars, and Blood of the Innocent (soon to be a major motion picture). His own creations Gregory and Tug & Buster have been nominated for Eisner and Harvey awards, and his humor anthology Naked Brain was named Best Comic Book in the Baltimore City Paper's Best of Baltimore 2003 issue. Hempel's art has also appeared in Marvel Fanfare, Epic Illustrated, Heavy Metal, Jonny Quest, Tarzan the Warrior, Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, Flinch, My Faith in Frankie, The Dreaming, Lucifer, and Disney Adventures. More recently, Marc has produced CD art for the Nashville band Swamp Rat, drawn an episode of the online strip Munden's Bar for ComicMix.com, illustrated a 21-page Escapist story for Dark Horse Comics (as yet unpublished), and has contributed to MAD Magazine and Nickelodeon Magazine.