Ethan Van Sciver No Longer at DC, Focusing on Creator-Owned Work
Comic book artist Ethan Van Sciver will no longer be working with DC Comics following the expiration of his exclusive contract. Van Sciver will instead turn his attention to creator-owner work.
The creator will return to his work on Cyberfrog, which first saw publication in 1994 with Hall of Heroes and Harris Comics. He has already raised $187,000 using an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in order to fund an original graphic novel. The 48-page Cyberfrog: Bloodmoney is expected to be the first in a series of four books.
Maybe one day, but I want to do CYBERFROG for the next couple of years at least. I want to own something I create. DC is great, was good to me, and I had a good time there, but it’s time to try to get rich. https://t.co/fFOahUNgdU
— ComicArtistPro Secrets (@EthanVanSciver) June 11, 2018
Van Sciver’s long career with DC Comics included extensive work on the Green Lantern and the Flash family of titles. He was also a frequent collaborator with Geoff Johns, working on such monumental series as Green Lantern: Rebirth and The Flash: Rebirth. His final solicited work is slated to be Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps #47, which goes on sale June 27.
In recent years, the artist has not shied away from controversy. Van Sciver has used his social media presence to share his conservative political views, often siding with controversial far right personalities on Twitter and YouTube. Despite all this, it would seem that he and DC split amicably.
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