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Aaron Campbell '00 Illustrates Sherlock Holmes Comics

Alumnus Teams Up With Writers John Reppion, Leah Moore for Dynamite Entertainment Release

Posted 03.24.09 by MICA Media Relations

Aaron Campbell '00 works in his studio.

MICA illustration alumnus Aaron Campbell '00 is the artist for Dynamite Entertainment's The Trial of Sherlock Holmes, a 5-part mini comic book series written by John Reppion and Leah Moore (daughter of Watchmen author Alan Moore). It is scheduled to be released in May.

He told Comic Book Resources that he can thank a Dungeons & Dragons campaign at MICA for developing early connections in the comic book industry. Fellow students and D & D players Robert Randle '01 and Filip Sablik '00 went on to become brand manager at Diamond Comics (Randle) and publisher at Top Cow (Sablik).

In a recent interview with Newsarama, Campbell said he was asked to illustrate the new series after showing his portfolio to Dynamite President Nick Barrucci at the Comic-Con 2008 in San Diego, Calif.

Campbell, who lives in Albuquerque, N.M., received an MFA in Visual Essay at School of Visual Art in 2003.

Image caption: Aaron Campbell '00 works on The Trial of Sherlock Holmes in his studio in Albuquerque, N.M.

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.