Kent Hurlburt is a southern California born digital illustrator and designer who has worked for companies such as Bluewater Comics, SeaWorld San Diego, Macmillan Publishing and the San Diego Zoo & Wild Animal Park. He describes his work as beautiful, bright and fun. Some of his greatest victories include producing three creator owned comic book projects and biographical comics on world famous personalities such as Stephen King, Martha Stewart and Howard Stern.
Kent Hurlburt's art provides a cartoony, upbeat feel to the entire story.
Stephen King’s childhood is rendered in almost mythic tones with Kent giving his walkout father a devil’s tongue and piercing red eyes.
Comic Book Resources
Kent Hurlburt’s art doesn’t fare much better. One would think that if someone was going to make a comic book based on real life people, an effort would be made to ensure that the characters actually look like the people they’re meant to portray. The only one who looks like he should is Stephen King himself (and oddly enough, his son, Joe, is portrayed correctly twice).
The Napalm Reviews
I loved it (Martha Stewart Female Force). As Scott McCloud puts it in UNDERSTANDING COMICS (pg. 30) “by stripping down an image to its essential ‘meaning,’ an artist can amplify that meaning in a way that realistic art can’t.”
The Graphic Classroom