About the Artists
A self-taught illustrator and comic book artist, Sandy Plunkett came of age in New York City during the 1960s and '70s and began drawing for Marvel Comics at eighteen. Throughout his ongoing career he has drawn for several other major publishers, including DC. His trademark look can be seen in countless posters, album covers, and political cartoons, as well as in those comic books treasured by collectors. See more of the artist's work at www.plunkettcomicart.com.
Born in Indiana, I grew up in the small town of Franklin about 25 miles south of Indianapolis. As a teenager I worked at Val's Department Store, ate strombolis from Old Master’s Pizza, and bought comic books from Erdman’s Pharmacy. Those places are gone now, but memories of that time somehow inspire my current work. Perhaps that explains my attraction to portrait vignettes—a ghost-suggesting style commonly seen in miniature painting and early portrait photography.
While making most of my living as a blue-collar worker, I've often added to my income through private, public, and commercial art commissions. As an artist I have conducted youth drawing classes at the Indianapolis Art Center and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and my work has been included in several juried art exhibitions throughout the state, sometimes receiving awards.
Though briefly a student at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Franklin College, I received the better part of my education at Union Bible College and the Indianapolis Art Center (under Ellie Siskind) before finally earning degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University (associate degree in General Studies) and Herron School of Art and Graphic Design (bachelor's degree with highest distinction in Art History).
In 2015, I came up with Gray White Graphite Art as a publishing label to better market prints of my "gray-and-white" artwork. (The name is a little catchier than Kris Mobley--and anyway, I like sharks.)
Beginning this year, I branched out a bit with Gray White & Black to offer unique works in ink by other artists.