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craigtaillefer.comThe Official Blog of Craig A. Taillefer: News, Art, Comics, Music, Ramblings, and more!

About

THE ARTIST

Born November 29, 1968 in Ottawa Canada, Craig was raised on a diet of crayons, play-doh, and comic books. An early exposure to Uncle Scrooge, Asterix, Turok Son Of Stone, and the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs left an indelible impression on the budding young artist’s psyche. Against the urgings of much saner voices, he chose to pursue art as a career.
Stumbling into professional work at a very young age, Craig has made a living of sorts at drawing for the better part of the past two decades. His work has spanned the B&W boom at Aircel and Malibu to a long residency at WaRP Graphics working on the ElfQuest titles, as well as extensive work in TV Animation on shows like POUND PUPPIES, GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE, THE CAT IN THE HAT, THE RACOONS, FRANKLIN, KATIE & ORBIE, FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE, RESCUE HEROES, CAILLOU, TOTAL DRAMA ACTION, & SUMO MOUSE among others.
Craig’s first comics work of note came in 1998 when he self-published the first 3 issues of the creator-owned WAHOO MORRIS before a single issue run at IMAGE COMICS in March of 2000. Craig also acted as publisher of the EISNER AWARD nominated series GROWING UP ENCHANTED and the trade paperback collection of SLEEPING DRAGONS.

Recent works include THE DAMON RUNYON GRAPHIC LIBRARY with Derek McCulloch (upcoming from Image Comics), a story in COMIC BOOK TATTOO (Image Comics), the HARVEY AWARD nominated THE CHELATION KID, a two issue run of CLEOPATRA (forthcoming from Moonstone), the daily MIGHTY MOTOR SAPIENS, and continuing the on-going Wahoo Morris.
He splits his time between work with an unhealthy obsession for comic books, old records, and hammocks.

THE MUSICIAN

A love of music and an obsession with the guitar led Craig to teach himself how to play at the age of 18. Within a year he started playing in bands and has been playing live music ever since. Although it is primarily a hobby, Craig played professionally full time for about 3 years in his early twenties and continues to play professionally on a part time basis today. Craig has mainly played in Classic Rock and Oldies bands; playing everything from the Beatles to Blink 182. He can play in most Rock and Blues styles, but as an electric lead player specializes in 50′s Rock ‘N Roll, Rockabilly and Chicago Blues. Craig also plays the acoustic guitar specializing in solo acoustic blues, country, and folk stylings.
You can visit his music website once he gets around to designing it!