Kurt Dinse is a comic artist and illustrator from Chicago, IL who made the mistake of befriending Jason at the Columbus, OH Small Press and Comic Expo (SPACE). Despite being “friends”, Kurt still charged Jason an insane amount of money to draw this page, which is why there has been no new pages for the project. Kurt’s unique art style and twisted sense of humor is fully on display with this page.
Kurt, a former punk rocker, is best known for his comic series One Year in Indiana, and the barbarian homage/parody, Hurr. His work can be found at Pungent Basement Art, and recently he became the newest member to join the art collective, Ok, PANIC!, of which Jason and former Fantastic Four No. 9 contributors Pat Kain and Eric Shonborn are all a part of (though Pat Kain has moved on to bigger and better things).
I can’t believe no one’s commented on Kurt’s awesome page!?!
Fun Fact: This page was originally selected for Charles Burns to draw… but after I stood 2 feet away from Mr. Burns at SPX and didn’t ask him if he’d be interested in it (he wasn’t a guest at the show but just a comics fan like the rest of us nerds) I figured it was up for grabs (also I’m sure I couldn’t afford the asking price fo a piece of commissioned art by Charles Burns).
Kurt asked if he could do the page and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the result!
Kurt Dinse is indeed the man.
You have an inimitable style. It has humor and heart. Plus, it rocks. And, the last panel. . .words fail me. LOL.