Carl Potts, Former Editor-in-Chief, Marvel Comics
For most of his 13 years at Marvel Comics, Carl Potts was an Executive Editor, overseeing 1/3 of Marvel’s publications.
Top comics creators Carl discovered and mentored include Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, Scott Williams, Art Adams, Larry Stroman and Jon Bogdanov. His creative discoveries include June Brigman and Mike Mignola.
When he should have been sleeping, Carl wrote and drew comics, covers and posters for Marvel. Among Carl’s projects was a celebrated run as writer/layout artist on Punisher War Journal and his writing on Venom, Prowler and Shadowmasters. He created Alien Legion and was creator/artist on the Last of the Dragons graphic novel.
The Alien Legion screenplay Carl wrote was bought by Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Carl is currently developing his Last of the Dragons graphic novel as a TV series.
Carl has given his seminar on sequential visual storytelling at Pixar, The Society of Illustrators, Blizzard, Blue Sky, LucasArts, Syracuse Univ., Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), SUNY Purchase, NYU, FIT, Ogilvy & Mather and Psyop. He teaches in NYC at School of Visual Arts and online for Academy of Art University.
In October 2013, Carl’s book, The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics: Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling was published by DC/Watson-Guptill (Random House).