Leo Leibelman began his professional career for Marvel comics in the pages of Savage Sword of Conan. Where he provided painted covers and interior artwork. From there Leo went on to work for Acclaim comics. Working on such titles as Turok Dinosaur Hunter and Magic the Gathering.
From there he later did some work for Topps comics on the Hercules trading card series.
Leo eventually moved to Toronto Canada and found himself working in the film industry as a storyboard and concept artist on numerous films. Such as: “Codebreakers Chicago”, “Mutant X”, “Earth Final Conflict”, just to name just a few. While working in films Leo also did some covers for romance novels and educational CD roms. In recent years Leo has made his way back into the comic book field ,with work in Heavy Metal magazine .
An interior painting for the recent Planet of the Apes book and most notably the official Indiana Jones poster for the international museum exhibit. Leo still works in a traditional style with oil paints and tries to maintain a photo realistic style to his artwork. In the hopes that viewers can appreciate the effort that he puts into every painting.
Leo’s website is here.
Friday at 1:45 pm in Grand Gallery E-F
The Art of Story Boards and Concept Art
Leo has worked on several Hollywood productions in the past as a storyboard and concept art designer. Leo steps you through the process of starting on a film from scratch and creating the fantastic elements of a major motion picture.