This is the bio I use for most convention appearances:
Chris Sprouse’s career spans over two decades in the comics industry. The artist first garnered attention as the penciller for DC Comics’ Legion of Super-Heroes spinoff, Legionnaires, but he’s probably most well known for his work on Wildstorm/DC Comics’ Tom Strong series, which he co-created with acclaimed writer Alan Moore. Sprouse has drawn numerous other titles for nearly every publisher in the industry, from Batman and Justice League books for DC, X-Men and Spider-Man comics for Marvel, and an adaptation of the Star Wars novel Splinter of the Mind’s Eye for Dark Horse Comics. In 2004, Sprouse teamed up with fan-favorite writer Warren Ellis to work on the creator-owned graphic novel Ocean (published by Wildstorm/DC Comics). In the last few years, Sprouse’s work has appeared in the Number of the Beast mini-series and the first issue of Grant Morrison’s Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne, a new Tom Strong min-series (Tom Strong and the Robots of Doom). In addition, Sprouse has pencilled numerous covers for various series (Legion of Super-Heroes, Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, WildC.A.T.S., The Authority, End of Nations) as well as some short stories for DC’s Human Target TV series tie-in and IDW’s Rocketeer Adventures 2 mini-series. Upcoming work includes another new Tom Strong mini-series, Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril, plus a three-part story for DC Digital’s Legends of the Dark Knight series.
I am writing a novel that will feature two insert comics. I am in need of an established comic book artist and I loved your work on Tom Strong and while writing this novel, all I could think about was that you were the artist this was written for. If you are available, I am looking to secure services late September, early October. I need two insert books, covers and a front cover for the novel. Character designs are done, but input is always appreciated. I am able to meet page rates as well, this is by no means a request for free work. If you are the penciller and the inker, obviously those rates will be met. The internal pages of the comics will be in black and white, with the covers in color. Please let me know if you will be available. I really appreciate your time and I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
Thanks for thinking of me, but I’m in the middle of a two year exclusive contract with DC Comics which prevents me from doing any outside work.
Mr. Sprouse, I would just like to thank you for leaving Orson Scott Card’s project in the dust. You’re far too talented to be wasted with a bigot like Card, and I hope you do get to do a Superman soon enough. Keep up the great work!
Here to echo what Esteban Torres already said. I’m glad your beautiful work won’t suffer the taint of being associated with Card. Thank you for distancing yourself from his prejudice; and I look forward to supporting your future projects!
Dear Chris Re: the Orson Scott Card project – good on you.
Re: Superman. Respect. Love your work, applaud your decision. -Kane Gilmour
Hi, I recently read an article about your dropping out of a project with Orson Scott Card. I can’t thank you enough! You’re helping more gay youth than you know. Thanks!
I, too, concur with that Esteban, Kitschmaven, and Matt say above. I love your work and am so glad it won’t be tainted by Card. I hope that you WILL do some stuff with Adventures of Superman with a different writer.
Bully for you, Mr. Sprouse. My wife and I admire your conviction and commitment to fighting the good fight. Not an easy decision to make from a financial standpoint, perhaps, but clear as day from a moral perspective. Thank you for the very strong statement you have made.
I don’t know that much about comics but I do know class when I see it. Much respect to you. I don’t think you will ever realize how many youth and adults you have taught about integrity. I will look forward to your future work with Superman.
100% agreed with the comments above. You’re a good man, Chris!
Is it true you graduated Gar-Field High School here in Woodbridge?
Hello, Chris! I’m happy I found your blog. Tom Strong is one of my favorite series to be published in the last decade and a half. You and Alan Moore did superb work. I’ve enjoyed your subsequent Tom Strong stories with Peter Hogan, as well.
Here’s a link to a blog post I wrote about The Many Worlds of Tesla Strong. That was a really fun book… https://benjaminherman.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/super-blog-team-up-5-the-many-worlds-of-tesla-strong/
I’ve been a fan a Tom Strong since issue 1. I was wondering if you could give us any hints as to the possibility a new mini-series. Planet of Peril already feels like an age ago.
commission any time soon??? yours truly julio from virginia.