Adrian Kleinbergen (1961–)
is a Canadian
artist, born in Edmonton
. Along with drawing and painting, he does jewelry
design and manufacture, sculpture
, writing, costuming, and even magic
. He started in comics in 1987, penciling, inking and coloring "Starstone
" and "Darkewood
" for Aircel Publishing
. He ran his own comic publishing company, Ground Zero Graphics
, which published "The Shadowalker Chronicles
" in 1991 (Starstone, Darkewood and The Shadowalker Chronicles were created and written by Gordon Derry, of Ottawa, Canada).
Adrian was the primary artist and a columnist for the national magic magazine, "The Servante". He was one of the original artists for On Spec
magazines, doing both covers and interior art. Adrian’s latest project is a graphic novel, Frontiers
, written and drawn by him and published by MU Press
, in Seattle
Brief synopsis of Frontiers; "Adrian Kleinbergen's epic tale of love, loss, betrayal, and flight takes Captain Marla Fireclaw far beyond the lands she knows. Lieutenant Longburrow, a member of a race she despises, gradually earns her trust, her respect, and finally her love.
Then, he strands himself in a danger-strewn wasteland to save her life. His sacrifice will put them and their culture both on the road to redemption.
Originally serialized by MU Press."
Adrian has also worked as a professional comics inker for a variety of magazines and artists and has displayed and sold artwork in a number of venues and galleries.