Chris Nye
Chris, a freelance comic book artist and illustrator,  is currently a penciller and inker for Sitcomics Binge Books. Based in Santa Monica, CA and headed by television writer Darin Henry, Sitcomics has brought together comics veterans and returned comics to their glory days of traditional storytelling. Chris is working with comics pros Ron Frenz, Sal Buscema, David Michelinie, Roger Stern and others on the continuing superhero team comic book Heroes Union. 
Chris has followed his passion for art and storytelling throughout his career.  Born in Columbia, South Carolina and raised in that same medium-sized, southern college town, his goal has always been to tell stories through words and pictures — ideally comics and graphic novels. 
Chris' path began when he earned a 4-year degree in Advertising (B.A. Journalism) at The University of South Carolina in May, 1988. Chris took the creative track in the journalism department, studying graphic design and minoring in Art. He later studied life drawing at the Columbia (S.C.) Museum of Art in 2008.
Chris spent two decades working as an illustrator, cartoonist, editor and graphic designer for newspapers, advertising agencies and magazines in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. 
He earned several awards throughout his career with the media — including awards for design, illustration and graphics as presented by the North Carolina Press Association, The South Carolina Press Association, The Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, The Florida Press Club and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.
A life-long fan and creator of the art of comic books, storytelling and illustration, Chris has always pursued this passion as a freelance artist and writer. After submitting work to various publishers over a 15 year span, Chris finally hooked up with the national small press publisher Mecca Comics in 2004 and fulfilled his life-long dream of getting his own comic book creation into print. The creator-owned character Brother Destiny was nationally distributed for two issues in 2004. During that period, he was able to work with former Marvel Comics creators Al Milgrom and Dick Ayers, as well as Marvel Comics inker Greg Adams.
In 2008-2010, Chris collaborated with current Marvel Comics writer Chad Bowers on the Bowers-created character Dr. Impossible, illustrating the Doctor's adventures in regionally distributed publications. He has also done work for the online comics publisher, Flashback Universe. He briefly illustrated Bowers' creator-owned character Monster Plus.
Chris began doing work for pulp novel publisher Ron Fortier's  in 2019 — and has since illustrated several pulp novels, including The Wraith, Runemaster, Dragonthroat and others.
In 2020, Chris partnered with author Mark Ellis to complete the Graphic Novel Lakota. Originally illustrated by DC and Marvel veteran Jim Mooney, Chris picked up where Mooney left off, completing the remainder of the book as penciller and inker. 
In the last two years, he has completed occasional work for the Canadian-based pubisher Temporal Comics.

Today, outside of his day job as an artist and writer for Lockheed Martin, Chris continues working as freelance illustrator for comics, graphic novels and pulp novels. Sitcomics'  Heroes Union no. 1 hit the stands in September of 2021 and featured Chris' inks along with Sal Buscema's over the pencils of Ron Frenz. The second issue will feature both Chris' pencils and inks and is in production.
Chris is also currently working on his  own creator-owned strip featuring a new character and concept.
Influences on his work include Howard Pyle, Noel Sickles, Milton Caniff, John Romita Sr., John Buscema, Sal Buscema, and, of course, Jack Kirby.
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