The Hotness
Legacy of Dragonholt
The Streets of Marienburg
The Museum
Tomb of Annihilation
More Adventures in Arkham Country
Tales from the Loop
Starfinder Core Rulebook
Player's Handbook (AD&D 2e)
Monster Manual II
Tomb of the Iron God
Superbabes: The Femforce Role-Playing Game
Vornheim: The Complete City Kit
ASE1: Anomalous Subsurface Environment: City of Denethix and Dungeon Level 1
Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game
Fate Core System
Eternal Lies
Blades in the Dark
Barrowmaze Complete
Star Trek Adventures Core Book
RPG Geek Random Tables
Forbidden Lands Core Book
Forbidden Lands Campaign
Raven's Purge
Dungeons & Dragons Set 1: Basic Rules
Arms and Equipment Guide
Dungeon Master's Guide (D&D 3e)
Dungeon Master's Guide (AD&D 2e)
Advanced Melee
Player's Handbook (D&D 3e)
DCC #051: Castle Whiterock
Clash of the Princes
A Spy in Isengard
Player's Handbook (AD&D 2e Revised)
Heart of Ice
Horror on the Orient Express (2nd Edition)
Shadowrun RPG 5th Edition Core Rulebook
Dwarven Vengeance
The GameMaster's Apprentice
Adventures in the Borderland Provinces (Swords & Wizardry)
Maze of the Blue Medusa
Robert E. Howard's Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of
My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria, The Storytelling Game
Wilderland Adventures
The Curse of the Statuettes
Dungeon Master's Screen, Reincarnated
Val Semeiks
Alternate Names
Valdis Semeiks
wrong website?
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 85419
Description Edit | History

Valdis "Val" Semeiks is an American comic book artist who has mostly worked for DC Comics and Marvel Comics.

Source: Wikipedia, "Val Semeiks", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

From website:

I've been working in comics since 1986. I'm mainly a penciller, although I do occasionally ink my own stuff. My first pro work was drawing King Kull back-up stories for The Savage Sword of Conan. That led to a monthly gig on Conan the Barbarian and working in comics full time. I left my day job and have been in comics ever since.

After Conan, I had long runs on The Demon and Lobo for DC Comics. Alan Grant was the primary writer on both series. Alan has always been one of my favorite writers. His stories have tight, propulsive plots with laugh-out-loud funny dialogue. Working on Lobo was about as much fun as anyone can have drawing comics. Lobo was sort of a hard-core Three Stooges - brutally funny slapstick with one character stupider than the next. My favorite Lobo project was the graphic novel, Lobo/Judge Dredd: Psycho-Bikers vs. The Mutants From Hell (Alan writing with John Wagner). I've always really liked the Judge Dredd characters and Mega-City One. My inker for all the Lobo stuff was John Dell - one of the best in the business.

Next came Marvel and the X-Men. Lots of artists have worked on this industry leading franchise and I had my small part. I drew a number of different books highlighted with a run on Wolverine. Larry Hama was the writer. He also happened to be my very first editor and the guy who gave me my break into comics. Thanks Larry!

I returned to DC and did a bunch of JLA work. This included the DC One Million mini-series. DC 1M was a company-wide crossover event and saw the current JLA roster meet their counterparts from the far distant future. The series was written by Grant Morrison and inked by Prentis Rollins. Prentis is another really fine inker and worked with me on most of my JLA projects. Grant is one of the biggest names in comics. His stories barrel along with a wild kinetic energy. We also worked together on the prestige book JLA/WildC.A.T.s. The inker was Kevin Conrad. Another one of my favorites. I followed this with the monthly JLA: Incarnations - a look at the different groups that made up the JLA over the years.

Since then, I've worked on a number of books for different publishers. These include The Flash, Spider-Man and She-Hulk. Among my favorites are the two story arcs for Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight about the blind character Blink – the man who can see through the eyes of others. These stories are set in Batman Year One continuity and are gritty back-to-basics crime drama. Dwayne McDuffie wrote them and really achieved a grim edginess that so suits Batman. Dan Green was the inker and he gave my pencils a different style. It’s a looser, but artistic, approach that I like. Different inking styles can really change how pencils look.

I've drawn Jonah Hex and returned to fantasy with a couple of turns at The Legend of Drizzt series. It's a lot of fun to get a chance to draw other genres besides superheroes.

I'm currently doing a lot of work for Disney Publishing Worldwide. Disney is now the parent company of Marvel Comics and has been publishing a line early-reader books adapting the Marvel characters' origins. So far I've worked on Captain America, Hulk and Wolverine with much more to come. The books are very different from regular comics in that my pencils are digitally painted to bring them into a Disney style. I like the idea that my work will be the first exposure that a lot of kids will get to the iconic Marvel superheroes.

Over my career I've worked on lots of projects and these are just a few of the highlights. I'm a versatile artist and have done cartoon work for MAD Magazine and the Big Book series from Paradox Press as well as all the superhero stuff. I've done video game and toy design work too. I'm lucky to have worked with some of the best talent in comics and would like to thank them all. There's plenty more to come!

Before comics, I worked in advertising. I was an art director for a regional ad agency. I graduated college with degrees in chemistry and math. So I come to comics from an unusual background. But like pretty much every other artist, I've always loved to draw and have always wanted to draw comics. I'm a big fan of science fiction, fantasy and sword and sorcery. Comic books are a field without any boundaries for the kinds of stories that can be told.

How is Semeiks pronounced?
My full name is Valdis Semeiks. I was born in the U.S. from Latvian parents. Semeiks is pronounced as if it ends in an "ix". So it's Val "Semmix".

Thumbs Up
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
Linked Items
Relationship: Sort: Category: Genre:
Pg. 1
Rank 0
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Num Owned 1
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 0
Comments 0
Year Published 2017
Rank 0
Num Ratings 2
Average Rating 6.50
Num Owned 6
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 1
Comments 0
Year Published 2015
Linked Issues/Articles
Relationship: Sort:
Pg. 1
No Items Found
Thumbs Up
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.