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Dave Hoover : biography

May 14, 1955 - September 4th, 2011

David Harold Hoover (May 14, 1955 – September 4, 2011) was an American comic book artist and animator, most notable for his art on DC Comics' The Wanderers limited series, as well as lengthy runs on DC's Starman and Marvel Comics' Captain America.

Biography

Early life

Hoover received his B.S. in Media Arts & Animation from the Art Institute of Philadelphia; and his Associate of Specialized Technology in Visual Communication from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Retrieved Sept. 10, 2008.

Career

Animation

Hoover started his career in animation, first as a layout artist for Filmation Studios from 1977–1985, and during that time also worked for several other animation studios including Hanna Barberra and Mihan Productions.

Over his career as an animator, Hoover worked on such shows as Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, The Archie Show, Tarzan, Flash Gordon, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra: Princess of Power, The Super Friends, The Smurfs, Men in Black: The Series, Godzilla, RoboCop: Alpha Commando, and many more.

Hoover also worked on two animated feature films, Fire and Ice (1983), the Frank Frazetta-inspired movie; and Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985).

In 1997, Hoover worked as a freelance animator for Columbia/Tri Star Children’s TV.

Comics

From 1987 to about 1995, Hoover worked in the comics industry. In addition to his stints on The Wanderers, Starman, and Captain America; Hoover has also worked on The Amazing Spider-Man, Starman, Punisher, Tarzan, and The Invaders.

In 2003, he returned to the comics industry with his creator-owned adult series Wilde Knight with co-creator/writer Gary Petras; and in 2004 Hoover joined EAdultComics's lineup of artists. Having established himself as one of the premiere good-girl artists working today, Hoover's first assignment for the online adult comics publisher was Jungle Love.

Hoover also pencilled the interiors of the first three Charmed comics and its prequel which Zenescope began releasing in June 2010.

Teaching

Hoover was on Digital Media faculty at the Art Institute of Philadelphia from 1999 until his death.

Personal life

Hoover died in September 2011, survived by Karen, his wife of 22 years., ObitsforLife.com. Accessed Feb. 28, 2013.

Notes

Bibliography (selected)

  • The Amazing Spider-Man Super Special (Marvel Comics) (1995)
  • Captain America #425-443 (Marvel Comics) (1994–1995)
  • Codename: Spitfire #13 (Marvel Comics) (1987)
  • Conan the Barbarian #253 (Marvel Comics) (1992)
  • Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme Annual #2 (Marvel Comics) (1992)
  • Dragonlance #20 (DC Comics) (1990)
  • Elementals #13 (Comico Comics) (1990)
  • Excalibur #40-41 (Marvel Comics) (1991)
  • Fantastic Four Unlimited #1 (Marvel Comics) (1993)
  • GrimJack #46 (First Comics) (1988)
  • Hawk and Dove #13 and Annual #1 (DC Comics) (1990)
  • Invaders #1-4 (Marvel Comics) (1993)
  • Justice #14 (Marvel Comics) (1987)
  • Lunatik #1 (Marvel Comics) (1995)
  • Marc Spector: Moon Knight #51 (1993)
  • Marvel Comics Presents #83, 102, 123-128, 130-131 (Marvel Comics) (1991–1993)
  • Megalith #8 (Continuity Comics) (1991)
  • Night Thrasher: Four Control #1-4 (Marvel Comics) (1992–1993)
  • Quasar #26-27 (1991)
  • Sable #26-27 (First Comics) (1989)
  • Samuree #8-9 (Continuity Comics) (1990–1991)
  • Savage Sword of Conan #171 (Marvel Comics) (1990)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - Embrace the Wolf (DC Comics) (2000)
  • Starman #26-37 (DC Comics) (1990–1991)
  • Uncanny Origins #1-3 (Marvel Comics) (1996)
  • Wanderers #1–13 (DC Comics) (1988–1989)
  • What If? #36 (Marvel Comics) (1992)
  • Who's Who in the DC Universe #2, 11 (DC Comics) (1990, 1991)
  • Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes #2, 7 (DC Comics) (1988)
  • Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe Update '88 #4 (DC Comics) (1988)
  • Wilde Knight #1 (Basement Comics) (2003)
  • Wolverine #60 (Marvel Comics) (1992)
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