Lovern Kindzierski has been recognized by the Comic Buyer’s Guide survey as one of comics’ most influential colourists of all time.
Lovern Kindzierski is a Canadian colourist and writer, born in Winnipeg, MB. He is known for his work with DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and more. He has been nominated several times as Best Colourist for both the Eisner and Harvey awards, and has won two Wizard Fan Awards for his work along with one Comic Buyer’s Fan Award.
Prior to entering the Comic Industry
Lovern holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (Honours) and his paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions. After receiving his degree from the University of Manitoba, he worked as a courtroom sketch artist and contributed to animation on the Children’s Television Workshop, both as an employee of CBC Television.
In 1987 he began work at Eclipse Comics
…and by the end of that year, he had started to work as a colourist for DC Comics. Not long after, he published his first comic book script as part of Marvel Comics’ ‘Within Our Reach’ anthology. The story was called “So This is Christmas”, and was inspired by his personal experience as a newly-divorced father of two daughters.
He then went on to cofound Digital Chameleon, a company dedicated to comic book colouring which introduced computers to comic book production, changing the standards of comic production and colour forever.
Since his contribution to Marvel’s anthology
Lovern wrote six issues of the ongoing ‘Tarzan’ series for Dark Horse in 1997. These got him nominated for Best Writer at the following Harvey Awards. After completing his Tarzan work, Lovern was invited to write ‘The Victorian’ series for Penny Farthing Press. Following that, he wrote a series of stories in the tradition of the Arabian Nights for Heavy Metal Magazine.
These stories have been collected into an album, ‘Demon Wind’, and are now distributed by Heavy Metal in the United States and by Norma Publishing in Europe.
Lovern has also written two bi-monthly titles, ‘Genesis 5’, and ‘Code’, for the Guardian Line of comics. These books are faith-based, and harken back to the clean superheroes of the ‘60s, like the early adventures of Spiderman and the X-Men.
He has started working for IDW publishing, becoming the lead colourist for John Byrne’s Star Trek.
In 2011, Kindzierski began publishing the Shame graphic novel series with art by John Bolton for Renegade Arts Entertainment. The series has been well-received by critics and fans with the first books being compiled into one volume in 2016.
Shame continues in 2021 in her latest book, ‘Hell’s Flaw’…