About BRIAN C. KONG
Growing up in the 70's & 80's, I was always a big fan of comic books, baseball cards & movies, let's face it, we didn't have much more than that. I was inspired by comic artists George Perez & John Byrne. For baseball cards I was a fan of the Donruss Diamond King cards by Dick Perez & there were so many great movies that I still love to this day.
So being able to draw for a living, the things that I loved growing up is really a dream come true.
I started my illustration career at Marvel Comics in 1994, working on popular characters the X-Men, Captain America & Fantastic Four. In 1997 I worked in advertising doing storyboards & pitch art for Universal Studios theme park opening ,which featured Marvel characters. From 2000-2004, I produced over 25 custom comics for MLB & NBA franchises, including the Yankees & Mets, for promotional giveaways at stadiums. I continue to work on some of the hottest properties today including the Walking Dead, Marvel, DC, Star Wars & MLB for the top card companies today. I've been regularly commissioned by The Topps Company since 2007 to illustrate art for their MLB , NFL & NBA card brands & their entertainment division, including Star Wars. MLB: Museum Collection & Allen & Ginter brands. I 've been featured in the Beckett Sports card monthly annual " the Art Issue " for 5 years and was spotlighted in the Sept 2014 issue.